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- A number of games for Linux is quite large.
- The list you can make bigger using emulators and virtual machines.
Gnome Games[edit | edit source]
- It's a set of games designed for GNOME environment, such as: Chess, Mines, Sudoku, Blackjack and others.
- Full list of gnome-games is available on the project side.
- 1. Installation:
apt-get install gnome-games
- 2. Running: Menu-> Games
- GNOME games home page: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeGames
KDE Games[edit | edit source]
- The KDE project contains a set of arcade, board, cards games and some more.
- 1. To install theme type in Terminal:
apt-get install kdegames
- 2. Running: Menu-> Games
- KDE games home page: http://games.kde.org/
Emulators[edit | edit source]
- An emulator is a special kind of application which copy an operating system functions inside second one.
- I'll describe a few emulators available in Debian "sid" repositories.
DOSBox Emulator[edit | edit source]
- DOSBox emulates DOS operating system environment and lets run old versions of games and applications.
apt-get install dosbox
- Home side: http://www.dosbox.com/
- And on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOSBox
DeSmuMe (Gtk)[edit | edit source]
- DeSmuMe is an emulator of Nintendo DS and can run homebrew, demo and commercial games.
apt-get install desmume
- Home page: http://desmume.org/
- On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeSmuME
FCE Ultra[edit | edit source]
- Next emulator FCE Ultra simulates 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
apt-get install fceu
- Home page: http://fceux.com/web/home.html
- On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCE_Ultra
PCSX[edit | edit source]
- PCSX is an emulotor of Sony Playstation console.
- It's only available in Debian's "debports" repositories for "avr32" and "m68k" machines.
- Home page: http://www.pcsx.net/
- On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCSX
Stella[edit | edit source]
- The last emulator in this chapter is Stella.
- It's possible to run games designed for Atari 2600 console.
apt-get install stella
- Home page: http://stella.sourceforge.net/
- On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_%28emulator%29
Wine[edit | edit source]
- Wine as a simulation environment can manage with many games designed for Windows OS.
- Wine installations and basic configurations is here: Sidux/Useable applications/Wine.
- There is a list of games compatible with Wine on side: http://appdb.winehq.org/
Virtual machines[edit | edit source]
- I think the best way to run games designed for Windows OS is using one of two machines:
- Sidux/Useable applications/VirtualBox or Sidux/Useable applications/VMware Player
- with Windows OS installed as a guest.
- I propose to check Debian "sid" games repositories too: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/