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I'm not a big fan of computer games. I've always pretty much considered them a waste of time - and I like to stick with my linux distros and stay out of 'doze entirely. HOWEVER - For the past few days I'm spending more and more time playing "World Of Goo". From their web site - url="http://2dboy.com/games.php""World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls who live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious."I have no affiliation with this company. THEY HAVE A LINUX VERSION and a demo version that is free. The full version costs $20 - which I coughed up after trying the demo. Money well spent so far. Everyone needs a little diversion on occasion.Now - if TurboTax would just put out a linux version, I could get rid of 'doze entirely!

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Nice!!! Thanks for the info.I just found out that the demo and some other files are available in the Archlinux community repos:[code]╔═ comhack@Venus 06:40 PM ╚═══ ~-> yaourt -Ss worldofgooaur/worldofgoo 1.41-2 (103) Physics based puzzle/construction game (Commercial)aur/worldofgoo-demo 1.41-1 (87) World of Goo is a physics based puzzle/construction game.aur/gootool 1.0.1.366-3 (12) World of Goo hacking utility (worldofgoo)aur/worldofgoo-gootool 1.0.1.366-2 (3) World of Goo level creator and installer[/code]Pretty cool Demo!!

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Here's another one for fun - [url="http://bysusanlin.com/raincat/"]Raincat[/url]. It looks like a kid's game but I couldn't get past level 4. It's a little bit like Lemmings or Pingus.[url="http://img51.imageshack.us/i/raincats.png/"][img]http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6316/raincats.th.png[/img][/url]

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You might be interested in "Linux Gaming News" - [url="http://linuxgamingnews.org/"]http://linuxgamingnews.org/[/url]Do look on the side of the home page which lists links for "GNU/Linux Gaming Sites"Alan Edited by arochester

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[quote name='sunrat' post='296507' date='Apr 21 2010, 06:18 AM']Here's another one for fun - [url="http://bysusanlin.com/raincat/"]Raincat[/url]. It looks like a kid's game but I couldn't get past level 4. It's a little bit like Lemmings or Pingus.[/quote]Thanks!!! Gonna have to check that one out, too.[quote name='arochester' post='296509' date='Apr 21 2010, 07:11 AM']You might be interested in "Linux Gaming News" - [url="http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/"]http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/[/url]Do look on the right hand side of the home page which lists links for "Linux Gaming Sites"Alan[/quote]Pretty cool. :thumbsup:

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Raincat is in Debian repos for sqeeze and sid. [b]apt-get install raincat[/b]. :thumbsup: My other faves are [url="http://olofson.net/kobodl/"]KoboDeluxe[/url], [url="http://www.heptargon.de/gl-117/gl-117.html"]gl-117[/url] (awesome 3D battle flight sim!), [url="http://www.parallelrealities.co.uk/projects/blobWars.php"]Blob Wars : Metal Blob Solid[/url], [url="http://www.parallelrealities.co.uk/projects/blobAndConquer.php"]Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer[/url] (3D!) and [url="http://torcs.sourceforge.net/"]TORCS[/url] (car racing). And for fragging fun, [url="http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz/"]Nexuiz[/url]. All in Debian repos.Others not in Debian repos - [url="http://maniadrive.raydium.org/"]ManiaDrive[/url], [url="http://www.worldofpadman.com/"]World of Padman[/url] (Manga fragfest), [url="http://www.jardinains2.com/"]Jardinains2[/url] (kinda breakout with pesky garden gnomes) :hmm: :whistling: B) :rolleyes:

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[quote name='rakemup' post='295969' date='Apr 15 2010, 05:33 PM']Now - if TurboTax would just put out a linux version, I could get rid of 'doze entirely![/quote]Have you tried the online TurboTax using Linux and FF? Their site says it requires Windows or Mac but it seems to work with Ubuntu. I was able to access the test pages but I didn't actually create an accout.

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Havn't tried that ---- but I will next year

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sunrat, nexius, in linux? v. v. cool, i will have to check that out. it's a fragfest waiting to happen!also, nice list of games. :)arochester - cool gaming site! bookmarked! Edited by Temmu

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[quote name='Temmu' post='296692' date='Apr 24 2010, 06:49 AM']sunrat, nexius, in linux?[/quote]That's Nexuiz. It's based on Quake 3. There's a Linux version and it's also in Debian repos. Edited by sunrat

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yes, i've played it before in (can i say it?) windows. was just surprised to see it in linux.

