Home > Linux > One Live DVD, One Ton of Linux Games One Live DVD, One Ton of Linux Games amjith 2008-07-08 Linux 13 Comments LinuX-Gamers Live is a live DVD from Germany based on Arch Linux that includes nothing but games. Version 0.9.3 was released in June and provides an excellent means of sampling Linux games or setting up a home arcade. About The Author 13 Comments 2008-07-08 7:15 pm jabbotts I’m using this and MythTV liveCD for testing my hardware before taking the time to config my host OS. It’s also nice to have a game liveCD I can just through in or point people too when yet another person tells me all about how Linux based OS have no games. I love the way anyone can build there own liveCD or distribution customized to there needs or objectives. 2008-07-08 8:53 pm lqsh at http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.p… 2008-07-09 2:21 am tomcat Every once and awhile, I like running modern Linux games, so that I can remember what it was like to run Windows in, say, 1998. Edited 2008-07-09 02:22 UTC 2008-07-09 4:23 am Alboin Yeah, I have to say that to release a solo gaming linux distro is like saying: “Gaming is something that, as a whole, we such suck at. Ya know what? Let’s release a distro with ONLY games. That way we can show how not awesome Linux is.” Brilliant. 2008-07-09 7:17 am cyclops Clearly you have never tried those games, they are excellent, and are regularly updated. I notice cube2 has been updated since the release, and OpenArena has a 0.8 release in beta with the elusive. In fact the quality of the selection shows form what has been removed from this relase and not those that have been added ufo:ai a fantastic 3D turn based stratergy, and neverball a fantastic game of skill. Does GNU have the breadth and quality of Windows commercial gaming not yet, but clearly it has many games of good quality without the pain of CD Hacks, or cracks or patch problems windows users have, and can expect an updated release every few months. In reality console gaming has the best of both worlds, has a better platform…the TV and is more sociable. I actually think the emphasis on this distro was not so much to emphasise that gaming is available to Linux…but a live-cd for playing with a group of friends so everyone within the “group” has a legal and working game either at work. BTW most of those games are available on windows too I would get a copy of them they are all excellent. 2008-07-10 3:04 am bousozoku Clearly you have never tried those games, they are excellent, and are regularly updated. I notice cube2 has been updated since the release, and OpenArena has a 0.8 release in beta with the elusive. … BTW most of those games are available on windows too I would get a copy of them they are all excellent. While OpenArena, which I downloaded earlier, is fun, it has a lot of work to be done. I couldn’t care less about the blocky characters but trying to do simple things like set an appropriate resolution don’t work well. Perhaps, they should have spent less time copying the Quake 3 displays. As I said, it is fun to play. Personally, I’d rather play Burger Space. Neverball is well made but frustrating. 2008-07-09 5:35 am Soulbender Ah, you mean like how it was back when games were good and about giving a fun experience rather than about showing off your awesome tech demos masquerading as games? 2008-07-09 7:58 am raver31 You sir, are a blatant troll. 2008-07-09 8:40 am Whats That There what a wanker 2008-07-09 4:16 pm Bounty While often true… you can run some modernish stuff like Quake 4 etc. I just don’t see a gi-normous amount of high quality, modern (graphics) open source games. You can usually get any 2 of the above, but not usually all 3. Bounty (I said usually, so don’t get bent) 2008-07-09 9:43 pm cyclops Every once and awhile, I like running modern Linux games, so that I can remember what it was like to run Windows in, say, 1998. you can do that by running Vista 2008-07-09 3:57 pm gan17 I didn’t even know there were this many games for Linux. The only ones I’ve played are Tremulous (good fun) and Wesnoth. I’ll check it out when I have time. Don’t think I’ll abandon my PS3, DS and Wii, though. 2008-07-09 4:19 pm Bounty Thanks for the news, I always like hearing about this kind of stuff… gamming progress in linux etc.