game machine based on FreeBSD?

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Aug 6 07:14:17 UTC 2016

Allow me a short addition:

On Sat, 06 Aug 2016 00:49:38 +0000, Andrew Merenbach wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 9:51 AM Luca Ferrari <fluca1978 at> wrote:
> > I'm just curious if there is any effort or possibility to build up a
> > FreeBSD gaming machine. Since I've seen SteamOS
> > <> I'm just curious to be able
> > to make a machine based on FreeBSD (and therefore use it also as a nas
> > thru ZFS).
> > Links and/or suggestions are welcome.
> >
> >
> Hi Luca,
> While modern games lie mostly outside my experience with FreeBSD, "retro"
> game players do have a large amount of flexibility, especially if they are
> willing and able to install Wine and/or DOSBox.  Some examples from my
> experience, not all of which are of the same caliber:
> 1. Wine: Fallout 1 and 2, DOOM I and II, Quake II, Return to Castle
> Wolfenstein, Unreal Gold (the original)

DooM I and II have native ports for FreeBSD (you just need the WAD
files), Quake I and II the same; RTCW has a Linux version that works
well. No need for wine here.

I'm using wine for Jedi Knight I and II. :-)

(DooM III and Quake IV also have Linux versions that work on FreeBSD.)

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