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Are there any games which can train people to learn terminal commands? [closed]

It seems to me learning how to use the terminal is a prerequisite to learning how to use Ubuntu. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to learn. Is there a Quizlet online flash card set out there? ...
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What new games are available for Ubuntu in 2011? [closed]

I know there have been other questions like "What native games are available?" and they often have issues because they turn into a never-ending list of every game ever released for Linux. But I'd ...
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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How to play Diablo III on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Diablo 3 on Ubuntu? What should I install to play D3 with good graphics? How can I get an Nvidia video card to work well with Diablo III?
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How can I install Steam?

How can I install and run Steam on Ubuntu?
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No such file or directory? But the file exists!

I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is: bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory
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Are there any free, high quality, career mode games for Ubuntu?

One of the most frustrating things about gaming on Linux is that every game with some semblance of quality requires me to play with a bunch of obnoxious people online. Are there any free Linux games, ...
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“Limbo” game has no sound

I just bought a game called Limbo in Humble Bundle V. The site says that all games are cross-platform but in my computer the game has no sound. I've searched in google and looked in the official FAQ, ...
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How do I legally make an open-source version of a closed-source game? [closed]

Is it legal to make an open-source version of a closed-source game (and expansion pack) to distribute to other users? I want to do that for an old game called Age of Empires 2.
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How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash ...
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How to add Minecraft to the Unity launcher?

I'm having trouble getting Minecraft to launch when I add it to the launcher. If the game is running, I can right click on the icon in the launcher and select "keep in launcher" and the icon stays, ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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Is there a simple “Hello World” for making games?

Does anyone know of a simple "Hello World" for making games for ubuntu? I've seen the Getting Started with Quickly video. Any examples for platformers or something like that? EDIT: Just a recap of ...
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Command line games

Does anyone know if there are games for Ubuntu server (like tetris, etc...)? I know that servers aren't meant for playing games, but sometimes it would be nice to have a little fun . . . not only ...
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The connection of Wine and PlayOnLinux

I'm about to install wine on my new ubuntu 10.10 installation, however I can't determaine if I should install Wine or PlayOnLinux. I've already read over the following page ...
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Is there any way I can have two users on my system playing games simultaneously?

I have a fairly powerful desktop computer where I can run two instances of a game (one natively and one in a win7-64 bit virtualbox). I was wondering if I there was any way to connect a laptop to my ...
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Gaming Screen Recorder

I make gaming videos and recently installed Ubuntu and I haven't been able to find a good screen recorder for gaming. Are there any recommendations (preferably free ones) that can record in HD, use ...
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Bastion on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit gives only a black screen

I just downloaded the Humble Bundle with the game Bastion. After installing Bastion and starting it up, only it shows first a few logos, and then only a black screen and the mouse pointer. I can here ...
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How do I run Angry Birds?

I see that there is an HTML version of Angry Birds. How do I use it? I'd also like to have the icon on my launcher so I can run it as it's own application.
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How can I remove all default installed games?

I want to remove all the games that are installed by default. How can I do it all at once?
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What 2D/3D engines and game SDKs are available? [closed]

What 2D/3D engines and game development SDKs are available that run natively on Ubuntu? Please limit one engine/sdk per answer - and include why you enjoy the engine/sdk.
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What gaming keyboard(s) will work with Ubuntu?

I've been looking at gaming keyboards to use on Ubuntu system. Microsoft has a few popular ones (e.g., Sidewinder X4, X6), but the programmable function keys appear to be unusable without the Windows ...
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How to run Humble Bundle V games on a system with Nvidia Twinview?

When I run Amnesia: Dark Descent or Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, the games are stretched across both my monitors, like this: Limbo crashes on start-up: How can I solve these problems?
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Is there a way to get Team Fortress 2 working?

Team Fortress 2 is now free to play! Is there an easy way to get a copy working on Ubuntu Natty?
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Gaming on Ubuntu - How far can you take it?

I'm looking in to gaming on Ubuntu (using PlayOnLinux - i.e. wine). What is the most modern game you have run at an acceptable framerate and what hardware were you running? Did you have to tweak your ...
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How do I Install 0 A.D.?

What is 0 A.D. and how can I install it on Ubuntu?
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List of free MMOs for Ubuntu [closed]

Is there a list of free MMORPG games for Ubuntu somewhere? I know of Regnum Online. Any others?
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How can I install 'Revenge of the Titans'?

