How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby bw123 » 2017-01-30 22:57

I still play the oldies,

trying to beat this for 20 yrs, dosbox runs it fine
http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/The_Ultimate_Doom

Simcity 2000 (sc2k) is still a real pain, again on dosbox

as well as Links386, the best golf ever, I have 15 courses.

I used to play wesnoth quite a bit, but I found out how to run my TV in dual screen so lately it's movies.

I keep a zillion mp3's but I especially like LIVE concert videos-- ELP, pink floyd live at pompeii, jethro tull live at winterland (1977) and my favorite movies, "Paths of Glory" with Kirk Douglas, "Manchurian Candidate" Sinatra version, and old Bogart movies.

Games are good, but debian is my entertainment center, not just for games and movies but audiobooks as well, especially from here.
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/

Holy Cow It's all entertainment, all the time!
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby debiman » 2017-01-31 18:49

^ i got some good stuff from https://librivox.org/ , esp. this one.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby phenest » 2017-01-31 19:51

I don't have a TV. Single bloke living on his own who can't justify TV licence fees. So my computer is my total entertainment system: Videos, Music, Games,
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby debiman » 2017-02-01 06:47

same here.
TV is dead - long live linux!
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Lysander » 2018-04-19 20:21

Thought I'd resurrect this seeing as I just got my all-time favourite game working natively - Quake I [thanks, Quakespasm - in 16:9 too].

Everything else I play through Steam. I replayed Portal 2 over Xmas which was incredible. It has been years since I played it and I'd forgotten most of it. It's genius.

I'm enjoying the bizarre puzzler Slayaway Camp at the moment. Another game that tends to get a frequent lookin every year is Hotline Miami, though I've played through the sequel a couple of times and still haven't managed to complete it.

I should also mention the excellent game VVVVVV - a pixel-graphic adventure/puzzle space game which is easy to underestimate. A beautiful piece of retro homage-work by Terry Kavanagh.

EDIT: I see that this topic is only for games in the Debian repos. Still, if anyone would like to share anything they play on Debian that would be some interest. If that's too contrary to the Debian ethos, I understand.

qyron wrote:What time-wasters are living in your machines? What do you use to kill some time just to allow yours thoughts to drivel away from that nagging problem you can't seem to work around or when the weather forces you in or you're simply under the weather?


This may have been a throwaway comment - and you probably won't see this or respond - but games are highly therapeutic rather than just existing to kill tme. Additionally, many games are works of art which function on many levels: visually, emotionally, atmospherically, as well as providing challenges and enhancing the creative thought of the player.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby None1975 » 2018-04-20 14:03

I have long since turned my TV off. I do not look at him at all. I only use my computer for entertainment. And thanks to the Debian team for the wonderful sensations.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Lysander » 2018-04-22 11:36

None1975 wrote:I have long since turned my TV off. I do not look at him at all. I only use my computer for entertainment.


Indeed, I haven't had a TV since 2007. I haven't missed it at all.

When people talk about TV and I mention I don't have one, I always get the same response - "so what do you do?". Like there's only one thing that can - or should - be done, and that's being a sofa tuber. Still, that kind of attitude is exactly what producers are hoping for.

That's not to say that there aren't good television programs, there are, there are some truly excellent ones. But having a television sucks you in, it's meant to do so. It's designed to be addictive.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby None1975 » 2018-04-23 17:20

Lysander wrote: It's designed to be addictive.

That's it. In addition, people are biting from TV. He was created to control the masses so that the ruling class spreads its harmful ideas.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby debiman » 2018-04-27 05:14

In this northern european country, the word "TV" isn't much used anymore.
you hear much more "Tablet", "Netflix" and of course "Youtube".
I guess that even if people have a "real" TV at home (and many young families do NOT have one, regardless of income), a large part of the content is on-demand, maybe even streamed from a computer.
So the main characteristic of a TV nowadays, just means a larger, separate screen (with built-in intelligence).
I don't have that, but that doesn't make me any less of a tuber.
It doesn't really matter on which device one watches the shows, what matters is how much you watch.
And let's face it, even if you are creative on a computer, your physique doesn't really benefit from it :(.

I am not taking the moral high ground against entertainment production practices (ok, some shows are so bad I do feel above them).
I just try to find the one's I like most, which isn't so hard with on-demand.

The only moral high ground I take concerns devices: I do not need an extra large screen packed with heavy metals and spyware, and I do not need to replace my current devices every couple of years or so because the industry decided it's time. I help save the planet by producing less e-waste.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby None1975 » 2018-04-27 14:37

debiman wrote:The only moral high ground I take concerns devices: I do not need an extra large screen packed with heavy metals and spyware, and I do not need to replace my current devices every couple of years or so because the industry decided it's time. I help save the planet by producing less e-waste.

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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby bester69 » 2018-05-11 12:08

->>KODI, for movies and F1 casts
I like to watch old movies (noir, etc), and last movies ; last old movie i saw was "Ace in the Hole" of Kirk Douglas (one of best movie i seen)
I watch F1 with kodi (i follow Fernando Alonso)

>>Streamtuner2 , I use it for listen to music

>> PC-GAME Swat4 (playonlinux) .. I spare hundreds of hours playing, trolling and preventing bans :mrgreen: in multi-player swat4 "Forever United" server, this pc game is very terapeutic and it acts like a fordward time-machine (you can move in time from 6pm to 11pm without feeling it), It also help you to stop/mask anxiety, if you're suffering it , not my case anymore :)

>> I also like to take a look at all local digital newspapers, every morning.

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