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Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« on: September 11, 2007, 10:30:26 pm »
Hoping to see a list of games that are arcade cabinet compatible that run under Linux :)
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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 04:06:30 pm »
You mean, specifically for Linux... tux racer... other than that, I think emu's and what runs under wine is about it... at least for my interest..

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 04:52:14 am »
theres this game a lot like marble madness, its pretty fun to

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/GAMES-ENTERTAINMENT/Arcade/Trackballs-7199.shtml

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 07:50:50 am »
Armagetron - http://www.armagetronad.net/screenshots.php

This is a fun little Tron lightcycle game.  Great fun with 2 players or more.

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 08:28:55 am »

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 07:44:57 am »
When I build a horizontal cab (or maybe I'll even go with it on my vertical one), Turbo Sliders will be on it:

http://www.jollygoodgames.com/turbosliders/

Now that it's got a CPU opponent option, it doesn't even need the network option (although that is nice if you can find enough opponents).

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 12:59:21 pm »
Pretty much all of Kenta Cho's games have been ported to Linux. They are very suitable for a Linux cab, and Wah!Cade or whatever you use should easily be able to launch them cleanly.

A7Xpg - http://a7xpg.sourceforge.net/
Gunroar - http://www.emhsoft.com/gunroar/
Noiz2sa - http://noiz2sa.sourceforge.net/
PARSEC47 - http://parsec47.sourceforge.net/
rRootage - http://rrootage.sourceforge.net/
Titanion - http://ninjafrem.googlepages.com/titanion
Torus Trooper - http://www.emhsoft.com/ttrooper/
Tumiki Fighters - http://tumiki.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 05:52:30 am »
world of goo will be fantastic to use with a trackball if they ever release their linux version!

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 12:41:27 pm »
Start looking at www.happypenguin.org, tons of stuff there.  I also have a few Linux games I'll share once I get my server back up and running.

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 12:46:56 pm »
world of goo will be fantastic to use with a trackball if they ever release their linux version!

Works in wine, at least the demo does.

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 12:52:49 pm »
Frozen Bubble is like Puzzle Bobble..

http://www.frozen-bubble.org/

Here is the download page
http://www.frozen-bubble.org/downloads/


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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 04:18:57 pm »
How about Solar Wolf?


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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 04:40:04 pm »
my own remake based on H.E.R.O. called Cave heroes:


There is a build to Linux as well Windows. I have not compiled the source to Linux by myself (due the sourcecode is included).

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2009, 01:16:58 am »
Power Manga (An extremely addictive Space Shooter)
Neverball
SuperTuxKart
Secret Maryo Chronicles
Nebulous (Better known as "Tower Toppler"
FreeDroid Classic. (FreeDroid RPG's controls don't lend well.)

If yuo have a Flight Stick, GL-117
Chromium BSU
Penguin Command

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2011, 01:45:26 pm »
Armagetron Advanced -   Enhanced version of Armagetron, a 3D lightcycle game
Critical Mass - Space shoot'em up
ManiaDrive    Clone of Trackmania-3D, stunts and skills
Stepmania -    Rhythm video game
SuperTuxKart -   3D kart racing game, with many tracks, characters, and items for you to try
Wormux -   Worms clone

they are the games that I liked so much try it and if you want also try some action games they have so much fun

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2012, 04:16:04 pm »
Minor thread bump here...

KoboDeluxe

Gratuitous YouTube link: 

Project Page:  http://www.olofson.net/kobodl

It's a 4-direction, top-down space shooter.  Originally based on a much older Xwindows game named X-Kobo, this is a complete rewrite.  It offers OpenGL acceleration if you have the driver/kernel-module installed for your video card, or will run in "software" mode.  The controls are completely re-mappable (I run it on my PC's with a USB Logitech Rumblepad) so getting it to work with your digital or analog sticks is easy.  Best of all, it offers a whole slew of differing resolutions, down to 320x200 (or lower if you hit 'custom') so it will work on arcade CGA monitors.  (Assuming of course you've got the sync-rate set right...)

