Bored MorphOS user looking for games to play
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2795 from 2006/3/21
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    I am not a gamer at all, so I don't know what games are good and which are a waste of time to even try.

    I would like to try out a few games on MorphOS2.7, or even on my G4 PowerBook with the old beta version of MorphOS3.0 that I was allowed to show at last Oct. AmiWest Show.

    Can any of you MorphOS users who play games on MorphOS2.7 suggest a few games for me to try out? I was thinking of maybe buying the Heretic II game, or Quake 2, or FreeSpace, but don't really have any idea which games run well on MorphOS, or which games have good game play and graphics and are recommended by other MorphOS users.

    I tried browsing through the game forum here on MZ.org, but did not see much in the way of reviews, or discussions about game play. Most of the threads seemed to be about what tweaks, or patches are needed to get some games to work on MorphOS.

    I would prefer to try some games that don't need too much fiddling with to get them to run on MorphOS, and preferably not games that need emulators like Mame, or some other kind of emulator like those that allow the running of PS2 games, or PSX games, or Gameboy games.

    I might have to use some of these emulators to try out some other games later, but for right now, I would like to start out with MorphOS ports, or native games (if such a thing exists), or Amiga games that work on MorphOS with or without the addition of a patch or extra files/libraries, etc.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I like strategy games and turn based RPG games usually, but I am willing to try some real time RPG, or First Person Shooter games for a change of pace (though I am sure I will suck at such games).

    Edit: As I stated in the Heretic II thread, I have a 9pin to USB adapter, so I can use my old Amiga joysticks in a USB port, but I don't know how well it works, or if it's response time is acceptable for most games. I don't currently own any USB joysticks, or joypads, so I am open to suggestions on which ones are best to purchase. I had heard that some USB joysticks were really slow responding, so they were unusable for some games.

    [ Edited by amigadave 14.04.2012 - 16:12 ]
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  • Jim
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    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    I haven't used too many game titles under MorphOS yet, but I kind of enjoyed Fortis.
    I have a copy of Quake III Arena for my PC (and I've always been impressed with that title), but I haven't been able to get it to run under MorphOS yet.
    I also have a copy of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but as I never got that far into it on a PC I haven't felt the urge to try it under MorphOS (great graphic on that one though).
    One of these days I'll get around to one of the Doom ports as I always enjoyed that game.

    I'd love to see some classic arcade ports and I'd like to check Mame to see if that's improved.

    And, if we ever get JIT support for UAE, we may have enough horsepower to really enhance legacy game performance.
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    I haven't played that much either, mainly just testing quickly different games how they work and look, but still there are few games I've addicted and played more. Those are for example VirtualGP2 (really good especially with usb driving wheel), Battle for Wesnoth, BoXiKoN (great little "tetris" kinda game, my gf is totally addicted: MorphOS version highscrore 13793), OpenTTD, Foobilliard...

    And then few I'd like to play more some day.. Robin Hood (looks and feels very good with little testing), Return to Castle Wolfenstein (I'm not fan of FPS games, but this seems to have something)... maybe some Software Tycoon and Knights and Merchants too...
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2257 from 2003/2/24
    Well if you insist in useing that PB you have to rule out anything 3D (*doh*)
    Battle of Wesnoth, plenty 2D SDL-games or even Geit's BoulderDäsh can be quite nice.

    If you have 3D you might try to aquire FreeSpace II (for the PC on CD) as there is a port available.
    Free games like Virtual-GP or Armagetron are also worth a look.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    defender
    Posts: 248 from 2011/4/24
    amigadave,
    Quote:

    I like strategy games


    If you have a copy of Napalm, I would suggest you to try it on MorphOS (it needs a view patching and OS4 emu) it runs faster and better than it had
    done on my 68060 amiga 4000 with cv64-3d. Quake 1 works with GLPanQuake Port and Earth 2140 works out of the Box with the Amiga version.
    Nativ Games like the Ketm shooter 1941 are cool in the demo and really great in full version (it cost me less then 2 Euro from HunoPPC).
    Gianas Return is one of my first MorphOS Games and I played it for many hours (with my competition Pro joystick). As jPV said Boxikon is a nice
    game for an hour or two. If you like childrens Games like Word me Up XXL (its a bit more expensive, 20 Euro) there is a demo for OS4 and MorphOS.
    I have bought FeebleFiles and it works without problems on MorphOS 2.7. Knights and Merchants looks good in the Demo if you like such Games.
    I have installed Myst on MorphOS and it seems to work. There is quiet a lot to play :-)

    greets defender
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 186 from 2003/10/23
    if you are bored to death and don't want to think, play forget-me-not, it's just "eat the flowers , don't get killed and escape the maze" :D

    [ Edited by raistlin77it 15.04.2012 - 08:14 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2795 from 2006/3/21
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    Thanks for the replies. I hope that more members here will also offer their suggestions.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Simon
    Posts: 809 from 2008/7/6
    From: Antwerp, Belgium
    Try FPSE the playstation emulator, Wolfenstein, ... or play some of the point and click adventures with SCUMMVM
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12098 from 2003/5/22
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    > Napalm [...] needs [...] OS4 emu

    Does it?

