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We are well aware that a constant stream of games arrive on store shelves for Windows and that a few titles sometimes are available for Linux, but that doesn't mean BSD is left without options. There are two main methods that can be used to access games, and both are through some kind of emulation or compatibility layer. FreeBSD (and therefore PC-BSD) has a Linux compatibility layer. There are a number of emulators, and a program (Wine) containing a subset of Windows capability ported to BSD. It is hoped that through this list you may discover games that work but do not (or cannot) exist as PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that might enable them.  <br>'''Note:''' This page pertains to PC-BSD version 9.
 
We are well aware that a constant stream of games arrive on store shelves for Windows and that a few titles sometimes are available for Linux, but that doesn't mean BSD is left without options. There are two main methods that can be used to access games, and both are through some kind of emulation or compatibility layer. FreeBSD (and therefore PC-BSD) has a Linux compatibility layer. There are a number of emulators, and a program (Wine) containing a subset of Windows capability ported to BSD. It is hoped that through this list you may discover games that work but do not (or cannot) exist as PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that might enable them.  <br>'''Note:''' This page pertains to PC-BSD version 9.
  
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===Resources for Linux on BSD===
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* [http://www.freshports.org/devel/linux-f10-sdl12/ sdl12]
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* Previously ported [http://www.freshports.org/games/linux-doom3 linux-doom3] that might be used as an example.
  
 
'''Table: Games that have been attempted. How well does this version of the game run?'''
 
'''Table: Games that have been attempted. How well does this version of the game run?'''

Revision as of 18:15, 17 January 2012

This area of the wiki is for those who have tried getting a Windows or Linux game running on PC-BSD. Those who wish to add their results may do so in the table below.

Getting a game running on PC-BSD

We are well aware that a constant stream of games arrive on store shelves for Windows and that a few titles sometimes are available for Linux, but that doesn't mean BSD is left without options. There are two main methods that can be used to access games, and both are through some kind of emulation or compatibility layer. FreeBSD (and therefore PC-BSD) has a Linux compatibility layer. There are a number of emulators, and a program (Wine) containing a subset of Windows capability ported to BSD. It is hoped that through this list you may discover games that work but do not (or cannot) exist as PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that might enable them.
Note: This page pertains to PC-BSD version 9.

Resources for Linux on BSD

Table: Games that have been attempted. How well does this version of the game run?

Type Name Version Special changes (and/or errors)
'FPS'? insert game here version something special?

NOTE: Games that are already in the AppCafe or FreeBSD ports that function flawlessly should not be listed.

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