[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Counterstrike on Linux

On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 05:02, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2003 at 03:59:52AM -0500, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> > Step 5) Download the Linux client binaries for RTCW and install the game
> > on your system, then proceed to play a multiplayer game that is BETTER
> > than CS[1], made by a company that actually gives a damn about Linux
> > users, and running on an engine written by a guy who has released the
> > vast majority of all of his work under the GPL (John Carmack).
> I've already done that.  I was hoping for more realistic WWII action
> than the original Wolfenstein 3-D, but was horribly dissapointed with
> the less realistic weapons later in the game and the overblown occult
> demon bullshit.

If you're looking for realistic WWII action, you have 3 options:

1) Play multiplayer RTCW. It's absolutely amazing. Just like RTCW except
with none of the fake weapons and an incredibly team-bases system.

2) A native Linux client of Medal of Honor is apparently in the works
right now
(http://www.tuxgames.com/details.cgi?gameref=104&id=454127&nc=1050748589). Though I've never played the game, I know it is a WWII era game so it might be worth looking into.

3) While I've yet to find a way to run this outside of Windows, it is
the absolute pinnacle of WWII shooters/sims IMO. Hidden and Dangerous. I
have sunk more hours than I'd care to admit into this game over the
years. Unfortunately, haven't touched it in over a year since I killed
off my Windoze partitions altogether.

p.s. If you get the urge to just blow stuff up, Unreal Tournament 2003
is a blast (pun intended... :) and has a native Linux client. If you're
into RPG's at all, Neverwinter Nights now has a native Linux client in
beta that's been working great for me. No word yet on a boxed version of
NWN with the client, but you can always buy the Windows version from
tuxgames and then install the client by hand.

Alex Malinovich
Support Free Software, delete your Windows partition TODAY!
Encrypted mail preferred. You can get my public key from any of the
pgp.net keyservers. Key ID: A6D24837

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: