May 17, 2009

Been using Wine to play some old windows games.

Strangely these 6 to 8 year old commercial windows games run better under Linux using wine than they do on a fairly modern Windows XP box.

 Myth, Starcraft, SimCity3000 all just worked on Linux.

 I have also found Linux based Clients for several games that work perfectly. The quake 2 and 3 source code compiled very easily on my system and worked flawlessly. 

 Source code for Quake 2:

I had to install a few libXxx* libraries to get the code to compile.  To get sound to work I had to edit the Make file and have it build sdlquake and run that version to get sound working.  

 I used a couple of set commands to set the 1280x800 resolution of my monitor.: 

quake set r_customwidth 1280 set r_customheight 800 set r_mode -1

Source code for Quake 3:

Here is an interesting site that analyzes Quake source code:

The following site has a lot of installers for many older games to run them under Linux: 

 I also got the Linux version of Myth II Soulblighter installed using these directions :

 I haven't played any of these games for years, one nice thing about being unemployed.  :)

 Happy gaming.

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