Mohawke's Best of the Best Free and Open Source Software Collection from Dark Artistry

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PlaneShiftPlaneShift is a Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
America's Army3-D military game put out by the U.S. Military. If you want this game you must Google it. I took the link out because their legal crap was confusing and it appears you can't really link to them without breaking some law, but then it says you can. Who knows, it's the military...Windows, Mac, LinuxFreeware/Other
AlteriaVery much like Hexen II. Appears the site link is gone. I assume the Linux version is available in your dists packages.Windows, LinuxFreeware/unknown
TransfusionKick ass! Remake of Blood. Online playWindows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Enemy-TerritoryModern Wolfenstein 3-D war game. You do not need Wolfenstein. Online play and standalone. Secret fast download location without the aggravation.Windows, Mac, LinuxLGPL
The Elder Scrolls: ArenaFull version of this 3D rpg classic here to download free. Daggerfall is also available there.WindowsFreeware
BZFlag3-D online tank game.Windows, Mac, LinuxLGPL
Cube Cube/Cube II is an open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game built on an entirely new and very unconventional engine. I highly recommend this. Windows, [Mac], LinuxFreeware
Falcon's EyeNethack, a little like Diablo. Windows XP - put the exe in compatability mode for Win98Windows, LinuxGPL
Battle For WesnothTurn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
ScourgeS.C.O.U.R.G.E. is a Rogue-like game with a modern user interface.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
ExultExult is a project to create an Ultima 7 game engine that runs on modern operating systems.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Pac The ManKick ass Pac Man clone.MacFreeware
MaelstromKick ass Astroids clone.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
MacGLQuakeQuake, Hexen II, etc.MacGPL
BillardGL3-D Pool.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
FooBillard3-D Pool.[Windows], Mac, LinuxGPL
EgobooEgoboo is a 3d dungeon crawling adventure in the spirit of NetHack.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
PySolSolitair written in python. Freecell intergration into pySol, click here.Windows, [Mac], LinuxGPL
Corridors of PowerFree Quake type game. Retribution game engine.WindowsUnknown
Dink SmallwoodDink Smallwood is a humorous zelda-like isometric adventure/RPG.WindowsFreeware/Other
FreeDinkEnhanced Dink Smallwood, which is a humorous zelda-like isometric adventure/RPG.WindowsGPL
ShadowflareShadowFlare: Episode One is freeware, rest is commercial. Nice Diablo like game.WindowsFreeware/Other
Kiki the NanobotCross between Sokoban and Kula-World in 3-D.Windows, MacPublic Domain
Frozen BubbleMac port of one of my favorite Linux games. Also, OpenSonic the Hedgehog and many other fine open source games/apps...Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
OpenSonic The HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog and many other fine open source games/apps...MacGPL
ChromiumKick ass space shooter. Windows binary is unsupported, but there is one.Windows, LinuxArtistic
SolarwolfReally fun space game.Windows, Mac, LinuxLGPL
GlyphaJoust clone...MacPublic Domain
Jose ChessChess 2-D or 3-D views, timers, etc.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
EuchreSingle player mode only against computer.WindowsFreeware
LinCitySimCity remake.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Armagetronad AdvancedRework of Armagetronad a 3-D remake of Tron.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
FurcadiaRPG - Furcadia is the magical world where the animals have learned to walk upon two legs and speak.WindowsFreeware
FreecellFreecell for os x.MacMIT/X
FlightGearFlight sim.Windows, [Mac], LinuxGPL
Really SlickKick ass OpenGL screen savers.WindowsGPL
Smooth Teddy3-D drawing application. Great for kids interested in 3-D and art.WindowsOther/Proprietary
TuxpaintFun little paint program for kids.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
TuxmathFun little math teaching program for kids.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
GComprisComplete educational suite for children from 2 to 10 years old.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
CelestiaCelestia is a free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
OpenGLYou may need to install OpenGL for some of these games.Windows, Mac, LinuxVarious
SDLYou may need to install SDL for most of these games.Windows, Mac, LinuxLGPL
ElectricsheepCool screensavers for os x!MacGPL
FreeCivFreeciv is a multiplayer strategy game.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
VegastrikeA 3D Space Simulator that allows you to trade and bounty hunt in a vast universe.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
RiskThe game of Risk.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
AdonthellAdonthell is a role playing game in development that aims to combine the best features of the Final Fantasy and Ultima series with an epic plot.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
OpenMortalMortal Combat clone.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Globulation 2Globulation is an innovative high quality real-time strategy game.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
PydanceDancing game written in Python.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Critical MassSpace shoot'em up game.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
NexuizNexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first-person shooter game, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
DefendguinDefendguin is a clone of the Williams arcade classic "Defender."Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
JmapacmanClone of the old Arcade Game Pacman with new features and layouts. Now you can play Pacman with many of your friends together in one Game. Jmapacman is an online game so you need to connect to a server in order to play.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
StarfighterReally nice space war game.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Mahjongg3dMahjongg in 3-D.Windows, LinuxGPL
GlestVery cool 3-d rpg game. One of the best I've seen for free.Windows, LinuxGPL
PygameGame development with Python. There are a few games there too.Windows, Mac, LinuxLGPL
BarrageWar type blow em up game, pretty addicting. Also look at LBreakout(2) while your there, another great addictive game.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
