Welcome to the Linux Gamers group. This group is governed by people interested in using the Linux operating system for gaming or game creation. Since quite some time Linux is no more a niche product hostile to advanced and demanding games. With big companies like IDSoftware releasing their games also for Linux the interest and acceptance of this system has grown over time. In comparison to other systems Linux offers a couple of unique features as well as particularities and troubles when it gets down to gaming. It's the goal of this club to promote and support Linux gaming.


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PULSAR: Lost Colony

Update 0.29b, Devlog 27 and more!

Apr 11, 2014 PULSAR: Lost Colony News 0 comments

Version 0.29b of the game is out! Beta Backers now have access to the current Alpha build. We've also released Devlog 27!

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Outlier: Open Skies

Weapons Free

Apr 7, 2014 Outlier: Open Skies News 1 comment

Last time, I told you I was getting hard at work on getting the combat code from High Albedo into Outlier. This time, I'm here to say I did it! And that...

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Apr 5, 2014 OpenRA News 5 comments

With 4 months in the making this is a huge unstable playtest with lot's of new features to explore including C4 on bridges and tanks, resurrect-able husks...

Linux version announced!
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today

Linux version announced!

Apr 4, 2014 Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today News 0 comments

If the Kickstarter campaign succeeds, a Linux version of "Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes today" will be released!

Gonna Catcha v.1.1.1 released! Now on Linux!
Gonna Catcha

Gonna Catcha v.1.1.1 released! Now on Linux!

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Gonna Catcha v.1.1.1 is out! Linux support + bug fixes and improvements. Get it now!

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin Dec 14 2012, 6:35am says:

It's time for an end-year damping...Is desura sleeping?

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Dec 14 2012, 12:55pm replied:

Yes, Desura is sleeping. It's now more or less Desurium but if they can't get it fixed to compile on a standard Linux machine I don't see it taking off anymore. The project sort of lost "direction" which is a problem.

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debianeer
debianeer Dec 6 2012, 1:10am says:

oh man.. 2013 is going to be such a good year for linux gaming...

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Pabo
Pabo Dec 8 2012, 9:08am replied:

Steam, Unity, probably Source... it's nice to see developers supporting our OS of choice. And who knows what the future will bring.

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gabsd84
gabsd84 Oct 26 2012, 11:37am says:

Hi all

If anyone is interested there is a Kickstarter for Interstellar Marines happening at the moment. The game has Linux has a supported platform (no stretch goals) and will have a DRM free version.

Head over to

Kickstarter.com

if you are interested.

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Darkling753
Darkling753 Sep 23 2012, 9:17am says:

Every one can tell me a good horror game linux native (if possible) without it being penumbra (all three), amnesia (dark descent and justine) and doom 3?

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Razzeld
Razzeld Sep 9 2012, 9:33am says:

ah i just want to ask about the game the saboteur i want to get it bat i dont know can my PC run it my spec:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz
CPU speed 2.2 GHz
RAM 2.1 GB
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO

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chinoto
chinoto Sep 25 2012, 11:53am replied:

I realize there are a lot of drawbacks to Steam, but just like with Linux, I find the benefits to be worth it.
Steam Cons: Games require Steam to be logged into an account with access to the game. Login servers could stop working. Valve can take access to games away from anyone on a whim.
Steam Pros: Automatic updates. Convenient to buy new games. Downloads can be interrupted (normal HTTP downloads can be flaky about that). Many ways to interact with the community (chat, groups, forums).

And just to back up my example of something that isn't perfect:
Linux Cons: Hardware support isn't always there and if it is, it might be incomplete. Windows programs wont work without Wine and even then it's iffy. Programs available for one distro might not be available for another (at least not without some work).
Linux Pros: Fast to install. Package manager makes installation and updating of software quick and simple. Low resource usage. Fancy and potentially useful desktop effects (workspace cube).

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Sep 23 2012, 9:13pm replied:

Not if it inspires others to go for Linux only with the DRM down their stuff. Linux is about freedom... DRM is about locked down propriatary code. That doesn't mix. Once you have root-kit like DRM in your Linux system forced upon you you might not be so happy about Steam anymore.

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Darkling753
Darkling753 Sep 24 2012, 3:57pm replied:

Well we always have the option to not use steam ;)

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