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December 17th, 2006 by Marv

Name/Version: Cultivation Version 6
Summary: Cultivation is a game about a community of gardeners growing food for themselves in a shared space.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Cultivation Version 6 ]

Name/Version: Nazghul 0.5.5
Summary: Nazghul is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) engine
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Nazghul 0.5.5 ]

Name/Version: Pang Zero 0.18XMAS
Summary: Pang Zero is a clone of Super Pang, a fast-paced action game that involves popping balloons with a harpoon.Changes in this release include:Two new ball types are the Seeker Ball, which tracks the player, and the Water Ball, which floods everything with little balls. There are three new weapons: the power wire, the machine gun, and the “Half Cutter”. There’s a new difficulty level for the lovers of Death Balls, and also some bugfixes, improvements to the menu, and visual enhancements.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Pang Zero 0.18XMAS ]

Name/Version: Tux Math Scrabble 3.0.4
Summary: Tux Math Scrabble is a math version of the popular board game for education. The game challenges young people to construct compound equations and consider multiple abstract possibilities.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Tux Math Scrabble 3.0.4 ]

Name/Version: Tux Math Scrabble 0.3a
Summary: TuxWordSmith is a sister application to TuxMathScrabble. It uses XDXF dictionaries to let you play Word Scrabble against the computer. It currently uses the Oxford English Dictionary and is built atop the EduApp framework. It also has a screensaver mode where two computer players play endless Scrabble.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Tux Math Scrabble 0.3a ]

Name/Version: Zatacka 0.1.6-1
Summary: Zatacka is an arcade multiplayer game for 2-6 players on one keyboard, clone of Achtung die Kurve classical dos game. You handle yor line and you must sidetrack lines of other players and of course walls. When some player dies, survival gets one point. When leaves only one player alive, the round is finished. Each game has eleven rounds.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Zatacka 0.1.6-1 ]

Thousand Parsec wxPython Client 0.2.0

December 17th, 2006 by Crusader

Version 0.2.0 of the primary Thousand Parsec client has been released. Thousand Parsec is a turn-based space empire-building game framework; changes to tpclient-pywx include:

  • Request Pipelineing. Faster downloads on fast connections and on connections with high ping times.
  • Automatic Media Downloading. The client will now download the required media of the web.
  • Animated Planet Graphics. There are now cool animated planet graphics and other graphics displayed in the information screen.
  • Account Creation Support. You can now create an account on servers straight from the client.
  • Design Support. You can now create ships, torpedoes or any other object that the server supports. Properties and requirements of designs are calculated locally using a Scheme based language called tpcl.
  • Message Reference Support. Servers can now say that messages refer to certain objects and the GOTO button will take you to them.
  • Better Caching. Better support for universe caching and only downloading what has changed.

Download: [ thousandparsec.net ]

Crystal Space 1.0RC1

December 17th, 2006 by Crusader

The first candidate release for Crystal Space, an open source and portable 3D engine framework, was made available last month. Features include:

  • Support for OpenGL rendering with CG and ARB shaders (both vertex and fragment shaders).
  • Support for lightmaps or hardware based lighting and shadows.
  • Powerful terrain engine with support for dynamic LOD, material blending, and scattering.
  • Skeletal animation system using the CAL3D library or with built-in system.
  • Physics using ODE library.
  • 3D sound system.
  • Scripting system with support for Python, Perl, and Java. You can access the full Crystal Space API from those languages.
  • Powerful plugin system allowing you to make your own extensions to Crystal Space.
  • Optional visibility culling system based on coverage maps.
  • Optionally you can use portals to subdivide your maps. Portals can also ‘warp space’. By using this trick you can (for example) make mirrors.
  • Optional software renderer.
  • Built-in window system based on CEGUI.
  • Very good support for Blender through the Blender2crystal exporter plugin.

Additionally, there’s the Crystal Entity Layer, an open source 3D game framework which sits on top of Crystal Space and adds the notion of ‘game entities’ or ‘game objects’, and the CelStart project, which is a scripting game environment.

If you have a problem with Crystal Space or Crystal Entity Layer you can do one of the following:

Download: [ crystalspace3d.org ]

Tribal Trouble Update

December 16th, 2006 by Marv

An update to Tribal Trouble , a real-time strategy game, has occured.This release has following new items and fixes:

  • Randomized starting positions:To avoid people taking advantage of the preset map feature in multiplayer, the starting positions have been randomized.
  • Size and appearance: The download size has been reduced significantly and the graphics has been refreshed with a new menu and load screens.
  • Bugfixes: Amongst a few other fixes, the audio has been fixed for Ubuntu.

Download: [ Tribal Trouble Demo ]

Arkanoid: Space Ball 0.5.1

December 16th, 2006 by Marv

Version 0.5.1 of Arkanoid: Space Ball , an advanced version of the popular Arkanoid/BreakOut game, has been released. This release has graphics updated, sounds effects additions, buttons to dialogs added, gameplay updated and some bugs fixed. If you enjoy the game you may purchase it for $19.95.