DommelschThree kick ass games I played years ago and forgot about. Main site is in Dutch, beer maker. Freeware. Oh and they work on Linux using Cedega, Wine, and Crossover! Pinball Darts PoolWindowsFreeware
Lost LabyrinthRPGWindows, LinuxGPL
EpiarSpace adventure/combat game.Windows, LinuxGPL
Tremulous3-D fps/rts. Space combat game.Windows, LinuxGPL
Scorched3dScorched 3D is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
WarsowFirst person shooter, 3-D.Windows, LinuxGPL
NeverballNeverball, cool rolling marble game and Neverputt, Cool 3-D Putt Putt.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
PyChingpyChing allows you to 'consult' the I Ching.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Danger from the deepKick ass sub sim. Nice graphics also.Windows, [Mac], LinuxGPL
SavageSAVAGE: The Battle for Newerth Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Windows, LinuxFreeware/unknown
Farmers MahJonggReally nice MahJongg for Mac. Free but has a self made license.MacSelfmade
Circus LinuxCircus Linux! is a clone of the Atari 2600 game Circus Atari.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
TuxracerTux Racer lets you take on the role of Tux the Linux Penguin as he races down steep, snow-covered mountains. Enter cups and compete to win the title! Tux Racer includes a variety of options for gameplay, including the ability to race courses in fog, at night, and under high winds.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Penguin-commandThis is a clone of the classic "Missile Command" Game, but it has better graphics and music. The gameplay has only been slightly modified.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
FreeorionFreeOrion is an open-source, platform independant galactic conquest game in the tradition of the Master of Orion games.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Pok3D3-D Poker. You will need to setup an account so be aware this game is only free in the since that you can use the software, but need money and/or credits to actually play.Windows, LinuxGPL
DRODDeadly Rooms of Death is a puzzle game for Windows. You control a sword-swinging character that explores dungeons and fights monsters. The game was previously released as a commercial product, and future improvements should make it even more fun.Windows, LinuxMPL
Hexen IIThe classic Hexen II GL.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Vdrift3-D, cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
UFO: Alien InvasionIt is the year 2084. You control a secret organisation charged with defending Earth from a brutal alien enemy. Build up your bases, prepare your team, and dive head-first into the fast and flowing turn-based combat.Windows, LinuxGPL
TuxanciTuxanci is a multiplatform game, inspired by well-known czech game Bulanci (by the SleepTeam Labs team).Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
PyScrabbleMultiplayer Scrabble. Being written in Python it should run on most platforms as long as you got Python, pyGTK, and Twisted.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
XMotoX-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics plays an all important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limits, if you want to have a chance to finish the most difficult challenges.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
DofusMMORPG halfway between and 2d video game and an interactive cartoon.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
ExcaliburEMR 3.0 is a unique scenario based upon the Aleph One (Marathon) engine. It is a first-person action adventure game, featuring an epic and in-depth story line.Windows, MacFreeware
MyMahjSolitaire mahjongg game in 2D and 3D.Windows, MacFreeware
Dogfights: the gameDOGFIGHTS: THE GAME re-creates the battles seen on Dogfights the series with amazing realism. It is an incredible, immersive experience that requires a PC with a video card capable of displaying high-end 3-D graphics. WindowsFreeware
Minions of MirthA massively single player, multiplayer, persistent world RPG. Its epic scope and diverse gameplay will keep novice and hardcore players coming back for more, and more! Windows, MacFreeware
SupertuxSuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original SuperMario games. Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
StepManiaStepMania is a rhythm game for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and "dance pad" support, and an editor for creating your own steps. Windows, Mac, LinuxMIT
NimuhNimuh is an extraterrestrial boy with the mission to reach Andalusia and take all the monuments to his planet. You will incarnate Nimuh in the videogame and will know Andalusia in a slightly special way. Windows, Mac, LinuxCC
WormuxHave the mascots of your favorite free software titles battle it out in the Wormux arena using dynamite, grenades, baseball bats and other bazookas... Exterminate your opponent in a 2D environment with toon-style scenery. Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
DreamchessDreamChess is an open source chess game. Our primary target platforms are Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. DreamChess features 3D OpenGL graphics and provides various chess board sets, ranging from classic wooden to flat figurines. Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
FunguloidsNever before has collecting mushrooms been this mildly entertaining. At least not in outer space. It's more of a lifestyle than a game, really. Now with graphics and sound, too! Windows, LinuxGPL
PokerTHTexas Hold em' on-line play or play against the computer. Very well done application!Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
Grand Thief AutoThe original Grand Theft Auto release for free and optimized for newer hardware.WindowsFreeware
StellariumStellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
MarathonAleph One is a free software first-person shooter game engine based on the source code of Bungie Software's 1995 game Marathon 2: Durandal. Aleph One supports Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity, a conversion of Marathon called M1A1, and numerous third party scenarios..Windows, Mac, LinuxGPL
IvoryMahjonggMahjongg, beautiful rendition, requires Java.Windows, Mac, LinuxFreeware
Solitaire HitsDecent Solitaire for the Mac.MacGPL
SuperTuxKart3-D Go cart racing game.Windows,Mac,LinuxGPL
Dungeons and Dragons3-D Online RPG (MMO).WindowsFreeware
TriactionMarble puzzle game.MacFreeware
ZombiesKill some zombies in 3-d for free. Turn based.Windows,MacFreeware

