I use to be like you. I would buy the latest console (200 -300 bucks) and then buy each game at (40 - 50 bucks). Then I would play it for 24 hours straight until I beat it. Then the game would sit on my shelf for a few months. What a waste of money.

Some free stuff:

Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free version of the Multiplayer play from RTCW. It features amazing Objective based gameplay. It is my favorite game right now. I cannot put into words all of the neat features. If you like first person shooters that can support up to 32 on 32 with multiple classes, then this is the game for you. Works on windows and Linux.

Enemy Territory on Ubuntu 10.04

There are a few solutions to get sound to work within 10.04.

Here is how I got it to work on a fresh install of 10.04.

  • wget -c
  • wget -c
  • sudo sh ./
  • Answer the prompts but do not start the game within the installer.
  • et
  • answer questions and quit game
  • optional - cp your etkey to ~/.etwolf/etmain
  • optional - cp your etconfig.cfg to ~/.etwolf/etmain/profiles/$profile_name, where $profile_name is whatever you named yourself earlier when you launched et
  • sudo chmod 666 /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
  • sudo vi /usr/local/bin/et
  • add after the first comment, echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
  • et

Enemy Territory on Ubuntu 10.10

  It took me all day to get sound to work even though I had it working on 10.04. 10.10 does not include OSS support. This means you have to either recompile the kernel or install someone else's kernel[1]. This is also known as the missing /dev/dsp problem.

  Another trick I did was add after the first comment to /usr/local/bin/et:
echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
echo "et.x86 0 0 disable" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss

Ventrilo on Ubuntu

Do Mangler or Wine.

  • Mangler - Open Source
    1. sudo vi /etc/init.d/et-sound
    2. Copy and paste the following:
      # Bug in Wolfenstein ET
      echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
      echo "et.x86 0 0 disable" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss
    3. sudo chmod 666 /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
    4. sudo chmod 666 /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss
    5. sudo chmnod 755 /etc/init.d/et-sound
    6. sudo update-rc.d et-sound defaults
    7. You may have to increase the volume within mangler to 200%
  • Wine
    1. Install wine and ventrilo
    2. Install ventriloctrl
    3. Edit the variable KEYCODE within ventriloctrl.c
    4. sudo apt-get install build-essential
    5. sudo apt-get install xorg-dev
    6. make
    7. sudo ./findkey /dev/input/event0
          Press the key you wish to use in ventrilo. For me, I will use the n key. By default, I think it is the a key. If you press n, and see n, then you must press c to stop the program. Now you must repeat the findkey command but change the number 0 to 1. Keep increasing the number until your out put states key ## state [0-1]. Using the n key on MY keyboard, it is event4, key 49 state 0. My is capitalized because all three of the numbers may differ dependent on your own keyboard and OS setup.
    8. Edit the variable EVENT_DEVICE in For me, it was /dev/input/event4
    9. Edit the variable INPUT_KEY in For me it was 49.
    10. sudo groupadd ventrilo
    11. sudo gpasswd -a YOUR_USERNAME ventrilo
          where YOUR_USERNAME is your *nix login
    12. sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules
          Add KERNEL=="event4", NAME="input/%k", GROUP="ventrilo", MODE="0660"
          Replace the 4 with whatever is your event_device.
    13. sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart
    14. sudo chown YOUR_USERNAME /dev/input/event4
          where YOUR_USERNAME is your *nix login
    15. sudo alsamixer
    16. sudo chmod -R a+rwX /dev/snd/.
    17. wine ./Ventrilo.exe
    18. ./

F.E.A.R. Combat F.E.A.R. combat is the free multiplayer portion of FEAR (First Encounter and Assault Recon) a game well known for it's graphical superiority (and it still runs quite well on older PC's) The Multiplayer portion allows you to do cool jump attack moves, fire multiple weapons and even slow down time.

Project Blackout Project Blackout is a free Multiplayer Shooter Game. The game features fast paced frenetic shooting action.

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  Emulators allow you to play games written for a console or other operating system on your computer. I do not provide any links to ROMs. Use your google skills.

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