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Index of Games for Modern Linux

Games for Modern Linux Index

Halo: Combat Evolved for Modern Linux

Doom for Modern Linux

Quake for Modern Linux

Quake2 for Modern Linux

Quake3 for Modern Linux

Quake4 for Modern Linux and WINE

Return to Castle Wolfenstein for Modern Linux

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory for WINE

Wolfenstein:ET for Modern Linux

Unreal Gold for Modern Linux

Unreal Tournament/UT99 for Modern Linux

Unreal 2 on Modern Linux

Unreal Tournament 2003 on Modern Linux 

Unreal Tournament 2004 for Modern Linux

Unreal Tournament 2004 for Modern Linux

Unreal Tournament 3 Arena for Modern Linux

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault on Modern Linux

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault on Modern Linux

Call of Duty on Modern Linux

Call of Duty: United Offensive on Modern Linux

Additional Resources

WINE Homepage



Good Old Games

GOG Linux Releases

The "Judas™ does this run in Wine" thread

PC Gaming Wiki

Wide Screen Gaming

Unpack those .EXE game files from GOG.com 

DOS4GW.EXE Version 2.01a and Alternative DOS Extenders

Trouble Finding Your Linux Game Libraries?

Converting Game CDs to DVDs

Icons for Your System


PC Saved Games Download

Missing DLL Files?

Nullsoft Installers

DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime Web Installer

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