Revenge of the Titans is one of the games from the Humble Indie Bundle. I downloaded the i386 .deb file (I'm on a 32bit installation) and tried to install it using the Software Centre. However, when ...
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Typing tutor games with good playablity

Are there any linux typing tutor games which are enjoyable games in their own right? I'm a computer professional, but have never learned to type properly. I also don't want my kids to pick up my bad ...
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How do I install S3TC?

I recently installed steam on ubuntu 12.10 and when i try to load tf2 this error appears: "Required OPenGL extension "GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc" is not supported. Please install s3tc texture ...
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Where can I find websites that list games for Ubuntu? [closed]

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on ...
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How do I use a gamepad?

I'm planning on buying a game-pad for playing games on emulators (like ZSNES) and I have read a few articles on the net related to some game-pads not working in Linux especially when playing games via ...
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Sharkoon Drakonia Gaming Mouse doesn't work at all

I've got a new Mouse "Sharkoon Drakonia", a gaming mouse with 11 buttons and high changable resolution. The problem is, that the mouse doesn't work. Only the LEDs are visible, but wether the buttons ...
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play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game in an NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 Installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose ...
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Games for 2 players on same laptop?

I only have 1 laptop, and want to play with another person. No joystick/mouse/anything. What games can I use? As per meta: Don't add a new answer, but edit the Community Wiki answer. Requirements: ...
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Is there a touch-friendly casino gambling (poker, roulette, slot machine) application that interfaces with coin acceptors

Does anyone have experience with gambling games (roulette, poker and so on) on Ubuntu? I would like to setup a touchscreen kiosk in my home with Ubuntu... Anything that works with coin and cash ...
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How to install Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction?

I first tried to install Diablo 2 LOD from an iso image using acetone iso. However, after acetone iso mounted the image, it said "Please install the labelled disc". I then tried with Gmount, and, ...
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Measure FPS of the game

I'd like to find an analogue of Fraps or any other fps counter on Ubuntu 12.10. After some googling I found 2 solutions: To use Mumble (I found it from this discussion). This solution didn't work ...
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Is there a virtual machine with direct access to CPU and GPU for gaming?

Sorry for the long question. With the coming of Steam for Linux I may have been over optimistic and got rid of windows installation. The problem is that I have about 100 Steam games that are not (and ...
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Game Console Emulators (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Gameboy…)

What gaming console emulators are available in the latest 11.10 version. If my english is wrong about gaming console emulator I am referring to Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Gameboy and ...
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How do I play Quake Live?

I have been trying to get Natty to play Quake Live with no luck. Some notes Installing in Chrome doesn't work at all -- it seems to download the XPI (firefox plugin file) Installing in Firefox ...
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Will Ubuntu work out on my mother's computer?

My mother had an old Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98, which she used for occasional Web browsing and playing cards. Recently, a relative brought up a newer computer; it ran Windows XP. ...
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Is it possible to play World of Warcraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install World of Warcraft? It's the only reason I preserve Windows on my computer. However, is it possible to play the game in Ubuntu smoothly?
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How to install World of Warcraft?

I need a tutorial on how to install World of Warcraft for Ubuntu.
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What to do against game performance drop in 12.04 when using unity (3D)?

I experience a huge drop in game performance since my fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 My PC consists of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 460, AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and 4GB of RAM and I use nvidias proprietary ...
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How to run game on one monitor and have programs on other monitor still visible?

How can i make programs on second monitor still visible while playing game (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory)? I know that i can use windowed mode, but playing in windowed kinda feels different, like ...
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Will “Oilrush” be available for purchase from the Software Center?

Oilrush is a game with a high-end graphics engine due for release on the linux platform very soon. As a matter of fact, preordering is already possible! That is why I would like to ask whether it ...
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What would be the recommended kernel configuration for a gaming machine?

I have read a lot of talk about how OpenSUSE is using a "Desktop" kernel. This kernel utilizes a 1000hz timer and full preemption among other things. The feature request here goes into more detail ...
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WoW runs faster on GNOME Shell compared to Unity

I have been trying to run WoW on Ubuntu 12.04. When I run it on unity, the frame rate is very low and it is impossible to play. Although, when I launch it on gnome shell, for some reason, the frame ...
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Fullscreen windowed mode in id games

I run a TwinView, dual monitor system. I like to play games fullscreen on one of the monitors, not spanning both. With wine, this works by just setting it to desktop mode and setting the resolution to ...