free computer games

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Dec 25, 2017.


  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Merry [tree] monkeys

    here are some free computer games for Christmas :)




     
  2. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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    Linux

    apt-get install 0ad [ Ubuntu, Mint, .. ]

    other distributions need to use their default package manager



    win

    https://www.survivalmonkey.com/games/0ad-0.0.22-alpha-win32.exe

    https://www.survivalmonkey.com/games/0ad-0.0.22-alpha-win32.exe.sha256


    Intel Mac

    https://www.survivalmonkey.com/games/0ad-0.0.22-alpha-osx64.dmg

    https://www.survivalmonkey.com/games/0ad-0.0.22-alpha-osx64.dmg.sha256




    System Requirements


    Windows


    Version: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    Processor: 1 GHz Intel or x86 compatible
    Memory: At least 512 MB
    Graphics Card: Any supporting OpenGL 1.3 with 3D hardware accelerated drivers and at least 128 MB memory, e.g., Radeon 9000, GeForce 3, or similar
    Screen resolution: 1024×768 or above

    OS X


    Version: 10.7 or later
    Processor: 2006 or later Intel-based Mac (See details here)
    Screen resolution: 1024×768 or above

    Linux


    Processor: 1 GHz Intel or x86 compatible
    Memory: At least 512 MB
    Graphics Card: Any supporting OpenGL 1.3 with 3D hardware accelerated drivers and at least 128 MB memory, e.g., Radeon 9000, GeForce 3, or similar
    Screen resolution: 1024×768 or above
     
  3. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

     
  4. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    With my problem with Solitaire, I don't know if I dare try one of those games. Looks like a lot of fun.
     
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  5. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [chopper]

    all these games are free plus open source, which means ya can download the source code, which is also free :D

    plus we have Solitaire too :D :D
     
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  6. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    One of my favorite 'free' games is still World of Tanks. It's free to play and I've spent more to play it than any other game I have ever owned. I love tanks! It's a fairly arcadey type game with tanks on the battlefield as a theme. Their ad campaigns are beginning to reach more people, especially if you are a frequent visitor to youtube. If you like planes more than tanks, WarThunder is an option that also has tanks! Because I love tanks remember? It's also F2P (free to play) but, like WoT, allows one to spend as much money as they could ever want. The tank play in WT has a much more realistic simulator type feel to it. I have way too many hours wasted...er I mean invested into both titles.

    Both titles will require fairly updated computers to run with stunning visuals and terrain textures turned up. In fact, WoT will see an HD update in March of 2018 that will update the game world to have fully HD maps. The video examples are pretty amazing looking.

    Both are commercial properties so you don't get the source code with them. Not sure about their playability on Linux OS's either. I've always just kept a game box setup with windows so have never really delved into gaming in a Linux environment.

    If you like tanks, give 'em a try. But be warned, both games are grind fests that require you to play a lot to advance in the lines to play higher and higher tier tanks. Let me know what you think if you do try them out.

    World of Tanks | Epic Online Tank Game | Play for Free
    War Thunder - Next-Gen MMO Combat Game for PC, Mac, Linux and PlayStation®4 | Play for free now! -
     
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  7. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [winkthumb] @Byte

    It appears World of Tanks officially runs on

    • win
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • PlayStation 4

    some folks were able to run it on Linux usin wine however YMMV
     
  8. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    I'm too mentally challenged to use a game controller so I just stick to PC's running winblows... :p

    But hey, it's great that there are other options for those who aren't! I do see in the link now that WT does appear to have a Linux client if anybody is interested in trying it.

    That 0 A.D. game looks fun. I loved the Age of Empires games. Star Craft and Warcraft were also excellent RTS titles.
     
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  9. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    '0 A.D. originally began as a comprehensive total conversion mod concept for Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings in June 2001.'

    It is now a full game, however it is still in alpha, it is playable despite all the bugs :)


    a few monkeys also used to play another RTS which is also a survival game of sorts

    linux has approximately 600 games that are completely free plus open source [winkthumb] [winkthumb]

    a few of them are really well done

    in recent years thanks in part to Valve/Steam several commercial games [ non-Free ] have been ported to Linux
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
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