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MMOs that run on Debian, No WINE

sunandshadowsunandshadow Pittsburgh, PAMember Posts: 1,397 Uncommon
So my friend is willing to play an MMO with me IF it runs on his computer.  Which is a Debian box, and he won't install WINE or another windows emulation thing.  So, are there any recent MMOs which run on Debian, or MMOs which recently gained the ability to run on Debian?  Or is it the same few it was 5 years ago, the last time I researched this topic?
I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story.  So PM me if you are starting one.

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  • Originally posted by sunandshadow
    So my friend is willing to play an MMO with me IF it runs on his computer.  Which is a Debian box, and he won't install WINE or another windows emulation thing.  So, are there any recent MMOs which run on Debian, or MMOs which recently gained the ability to run on Debian?  Or is it the same few it was 5 years ago, the last time I researched this topic?

     

    I believe with the Steam client you have a few options available (online, RPG, don't know about MMO specifically), but there are definitely very few if even a handful that run natively on linux.

  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Pittsburgh, PAMember Posts: 1,397 Uncommon
    Steam isn't actually out yet for Weezy (or however you spell that) so if we want to use that we'd have to wait a few months.  Maybe it will have to be something browser-based, for now... :/
    I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story.  So PM me if you are starting one.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember Posts: 13,505 Legendary

    I am not aware of any Debian native MMOs.

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,737 Uncommon
    I don't think any exist yet...

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  • SmellyNannerSmellyNanner Metairie, LAMember Posts: 152

    I don't believe there are any Debian native MMORPG's.

    However, if you really want to fill that craving for one, check out some browser MMORPG's.

    Only one that really comes to mind is RuneScape, haven't played it in years so I'm not sure if it's any good.

  • Darkane42Darkane42 -, CAMember Posts: 26

    Not sure what differance Debian vs other linux distros it makes but from a quick search i cam e up with this...

     

    http://www.lgdb.org/category/subgenre/mmo

     

    It lists about 50 mmos that seam to support linux a few of which look pretty good.. Entropy is a space MMO them is cross platform Win/Mac/Linux.. also Ultima Online via a cross platform engine (NOT a emulator) called Iris2 (only works on free shards as far as i can tell).. looks like some decent things to mess with and see if any of them will work for you

     

    again.. i'm not a linux guy but that might be a place to start

     

    another option.. Minecraft.. there are some pretty amazing custom servers out there


    http://www.dungeonrealms.net/ being one that i tried a while ago.. was prety good actually.. no real building tho.. all about fighting and gear..

     

  • fearufearu Your mom's pantiesMember Posts: 183 Uncommon

    Sounds like a trick question OP. He basically said:

     

    "I will spend hours playing a game with you IF you find a game that conforms to the exact specifications and non-industry standard gaming platform that I have pigeonholed myself into."

     

    Tell him to keep enjoying Tuxkart while you go and make friends in a decent game that can be considered both modern and fun for longer then 5 minutes. Ignore the Linux troll, tell him to google "dual boot".

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAMember Posts: 5,185 Rare

    Valve did port Source to Linux (Debian in particular, since SteamoS is Debian-based), so that's a good sign. I can only think of one MMO that is based on Source though, and it's a heavily customized version that probably won't be ported (Vindictus).

    So pretty much every game by Valve runs on Debian, and the Steam store clearly indicates what they have that runs native on Linux now, and there are quite a few titles on there.

    The bad news is that doesn't include many MMOs really, or at least any "AAA" ones. I counted 6 out of 94 "MMO"-classified games on the Steam store that supported Linux natively, and there are likely a few hidden gems out there outside of the Steam store (it's not really known for it's MMO library).

  • kinartkinart KalavrytaMember Posts: 126 Uncommon

    Ryzom advertises a native Linux client - it should work fine, but i haven't tested it.

    It's a very nice MMO to play with a friend, and you will get to meet people there as well cause it has a nice community.

  • KilraneKilrane WAMember Posts: 289 Uncommon
    Wine Is Not an Emulator (literally).

    On a serious note, there is no reason not to use Wine or another compatibility layer. Sorry to say, but Your friend is being difficult for no reason.
  • Holyavenger1Holyavenger1 Montreal, QCMember Posts: 543 Uncommon
    Originally posted by fearu
    Sounds like a trick question OP. He basically said:   "I will spend hours playing a game with you IF you find a game that conforms to the exact specifications and non-industry standard gaming platform that I have pigeonholed myself into."   Tell him to keep enjoying Tuxkart while you go and make friends in a decent game that can be considered both modern and fun for longer then 5 minutes. Ignore the Linux troll, tell him to google "dual boot".

    Loll, best answer.

    Fragmented - Sci-Fi Action Survival. The Repopulation - The Sci-Fi Sandbox. 
  • RaybargRaybarg VaasaMember Posts: 8

    Wurm Online is Java game and runs on Linux too; http://www.wurmonline.com/

     

    Trailer; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo_kRVR5zqI

  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Pittsburgh, PAMember Posts: 1,397 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Darkane42
    Not sure what differance Debian vs other linux distros it makes but from a quick search i cam e up with this...   http://www.lgdb.org/category/subgenre/mmo   It lists about 50 mmos that seam to support linux a few of which look pretty good.. Entropy is a space MMO them is cross platform Win/Mac/Linux.. also Ultima Online via a cross platform engine (NOT a emulator) called Iris2 (only works on free shards as far as i can tell).. looks like some decent things to mess with and see if any of them will work for you   again.. i'm not a linux guy but that might be a place to start   another option.. Minecraft.. there are some pretty amazing custom servers out there
    http://www.dungeonrealms.net/ being one that i tried a while ago.. was prety good actually.. no real building tho.. all about fighting and gear..  

    That was incredibly helpful, thank you!  Ryzom seems like it specifically supports Debian, and I trialed that game a few years ago and am interested to see what has become of it since then, so I'll try that one first. :)

     

    @Raybarg Wurm is a good option too, another game I've tried in the past for a few days but not played so much I'm tired of it.  That might be plan B.

    I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story.  So PM me if you are starting one.
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