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6346&forum=16&start=43

    > FeebleFiles

    Recommendation regarding that:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=5233&forum=23&start=6
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    koszer
    Posts: 1246 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Here are my types (in alphabetical order):

    - BirdieShoot
    - ChangeIt
    - Dune Legacy (buggy, but completeable)
    - Free Heroes II (buggy, but playable)
    - Fortis
    - Freespace I & II
    - Giana's Return
    - Heretic II
    - Hex-a-hop (a nice logical game)
    - Homeworld (a must have!)
    - Legion (SDL remake, buggy but completeable, Polish classic Amiga game)
    - OpenTyrian (a must have!)
    - Primate Plunge (small but fun)
    - Pushover (SDL remake of a classic Amiga game)
    - Quakes
    - RTCW
    - Uplink
    - Wipeout 2097
    - XMoto

    ...and a dozen of ScummVM games (like FOTAQ, MI, MI2, COMI, Sam&Max, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones and so on...)
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    defender
    Posts: 248 from 2011/4/24
    Andreas_Wolf,
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    > Napalm [...] needs [...] OS4 emu

    Does it?


    Have you tried to start the game without OS4 emu ? the cd.library is not the reason why you need the OS4 emu.
    But if you are able to start it in any other way, let me know. Because I don't need OS4 emu for anything else.
    By the way cd Audio doesn't work with idemacio.device if there is any solution, I'm eager to hear/read it.

    Andreas_Wolf,
    Quote:

    > FeebleFiles

    Recommendation regarding that:


    I should have read this earlier, is there really no button to skip the intro ? ok, but it runs native and that is reason
    enough to buy the cd.

    koszer,
    Quote:

    - Wipeout 2097


    I've been searching for this game a long time now. Do you know a Amiga seller who sells Wipeout 2097 ?

    thanks for the info :-)
    defender
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    TiredOfLife
    Posts: 86 from 2009/10/13
    Warzone 2100 is a Napalm type of game and is excellent.
    Defintiely recomended.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12098 from 2003/5/22
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    > Have you tried to start the game without OS4 emu ?

    Yes, of course. And it works.

    > the cd.library is not the reason why you need the OS4 emu.

    Interesting, as so far I've thought it was the very reason. What's the reason then?

    > is there really no button to skip the intro ?

    At least none that I'm aware of. I remember that this was a reason for severe censure towards Epic/RuneSoft back then.

    > it runs native and that is reason enough to buy the cd.

    Opposed to what some people might claim, ScummVM is *not* an emulator. So the games running via ScummVM *are* running as natively as native can be, i.e. not any less native than running Feeble Files via Epic/RuneSoft's executable.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    defender
    Posts: 248 from 2011/4/24
    Andreas_Wolf,
    Quote:

    > Have you tried to start the game without OS4 emu ?

    Yes, of course. And it works.

    > the cd.library is not the reason why you need the OS4 emu.

    Interesting, as so far I've thought it was the very reason. What's the reason then?


    Do you have taken away your user-startup entry:
    C:PatchLoadSegOS4 >NIL:

    after this the instalation does say: unable to open library ... ok

    I have installed everything new to a nother partition v1.4 and installed the native cdplayer.library.
    I have installed RTG.master for MorphOS.
    And after the click Boom picture everything went black and stays that way.

    What am I doing wrong?

    greets
    defender
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12098 from 2003/5/22
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    > Do you have taken away your user-startup entry:
    > C:PatchLoadSegOS4 >NIL:

    No, as I've never had such an entry in my user-startup. I used to start OS4Emu from within the Napalm start script. And yes, I've taken that entry away after I installed the MorphOS-native cdplayer.library.

    > after this the instalation does say: unable to open library ... ok

    Try duplicating the MorphOS-native cdplayer.library into Napalm's own library subdirectory. For whatever reason, this seems to make a difference here.

    > I have installed RTG.master for MorphOS.

    As we've established in the "Naapalm on MorphOS" thread, patched Napalm doesn't use RTGMaster at all, so it should make no difference if you have it installed or not.

    > after the click Boom picture everything went black and stays that way.
    > What am I doing wrong?

    I don't know, unfortunately.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 248 from 2011/4/24
    Andreas_Wolf,
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    Try duplicating the MorphOS-native cdplayer.library into Napalm's own library subdirectory. For whatever reason, this seems to make a difference here.


    Thanks a lot that solved my problem. In that case I can change my napalm on morphos page. We just need one patched up version as a zip file.
    That will make the installation very easy to do :-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2795 from 2006/3/21
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    Thanks again for all of the replies. This gives me a list of several games to check out.

