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What games are available that run natively on Ubuntu?

Please limit one game per answer - and include why you enjoy the game.

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locked by Seth Apr 8 at 3:01

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closed as too broad by Seth Apr 6 at 0:14

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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Re-opened to see how well this question can do. META: Are we too harsh on this one? –  Marco Ceppi Oct 14 '10 at 13:36
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At least it should be a community wiki! –  txwikinger Oct 14 '10 at 14:31

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Micropolis and Lincity. Simcity clones.

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According to this article, many popular games from 90's can be played natively using free open source game launcher GemRB by only using game data that comes with original CDs. Games include Baldur's gate, Icewind Dale etc. In the end of article there is also a video showing games running natively on Ubuntu. Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4DgDTRf_Sk

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XBill Install XBill

I have loved it since I first played it years ago. It could've been called XSteve or XLinus or X[whoever] and it would've still been just as fun to play. It's very simple and quite addictive. And can get quite challenging towards the later levels.

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