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[News] Loads of Encouraging News for GNU/Linux Gamers

  • Subject: [News] Loads of Encouraging News for GNU/Linux Gamers
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:56:45 +0100
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Nexuiz v2.5.2 Free
,----[ Quote ]
| The first version was released May 31st 
| 2005, released entirely GPL and free over 
| the net, a first for a project of its kind. 
| Since then it has been downloaded over 1.5 
| million times, and the game is still being 
| updated and developed, currently at version 
| 2.5 and new releases being developed.


Stop Wine-ing: 15 Games for Linux

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| Many believe that Wine and other Windows 
| emulation solutions may be their only 
| recourse for high-quality gaming enjoyment. 
| That, however, it not entirely true. There 
| are plenty of smaller, independent gaming 
| houses developing and releasing premium 
| commercial games for Linux alongside Mac 
| and Windows offerings. Search hard enough 
| and youâll find games ranging from low-
| resource puzzle solvers to 3D first-person 
| shooters.
| Letâs have a look at some of the games 
| recently released for Linux and a few up-
| and-coming prospects for the future. Stop 
| Wine-ing. Start playing. 


Is it Possible to Play Games When Running Linux?

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| Any game that is based on the browser alone 
| will work fine in Linux. For browser based 
| games like Farmville, these will all work 
| in browsers as long as there are the Flash 
| and Java plugins. These work the same in 
| Linux as on any other operating system.
| The second type of gaming is open source 
| games. There are quite a few free games 
| that are made for Linux as well as other 
| operating systems. Since these are open 
| source, itâs easy for programmers to port 
| various versions of the game for the 
| different operating system choices that 
| exist.


Space Exploration: Serpens Sector Development Preview 10 Released/Screens #3

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| Metal Beetle has released a new development 
| preview version of Space Exploration: 
| Serpens Sector, a role-playing game based 
| on classics like Starflight and Star 
| Control. 


Unigine Heaven 2.0 Launches For Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| Unigine Heaven has finally arrived! Unigine 
| Heaven, a tech demo / benchmark that offers 
| heavenly graphics and was released for 
| Windows 7 back in October with a DirectX 11 
| renderer, is now available on Linux with 
| its OpenGL 3.2 renderer. As we suspected, 
| the Linux support has arrived with the 
| release of Unigine Heaven 2.0, which 
| includes an updated Windows binary as well. 


If sudoku has you puzzled, turn to HoDoKu

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| Hobiger elaborates: âOver the years sudoku 
| players have developed a large array of 
| techniques to exclude possible candidates 
| from cells. HoDoKu supports more than 90 
| techniques, more than any other software I 
| know. You can search for all implemented 
| techniques at any given state during 
| solving and display them graphically.


Achron Alpha Build Now For GNU/Linux 64-Bit !

,----[ Quote ]
| Two days ago they released a new build 
| ( that now has an experimental 
| support for GNU/Linux 64-bit !


Hacker Evolution: Untold Now Available For GNU/Linux !

,----[ Quote ]
| Announcing Hacker Evolution: Untold for 
| Linux, a new hacking simulation game from 
| exosyphen studios


Quake 2 on netbook with custom resolution, finally!  

,----[ Quote ]
| Been trying to solve this one for ages - 
| get Quake 2 to run at a custom resolution 
| of 1024 x 600 on my Ubuntu Linux Netbook.


Nexuiz Gets Forked, Turned Into Xonotic

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| Xonotic is this new project that is a fork 
| of Nexuiz and takes away some of the main 
| developers within the Nexuiz community. 
| Apparently they already have in excess of 
| 30 core community members for this new 
| project. This project aspires not only to 
| take the GPL Nexuiz code and release it as 
| a new game, but they are planning to 
| provide new models and animations, new 
| sounds and music, a makeover of many maps, 
| higher quality content, and other 
| organizational changes for the project.


Indie Gamers See The Linux Market

,----[ Quote ]
| It hasn't been that long ago that we 
| brought you news of 2d boy World of Goo and 
| the Frictional Games trilogy Penumbra.  
| Since then, things have been pretty quiet 
| on the Linux Game Front...at least to my 
| ear, but then again, I'm not much of a 
| gamer.
| Sure, I've played all the repository 
| shooters...bloody chunks flying and 
| monsters galore.  I have a short attention 
| span...mostly because I suck at shooter 
| games.  I just don't play them often.


Welcome to Xonotic!

,----[ Quote ]
| We would like to formally announce the 
| arrival of Xonotic â A free (GPL), fast-
| paced first-person shooter that works on 
| Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. 
| Xonotic is a direct successor of the Nexuiz 
| Project.


