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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#31 by francois » 27 Dec 2013, 01:21

An all-time favorite, the Risk game that changed name for Domination. I imagine there are some rights issues.

You need two packages (this for porteus 2.1).
1) The openjre package is needed, you can get it from usm package manager:

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usm -u all
usm -g openjre
Once installed in the /porteus/modules openjre $PATH has to be set. To do this you can logout and log bakin the X environement or source openjre:

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 . /etc/profile.d/openjre.sh
2) Domination:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/domina ... urce=files

Once the openjre package is activated in the /porteus/modules folder, all you have to do is to change the Domination_install_1.1.1.6.jar permission so that it could be executable (right click the file, permissions= is executable) and:

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root@porteus:~#  java -jar /tmp/Domination_install_1.1.1.6.jar
As the game is installed into /usr/local/Domination/, the command to start the game in cli mode will be:

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root@porteus:~#   /usr/local/Domination/run.sh
You can install that command into the panel thru:
kde > right click > edit application > board games > new item > Domination (as item name) > /usr/local/Domination/run.sh (as command)

Have fun! Happy holiday! :D
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Post#32 by phhpro » 01 Jan 2014, 05:02

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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#33 by francois » 01 Jan 2014, 17:29

I think you have the most recent copy that runs into the web browser isn't it?

I presented the anterior version in my post, it was slightly different, with a function called annihilate instead of throw the dices.
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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#35 by saneks » 02 Jan 2014, 11:55

I don't play much.. but yeahs. kobodeluxe was great.. I am all for retro gaming, so I use emulators for old machines and games from abandonware sites.

a linux port of the c64 classic paradroid: http://paradroid.sourceforge.net/index.html#what_is_it

the last game that got me seriously hooked.. I just love BROGUE (a very accessible rogue like)
https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/

the game that got me hooked last winter: Spelunky
windows/mac only :(, but there is a browser version: http://tinysubversions.com/game/spelunky/

recently I installed SCUMMvm to play some 90s adventure classics from lucasarts. great stuff.

if you played tactical games in the 90s, you will love UFO or XCOM.. there is a linux port as well: http://ufoai.org/wiki/News

another classic port to linux.. civilisation.. on linux it's called FreeCiv

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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#37 by saneks » 03 Jan 2014, 13:06

^ hehe.. I used to play a lot of games as a teenager..

I usually only find one game a year that I find exciting, but don't want to invest too much time in playing.. but just now inbetween xmas and new year was the perfect time to hang out, relax and play some games.. that's why I dug up some of those old luccasart games.. they are like watching cartoons.

The other ones are just what I recall as good games from back then. since there aren't so many linux games, ports of good classics are worth exploring. especially if one is interested in game-history

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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#38 by francois » 03 Jan 2014, 13:25

As we have work hard to get it working for hardstriker. Here is minecraft, my son's favorite game, see:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=2975

There is that elogious review about the minecraft game:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2011/11/24/minecraft-review
No other video game has unleashed my creativity like Minecraft. I've spent countless hours chipping away at blocks, gathering the necessary materials to complete the next masterpiece that would otherwise only occupy my mind's eye. I've also spent just as many hours exploring, spelunking and slashing my way through monsters with bravado. My character – my entire Minecraft world – constantly evolves into whatever I want it to be. I tell my own stories, I write my own destiny and I bring my fantasies to life one brick at a time. (continued)
Or if you prefer a video review (please accept the hockey game preview, be patient):
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/11/23/mi ... eo-review
Here it is:

1) Download, convert txz2xzm (thru right click and selection of the appropriate submenu) and install openjre in /porteus/modules folder and activate it (thru right click and selection of the appropriate submenu):
32bit:http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbu ... 1alien.txz
64bit:http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbu ... 1alien.txz

2) Download minecraft into the folder of your choice, lets say /root/games/:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Down ... ecraft.jar

3) Create a symbolic link from the java binaries to /usr/bin so that java program could be invoked directly without its residing folder:
32bit:

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root@porteus:/# ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre/bin/java /usr/bin
64bit:

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root@porteus:/# ln -s  /usr/lib64/java/jre/bin/java /usr/bin
4) Start minecraft thru the following command line in terminal:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1862455

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root@porteus:~/Downloads# cd /root/games/
root@porteus:~/games# ls
Minecraft.jar
root@porteus:~/games# java -jar Minecraft.jar
Bootstrap (v5)
Current time is Dec 27, 2013 10:16:59 AM
System.getProperty('os.name') == 'Linux'
etc., etc. ...
As they say: enjoy! 8)
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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#40 by francois » 07 Jan 2014, 02:00

Thanks for the typo. It seems that I wrote this one a little too fast. :(
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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#41 by jimwg » 15 Oct 2014, 11:31

Greetings!

A user on the Ubuntu site claims that he runs MMOs like Champions of Regnum, Royal Quest and Dofus on Puppy but it requires "Steam" to do it. I don't presently have any whole flash drives to commit to experiment even if I knew what to do, but does anyone have any ideas on how to apply this to Porteus?

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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#42 by francois » 10 Jun 2015, 20:39

Reviving this old thread on games, Linux, slackware and porteus. What do you play? Personally, my habits did not change much. Though I have added chess to my porteus installation:
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1647

In addition, I while say that I play more with porteus than with any other game. :wink:

What I do not like about games is their addictive nature.
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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#43 by donald » 10 Jun 2015, 21:38

If you love to cuss, and to get nervous, try "lbreakout2"
seems to be simple, but...

It's really fast, even on my (15 Years) old PC.(+ nvidia Driver)

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Post#44 by ncmprhnsbl » 10 Jun 2015, 22:05

+1 lbreakout2 :)
and abuse for some industrial violence...
@jimwg steam is in sBo so usm should build it or get the package(s) from slackonly.com..
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Re: Games: what about your favorite game on linux

Post#45 by francois » 11 Jun 2015, 05:52

Please report about its usability on porteus. :)
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