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Old 04-03-2009, 01:19 AM
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Hello there. I've realized that a lot of really great games I play on a regular basis, most people don't realize they even exist. So, here's a list of some games:

RTS
Warzone 2100 Really, really good game. Windows, OS X, Linux
netPanzer Okay, not the best out there, but not the worst either. Good for if you only have a few minutes to play. Windows, OS X, Linux
Bos Wars Windows, Linux
Spring Engine Several different games for the same engine. Windows, OS X, Linux
Homeworld SDL Allows you to run the original Homeworld on Mac and GNU/Linux. OLinuxS X, Linux
Glest I couldn't get into it, but a lot of people love it. Windows, OS X, Linux
FreeSynd Windows, OS X, Linux
Really Rather Good Battles in Space Windows, OS X, Linux
Widelands Windows, OS X, Linux
Globulation 2 A very different RTS. Windows, OS X, Linux
Gate 88 Windows, OS X, Linux

TBS
Battle for Wesnoth One of the most popular FOSS games out there. Windows, OS X, Linux
TripleA Axis & Allies Windows, OS X, Linux
Crimson Fields Good game. Windows, OS X, Linux
FreeCiv Civilization, but free! Windows, OS X (SDL version only), Linux
UFO:AI Very fun, sort of like X-COM. Windows, OS X, Linux
FreeCol Windows, OS X, Linux
LordsAWar Warlords II clone. Windows, OS X, Linux
Domination Risk. Windows, Linux
FreeOrion Masters of Orion. Windows, OS X, Linux
Unknown Horizons Colonization. Windows, Linux
OuterSpace MMOTBS. Windows, Linux
Advanced Strategic Command Windows, Linux
Mechanized Assault and eXploration Reloaded Windows, OS X, Linux
Legendary Legions Windows, Linux

FPS / TPS
Urban Terror Windows, OS X, Linux
Tremulous One of my favorite games of all time. A mixture of FPS and RTS. Windows, OS X (unofficial port), Linux
BZFlag Immensly frustrating if your new, but still fun. Windows, OS X, Linux
FreeDOOM If this needs to be explained to you, you're not worthy of the title "gamer." Windows, OS X, Linux
Nexuiz Windows, OS X, Linux
Alien Arena Windows, OS X, Linux
Warsow Windows, OS X, Linux
Cube 2: Sauerbraten Windows, OS X, Linux
Assault Cube A standalone mod of Cube 2, made to be more realistic. Windows, OS X, Linux
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Windows, OS X, Linux
World of Padman Cartoon Shooter. Windows, OS X, Linux
No Gravity I'm putting it here, as it's a spaceship FPS. Windows, OS X, Linux. There is also a version of it for the PSP.
OpenArena Windows, OS X, Linux
Battle Just Started Tank shooter. Windows, Linux
Blob Wars II: Blob And Conquer This one is 3D. Windows, Linux
Transfusion Not for the faint of stomach. WIndows, Linux
Smoking Guns Wild West Shooter. Windows, Linux
Blood Frontier Despite it's name, not that bloody. Manages to fit sci-fi, robots, and zombies into an FPS. Windows, OS X, Linux

RPG
Manaworld 2D MMORPG. Windows, OS X, Linux
NetHack Of course this had to make the list. Windows, OS X, Linux
Angband Not the official site, but a much better one. Windows, OS X, Linux
Ur-Quan Masters A port of the open sourced Star Control 2. UQM is one of the best RPGs ever, period. Windows, OS X, Linux.
VegaStrike Large, space-based RPG. Great fun. Windows, OS X, Linux.
FreeDroid Windows. Most GNU/Linux distros have it in their repository, however.
KQ Like the original Final Fantasy. Windows, OS X, Linux
PlaneShift MMORPG. Windows, OS X, Linux
Cultivation This calls itself a strategy game, but to me it's a lot more like an RPG. Windows, OS X, Linux
Empty Clip Windows, Linux. OS X can compile.
Ardentryst Windows. OS X and Linux may run with Python and Pygame.
SCOURGE Windows, OS X, Linux
Nazghul Original Final Fantasy-like. Windows, Linux
Hero of Allacrost Windows, OS X. Linux can easily compile.
GoblinHack Windows, Linux

Arcade / Classic
SuperTux Like Mario, but with a penguin. Windows, OS X, Linux.
Armagetron Advanced Tron. Windows, OS X, Linux
Chromium BSU Windows. Most GNU/Linux distros have it in their repository, however.
Crack Attack Like Tetris Attack. Windows, OS X, Linux
Critical Mass Galaga-like. Windows, OS X, Linux.
Penguin Command Missile Command, yays! Windows, OS X, Linux
Project: Starfighter Windows, OS X, Linux
Blob Wars I Windows, OS X, Linux
Secret Mario Chronicles Windows, Linux
Froggix Frogger clone. Windows, OS X, Linux

