I’m a little obsessed with my Raspberry Pi and have spent hours of the last 12 months looking for new ways to use it. So much so that I’m about to get a second device.
However, I’m also obsessed with a particular game: Civilization by Sid Meier. This one game (and its various sequels/updates) has eaten more time in my life than nights and it never fails to delight.
You can probably see where I’m going with this, but I’ll lay it out just in case. A few nights ago, I decided that instead of playing Civilization V on my PC, I would look for a version that I could play on my Raspberry Pi?
Thus began the search not only for a version of Civilization that could run (perhaps using an MS-DOS emulator), but for just about any game that would natively run on the Raspberry Pi.
Forget about emulation
The vast majority of games created before the mid to late 1990s can be successfully emulated on the Raspberry Pi, allowing you to enjoy some of the arcade classics, home computer legends and great MS-DOS games you remember fondly or never had a chance to play correctly.
But if you think plugging in a PSX controller and enjoying some of the top 15-year-old games is the limit of the Raspberry Pi’s gaming capabilities, you have a different story.
Find games for Raspberry Pi
These more interesting games are a mix of original creations, tributes/clones, and ports, and each one is worth installing.
Let’s look at the best options:
FreeCiv [больше не доступен]
The original game is legendary, but when I started looking for a way to play Civilization on a Raspberry Pi, I soon realized that I would have to find out if FreeCiv had been ported to a small computer.
Although FreeCiv has been available for Linux computers since its first release in 1996, it is also available for Windows and Mac OS X. More importantly, however, it has been ported to the Raspberry Pi, which uses a Civilization II-style user interface and map design ( this is at least a gamer) deep nostalgia for world domination …
OpenTTD [больше не доступно]
OpenTTD is another legendary simulator that came to the Raspberry Pi through cloning and porting. Based on the old Microprose Transport Tycoon Deluxe game, OpenTTD is a very good copy of the original that also includes some new features.