CodeWeavers has posted the first beta of CrossOver Games 8.1.0, a significant update to the company's virtualization software. The program runs Windows games within Mac OS, Linux and FreeBSD potentially eliminating the need to dual boot, or even own a copy of Windows. Version 8.1.0 is concentrated on support for Left 2 Dead 2 and Modern Warfare 2Read more »
While quality native Linux games are rather in short supply, those that do end up coming out of the professional game studios end up being first-person shooters. If though you have been trying to find a new non-FPS game that has native Linux support, there is a new one emerging and that is QuantZ.Read more »
FreeOrion is a turn-based, futuristic science fiction computer strategy game for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. The purpose of the game is to lead one of a number of races to dominate the galaxy through a combination of diplomacy and conquest while developing technology, exploring and colonizing star systems.Read more »
The Wine development release 1.1.33 is now available. The source is available now, Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.
What's new in this release:
* Gecko now installed at wineprefix creation time.
* Better support for certificates in crypt32.
* Improved sound support in mciwave.
Blender (everyones favorite GPL 3D modeling application) also has a build in game engine. And what would be nicer than having a nice competition for game creation?Read more »
The changes brought by PlayOnLinux 3.7 are:
- Right-clicking directly on A application is now possible.
- The ability to change an application's icon.
- The ability to access very quickly the installation directory of an application.
- The ability to stop all the applications run by PlayOnLinux at once.
Time for a little open-source RTS fun with Unknown Horizons! Though it claims to be a clone of the Anno series by Sunflowers/Ubisoft, you will probably associate this game more with the Settlers games -- a very popular, age-old series of 2D real-time simulation games.Read more »
It's about time I paid attention to Linux gaming, isn't it? My fancy new machine with excellent OpenGL support can finally run games like Neverball smoothly and flawlessly.Read more »
Unknown Horizons is a FREE and open-source, real-time 2D strategy game for Windows and Linux. The game emphasis on economy and city building:
Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy.Read more »
Nexuiz is a free, open-source First Person Shooter running on top of a heavily modified Quake engine. It's a fast-paced game, where players combat online in large-scale battles or pit against witty-tongued bots in a progressive singleplayer mode.Read more »
Vega Strike is an free and Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim (works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX) that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe . You should definitely try this if you are a fan of movies such as Star Trek, Star Wars, or anything else involving spaceships of all sizes in space fighting, merchandising, and exploring.Read more »
For those who always feel that gaming is not suitable in Linux OS and it is always an hassle to install and get games to run in Linux platform, then DJL will definitely change the way you think.Read more »
And now a brief break from business-oriented coverage on WorksWithU. As a history Ph.D. student by day and free-software geek by night, I find that my poles of interest rarely converge. That's why I was so excited when the real-time historical strategy game 0 A.D.Read more »
OpenArena is a FPS game intended to be a free replacement for the proprietary Quake III Arena. Both the media and the game are licensed under the GPLv2. The latest version of the game is version 0.8.1 released on October 31th, 2008. The OpenArena project was established on August 19, 2005, the day after the id Tech 3 GPL source code release.Read more »
Globulation 2 is a RTS game with an unusual gameplay design. The source and media are licensed under the GPL. The latest release of the game is 0.9.4.1 released on March 25th, 2009. It is programmed in C++. It uses the SDL and Boost libraries.Read more »