Interplay Entertainment announced today they're updating many of their classic titles to support Linux. A lot of it of course is thanks to the excellent free and open source DOSBox, which allows thousands of classic to play on modern systems without much hassle.
As part of the drive to bring our classic pool of games to an entirely new generation of gamers, we will also update our back catalogue today, providing Tux & Apple support for heavyweight titles such as Earthworm Jim, Stonekeep and Descent!
Tux and Apple being Linux and macOS if that wasn't clear.
Going over their list of games on Steam there's quite a few. Here's some that added Linux builds recently:
- Battle Chess
- Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess
- Descent 2
- Dragon Wars
- Lost Eden
- M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault & Exploration
- Prehistorik 2
- Redneck Deer Huntin'
- Redneck Rampage Rides Again
- Shattered Steel
- …and so on, with more to come
Worth noting that Descent 3 already had Linux support, as porter Ryan Gordon did some work back in 2020 to re-port the game along with many tech upgrades for modern Linux gaming.