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[News] New Games for GNU/Linux, New Listings, Starcraft 2 on Wine

  • Subject: [News] New Games for GNU/Linux, New Listings, Starcraft 2 on Wine
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 20:25:16 +0100
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Caster â Pay What You Want !

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| With the recent success of The Humble Indie 
| Bundle that managed to rise over 1 million 
| dollars in donations, elecorn the developers 
| of the Caster game also jumps on the trend.


Eschalon: Book II Released For GNU/Linux !

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| Basilisk Games Announces the Availability of 
| Eschalon: Book II for Macintosh and Linux
| Indianapolis, IN â May 26, 2010 â Basilisk 
| Games, Inc. today announced that Eschalon: 
| Book II for Macintosh and Linux based 
| computers is now available.


Five fun, educational Linux games for kids!

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| Technology provides today's school with 
| numerous avenues to provide quality 
| education to kids while making learning fun. 
| With schools increasing the use of 
| technology to deliver learning, parents are 
| faced with embracing technology to provide 
| learning and fun experiences for kids 
| growing up in a technology saturated world 
| after school.


Starcraft 2 and a bit of Wine - Linux Performance

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| When I joined my first SC2 game on Windows I 
| had just selected my workers to start mining 
| when the lag started, around two minutes 
| later I was dropped from the game and it 
| counted as a loss in my ladder league. I 
| figured it was just something funky with my 
| internet line, even though I had not had any 
| issues in SC2 under Wine in the last three 
| weeks, as such I promptly selected "find 
| match" to start another game. Two minutes 
| later I had "lost" another ladder game due 
| to "connection" issues.
| Fan-flipping-tastic.
| Just out of curiosity I decided to boot in 
| Linux to see if the issue existed there as 
| well (I'm hoping the irony of rebooting into 
| Linux to play a game isn't lost on anyone). 
| Needless to say the problem was not present 
| there, after sweeping two ladder games 
| without any connection issues on Ubuntu I 
| can indeed confirm that it was a 
| "connection" issue with the SC2 was only 
| happening under Windows.



Valve's Linux Play May Lead More Games To Follow Suit

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| Brought up in the Phoronix Forums
| yesterday by a reader was a reference to
| Ryan Gordon's resume that he was
| contracted to port Red Orchestra: Ostfront
| 41-45 to Linux. This led a Phoronix reader
| to email Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and now we
| managed to get our hands on Ryan's e-mail
| response.
| Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 was released
| for Windows back in 2006 and runs off the
| older Linux-compatible Unreal Engine 2.5
| (not the newer Unreal Engine 3), but to
| date we have not seen any Linux client of
| this game developed by Tripwire
| Interactive that takes place during World
| War II. Ryan clarified that he was
| contracted to just perform the Linux
| server port and then for Mac OS X he did
| the server port too, and he is also doing
| a Mac OS X client port for this game and
| that version will soon be released.
| [...]
| So beyond Valve's Linux move causing
| Source Engine games coming to Linux like
| Counter-Strike: Source and the Half-Life 2
| series (along with other non-Valve titles
| like Postal III), it looks like
| independent game developers that simply
| rely upon Steam for digital distribution
| may be more prone to offering up Linux
| clients once this Steam client is
| available to provide an easy purchasing
| and digital distribution platform.
| While some find it hard to believe right
| now, we have confirmed that Steam and
| Source are coming to Linux and the fact
| that there is an early Steam Linux client
| binary. The UK's Telegraph has also
| independently confirmed this information
| too, as was confirmed by a reader's
| inquiry to the publication.


Poof, youâre a wizard, with the Dungeons and Dragons Character Generator

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| The dnd3rd project, also called the
| Dungeons and Dragons Character Generator,
| is a web-based application for creating
| characters for the Dungeons and Dragons
| role-playing game. By using dnd3rd,
| players can create complete characters
| with just a handful of clicks, and save,
| reload, and upgrade characters.


Date Warp â Anime Visual Novel Released !

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| Hanako Games that specializes in making
| anime visual novels that very often have a
| native GNU/Linux clients, has released
| their latest game Date Warp !


The Wesnothian Ambassador to the App Store

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| In 2003, David White created Battle for
| Wesnoth, an open-source, strategy RPG with
| turn-based gameplay and hooks for user-
| created content, including entire
| campaigns. Since then over 100
| contributors have turned the project into
| one of the most successful open-source
| games ever made.


It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux!

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| Valve Corporation has today rolled out
| their Steam Mac OS X client to the general
| public and confirmed something we have
| been reporting for two years: the Steam
| content delivery platform and Source
| Engine are coming to Linux. This news is
| coming days after we discovered proof in
| Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support
| and subsequently found more Linux
| references and even the unreleased Steam
| Linux client. The day has finally come and
| Linux gamers around the world have a
| reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest
| news for the Linux gaming community that
| sees very few tier-one titles.


Official? Steam Coming to Linux

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| Still, progress is progress and Valve
| bringing the Steam infrastructure to Linux
| along with a few âAAAâ titles is progress
| indeed.


Humble Indie Games Bundle

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| I bought in when they announced they would
| be Open Sourcing the games â I havenât
| gotten around to actually playing any of
| them yet!
| With programs like this, and Valve
| bringing Steam/TF2/HL2 to Linux, the
| future is looking bright.


Linux Users Speak...., Devs Open Source Their Games...

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| Now this is simply amazing.
| Nils Grotnes emailed me about 20 minutes
| ago with some pretty cool news.
| Aquaria by Bit Blot ,Gish Published by
| Chronic Logic, Lugaru HD by Wolfire, and
| Penumbra Overture of course by Frictional
| Games have pledged to go open source.


16 of the Best Free Linux Game Engines (Part 2 of 2)

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