Download: [ Arkanoid: Space Ball 0.5.1 ]Screenshot:[ View ]

Nexuiz 2.2.1

December 16th, 2006 by Marv

Alientrap Software has released version 2.2.1 of Nexuiz, an open-source first-person-shooter based on the Quake source. This release offers new weapon models and item models, new HUD graphics, support for multiple campaigns, and a number of bug fixes.

Download: [ Nexuiz 2.2.1 ]

ANN: Space Renegades: The Series has ported to Linux!!

December 13th, 2006 by Marv

United Minds Games and Packom Interactive are thrilled to announce that the release of Space Renegades: The Series has been ported to Linux!

Space Renegades: The Series combines ‘Space Renegades 1’ and ‘Space Renegades 2: Ulitmatum’.By packaging these games together United Minds Games offers players hours of gameplay at an amazing low cost! But don’t expect this game to be easy, it offers players 4 levels of difficulty along with tons upgradable weapons, shields, and much more!

In Space Renegades 1, you play as a Space Ranger named Adam. The Space Ranger firm that he worked for recently lost it’s credibility and went out of business. He decided to be a self-employed Space Ranger, but at the same time a mob boss named Lord Art puts out a bounty on him dead or alive. Instead of protecting the galaxy he’s protecting himself from wave after wave of bounty hunters.

In Space Renegades 2: Ultimatum, you continue your quest as Adam. Impressed by Adam’s fighter skills, Lord Art wants Adam to join his gang. After refusing to join, Art kidnaps Adam’s family with an ultimatum for Adam to either join him or watch his family die. Help save Adam’s family by searching throughout the known galaxy.

Download: [ ANN: Space Renegades: The Series Demo ]

Texas Hold’em Poker for Linux

December 13th, 2006 by Marv

Texas Hold’em Poker is now available under Linux. You may click on the link below to get the demo or purchasethe full version for $9.95.

Download: [ Texas Hold’em Poker ]

Stratagus 2.2

December 11th, 2006 by Marv

After 2 year of development, release 2.2 of Stratagus has been announced. This release includes a new map format, completely redesigned menus, support for international languages, and lots of other improvements and bug fixes.

Screenshots: [ View ] Download: [ Stratagus 2.2 ]

Ancient Empires Lux 1.0

December 9th, 2006 by Marv

Release 1.0 of Ancient Empires Lux, a computer strategy game that allows you to play as all the great ancient civilizations, has been released.You can purchase the full game for $20.00 if you wish.

Screenshots: [ View ]Download: [ ]

Crimson Fields 0.5.0

December 9th, 2006 by Marv

Crimson Fields, a tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle, has been updated to release 0.5.0. This major release now offers TCP/IP networking and the other following changes and new features:

  • Added new map ‘Clipped Wings’ (Yalwa campaign)
  • Added partial Hungarian translation
  • Added new event ‘destroyunit’
  • Added new mountain tiles, and enhanced several others
  • Improved portability

Download: [ Crimson Fields 0.5.0 ]

Wine 0.9.27

December 9th, 2006 by Marv

Versoin 0.9.27 of Wine has been released. Changes in this version of this free implementation of Windows on Unix includes the following:

  • Better support for noexec kernels.
  • Better Dwarf support in dbghelp.
  • Several Winsock fixes.
  • Various code cleanups.
  • Lots of bug fixes.

Download: [ Wine 0.9.27 ]

Allegro 4.2.1

December 7th, 2006 by Marv

Version 4.2.1 of Allegro, a game programming library for C/C++ developers, has been released. This release includes the following changes and new features:

  • New get_volume() and a get_hardware_volume() functions.
  • Added a new translucent font type.
  • New list_config_sections() and list_config_entries() functions.
  • New create_datafile_index() and load_datafile_object_indexed() functions.
  • Fixed a rare bug with data corruption in compressed packfiles, and other packfile related bugs.
  • Improved handling of filename encodings, and support for filesizes > 4GB.
  • Improved version checks at runtime.
  • Fixed problems with draw_sprite(), sub-bitmaps, and 24-bit bitmaps.
  • Fixed a rare problem with load_wav().
  • Fixed bugs with the DirectSound, qtmidi, MacOS X, ALSA, Jack and DIGMID sound drivers.
  • Made the X11 driver more compatibly with the threading model of some OpenGL drivers.
  • Reworked the X11 fullscreen mode.
  • Many other fixes and improvements in the X11 driver.
  • Some fixes for BSD systems.
  • Numerous improvements and fixes for the fbcon, Linux console and svgalib drivers.
  • Improvements and fixes for the PS/2 and evdev Linux mouse drivers.
  • Many other updates to the build process on all platforms.
  • Many additional bugfixes.
  • Updates to grabber and other tools.
  • Updates to the demo and examples.
  • Updates to the documentation.

Download: [ Allegro 4.2.1]

BlinkenSisters Jump’n’Run 0.4

December 7th, 2006 by Marv

Release 0.4 of BlinkenSisters Jump’n’Run has been brought to our attention. BlinkenSisters, which is a Parallax-style 2D-scrolling game, has had the following changes:

  • Movie playback support
  • Enhanced scripting
  • Downloadable add-ons
  • Better collission detection
  • Faster rendering
  • Improved portability

Download: [ BlinkenSisters Jump’n’Run 0.4 ]

Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer 0.7.2

December 7th, 2006 by Marv

Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer, the 3D 3rd person action sequel to Metal Blob Solid, has been updated to v0.7.2. This release includes some updated 3d models, the return of the Spider Blobs, some level design fixes and fixes issues when attempting to load MD2s.

