This month, in the spirit of "Making Linux a Little More Fun", I decided to try my hand at a Linux crossword puzzle. This presented a number of interesting challenges. In any case, the result of all the cogitation, agitation, and meditation is presented here for your enjoyment; I hope you have as much fun... yeah, that's the word... solving it as I had designing it!
This update includes a host of new and community requested features such as: more agile player movement, weapon balance adjustments, a single ambient light option, improved rendering and cpu peformance and much more. Also brand new elements are introduce to Quake 4:
If there's one area where Linux distributions fall behind Windows, it's games. Most PC games are built for Windows. Where does that leave Linux users? With Cedega, a melding of Wine and DirectX developed by TransGaming. Today, Cedega 5.2.3 officially supports about 50 games, though in reality it can run a lot more.
The developers of Linux Game Publishing (LGP) recently finished with the final version of Coldwar.
Illarion is a free, completely self developed graphical fantasy game that focuses on true roleplaying. We are offering our own server, a Java client (which can be used at Linux or Windows) and the guarantee that you will never ever pay anything for this game.
Crystal Space (CS) is a free cross platform 3D Source Developement Kit (SDK) licenced under the LGPL. On 15th and 16th of July developers and users met in Aachen (Germany) at the first international Crystal Space conference.
UFO: AI is a turn based overhead tactical combat sim with research trees. Your mission is to fight back against the alien horde attempting to invade Earth. UFO: Alien Invasion is out with a new release in their 2.0 cycle.
A new version of the MMORPG Planeshift has just been released. An official linux client is now available from the download page.
3DRealms has released the dedicated linux server for Human Head's just released sci-fi FPS, Prey. This package includes all the required files to host your own server, including install instructions to get you going.
With it's retro interface and fast paced gameplay Endgame Singularity offers up a seriously interesting take on "hacker" simulation gaming. Instead of playing a human intruding on systems you take on the role of an A.I. that has just gained sentience. Your goal is to stay alive by avoiding detection while furthering your research to escape from a hostile earth.
According to this forum post, our wait is almost over. Vedran Skrnjug a programmer at Croteam wrote: "Linux port of editor and client is nearing its end. What is left to do is some internal polishing and a few minor issues to resolve.
A new version of the MMORPG Planeshift has just been released. The story of Yliakum continues in this new release of the game, which comes up with many improvements.
I was able to get the Gaming part of the Kubuntu How-to done. Half-Life 2 is really a fun First person shooter. I'll show you how to play it in Linux with a little help from our friends at Transgaming.com. With Half-Life 2 under your belt, how about loading a game that runs native linux code? The Kubuntu How-to continues with loading Quake 4.
Quetoo 0.4.0, a modifed version of Quake2, was announced yesterday and is available for download now. It's been a long but extremely productive development cycle.
Doom 3 was highly anticipated, well reviewed, and then mysteriously to me, slated by your average gamer. I really enjoyed the game, and have spent two years wondering if actually, I was just an id fanboy, or if I did really like it.
The UFO: Alien Invasion team has released version 2.0rc2 for testing of their awsome X-Com remake. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces.
Harken back with me, faithful reader, to the days of yore. Yea and verily, I speak of the days of video arcades, when a quarter of a dollar would buy you frantic minutes whereupon you, as humanity's only hope, were called upon to protect the earth from invading, marauding, aliens. In the spirit of those great arcade games comes SolarWolf, a superb arcarde game inspired by the old Atari game, SolarFox.
While the football worldcup 2006 is taking place in Germany, an open source soccer game has been released recently. The Team abround slam soccer developed a cross platform football manager licenced unter the GPL.
This week on PCBurn's Linux Game Review we're taking a look at Infinite Dungeons, BioWare's newest (and last) official module for Neverwinter Nights. It's a professionally crafted game expansion that aims to replicate the automatic dungeon generation game play of rogue style dungeon romps such as nethack or ADOM. Let's see how it stacks up.
Nexuiz, an open-source multi-platform game designed for classic death-match game-play, has come yesterday with Nexuiz version 2.0. We at Phoronix have taken a quick look at this latest update.