Gaming on Linux
Kind of a well chewed over topic, but I thought I’d put my particular take on it out there. This is what my blog is for, after all…
I don’t classify myself as a gamer, but I do enjoy some gaming every now and then. Recently, I have been trying to expand my gaming selection, mostly so that I have more choice, but also to gauge how important a powerful GPU is to me. As a result, I intend to post on a game every so often, including an overview and pros/cons. Hopefully that will keep me busy 🙂
I might cover a few older games that I really like, and that we own. Mostly, however, I will be sticking to open source or freely available games. A few newer ones will also make it in, but only if I am a huge fan.
To start with, here is my favourite:
I’ve gone into some detail about KSP on this page, which has now been updated. It’s still mostly up to date!
- KSP is really fun. Who wouldn’t want to try to build rockets and fly them to the Moon?
- 3D graphics.
- Professionally produced.
- Within my budget 🙂
- KSP requires a fairly grunty machine (it uses Unity…). Mine are marginal, although the GPU in this machine is good enough to run KSP on fairly high quality settings, and a Core 2 Duo is by far good enough for the physics as they are now.
- It’s still a bit buggy… quicksave is easily confused, for instance.