Last modified on 25 June 2010, at 21:42

Sidux/Useable applications/Games

A number of games for Linux is quite large.
The list you can make bigger using emulators and virtual machines.


Gnome GamesEdit

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 GamesEdit

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/


EmulatorsEdit

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 EmulatorEdit

DOSBox emulates DOS operating system environment and lets run old versions of games and applications.
Installation:
apt-get install dosbox


Home side: http://www.dosbox.com/
And on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOSBox


DeSmuMe (Gtk)Edit

DeSmuMe is an emulator of Nintendo DS and can run homebrew, demo and commercial games.
Installation:
apt-get install desmume


Home page: http://desmume.org/
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeSmuME


FCE UltraEdit

Next emulator FCE Ultra simulates 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
Installation:
apt-get install fceu


Home page: http://fceux.com/web/home.html
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCE_Ultra


PCSXEdit

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


StellaEdit

The last emulator in this chapter is Stella.
It's possible to run games designed for Atari 2600 console.
Installation:
apt-get install stella


Home page: http://stella.sourceforge.net/
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_%28emulator%29


WineEdit

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 machinesEdit

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/