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#76 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

Very cool stuff, thanks guys thumbsup.gif
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (abarbarian @ Feb 21 2012, 05:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...restore the lost functions of his companion's ... body parts...


i wouldn't touch that line with a 10 foot pole!  much less an 8 foot hungarian!


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however, that's a great list, thx for posting, abarbarian!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

Linux gaming may have taken a biggish step forward with these two projects. Both have raised money by public subscription. One exceeded the target figure by a vast margin and the other made enough money fro the developers to include a Linux version of the game. This shows that not only are developers taking notice of Linux but that the public are showing that Linux gaming is a profitable  financial prospect.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2012/0...ech.net+feed%29

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The Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter project, which aimed to raise $400,000 to create a next-generation example of the almost forgotten point-and-click genre, has ended its fundraising round with a whopping $3.3 million under its belt.


http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/03/confirm...g-to-linux.html

http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/blog/

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Wasteland 2 was on Kickstarter for last few days with a target of $900k. A  Linux version was promised at  $1.5 million funding and they have made it to this mark.

So yes, there will be a Linux version and you can confirm a DRM free copy for yourself for $15. The game won't be a first person shooter. With a top down perspective you will get a tactical feel for the situation. It will be turn based, tactical, with a storyline that will be deeper and broader.


They both sound like pretty good games and well worth a looksee   thumbsup.gif
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:48 AM

Linux Tycoon is the premier Linux Distro Building Simulator game in the universe.

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(Truth be told: It’s probably the only Linux Distro Building Simulation game in the universe.)

So what exactly do you do in a Linux Distro Building game?

So glad you asked!  Here’s some examples of the thrilling challenges you’ll find in Linux Tycoon:


I know lots of you folks have the odd spot of trouble with your os's so I trawled the net to find you all a way of relaxing in a fun and familiar way :thudna5:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:28 AM

http://linuxlock.blo...it-forward.html


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I introduced you to Peter Hewitt some time ago.  Peter is a retired Educator from Down Under that has dedicated much of his "leisure time" to writing software for kids.....

And he's done a good job of it.

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Inspired by the work of Ken Starks I've decided to make two of my popular games freely available to Linux users. Sadly I'm a Linux ingénue so I can't offer any fancy packaging. Also I've been unable to master the wonders (?) of Linux sound - more of that later.

I'd be most interested to hear about your experiences so that I can build up a list of distros that work. My e-mail address is on my home page.

I know you are all busy folk but you may just have a few moments spare to have a look at these free offerings. They look pretty cool to me.  :breakfast:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Great article and project! :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

Very cool that inspired by our own Ken Stark he did the Linux at Mulawa Dream!
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

I downloaded all the free games and stuff but do not know if I will ever get the time to try them out as I am busy :th_0142: pies at the moment. :th_Smileywave:
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:51 AM

Lots of great games for Linux!

I love World of Goo on all my OSes including Linux!
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

A great open-source raceing game -----

http://www.speed-dreams.org/

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:16 PM

Excellent stuff!!

Yesterday, I ran across a game called Mari0 that is a cross between the NES Super Mario Bros and Portal. http://stabyourself.net/mari0/

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It is available in the normal Archlinux repos so it should be available in other distro's repos as well. The game is also available for Windows and Macs and it is only weighs in at 3.5mb.
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

View Postrakemup, on 08 July 2012 - 01:46 PM, said:

A great open-source raceing game -----
http://www.speed-dreams.org/
It does look like being an improvement on TORCS from which it is forked. I didn't want to install from PPA which is the only repo option and couldn't get the stand-alone to run. I ended up installing Desura (which was an ordeal, like Steam I guess) and installing V1.4 from there, as version 2 is only available for Windows atm. It ran OK for a while after a niggly config of my Logitech gamepad and looked good, but ended up crashing my whole computer hard,as in reset button. Promising though, I might try it again when V2 for Linux is available.
I'll be checking out Mari0 too.

