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Q: linix multi-user games ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: linix multi-user games
Category: Computers > Games
Asked by: whychild-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 08 Mar 2003 09:23 PST
Expires: 07 Apr 2003 10:23 PDT
Question ID: 173501
I am looking for linix based multi-user games.
They must be able to run on minimal hardware (pentium 100's).
Games in spanish would be especialy useful.
Please include download sites and links to install and setup.

xtank and net trek have been mentioned, but I dont have time to track them down.

Clarification of Question by whychild-ga on 08 Mar 2003 10:07 PST
I also need to know if the games need joy-stick.
Subject: Re: linix multi-user games
Answered By: theta-ga on 08 Mar 2003 12:20 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi whychild-ga,
     It would have helped if you could have provided more information
about your Linux setup, i.e., do you have X windows setup or not, what
Linux distribution are you using, what genre(RPG,MUD,Strategy,Action
etc.) of games you are interested in and so on.
     I have assumed that you have X windows up and working, and are
interested in all available genres of multiplayer games. If this is
not so, then just post a clarifications, provided more detailed
information about your setup, and I will tailor my answer suitably.
    There are a large number of games available for Linux, most of
them created by independent developers. I provide links to a few of
them below. You can download many more from the sites I mention at the
end of my answer.

- FreeCiv: Freeciv is a multiplayer strategy game, released under the
GNU General Public License. It is generally comparable with
Civilization IIŽ, published by MicroproseŽ
     Language: English [Spanish localization available]

- NetTrek: Netrek is a multiplayer battle simulation game with a Star
Trek theme. Up to 16 players are divided into two teams representing
the Empires that fight for dominion over the galaxy.
- XPilot: XPilot is a multi-player 2D space game

- iMaze: iMaze is a multi player, real time, 3D, labyrinth, run &
shoot game

- XConq: Xconq is a general strategy game system similar to the
classic Empire/Empire Deluxe games of years ago.

- FreeCraft: FreeCraft is a free cross-platform real-time strategy
gaming engine. It is possible to play against human opponents over
LAN, internet, or against the computer. Also allows you to play
WarCraft 2 on Linux if you own the CD.


Besides the above, you can also download and play hundreds of free
linux games from:
   - Multiplayer Online Games Directory - Linux
     ( )
   - Multiplayer Online Games Directory - Free Linux Games

   - Index of /public/ftp/pub/Linux/games/multiplayer
     [ games to play over a network ] 
     (!INDEX.html )

   - The Linux Game Tome
      ( )


Hope this helps.
If you need any clarifications, just ask!


Google Search terms Used:
    multiplayer games for Linux
    linux multiplayer "spanish games"

Clarification of Answer by theta-ga on 08 Mar 2003 12:22 PST
Hi whychild-ga,
   None of the above games require a joystick as such.
   If you need any more clarifications, just post a request. 
whychild-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
Good, thanks, sorry for the delay, been out of the states.

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