Monday, October 19, 2009

Linux-gamers -Play 33 world class games on Linux without installation

One of the strong criticisms leveled against Linux is the lack of  good quality games for the platform. A lot of strides have been made in getting games ported to the Linux platform. One of the attempts to make games playable on Linux caught my attention. It is the Live.Linux-gamers.net project.

This project has managed to get 33 world class games onto one DVD that you can play on your Linux box without having to install, compile or configure anything  The distro on which this project is based is Arch Linux, one of the well known distros. The DVD is a live one and thus all you have to do is to just boot into the DVD to start enjoying. Some of the games found on the LiveDVD are
The DVD is designed to run on more modern i686-capable architecture computers with a minimum of 512MB memory and videocard with 3d acceleration. However, if your computer is old, worry not. You can download the lite version of the collection with games suitable for older computers. You can download directly via FTP or use the bit-torrent protocol.

The current stable release is 0.9.5 and comes with some bug fixes and an addition of new games to the collection. So if you want to enjoy free world class games on your Linux powered box without wanting to make any changes to your current system or having to go through compiling anything from sources, then Live.Linux-gamers.net is the right place to head. Have used Linux gamers DVD before? How was your experience? Please share with us.

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