LINUXGAMES

Crystal Space 0.17r002

September 25th, 2000 by Alkini

Version 0.17r002 of the LGPL 3D engineCrystal Space has been released. This version fixes some compile problems in the previous release. If you are already using 0.17r001there is a patch available so you don’t have to download the entire archiveagain.

Crystal Space 0.17r002 downloads: crystal.linuxgames.com/download.html

Space Plumber 1.0.5d

September 25th, 2000 by keerf

A new version of the 3D puzzle game Space Plumber has been released. The game has both console (svgalib) and X11 renderers avaliable.

Space Plumber 1.0.5d Source:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/spaceplumber/download/splumber-1.0.5d.src.tar.gz

Flight Gear 0.7.5

September 25th, 2000 by TimeDoctor

The Flight Gear crew recently released version 0.7.5 of their simulator. Changes:

  • Aircraft now starts at end of runway closest to desired heading.
  • Runways now have accurate markings.
  • Addition of a completely reconfigurable instrument panel.
  • Tons of panel tweaks and fixes. Gyro now drifts, relocated whisky compass, skid ball moves in the right direction, etc.
  • Updates and tweaks to network multiplayer code.
  • Tweaks to ground steering sensitivity.
  • Updates to the UIUC flightmodel and icing research code.
  • Fixed the sound problem in the previous version.
  • Current scenery normal is now available for use.
  • Current load queue size is now available for use.
  • Added a configure time check for proper simgear version.
  • Explicitely link in -lpthread if it exists.
  • Fixed a couple namespace problems.
  • MacOS and MSVC tweaks.
  • Renamed JSBsim to JSBSim
  • Added support in the material library for non-repeating textures.
Flight Gear 0.7.5 download:
http://www.flightgear.org/Downloads/

Cosmo3D @ Funcom

September 24th, 2000 by Crusader

Cosmo3D’s staff had the opportunity to visit the officesof Funcom recently, who are currently developingthe MMORPG Anarchy Online. In theirwriteup aboutthe visit, brief mention of the Linux port (announced last February) was made:

Tor André Wigmostad (see picture 14) also told us the delightful news that they were going to support the Linux platform. The Linux version of Anarchy Online will apparently be fully developed and supported in-house, but he could of course not say anything of a release-date at this time.

Zocks and the GeForce

September 24th, 2000 by Crusader

Jera of Zocks, a German gaming site, wrote in with word that they’ve posted a multi-part reviewof the NVIDIA GeForce line (which include benchmarks):

[Part 1 ] [ Part 1.5 ] [ Part 2 ]

Additional Zock articles on Linux can be found in their Linux-Games section @ http://www.zocks.de/news/Linux-Games/index.shtml.

ID-Car

September 24th, 2000 by Crusader

Frederic Rodrigo wrote in toannounce the release of ID-Car,a 2D overhead racer with multiplayer support. Screenshots can be foundaqui;the source code, data files, and maps for ID-Car can be downloaded from

http://idcar.free.fr/en/downloads.html

Q3A Mod Items

September 24th, 2000 by Crusader
  • The Q3F has added a .plan section to their site where Locki, the project leader, will keep the mod-playingcommunity informed about development progress. In his initial entry, the roadmapfor upcoming beta releases is discussed.

  • Classic CTF, which aimsto bring Q1/Q2-style CTF gameplay to Q3A, version 1.0 has been released.The README (with a feature list) can be found here; screenshotsare also available. In addition to the 1.0 package, Linux users will need to download this 1.10 pre-patch.

Rasteroids 0.1.1

September 24th, 2000 by TimeDoctor

A new version of Rasteroids, the Allegro based Asteroids clone is available. Changes:

  • modified Makefile to make this easier to compile. with non-my-box systems. It should no longer be allegro version specific, although the dos Makefile didn’t change
  • simple fix in game.c (from allegro faq) for my speed problems between platforms. This game should, with the help of a computer newer than the stone age, putt along at 60fps.
  • changed color mode to 24bit truecolor
  • Fixed colors in basically everything that referenced them
  • Made the shields blue :)
Rasteroids 0.1.1 source:
http://thor.prohosting.com/~zorander/output/software/rast/rasteroids-0.1.1.tar.gz

Setup 1.4.0

September 24th, 2000 by TimeDoctor

Loki Entertainment Software has released version 1.4.0 of their OSS Setup program which installs most of your favourite Loki games for you. Changes:

  • Added support for multiple operating systems (i.e. FreeBSD)
  • Archive extracting subsystem now uses plugin architecture
  • Improved RPM support
  • Lots of other miscellaneous enhancements and fixes
Setup 1.4.0 source:
ftp://ftp.lokigames.com/pub/open-source/setup/setup-1.4.0.tar.gz
And our local copy:
http://www.3ddownloads.com/index.php3?directory=/linuxgames/loki/open-source/setup/

XFree86 DGA Update in CVS

September 23rd, 2000 by Crusader

Tim Angus let us know that Keith Packard made an update to the XFree86 4.0.x CVS tree (xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/ specifically) which fixes DGA 1.0 mouse input. The patch will improve mouse handling for titles such as Q3A under the 4.0 series; the changes will be includedwith version 4.0.2’s release if you don’t feel inclinedto compile XFree86 from the current CVS source.