It's also really smooth/well-written.  I play at 1024x768 resolution on a crappy 2004 e-Machines laptop with an abysmal ATI IGP-320 chipset, and with the OpenGL 2D acceleration on it doesn't stutter at all.  (Athlon-XP CPU @ 1.8Ghz.)

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2012, 11:00:06 am »
Another bump, this time for X-Rick, a re-engineering of the old Amiga game, Rick Dangerous.

Youtube link (Dreamcast homebrew version):




Project Homepage:  http://www.bigorno.net/xrick/

You can re-map the default keys for the thing when you start it from the command-line, and you can specify "fullscreen" mode as well.  It's basically a joystick + 1 button game, but a little weird to get used to initially as up/down has multiple meanings if you hold down the button or not.

Very much a fun retro-platformer.

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 01:59:56 am »
As the sources were recently released for it, check out "Rom Check Fail".  Mish-mash of various retro games (SMB, Defender,Asteroids, etc.) that switches the player and enemy types at random every few seconds.  Definitely one of those games made for a 15KHz resolution.

[Edit] Just tested the game out on my NEC XM2960 after adding the 256x240 modeline.  This is a game MADE for an arcade monitor.
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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2012, 07:53:30 pm »
Other games that seem to be made for an arcade cabinet/monitor would include Cave Story+ (not sure of a way to legally get it, since the latest Humble Indie Bundle closed), VVVVVV, and OpenTyrian.  Others I could think of include Rocks and Diamonds, Dodgin' Diamond 2, Freedroid, Stepmania (if you enjoy DDR and/or Pump it Up), and just more than I could even think of over at the Linux Game Tome and Linux Game DataBase sites.
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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 09:30:18 am »
*BUMP!*

Here's another one that I play quite a bit, and which has very configurable controls.  I play it with a game-pad, but it's easy to set up the keyboard, so remapping to an arcade stick + buttons is a piece of cake:

WordWarVI

It's a vector-styled side-scroller shooter, something of a hybrid between Defender, Scramble, with a whole bunch of "Bullet Hell" shooter effects.

Homepage:  http://wordwarvi.sourceforge.net/

YouTube demo: 

The soundFX on this are a blast!

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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2013, 07:09:47 pm »
open-invaders is a good one to go for. Perhaps lbreakout2 too (both are in the apt repos if you're using debian/ubuntu/similar)

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Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2013, 10:09:31 pm »
Super Hexagon and Open Hexagon have Linux ports.  Everyone should play every day, or at least once!

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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2013, 09:33:35 pm »
Only ran it in 640x480 interlaced, but Jamestown is great if you want a bullet-hell shooter.  Four player local co-op is very nice.
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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2013, 10:08:21 am »
WOW, how did I not come across this one?  When I set up a 320x200 modeline in my xorg.conf file to use on my monitor's low-scan mode, I have to say that OpenTyrian was incredible!  Running it with native scanlines honestly shows just how much Eclipse Software meant for that game to be something for the arcades.
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2014, 09:51:33 am »
Hello.

I just added Toki Tori and Dust, an Elysian Tale to my cab, (from humble bundle and humble store)
They work great on my cab, Dust works best with an Xbox controller 8)
Funny; i can't get Dust working on windows 8.1, but no problem on Linux (lubuntu 13.10)
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Re: Linux games suitable for an arcade cabinet?
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2014, 09:21:34 pm »
Hammerwatch is a pretty good gauntlet style game with 4p co-op & splitscreen keyboard/gamepad controls. We are enjoying it quite a bit at home atm.

http://www.hammerwatch.com/
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2015, 03:45:03 am »
I'm looking forward to playing Devil's Dare on my new 4-player (linux-based) cab when it's finished.

From the Steam page:

"Devil's Dare is a 2D zombie beat'em up, supporting up to 4 players to co-op and fight together locally. Being the spritual successor to Bitejacker, Devil's Dare carries the same theme of parodies, pitting classic game heroes against monsters straight out of 90s horror movies. "


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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2016, 04:18:29 am »
Steredenn
Syder Arcade
Skyforce Anniversary
Skull Girls
TowerFall
Bullshot
Wolflame
Rocket League
Bithazard
Bit Blaster XL
BroForce...

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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2018, 10:21:37 am »
I running mortal kombat X on it! (steam play)