Download: [ Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer 0.7.2 ]

Dominions 3: The Awakening Patch

December 7th, 2006 by Marv

A new patch for Dominions 3: The Awakening has been released. This patch brings the game to version 3.04 and has the following new items/changes:

  • New nation
  • New map by Jason Lutes
  • Cave provinces supported
  • New map command #allowedplayer
  • Some typos fixed
  • Iron Walls didn’t work
  • Seduction message fixed
  • More special effects displayed in weapon info box
  • New spell mod command to restrict spells to certain nations
  • Modding manual updated
  • Mod command #defmult1b etc, didn’t work with value 20
  • Fire Arrows didn’t work for small bow, chakram or shuriken
  • Can send larger maps over network
  • Fix for map download on linux and osx
  • Added some popups in random map creator
  • Fixed Fata Morgana crashing
  • Fixed memory overwrite bug
  • Improved handling of corrupted turn files from dom3 server
  • Doom horrors could eat people without any reason, fixed
  • Monkey reanimation for Lanka, Kailasa, Bandar log and Patala
  • Atlantian ME heroes enabled
  • Deepthought agarthan EE hero enabled
  • Traitor Prince R’lyeh hero enabled
  • Mictlan heroes enabled
  • Eagle priest removed from mid era
  • Oni cost lowered
  • Vetala touch of madness resistible
  • Spectral shield for legionnaires and ganas
  • Devala summon for monkeys
  • Glutton icon
  • Enchantment icon for rain fixed
  • Demons can see in the dark
  • Various minor stability improvements.

Download: [ Dominions 3: The Awakening v.3.04 Patch]

FreeCol 0.5.3

December 6th, 2006 by Marv

Version 0.5.3 of FreeCol, an open-source Colonization clone, has been released. Changes in this release include

  • The map size can now be chosen when starting a new game.
  • It is now possible to give units goto orders when it is not your turn (multiplayer).
  • The non-admin players are now able to view the current options (multiplayer).
  • Chatting is now working properly.
  • Tons of other bugfixes.

Screenshots: [ View ]Download: [ FreeCol 0.5.3 ]

NVIDIA Display Driver 1.0-9631

December 6th, 2006 by Marv

A new release of the NVIDIA Display Driver has occured. Changes in this release include:

  • Fixed an OpenGL crash on some GeForce 3 and GeForce 4 GPUs.
  • Fixed an X server crash starting some fullscreen OpenGL games.
  • Improved interaction with newer Linux kernels.

Download: [ NVIDIA Display Driver 1.0-9631]

/dev/urandom

December 4th, 2006 by Marv

Name/Version: Master of Pain – Snake 0.4
Summary: mop(e) snake is a classic snake game which pits you against all the pain in the world. You can try the innovative one-finger control method, or stick with a more traditional style of play – it’s up to you – just make sure you eat the pain!
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Master of Pain – Snake 0.4 ]

Name/Version: Pang Zero 0.17
Summary: Pang Zero is a clone of Super Pang, a fast-paced action game that involves popping balloons with a harpoon.Changes in this release include:Two new ball types are the Seeker Ball, which tracks the player, and the Water Ball, which floods everything with little balls. There are three new weapons: the power wire, the machine gun, and the “Half Cutter”. There’s a new difficulty level for the lovers of Death Balls, and also some bugfixes, improvements to the menu, and visual enhancements.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Pang Zero 0.17 ]

Name/Version: Rebound 0.9.14
Summary: Rebound is a reimplementation of the game called Diamonds which existed for the Macintosh in the early 90s. It is a cross between a puzzle and an action game.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Rebound 0.9.14 ]

Name/Version: Stax 1.36
Summary: Stax is a free puzzle game for Windows, DOS, and Linux. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. If you want to compile it from source code you will need Allegro.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Stax 1.36 ]

Name/Version: Warp Rogue 0.7.1
Summary: Warp Rogue is a gothic science fantasy roguelike game. It is based on pen and paper RPGs and features complex game mechanics and a consistent theme.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Warp Rogue 0.7.1 ]

Name/Version: Xcpc 20061127
Summary: Xcpc is a portable Amstrad CPC464/CPC664/CPC6128 Emulator written in C.
Screenshots [ View ] Download [ Xcpc 20061127 ]

Ankh for Linux?

December 2nd, 2006 by Crusader

A reader let us know that RuneSoft has announced that they would be willing to release a native Linux version of the adventure game Ankh.

Ankh is an award winning adventure game in the spirit of Simon The Sorcerer or the classic LucasArts adventure games. Due to the disappointing sale numbers of past native Linux ports, they require at least 200 pre-orders to make it happen. This announcentment was made on the website of the German Linux software shop ixsoft (the site is in German, but they accept international orders).

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