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Nothing in this list contains malware/virus/trojan code that I am aware of; although, anything labeled freeware is more likely to contain it than open source. As a matter of fact, I have never had any open source program install any malicious code! I will explicitly state if freeware has adware/spyware if possible. I will not post links to software containing any virus, trojan, dialer, or malware if it is at all possible, but use caution when installing any software, scan with a virus scanner and/or search Google for bad experiences with a product by other users if you are unsure. I cannot guarantee any item on this list as safe, especially freeware, use these products at your own risk. By following links on this list or using products listed herein you are agreeing that I am not in anyway liable for any and all damages that may occur from the use of any software application you may choose to install.

I have used most everything in this list myself and used this list as a kind of bookmarking for myself at one time, but there are a few freewares I haven't used or tested. There have also been links added recently by request from people visiting the list that I have not installed or used as I only use Linux and OS X these days. If you find anything containing spyware, malware, adware, or any other nasty please let me know so I can look into it, or at least remove the offending application. Some adware can simply be removed using Adaware allowing you to continue using the application with no problems - free cd burner is one where this is possible - it never adds anything else after install.

If you want me to add something to the list that you feel would be worthwhile for others, by all means contact me. Please be aware that I am mainly focused on open source software and will consider it over shareware/freeware/commercial software everytime unless the it is absolutely amazing or a very hard to find necessity. There are many shareware and freeware sites already available that are easily found that provide such software.

Please read the developers sites! Some programs may be in beta and they will generally state that. I like testing so beta and unstable software doesn't bother me, but it may not work as you expect it to and may not be the best choice for being productive.

Please read licensing for any products you use and make sure the licensing hasn't changed since I posted. Some things become pay products (mainly freeware) when I am not looking and it's hard to keep track of everything. Please email me if this happens OR if you find I have the wrong license listed for any product so I can update the list - it would be very helpful!

If you use GPL or other open source licensed software please consider donating money to the developers of the products you use or find most useful. It helps to keep them making great free software and guarantees these products continue getting better for future use. For more information on Open Source software please visit The Open Source Foundation

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If you're looking for Linux software learn how to use your Linux distros package manager, apt, yast, etc, or if you're on Mac OS X try Fink. Plus, almost all open source licensed software on this list is ported from Linux/Unix applications so a simple visit to the developer's page should yield you a Linux version if you cannot find it in your distros package manager.

I really dislike group mentality, even in the open source arena. If you are on this list with the "it sucks, because it contains freeware and commercial software" relax, not all freeware is bad and you do not have to use it. If you have this mentality and you are looking for open source software for Windows or OS X you are simply a hypocrite. If you are a Linux/Unix purest you should know it's all about choice and freedom. Others may want or need the choice to use freeware or even commercial applications, including Windows or OS X. Whether it be religion or software, choice is what makes people happy and pieceful and group mentaility typically makes people hateful, aliented, or dead, the choice is yours so choose wisely your options.

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Updated 05.13.2010