Monday, September 24, 2007

Warzone 2100 on Ubuntu Linux

The more I use Ubuntu, the more I like it. I think it has better integration with iPods, via RhythmBox. OpenOffice is quite nice. I am having a little trouble playing Counter-Strike on linux; I think this problem might be resolved with a Nvidia video card. ATI cards are not the best for gaming on linux. But anyways, what I'm playing now is Warzone 2100 for linux. It is a standard RTS game in a Command and Conquer style.
I feel there are a few nice twists. You can recover new technology and design new vehicles and defenses. The game play is a little harder than C&C right from the start. The best part is that it is free.
There are a few draw backs, but not many. There is a manual, but it is not as slick as commercial games. A few odd keystrokes and you are moved to a different part of the map. Surprisingly installation for Ubuntu was very easy with the supplied package. There is a Windoze and a Muc installer, but I have no experience with those.
This game is highly addictive; so addictive in fact that I am going to cut this post short and play.


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