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[quote name='Temmu' post='296815' date='Apr 26 2010, 11:52 AM']yes, i've played it before in (can i say it?) windows. was just surprised to see it in linux.[/quote]Probably just as surprised as I was to hear there's a Windows version! :(

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Valve is working on a [url="http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODE3Mw"]steam client for linux[/url] so hopefully there will be lots more games for all you tux lovers that don't wanna use windows to play. [url="http://www.fileplanet.com/126568/120000/fileinfo/Steam-v2.0-Beta-Client-%5bLinux%5d"]Here [/url]is the beta client if you wanna have a look.

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Actually that is for the content download servers only:[quote]Here is the Linux client beta v2.0 for Valve Software's Steam content delivery program. [b]This will allow Linux users to run a Steam server[/b].[/quote]Steam is only a download system, and does not allow you to play the games without installing them. So until games stop using DirectX, developers reverse engineer DX, or games use OpenGL, then most of your newer games will not be ported to Linux. I very much wish that this was not the case but unless Steam has managed to figure out a way to run DX 10 and DX11 games (that the Wine developers have not figured out), then it is not possible to run anything but possibly multiplayer servers. Also, the ironic part is that a lot of games have Linux clients for the multiplayer servers but not for the actual game. :thumbsdown:Hopefully this is the first step in bringing gaming to Linux and not just the emulated kind. I cannot wait for the day when I can format my gaming partition (win 7)

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I`d like to try this one [url="http://www.yofrankie.org/"]Yo Frankie![/url] but I need a better version of blender it seems.

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[quote name='rolanaj' post='296984' date='Apr 28 2010, 01:24 PM']I`d like to try this one [url="http://www.yofrankie.org/"]Yo Frankie![/url] but I need a better version of blender it seems.[/quote]I've looked at this before but not tried it. So of course I had to! I downloaded the game files and installed Blender 2.49.2~dfsg-2 from Debian sid repo. And it works fairly well and looks great! There's a few rough edges and it was a little jerky occasionally, but quite playable. Now I just have to work out where the catapult is to throw the sheep onto and finish the 1st level. :hmm: :w00t: :DEdit: just watched the video. Need to throw the sheep into the water to bounce on it and get to the island. Could take a few tries to complete i think! Edited by sunrat

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[quote name='rolanaj' post='296984' date='Apr 27 2010, 11:24 PM']I`d like to try this one [url="http://www.yofrankie.org/"]Yo Frankie![/url] but I need a better version of blender it seems.[/quote]Awesome!!! I am installing it now in Archlinux :w00t:

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I'm not really into guitar hero type games, but thought this might interest someone [url="http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/"]Frets On Fire[/url]

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[quote name='rolanaj' post='297166' date='Apr 30 2010, 09:18 AM']I'm not really into guitar hero type games, but thought this might interest someone [url="http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/"]Frets On Fire[/url][/quote]Me neither but that is pretty neat and it can import Gutar Hero 1 and 2's songs.

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If you like mmorpg's there is also [url="http://www.planeshift.it/about.html"]Planeshift[/url]

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[quote name='securitybreach' post='296996' date='Apr 28 2010, 08:36 AM']Awesome!!! I am installing it now in Archlinux :hysterical:[/quote]Will Yo Frankie work with the 64 bit Arch :P

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[quote name='abarbarian' post='300169' date='Jun 19 2010, 11:00 AM']Will Yo Frankie work with the 64 bit Arch :hysterical:[/quote]Yes it will:[code]╔═ comhack@Venus 12:26 PM ╚═══ ~-> pacman -Qi yofrankieName : yofrankieVersion : 1.1-1URL : http://www.yofrankie.org/Licenses : CCPL Groups : NoneProvides : NoneDepends On : blender Optional Deps : NoneRequired By : NoneConflicts With : yofrankie-demo-glsl Replaces : NoneInstalled Size : 122296.00 KPackager : Unknown PackagerArchitecture : x86_64Build Date : Wed 28 Apr 2010 08:44:59 AM EDTInstall Date : Wed 28 Apr 2010 08:49:28 AM EDTInstall Reason : Explicitly installedInstall Script : NoDescription : A 3D platform game based on the bully rodent in Big Buck Bunny[/code]

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I could not get Yo Frankie to work on my Mandy install because od the Blaender version issue so it is nice to know that I can play it in 64 Arch. :rolleyes: Here are five Indie GNU/Lonux games that you might not have come across, free, paid for and the best of then is Machinarium. There is a demo. Graphics are tremendous and the game play is neat.[url="http://machinarium.net/demo/"]http://machinarium.net/demo/[/url]I have not played the demo of Osmos yet but the video is pretty neat. I guess this game would suit laid back space cadets. [url="http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos/"]http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos/[/url] B)

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