Flight
FlightGear Think "Flight Simulator." Windows, OS X, Linux
GL-117 Combat flight simulator. Windows, OS X, Linux
Thunder & Lightning Futuristic combat flight simulator. Windows, OS X, Linux
Flying Guns WWI combat flight simulator. Windows, OS X, Linux
Reaper Futuristic combat flight simulator. Windows, OS X, Linux
Vertigo Windows, Linux

Driving
VDrift Windows, OS X, Linux
SuperTux Kart Mario Kart. Windows, OS X, Linux
Stormbaan Coureur Obstacle Course Simulator. Windows, OS X, Linux
Extreme Tux Racer Not exactly driving, as you have a penguin instead of a car. Windows, OS X, Linux
TORCS Windows, OS X, Linux
Mania Drive Windows, OS X, Linux
Ultimate Stunts Windows, OS X, Linux
Racer: The Real Deal Windows, OS X, Linux
Orbit Hopper Racing, in space. Windows, Linux

Puzzle
Fish Fillets - Next Generation Fish Fillets clone. Windows, OS X, Linux.
Frozen Bubble One of the most popular FOSS games out there. Warning: addictive. Windows, OS X, Linux
Pingus Think "Lemmings." Windows, OS X (unofficial), Linux
Neverball Windows, OS X, Linux

Board / Card
FreeAwaleWindows, OS X, Linux
Pioneers Settlers of Catan-like. Windows, OS X, Linux
Dream Chess Windows, OS X, Linux
Vulcan Star Trek Chess! OS X and Linux can easily compile it.

Tycoon / City Sim
Spice Trade OS X and Linux can compile it.
LinCity SimCity! Windows, Linux. OS X can compile it.
LinCity NG A more advanced LinCity. Windows, OS X (unofficial), Linux
SimuTrans Windows, OS X, Linux
Rail World Railroad Sim, using Satellite imagery for maps. Java-based package.
OpenCity Windows, OS X (unofficial), Linux
OpenTTD Allows you to run Transport Tycoon Deluxe, as long as you have some original files, available here. Windows, OS X, Linux

Other
Netrek I would definitely recommend this game. Not really sure what to classify it as, though. Windows, OS X, Linux
Atomic Tanks Windows, OS X, Linux
Battle Tanks Windows, OS X, Linux
Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge Windows, OS X, Linux
Frets on Fire Think "Guitar Hero." Windows, OS X, Linux
Scorched 3D Scorched Earth-like. The best bit about this game is that you have an option to have, instead of a tank, Bender. He throws beer bottles, instead of shooting. Windows, OS X, Linux
Danger of the Deep WWII submarine simulator. Windows, OS X (old), Linux
Crown and Cutlass Pirates!-like game. Windows, Linux. OS X coming soon.
Wormux Like Worms. Windows, OS X, Linux
Savage: The Battle for Newerth Windows, OS X, Linux
HedgeWars Like Worms, but with hedgehogs, so better. Windows, Linux
DosBox Not really a game, but you can use it to run old DOS games, so I figure I'll put it here anyway. Windows, OS X, Linux
Celestia Space simulation. Windows, OS X, Linux
Toribash Violent fight simulation. Windows, OS X, Linux

Most of these are OSS, but all are free.

The platform area is for binaries. Pretty much all of these can be compiled on OS X or Linux.

I'll put more in here as I think of them.

Any thoughts, criticisms, etc?
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The Mana World should be .Org, not .Com
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Alien Arena link is messed up with extra http in there.
Should be http://icculus.org/alienarena/rpa/aquire.html

Not trying to rag, just pointing out
Also FreeSynd? AWESOME. I'm gonna have to give that a spin.

Otherwise, awesome list and thanks for posting!
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The Mana World should be .Org, not .Com
Further Discoveries:
Alien Arena link is messed up with extra http in there.
Should be http://icculus.org/alienarena/rpa/aquire.html

Not trying to rag, just pointing out
Also FreeSynd? AWESOME. I'm gonna have to give that a spin.

Otherwise, awesome list and thanks for posting!
Fixed. Thank you for the problems and appreciation.
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Nice list. All the games I play on my PC are included so props for that I'd never noticed that there were that many decent games for Linux (my chosen platform) till they were put in a list...
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I've updated the list.

Sadly, the FOSS area of tycoons seems to be neglected.
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Updated & had a typo fixed.
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Big list of games I don't even know or heard of before I read your post. I quess I never looked at games on Linux but, all I know that there's shortage of games on apple computers. Honestly I don't know how on earth you got so many games for Linux.
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Big list of games I don't even know or heard of before I read your post. I quess I never looked at games on Linux but, all I know that there's shortage of games on apple computers. Honestly I don't know how on earth you got so many games for Linux.
I've found a lot more out there that aren't here, simply because of the sheer number of them. I'm adding them, but slowly.

It's really quite amazing the variety of FOSS software out there, ranging from games to pizza.
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Good resource thread.

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