SuperGamer, 8GB of Linux-Only Gameplay

I admit, I'm one of those people who dual-boots so I can play video games. I've tried running programs like CrossOver Games in order to feed my need for fragging, but in the end, it seems I always have to install Windows to enjoy some real gaming fun. Thankfully, I'm not the guy in charge of things worldwide, because the folks over at www.supergamer.org have created a bootable, dual-layer DVD full of native-running Linux games. Yes, I said native. Check out the impressive list of preinstalled games you'll get when you download the ISO:

  • Quake Wars
  • Doom 3
  • Prey
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Quake 4
  • Savage 2
  • Postal 2
  • Enemy Territory
  • Penumbra Black Plague
  • Sauerbraten
  • Urban Terror
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Torcs
  • Tremulous
  • AlienArena
  • True Combat
  • America's Army
  • Nexus
  • OpenArena
  • PlaneShift
  • Drop Team
  • Frets On Fire
  • Chromium B.S.U.
  • Mad Bomber
  • X-Moto
  • BZ Flag
  • Mega Mario
  • Glaxium
  • GL-117
  • NeverBall
  • NeverPutt
  • Super Tux
  • PPRacer

So much for gaming being a Windows-only adventure! Based on Vector Linux, SuperGamer is ready to perform on all modern video cards without additional downloads. Just pop it in, boot it up, and frag.

This is SuperGamer's official screenshot. Notice all the game icons on the bottom of the screen.

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Most good games still for Windoze

Zeke Krahlin's picture

Sorry to say (as I'm a Linux advocate myself), but there are oodles of great games that only run in Windoze. What is listed in this article, are arcade or first-person-shooter games...none of which I care to play, mostly because my hands suffer from RSI after years of keyboarding. Also, because I'm not very good at such key-intensive sport. My games of choice are adventure games, almost all of which are exclusively written for Windoze only. There is a 2nd-hand bookstore in my city, that has a whole section devoted to used PC games, for a fraction of their original cost. One small shelf is for the Mac, nothing is offered for Linux users...over 95 per cent are Windoze based...many of them absolutely a great pleasure to play.

So, for the sake of playing games I love, and only for that reason, do I remain a dual-booter.

PS: Let's not forget all those great SIM and strategy type games, also not listed in this article. And that's 'cause they're mostly all Windoze based!

I was going to dual boot

Amy's picture

I was going to dual boot until GRUB ate the record of Windows 7 after I upgraded to Karmic Koala (Ubuntu). I took it as a message of how GRUB felt about Portal.

Thanks for the link though! I have a soft spot for some of the games on the list.

But Maerica's Army for linux is dead

Roberto Alsina's picture

Or at least not updated since 2007, and several versions behind the windows version. Last I checked you can't even join any online servers with it.

Typo???

Anonymous's picture

Hi, just to point you out that you wrote:

"So much for gaming being a Windows-only adventure!"

shouldn't be this:

"So much for gaming being a Linux-only adventure!" ?

cheers

Performance

Ross Larson's picture

How does the performance of these games compare to the performance when they are locally installed?

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Bubble Burst

bofh80's picture

Very nice find, now a second one to add the list .

http://live.linux-gamers.net/

has been running for quite a while. Maybe you could mention this, do a VS on which distro they use and what games they offer .

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