    Please, if you suggest a game that needs supporting files or libraries that are not part of a clean MorphOS2.7 install, let me know what the file/library dependencies are and where I can find them. I hope that some of these games will make it into the Grunch databases, so they can be installed, updated and removed easily. I love Grunch and think it is one of the most important MorphOS programs for users like me that are not as comfortable at setting up programs and games which need extra files, libraries, patches, etc. so they will work properly.

    Grunch will also be very important to the dozens of new MorphOS users that register their G4 PowerBook's as soon as MorphOS3.0 is released. If you are a Grunch user please consider donating to the Grunch author. After sending in my donation I was shocked to find out how few people have donated to the author for that program. We MUST support our MorphOS programmers, if we want them to continue to write code for good MorphOS programs and games.

    Anyone else thinking about replying to this thread, please make a list like kozer's, of your favorite games to play on a MorphOS computer. What games are the "Must Have's" that every MorphOS user should have installed on their computer?

    [ Edited by amigadave 15.04.2012 - 08:28 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2795 from 2006/3/21
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    No other MorphOS users that want to provide a list of their favorite games to play on any MorphOS computer?

    I would appreciate a few more suggestions, as I am bored from playing too much FreeCell and Suduko on MacOSX. :lol:
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    Minuous
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    Well, our games Worm Wars, Koules, Saga and Africa are available for MorphOS. http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2795 from 2006/3/21
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    Minuous,
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    Well, our games Worm Wars, Koules, Saga and Africa are available for MorphOS. http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/


    Yep, I should check those out for sure (I think you know why), so I will download and install them tonight.

    I am hoping for some that are a little more demanding of my fast G4 hardware and Radeon video cards. I have never gotten hooked on First Person Shooters (yet), but thought I should give some of them a try to see if I would like them, since they have dominated the gaming world, or at least been very popular, for many years. I knew that my Classic Amiga's would have struggled to provide a mediocre FPS game experience, so I never even tried to run any of them on an 060 w/PicassoIV years ago. Windows computers were for work, so I never even considered buying any Windows PC games years ago. Even after buying a top-of-the-line Windows PC 5 years ago with dual SLI video cards, I did not buy any games for it, until much later and then it was an old game that did not require all the CPU and GPU power that my PC could provide. I don't own any game consoles either, unless you want to count my CD32, but my Brother and Son do own some that I have never played.

    Maybe it would be better if I don't get hooked on any really great games??? Naaaahhh, what would be the point of that, I don't have anything better to do with my time, except learn how to program on MorphOS. :lol:
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    XzIt
    Posts: 250 from 2005/1/19
    From: Norway
    my favorite MorphOS Games:

    Gish
    Aquaria
    RTCW
    Teeworlds
    Fortis
    The Goonies
    Bermuda Syndrome
    Homeworld
    Wipeout 2097
    OpenTTD
    Robin Hood - Legend of Sherwood
    Software Tycoon
    Airline Tycoon
    UFO: Alien invasion
    Alien Breed Obliteration
    REminiscence
    Giana's Return

    Hope that helps to your need for more games to play, have fun!

    X

    [ Edited by XzIt 20.04.2012 - 13:25 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2795 from 2006/3/21
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    Thanks for that list Xzlt.

    That is just what I was hoping for from more users. I have not even heard of some of the games in your list, so I will now go research where I can find them and what kind of games they are.

    Did you list those games in order of your preference, or just randomly?

    Thanks again.
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    XzIt
    Posts: 250 from 2005/1/19
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    its random tbh, but gish is one of the top 5 indeed ;D

    here are the links so you dont have to look soo much for them ;D

    Gish : http://stefkos.amigazeux.net/gish.lha

    Aquaria : http://fabportnawak.free.fr/misc/aquaria-morphos.lha

    RTCW : http://morphos-files.net/download/Return_to_Castle_Wolfenstein

    Teeworlds : http://morphos-files.net/download/Teeworlds

    Fortis : http://morphos-files.net/download/Fortis

    The Goonies : http://morphos-files.net/download/The_Goonies

    Bermuda Syndrome : http://us4.aminet.net/aminet/game/actio/BermudaSyndrome-morphos.lha

    Homeworld : http://morphos-files.net/remote/Homeworld

    Wipeout 2097 : http://aminet.net/game/race/WipeOut_2097_Demo.lha

    OpenTTD : http://morphos-files.net/download/OpenTTD

    Robin Hood - Legend of Sherwood : http://www.rune-soft.com/downloads/robin_demo.lha

    Software Tycoon : http://www.rune-soft.com/product.php?product_id=111

    Airline Tycoon : http://www.rune-soft.com/product.php?product_id=29

    UFO: Alien invasion : http://fabportnawak.free.fr/misc/ufoai-2.2.1.lha

    Alien Breed Obliteration : http://www.yomgui.fr/python/alienbreed.lha

    REminiscence : http://jupp3.binaryriot.org/releases/ports/REminiscence-0.1.9-morphos.lha

    Giana's Return : http://www.gianas-return.de/gr-v10-morphos.lha

    X
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