Update; Mari0 is not in Debian repo, so I downloaded the standalone binary. Amused to have to do this according to the readme:
root@brain:/home/roger# apt-get install love
Still wouldn't run though. :( Maybe not enough love. :D
Update 2: Need to run from the directory the binary is in
roger@brain:~/bin/mari0-linux$ love mari0_1.6.love 
Looks good, need to play more later.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:24 AM

Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda (2D top view)
http://www.gnu.org/s...dink/index.html

Available for most of the dists out there.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:48 AM

View Posttforsman, on 10 July 2012 - 02:24 AM, said:

Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda (2D top view)
http://www.gnu.org/s...dink/index.html

Available for most of the dists out there.

That was the first game I ever tried to install on linux. :smile2:   I never got it to work properly. :cool:

Now that I am a proper geek I think I will ahve another crack at it. There is an Arch package.

https://aur.archlinu...es.php?ID=53662
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Just installing Freedink. Gotta love some of the package names; one of the dependencies is freepats, that's what my cat likes. :D

Later: Well I fed the old lady pig food, smashed all the water barrels, insulted the girl and killed all the pigs. Now I'm lost.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Tried the Arch package and the game seems to start and then I get a black screen that covers the whole monitor. Only way out is to go to another tty and kill freedink.

Yet another linux game fail.  :'(

Sunrat you will gte bad karma for being so nasty o:)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 10 July 2012 - 09:53 AM, said:

Tried the Arch package and the game seems to start and then I get a black screen that covers the whole monitor. Only way out is to go to another tty and kill freedink.

Yet another linux game fail.  :'(

Odd as it works beautifully here even with 4 monitors. The reason I mention the monitors is because most games try to stretch between the monitorsl but mari0 started windowed and allowed me to go fullscreen on my main monitor.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 10 July 2012 - 10:30 AM, said:

Odd as it works beautifully here even with 4 monitors. The reason I mention the monitors is because most games try to stretch between the monitorsl but mari0 started windowed and allowed me to go fullscreen on my main monitor.

I am getting the same with half a dozen games that I am trying in djl, Two are working but seven are not. It is not a major issue as I am happy playing with pies. :happyroll:
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:17 PM

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:33 AM

http://www.ubuntuvib...-coming-to.html


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Legends of Aethereus is a 3D Action RPG being made using Unity3D game engine. The game is currently on kickstarter and it has been in development for more than year.

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In our opinion the Linux Community has been somewhat forgotten by game developers despite its growing popularity. We also believe that Linux users will enjoy the game play style in Legends of Aethereus. Since our aim is to make a product for core gamers we felt it is very important to cater to the Linux Community since such a high percent have the same philosophy as ThreeGates. Nothing could make us happier than to provide a great game for the Linux Community.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

I think the Humble Bundle helped that stance a bit. And they are still at it.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

Muktware: EA Games Retain Top Apps Position In Ubuntu Software Center

Maybe this will give an incentive to make more top titles for Linux.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Since when is LibreOffice a paid app? Or is that a Getting Started PDF or something?
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Ah, OK, they did a Lulu book:

LibreOffice 3.4 Getting Started

They are selling it for $19.56 there. Nice way to help LibreOffice developers, and get some good stuff besides. They also have the User Guides freely available on their Documentation page with links to download the PDFs or Buy the printed version. Very cool!

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LibreOffice is a freely-available, full-featured office suite that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X computers. This book is for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly with LibreOffice 3.4. It introduces Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector drawings), Math (equation editor), and Base (database). This book was written by volunteers from the LibreOffice community. Profits from the sale of this book will be used to benefit the community.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 21 July 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:

Ah, OK, they did a Lulu book:

LibreOffice 3.4 Getting Started

They are selling it for $19.56 there. Nice way to help LibreOffice developers, and get some good stuff besides. They also have the User Guides freely available on their Documentation page with links to download the PDFs or Buy the printed version. Very cool!

Very cool! :thumbup:

If I had some extra money, I would buy it just to support them!! B)
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