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can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:32:36 pm »
I have an emulator and a usb nintendo controller and a bunch of nes roms but im looking for a newer game somethign exciting and entertaining
can anyone recommend something?
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 01:16:32 am »
Hi iamesperambient

Steam are now porting more and more games over to Linux some are free to play

http://store.steampowered.com/




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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 01:20:25 am »
thanks is this all browser based games or stuff i would have to download to my desktop?
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 01:25:08 am »
im installing the client ill give it a go seems like they have a few good fun free games it seems to be all online based games which is cool saves  HD space :D
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 02:00:36 am »
Steam is awesome and also a BIG friend to the Linux community.  You also get to use your Steam games on any machine you own. It keeps everything synced for you.  Half-Life on Steam is cracking good.  Its an oldie but a goodie.  I highly recommend it.  It runs great on older and lower spec machines.  You won't need an all singing and dancing video card.  I've only got an, Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) and Half-Life rock with it.  It cost me 10 so it will be about the same in dollars.  It really is well worth it - totally addictive  ;)

Here's a good command to find out what video card you have:
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lspci -k | grep -A 2 -i "VGA"
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 02:41:01 am »
thanks for the info

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iamesper@justin-Latitude-D630 ~ $ lspci -k | grep -A 2 -i "VGA"
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
   Subsystem: Dell Latitude D630
   Kernel driver in use: i915
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is my graphics card bad?
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2014, 01:21:00 pm »
Erm yes...

That's a very weak graphics adapter for gaming .. so don't be expecting much from it.
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 03:56:09 pm »
 >:( that sucks well i will getting a new dell desktop
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-3647-small-desktop/pd?ref=PD_Family
its the only thing i can afford. i think peppermint should run on this thing unsure
if 32 or 64 bit but should work. if you can tell me if this is an 'ok ' graphics card
i would appreciate it that me help me decide to continue keeping it on the top
of the list to buy or bottom of the list.
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 05:23:31 pm »
Still not a gamer .. this may enlighten (same Celeron J1800 and baytrail HD graphics):
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1874050

Another problem I have with that is I have no idea if it's expandable .. eg. can you add a better graphics card later. Doesn't mention anything about a PCIe slot anywhere that I can see.

What's your budget ?
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Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 12:58:29 am »
aroun d 350 max is my budget so im looking for anything i can game on, make music on, do school work on and do the usual hulu/netflix watching
and do the usual surfing and of course run peppermint 5 any suggestions?
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