Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gamer's Diary 2009-03-17

Over the weekend I tested and tweaked quite a few games with my newly upgraded PC software. The ones that continued to work without any trouble, or work better, were (entries in bold I played a bit):

  • Alien Hominid
  • Armagetron Advanced
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • flOw
  • FreeCiv
  • Frozen Bubble
  • Frederik Pohl's Gateway
  • Gateway II Homeworld
  • Half-Life
  • Half-Life Blue Shift
  • Half-Life Opposing Force
  • Half-Life 2
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Mona The Assassin
  • X-COM: Enforcer
  • X-COM: Apocalypse
  • X-COM: Interceptor
  • X-COM: Terror from the Deep
  • X-COM: UFO Defense

One game started working that wouldn't before: Team Fortress 2. This means I can join the Gamers with Jobs play sessions without having to reboot to Windows.

The games that needed tweaking to work in the new environment were Darwinia and Blood Frontier.

The ones that still didn't work in Crossover Games and had to be run in Windows XP, either in the Windows partition or in VMWare, were Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Age of Empires 2, and Empire Earth.

Three that formerly worked in Crossover Games and didn't in the new setup were Fallout, Fallout 2, and Sacrifice. The Fallout games I could install in VMWare Windows XP, but Sacrifice had to be run in the Windows partition because it uses 3D acceleration.

I also tried installing Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel in Linux, but it worked neither in Crossover Games nor VMWare Windows XP, so I'll have to install it in the Windows partition.

I also spent some time catching up with Rebel FM's Game Club by playing through some more of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

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