How to get and install Linux games - Full tutorial

tpapastylianou 10 years ago

This post is a bit dated; just adding for the sake of people still bumping into it: The Desura and Steam digital distribution clients are now both available on linux. :)

Make way for the year of the linux desktop! \o/ :p

Thinker 11 years ago


Miquel_Ubuntero 11 years ago

You're right! This is a FULL tutorial. Thanks for your work.

tpapastylianou 12 years ago

I'm assuming everybody bought the humble indie bundle and it needs no introduction in the linux world? :)

zaenal1234 12 years ago

very useful.= +1

tpapastylianou 12 years ago

Also, the article above mentions wine, but neglects to mention PlayOnLinux, which automates much of the process of installing games (and other popular windows software) on wine.

tpapastylianou 12 years ago

That guide neglects a very important aspect: commercial linux games.
It's a mixed blessing that conversations about linux games always end up around the 'freedom' argument and neglect commercial offerings; which is probably what will drive linux game demand in the first place.

  • >< and >Penguspy< are excellent linux game portals (mostly commercial offerings, but quality free offerings also listed in both)

  • I liked the >Playdeb< option mentioned above

  • I have mentioned >djl< elsewhere, which is quite a nifty idea, modeled after the Steam client paradigm.

Elisa 12 years ago