Jun 132012

This isn’t a step-by-step guide, it’s a guideline. I’ve set up a server for Counter-Strike 1.6 (cstrike) and Couter-Strike: Condition Zero (czero) in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox. The big advantage is that it can be exported, copied to another server and imported there and it will (most likely) just run. All the software used is free and completely legal, no license to pay for, the only potential cost is the hosting. Most other Valve/Steam game servers are set up the same way, with different engines having a bit different system requirements, maybe.
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Dec 022011
Planescape:Torment modded to 1280x720

Planescape:Torment. Considered THE role-playing game by many. There’s no homepage anymore, so here’s the wikipedia page. Well worth playing if you like reading stories, it’s like an interactive book, one of the best of it’s kind. Not so much if you’re into bashing high-poly skulls. But this isn’t a review.

The goal was to play it on Linux as it was intended to be played, full screen, without it crashing on alt+tab and such, while doing as little setup as possible. It works in Wine with some tweaks, but keep an eye on GemRB, the open-source implementation of Bioware’s Infinity Engine. Given the changing nature of Wine and Linux, this is WorksForMe quality, your millage might vary.

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