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Old 2008-02-12, 03:10   #1
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I'm wondering if anybody knows of a central source for browser-based mmporpg that don't require a a download? The reason I say no download is that I'm on Linux, so the download would probably require Wine, which I'm not prepared to fight with.

I've never really been much of a gamer, but I haven't had the amount of cash I have right now since the government retroactively paid me my first government check(I was about 20, and stupid, so I spent it on stupid stuff like comic books).

I'm not sure if this is worth my money, so I want to dip my toe in before deciding it's worthwhile to do things like dual-booting, or buying a graphics card.
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Old 2008-02-12, 04:29   #2
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I'm wondering if anybody knows of a central source for browser-based mmporpg that don't require a a download? The reason I say no download is that I'm on Linux, so the download would probably require Wine, which I'm not prepared to fight with.

I've never really been much of a gamer, but I haven't had the amount of cash I have right now since the government retroactively paid me my first government check(I was about 20, and stupid, so I spent it on stupid stuff like comic books).

I'm not sure if this is worth my money, so I want to dip my toe in before deciding it's worthwhile to do things like dual-booting, or buying a graphics card.
You could always use a virtual machine, assuming that your physical machine is relatively modern. On my Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz w/2GB RAM, running Windows 2000 in a virtual machine under Ubuntu 7.10 works great--it's fast enough that there's practically no way to tell it's in a virtual machine, especially if you put it in full-screen mode. I use InnoTek VirtualBox for virtualization software--Qemu's nice, too, except that it doesn't always work the best with Windows. (It seems to be best with Linux/Unix as a guest operating system, and even there it's work in progress.) You can find VirtualBox in the package manager--even if you're not using Ubuntu, it will quite likely be in your distribution's package manager, too.

And if you can't get it from a package manager, you can go straight to the source and get it at http://www.virtualbox.org.

Hope this helps!
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Old 2008-02-12, 04:44   #3
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You could always use a virtual machine, assuming that your physical machine is relatively modern. On my Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz w/2GB RAM, running Windows 2000 in a virtual machine under Ubuntu 7.10 works great--it's fast enough that there's practically no way to tell it's in a virtual machine, especially if you put it in full-screen mode. I use InnoTek VirtualBox for virtualization software--Qemu's nice, too, except that it doesn't always work the best with Windows. (It seems to be best with Linux/Unix as a guest operating system, and even there it's work in progress.) You can find VirtualBox in the package manager--even if you're not using Ubuntu, it will quite likely be in your distribution's package manager, too.

And if you can't get it from a package manager, you can go straight to the source and get it at http://www.virtualbox.org.

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Thanks, I'll look into that. :)
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Old 2008-02-12, 05:36   #4
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Some of the links at the end of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMORPG might help, there's a couple of lists (List of MMORPGs, List of free MMOGs), and one called Comparison of MMORPGs. There is a handful which support linux or are browser/java based.

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Old 2008-02-12, 06:40   #5
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Some of the links at the end of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMORPG might help, there's a couple of lists (List of MMORPGs, List of free MMOGs), and one called Comparison of MMORPGs. There is a handful which support linux or are browser/java based.
Yeah, I'll come back to this thread after I've experimented a bit with VirtualBox. :) At the moment I'm trying to decide if it would be better(faster) to find an iso making program to use on my 64-bit XP cd, or download the iso from a torrent.

Btw, I DO own a legal copy of the 64-bit XP OS, and I DO have a code that isn't being used anywhere else. Just posting that to cut down on the chance that a mod will censor this thread. :)

I was planning on downloading the torrent, but downloading means uploading, so I can get in trouble even though I own a legal copy. Plus, there's the chance of viruses.

Edit: Making an iso in LInux is super-easy, you just need to find a tutorial. :)
Going to have to think about this.

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Old 2008-02-12, 17:44   #6
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Yeah, I'll come back to this thread after I've experimented a bit with VirtualBox. :) At the moment I'm trying to decide if it would be better(faster) to find an iso making program to use on my 64-bit XP cd, or download the iso from a torrent.

Btw, I DO own a legal copy of the 64-bit XP OS, and I DO have a code that isn't being used anywhere else. Just posting that to cut down on the chance that a mod will censor this thread. :)

I was planning on downloading the torrent, but downloading means uploading, so I can get in trouble even though I own a legal copy. Plus, there's the chance of viruses.

Edit: Making an iso in LInux is super-easy, you just need to find a tutorial. :)
Going to have to think about this.
Um...I would recommend against getting the torrent. You never know what you might get--it might come pre-loaded with a virus or Trojan, not to mention that it might have a pre-cracked license key, which wouldn't even give you a chance to put in your legit one.

Not to mention that it's definitely going to be MUCH faster just to make the ISO anyway.

Also, you can install into the virtual machine directly from the CD--in fact, VirtualBox is set up by default to have the virtual CD drive point to /dev/cdrom (or wherever your distribution puts the CD-ROM drive). That's the way to go if you don't already have it on an ISO file.
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Old 2008-02-13, 02:39   #7
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http://www.isobuster.com/

Most things you'll likely need to do can be done with the non-pro version.
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Old 2008-02-15, 00:24   #8
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I used to play RuneScape a lot. It is a Java-based game, so it works on most platforms. However, I wouldn't recommend playing that game anymore, due the the crap that Jagex (the company that developed RuneScape) has put into the game.

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I used to play RuneScape a lot. It is a Java-based game, so it works on most platforms. However, I wouldn't recommend playing that game anymore, due the the crap that Jagex (the company that developed RuneScape) has put into the game.
i u r willing to pay u can play the older runescape 1 which will be less jegexified
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RuneScape Classic? Unfortunately, very few people play that now, so it's not fun anymore. :( Also, you have to be a paying member and have accessed the game between August 3, 2005 and January 12, 2006 in order to be able to play it.
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Old 2008-02-17, 16:30   #11
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o i didnt know that
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