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General => GNU/Linux Gaming => Topic started by: iamesperambient on November 14, 2014, 11:32:36 pm

Title: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: iamesperambient 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?
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: emegra 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/ (http://store.steampowered.com/)



Good luck



Graeme
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: iamesperambient 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?
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: iamesperambient 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
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: AndyInMokum 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"
This is always good to know when you are looking at purchasing games - have fun  ;)!!
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: iamesperambient on November 15, 2014, 02:41:01 am
thanks for the info

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
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
iamesper@justin-Latitude-D630 ~ $

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is my graphics card bad?
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: PCNetSpec 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.
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: iamesperambient 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.
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: PCNetSpec 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 ?
Title: Re: can someone recommend some good games for linux?
Post by: iamesperambient 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?