MOVING TO NEW DOMAIN

LINUX GAMING TODAY IS BEING TRANSFERED OVER TO

 

http://www.linux-gaming.com/

 

The site is still currently being updated and new tutorials are coming out this week! Enjoy!

How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (NES Edition)

WE’VE MOVED

http://www.linux-gaming.com/how-to-install-nes-emulators-linux/

   Time to bring back the oldschool with the classic, Famicon.  The Famicon or the Nintendo Entertainment System, as it was known in the states, was a console of epic proportions.  It was the beginning of the never-ending journey of Final Fantasy and the addiction to saving everyones favorite princess, Zelda.  And now you can play all your favorite classics on linux.

There are multiple ways to installing an NES Emulator onto Ubuntu.  I am going to show you the quickest and easiest way to install my personal favorite, FCE Ultra.  If you are using an up-to-date version of Ubuntu this will be a painless install. First you will have to do is go to “Applications >> Add/Remove.”

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http://www.linux-gaming.com/how-to-install-nes-emulators-linux/

Primary Thousand Parsec Client Version 0.3.0 Released!

Thousand Parsec
In the version 0.3.0 you will find a lot of new features, such as:

  • Finding servers is now easy! With support for the metaserver protocol the client can get (and display) lists of both remote and local servers.
  • The user interface has been rewritten so that it now uses the wxWidgets AUI interface (like found in Microsoft Visual Studio IDE) and takes advantage of XRC (an XML-based resource system).
  • The client now supports internationalization (under Windows and Linux) and has been translated to Slovenian.
  • Downloading the universe is significantly faster, less likely to get stuck and more informative.
  • The star map has been drastically changed and you can now,
    • Choose how objects are coloured, either on a per player basis or on own versus enemy basis.
    • See the resources availability using the resource pie-chart overlay.
    • Quickly see what is in a star system with new information pop-ups for objects.
    • Issue move orders painlessly with a new waypoint mode and context menu for quickly issuing single orders.
    • Use shortcuts to manipulate the star map using the keyboard.
  • The interface has been drastically improved on long latency links through the ability to see the pending status of orders. The client now works correctly when there are many outstanding changes of any type.
  • Continue reading the original post for more…

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Glest 3.1

Glest

What is Glest?? 

Glest is a free 3D real time strategy game, available for several operating systems and that can be modified using XML and a set of tools. The core game allows the player to take control of two completely different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield. (Homepage)

3.0 to 3.1 Change Log

  • In-game chat
  • Main menu background model changed
  • Server IPs are now stored in a file, and can be used later
  • Network status key
  • Map changes: Added ‘Swamp of Sorrow’ and ‘Valley of Death’, removed ‘One on One’ and ‘The Ruins’
  • Balance changes

More information..

Stendhal 0.67

Stendhal

What is stendhal?

Are you looking for adventure? Want to fight for riches?
Develop yourself and your social standing? Meet new people?
Do you want to be part of a brave new world? Stendhal is a fully fledged multiplayer online adventures game (MMORPG) developed using the Arianne game development system.

Stendhal features a new, rich and expanding world in which you can explore towns, buildings, plains, caves and dungeons.
You will meet NPCs and acquire tasks and quests for valuable experience and cold hard cash.
Your character will develop and grow and with each new level up become stronger and better. With the money you acquire you can buy new items and improve your armour and weapons.
And for the blood thirsty of you; satisfy your killing desires by roaming the world in search of evil monsters!

Stendhal is totally platform independent, written using Java 1.5 and the Java2D environment.

So what are you waiting for?! A whole new world awaits…

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Quick Tips to Speed Up Your Gaming in Wine

Wine

Gaming using Wine can be a tad bit slow at times. In some cases, games become nearly impossible to play due to lag and poor FPS rates. This easy to follow tutorial will show you a few quick tricks that should (and in most cases, will) increase your gaming performance using Wine. Keep in mind, you have to be able to use the terminal and take your time with this tutorial. It is extremely simple and any person can basically do it, but just be cautious and follow the directions carefully and you will be fine. This tutorial is for demonstration purposes only and neither I nor Linux Gaming Today hold any responsibilities for any damages of any form.

If you do not know how to install Wine, we have a quick and easy tutorial for you Ubuntu users out there.

Let us start off by opening the Wine Configuration Tool by using the following command. This command will be used very often while dealing with Wine so get used to it and remember it.

winecfg

While in here, click on the ‘Sound’ tab and this will automatically configure your sound for you and may save you some time and free you from hassle.

Now many of you may have heard of registry editing in other popular Operating Systems. Wine has the capability too and this is where the real tweaking comes to play. Open up Wines Registry Editor by running:

regedit

On the left side should be a list of expandable folders. First expand ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’, then ‘Software’, then ‘Wine’. You may see a key named ‘Direct3D’. If you do not, simple create one in that folder by right clicking and doing New > Key > name it Direct3D.

Now go to the Direct3D key you have just made and make string values by right clicking and doing New > String Value. Take your time doing this part. Create a string named, ‘VideoMemorySize’ and then double click on it and enter the amount of memory your video card contains with integers only, do not enter MB, Megabyte, ect. Ex. I would simply enter 256 for my 256MB video card.

This one will increase your performance by a lot but may sacrifice your stability and support. It is worth a shot and I would recommend at least trying it. Create another key just as you had done for VideoMemorySize. This time name it, ‘DirectDrawRenderer’ and set it to ‘opengl’.

For more registry editing tips, simple head over to the Useful Registry Keys page over at Wine Headquarters.

Please keep in mind; Use at your own risk. No warranty implied or inferred. We hold no responsibility to any damages. Wine and Linux Gaming Today is in no way affiliated with Microsoft and or Wine. Companies and all products pertaining to that company are trademarks of that company. Please contact that company for trademark and copyright information.

Wesnoth 1.3.16 aka 1.4-beta3: Development Release

Battle for Wesnoth

Wesnoth 1.3.16 has been released and it may just be the last beta release. One of the best TBS’s out there and it is full customizable and allows for you to make your own adventure. You can read the simpler changelog which is very easy to understand or dive right into textual hell. Most major binaries may not be out yet but be sure to look for them over here.

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