Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Dec 2007 07:43 UTC
Games Addictive 3D games for Linux users to fill their time with. These games are really good and some have won awards or have been featured on magazines. Most are cross platform and all of them completely free. You don't have to use 'Wine' to be able to play as they come with Linux installers.
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How about Second Life
by dpeterc on Mon 10th Dec 2007 22:25 UTC
dpeterc
Member since:
2007-09-08

This works pretty well
http://secondlife.com/community/linux-alpha.php
just the phone among players does not work.
Otherwise it is on pair with Windows version, probably crashes less.
The viewer is open source (no license wars, please), and you can play for free if you do not need own land.
The new Windlight version looks spectacular (still beta, but usable)
http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/11/29/new-windlight-first-look-view...
http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/11/14/windlight-first-look-is-back/

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RE: How about Second Life
by Alleister on Tue 11th Dec 2007 00:23 in reply to "How about Second Life"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

Second Life doesn't have game mechanics and thus is not a game, but a 3D chat.

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RE[2]: How about Second Life
by adricnet on Tue 11th Dec 2007 11:35 in reply to "RE: How about Second Life"
adricnet Member since:
2005-07-01

Um, half-right ;)

SecondLife does have game mechanics (Havok physics, actually), but it's not a game as much as a network that you can build and play games in (as well as shop, chat, buy/sell land, usw.)

Havok 4 based viewer is in beta, I think: http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/12/07/second-life-havok4-beta-previ...

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RE[2]: How about Second Life
by dpeterc on Tue 11th Dec 2007 18:11 in reply to "RE: How about Second Life"
dpeterc Member since:
2007-09-08

Second Life doesn't have game mechanics and thus is not a game, but a 3D chat.

Now that gambling has been banned, most of the people are interested in getting virtually laid. This does involve some mechanics ;-)

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