Forum topic: Unlike current EL OL does not run on my machine
I had a different problem (same as this guy) that wouldn't let me start Other Life. I used the Eternal Lands client (replaced the *.bin with the one from EL package) and it worked. You might want to try that as a workaround.
Forum topic: try it now
I have been playing Other-Life for almost a month, I must say, I am enjoying it. I love the combat system better than EL, and it doesn't take you years to master in any skills like a lot of other games. I am almost Attack and Defense level 40, and soon, I can even roam the PK maps safely. My potion skill is fair also.
The X-Attribute System is just WONDERFUL, you can customize your character so much better than the other games I have played. A player 2 weeks old could have 1200 carry capacity if they wanted! They can have 200 health, or massive defense and/or attack power. It's just PHENOMENAL!
As a new player, it may be hard to play if you joined the game during a weekend because you are pretty much limited to the 1st map. After 4 days of leveling up though, you should be able to participate in the game's invasion events. And by your second invasion, if you had focused on combat, you should start getting great rewards and exp in the invasions.
Forum topic: Urban Terror is going down
I wanted to suggest http://www.lgdb.org/game/assaultcube but their website is currently unreachable so i'm not sure about the game status ether. I just added http://www.lgdb.org/game/assaultcube_reloaded and it is an alternative and installation easy. If you feel a break from deathmatch is in order i would recommend http://www.lgdb.org/game/americas_army_25 its objective oriented gameplay is engaging and unique. And there are always full servers.
EDIT: sixsixfive found the reason http://www.urtjumpers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=28150#p28150
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Forum topic: This page is a mess
Why so negative? The assumed universal validity of your statement is out of line.
> Promotes the port of games.
Are you sure? I havn't ssen that many new games since steam is available (the most of them are Valve or Source based games)...
>Helps to enhance drivers and libraries.
maybe that's true but only for intel86 based hardware, so always keep in mind: Linux is cross-platform - Steam is not...
I think Steam is good for GNU/Linux gamers for several reasons:
- Promotes the port of games.
- Helps to enhance drivers and libraries.
- Makes GNU/Linux more visible in the videogames industry.
However I don't use it because of the DRM. In the way it works, I don't even see Steam as a platform to buy games, but a platform to rent games instead.
- Microsoft decides to monopolize it's store and Steam disappears? You lose all the games.
- Valve decides our market is no profitable? You lose all the games.
- You didn't respect the EULA? You lose all the games.
- Gave has a bad day? You lose all the games.
- The network connection is down? You (temporarily) lose all the games.
Yes, there are some DRM-free games in Steam, but you don't need Steam to get them and there are more friendly places around.