Top 10 computer games of all time

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| In actual fact there's a growing body of 
| research that shows game playing can 
| improve productivity by allowing the brain 
| to concentrate on other things for a while. 
| It makes sense to me, we have after all 
| evolved playing games that have allowed us 
| to try out new mental strategies.
| Originally we'd considered doing this last 
| week to coincide with the Games Developer 
| Conference in San Francisco. But we'd been 
| planning the women in IT feature for weeks 
| and that took precedence. However, with the 
| game BAFTAS in the UK tonight we had an 
| excuse to do the Top 10 list we've been 
| mulling for a while now.


Five nice opensource games for Linux


Linux introduction to include games advice

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| The Linux Users Victoria (LUV) beginners 
| workshop will include something extra when 
| it is held on March 20 â games on Linux.


Stonetrip adds Android support to ShiVa game engine

,----[ Quote ]
| Now French company Stonetrip has announced 
| its ShiVa3D technology, which was 
| previously limited to web, PC, Mac, Linux 
| and iPhone, now supports Android.


Iranian Game Developer Prepares to Launch Title

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| While Iran has been making a concerted 
| effort of late to beef up its presence in 
| the international game market, developers 
| located there still must oversome a series 
| of obstacles to create videogames.
| The Washington Post takes a look at the PC 
| game Garshasp, the Monster Slayer, which 
| was created by a team of 20 Iranians 
| operating as Fanafzar Game Studios. The 
| game, an action-adventure title for the PC 
| set in a world of mythological monsters, 
| and steeped in Persian history, is 
| scheduled for a global release soon, but 
| the developers are choosing to delay a 
| domestic release in Iran, saying that âthis 
| is not the right time to promote our gameâ 
| in their own country.


Iranian Developers Forced to Rely on Open Source Software

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| Developing a current generation game 
| without current generation software sounds 
| like an impossible task - unless you're 
| Fanafzar Game Studios.


Play GBA and FC Games in Ubuntu with Mednafen

,----[ Quote ]
| It emulates:
| * Atari Lynx
| * GameBoy
| * GameBoy Color
| * GameBoy Advance
| * NES
| * PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16)
| * PC-FX
| * SuperGrafx
| * NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo Pocket Color
| * WonderSwan


RTS Game 0 A.D. Needs You!

,----[ Quote ]
| As I explained when I covered 0 A.D. in the 
| fall, Iâm excited about the project because 
| it promises to set several important 
| precedents.  Besides bringing a high-
| quality, fully open-source RTS game to 
| Linux usersâwho currently have to subsist 
| mostly on half-baked, amateur games, if 
| they play anything at allâthe 0 A.D. 
| developers are helping to break new ground 
| by building a professional-quality game on 
| the open-source model (the developers of 
| Glest and Battle for Wesnoth deserve 
| similar credit in this regard, but theirs 
| is a lonely world).


Unigine Heaven 2.0 Linux Performance

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| Yesterday the 2.0 release of the Unigine 
| Heaven tech demo was released for Microsoft 
| Windows users. This Windows release was 
| greeted finally by the OpenGL Linux release 
| of this impressive demo too. While we had 
| published benchmarks and screenshots of the 
| Unigine Heaven Linux release, this was 
| based off of an internal build that we had 
| received from Unigine Corp back in December 
| -- long before the 2.0 release came about 
| with its optimizations, updated engine, and 
| new artwork. Due to this, we have now 
| published a new set of Unigine Heaven 
| performance numbers for Linux from a 
| selection of ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards 
| along with many new screenshots.


Unigine Heaven Shows What Linux Gaming Can Look Like

,----[ Quote ]
| Unigine Heaven is the latest technology 
| demo / benchmark that shows off the latest 
| state of the Unigine Engine, which 
| continues to constantly advance and has 
| picked up many new features since the 
| Unigine Tropics release in 2008.


Unigine's Heaven 2.0 Benchmark Introduces Linux Support

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| Last November, game engine developer 
| Unigine gave all Radeon HD 5000 users a fun 
| tool to push their cards to the limit. 
| Called "Heaven", the benchmark was the 
| first on the market that both utilized 
| DirectX 11 abilities and wasn't based 
| around an actual game. Like Futuremark, 
| Unigine builds its benchmarks with the 
| mindset that what's exhibited will be seen 
| in real games in the years ahead, assuring 
| that it will remain a relevant benchmark 
| for a little while.


Linux games review

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| I think all the games I tried out have some 
| good points none of them are bad but I 
| think if they made a MMORPG with the 
| Savage2 1st/3rd person engine it would be 
| awesome.

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