Tribes 2 Stuff

September 23rd, 2000 by Crusader

Chromium B.S.U. 0.9.6

September 22nd, 2000 by TimeDoctor

Mark B. Allan wrote in to let us know about the new version of Chromium B.S.U. Changes:

  • fixed sound glitch at startup. still glitches when fullscreen is toggled.
  • added mouse speed to menu. When DGA is enabled in the X server and Chromium is run full screen, the mouse responds very differently to windowed mode. I’m assuming it’s an SDL init thing.
  • added “swap_stereo” flag to ~/.chromium init file. Set it to ‘1’ to flip audio output.
  • Graphics tweaks
  • Gameplay tweaks
  • Added joystick support (but it sucks – use the mouse)
Chromium B.S.U. 0.9.6 source:
http://www.reptilelabour.com/software/files/chromium/chromium-src-0.9.6.tar.gz
Chromium B.S.U. 0.9.6 data files:
http://www.reptilelabour.com/software/files/chromium/chromium-data-0.9.6.tar.gz

Asteroids3D 0.1.154

September 22nd, 2000 by TimeDoctor

An update to Asteroids3D, a GL clone of the original Asteroid shooter. Changes:

changed main.c
main.c: began to separate my variables into internal flags and user preferences to move toward a .a3drc file. Added a command line -geom option to let users select the window geometry. I recommend you stick with square.
Asteroids3D 0.1.154 source:
http://www.pitt.edu/~stuart/a3d/asteroids3D-0.1.154.tar.gz

Creative Buys Aureal

September 22nd, 2000 by Alkini

After many rumors have come and gone regarding the fate of the bankruptAureal, it has finally been announced thatCreative will be purchasing all of Aureal’s remaining assets. The price is set at US$28 million plus roughly 200,000shares of Creative stock.Along with Aureal’s audio technologies, the Aureal Linux Drivers will also be changinghands. The full Aureal press release is available at Yahoo! Finance.

Average Gaming System

September 22nd, 2000 by keerf

Brian Richardson of Linux.com has a nice article up called Brian’s Average Gaming System. The article explains whats needed for a good gaming machine at a very good price. Check out the article here.

Advanced Multimedia Workstation

September 22nd, 2000 by keerf

QLITech issued a press release today about their new Advanced Multimedia Workstations. One thing to note is that the machine is going to come bundled with Loki Entertainment‘s Civilization: “Call to Power” , Heavy Gear II, and a Loki Games Demo CD that includes the full installation of Eric’s Ultimate Solitare. Here is the full release:

QLITech Linux Computers Unveils Updated Advanced Multimedia Workstations

Midwestern Linux Systems Leader adds AMD Athlon “Thunderbird” 800, 900, and 950 Linux Gaming Systems

September 22, 2000 — Moline, IL —

QLITech Linux Computers is proud to announce their new “Advanced Multimedia Workstation” system configurations featuring AMD Athlon “Thunderbird” 800, 900, and 950 processors.

Suitable for gaming, 3D Development, or multimedia projects, QLITech’s Advanced Multimedia Workstations also feature a Matrox G400 32Mb AGP Graphics Card, 128Mb of PC-133 SDRAM, the now famous “Linux Cool Keyboard”, as well as a 12X DVD-ROM, and a Creative Labs SBLive! sound card with 5 speaker surround sound system.

All QLITech Advanced Multimedia Workstations are also bundled with: Loki Entertainment’s Civilization: “Call to Power” , Heavy Gear II, and a Loki Games Demo CD that includes the full installation of Eric’s Ultimate Solitare.

QLITech’s Advanced Multimedia Workstations have been featured in Linux Magazine,as well as on 32bitsonline.com, and geeknews.com.

Located at http://www.qlitech.net, QLITech is one of the Midwest’s leaders in Linux Systems. Along with its top-selling line of “Advanced Multimedia Workstations”, QLITech offers basic workstations, standard multimedia systems, entry-level servers and accessories.

In addition to being an Authorized Caldera Business Partner, QLITech is an Authorized TurboLinux Solution Provider, and a Stormix Advanced Solutions Provider.

Matrox XFree86 4.0.1 Drivers v1.00.03

September 22nd, 2000 by Crusader

Matrox has released theirversion 1.00.03 drivers for XFree864.0.1. The release notes are available for perusal here:

Newly added features include DualHead, digital flat panel, and TVout support for the G400, DualHead support for the G450, and multipledisplay support for the G200 Multi-Monitor series. This driver is alsoprogrammed to set the internal clock speeds to production levels,increasing 2D and 3D performance under XFree86.

Matrox XFree86 4 Beta Drivers Version 1.00.03:
ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/linux/2000/beta_1_00_03/mga-1_00_03_beta.tgz

CVS 1.11

September 22nd, 2000 by Crusader

Version 1.11 of the Concurrent Versions System, utilized by nearly every open sourceproject, was released. A list of changes can be found here;binaries are available from

http://cvshome.org/dev/codelinux.html

CVS 1.11 Source:
ftp://ftp.cvshome.org/pub/cvs-1.11/

Transport Raiders

September 22nd, 2000 by Crusader

Ho Kooshy Fly wrote in noting that DenizenGames updated their Transport Raiders sitewith screenshots of thespace action game, which will be entered in the next Independent Games Festival.

Indrema @ WomenGamers

September 22nd, 2000 by Crusader

WomenGamers.com interviewedJohn Gildred, CEO of Indrema, recently. The article sheds some light on how they plan to marketthe device, although Gildred once again reiterates that more details with regards to developers and titles will be announcedat some point in the future.

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