How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

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How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby qyron » 2017-01-27 21:21

Debian is about reliability and stability and all the good things we know that make it the OS it is but Debian can be and is more than just study, work and business.

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?

Share your preferred games and entertainment software from the Debian software tree and leave a few words for others to go and have a try if you feel like it.

My own personal list

Frozen Bubble It's an arcade classic. Enough said.

Gweled I admit it can become entrancing. Just one more combo...

Minetest I'm a confessed Lego fan. It was the toy that kept me entertained for hours and hours in my childhood. Actually having a Lego-like world to manipulate? Too good to pass the opportunity.

PySol Fan Club Edition Solitaire games are a classic in its own right and this particular suite has thousands of it, from nearly all cultures in the world.

Supertux Retro platform game, with enough challenge to make it interesting.

Supertux Karts A simple yet not simplistic racing game, much more challenging and long lived than most would admit.

Unknown Horizons Although a work in progress, it is already a very good strategic management game. Not a clone but resembling the Anno series.

FreeCol I actually have to force myself from time to time to uninstall this little package. Strategy game at its best, in an historic setting.

Battle for Wesnoth A true Linux original and a good game to have installed, either if you're a casual gamer or a more hardcore strategy fan.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-01-27 22:39

Supertux Retro platform game, with enough challenge to make it interesting.

Supertux Karts A simple yet not simplistic racing game, much more challenging and long lived than most would admit.


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Those, are great,... I also have "tuxmath" for the kids,..
Me, I use Dosbox, and mostly Ms Pacman, but have a whole bunch
of old atari , and Dos games,..
I have some original games made with "qbasic" as well, but also
am trying to get better with perl, and pascal, I find "playing" around with
those also entertaining,..
Sometimes, drawing, and trying to make some cartoon, or animations,
using ImageMagick and a graphics tablet,..but not very good with it,
it takes a lot of time making even a simple animation,...but is entertaining.
Here is one I did years ago,
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby HuangLao » 2017-01-27 22:49

Garry,

change that rabbit to a penguin and you saw systemd in the crystal ball.....lol....nice animation!

I agree with all the above, and would add 0AD. :)
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Bulkley » 2017-01-28 00:34

Radiotray. It sits in your systray and plays on-line radio feeds. I often listen to radio in the background while I'm playing a game.

BZFlag. An on-line tank shooter. A fast Internet connection helps.

Extreme Tux Racer. Guide Tux down a mountain.

Pysol. Lots of card games.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby HuangLao » 2017-01-28 00:38

Bulkley wrote:Radiotray. It sits in your systray and plays on-line radio feeds. I often listen to radio in the background while I'm playing a game.

BZFlag. An on-line tank shooter. A fast Internet connection helps.

Extreme Tux Racer. Guide Tux down a mountain.

Pysol. Lots of card games.


streamtuner works great with radiotray. :)
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Bulkley » 2017-01-28 02:00

HuangLao wrote:streamtuner works great with radiotray.

Thanks.

MPV. This video player is highly configurable but requires some use of keyboard controls and command line instructions.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-28 12:03

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/yamagi-quake2 Quake II with updated graphics

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/openarena Quake III, open version

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/foobillardplus best pool game

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/gnome-chess I can't win even on easy :(

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/bsdgames and you kids get off my lawn

I also like Xonotic but that isn't available in Debian :(

Fortunately, it can be installed locally from a tarball and works well in jessie & stretch:

http://www.xonotic.org/

And my favourite game in Debian is Dungeon Crawl, Stone Soup edition:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/crawl

It looks very simple but it is in fact fiendishly complicated and horrifically addictive — I have been playing it for several years now and the furthest I have got is collecting the first rune...

I must admit though that I do prefer to play the latest (0.19.3) version from the developer's repositories rather than the older version in jessie :oops:

https://crawl.develz.org/download.htm#linux

I am not going to mention https://packages.debian.org/jessie/steam because I use Arch for that, they have a native runtime package that improves performance over the dated Ubuntu libraries shipped with the upstream package.

EDIT: forgot about the emulators:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/dosbox should play anything, eventually

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/fs-uae Amiga ftw!
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby None1975 » 2017-01-30 09:08

qyron wrote:What time-wasters are living in your machines?

Pysol Fan Club Edition. It is a collection of more than 1000 solitaire card games. It is a fork of PySol Solitaire.
Chromium B.S.U. -is a fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby edbarx » 2017-01-30 10:20

I remember the days when I played frozen-bubble, gweled, minesweeper (?), planettuxracer (?), supertuxkart, and even a version of minesweeper with multiple lives that I coded on Lazarus.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Ardouos » 2017-01-30 12:06

I see a few games mentioned which I already play, so I will only mention the ones that have not been mentioned yet:

In Repos

Moon-Buggy: Simple but fun terminal game where you drive a buggy across the moon.

Doomsday: Doom engine source port.

Freedoom: Doom but FOSS, still in development though.

Freedm: Freedoom multiplayer deathmatch.

Teeworlds: Soldat clone.

Visual Boy Advance: Game Boy Advance Emulator.


Not in repos

Xonotic: Thought I should note this even though HOAS already mentioned this.

OpenRA: Open Source Command & Conquer.

DXX Rebirth: Source ports for Descent 1 and Descent 2.


There are a lot of honourable mentions here, I will be sure to check them out.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby marcetm » 2017-01-30 12:49

I don't know how many time I've spent playing to wesnoth. My favourite game ever!!!
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Innovate » 2017-01-30 18:31

1. One late night :twisted:
2. Maere when the Light Die. 8)
3. Heritage
4. Eyes :twisted:
5. Vanish
6. YGOPro Yugioh trading card game.
7. PokeMMO Pokemon Online
8. Ib(Easy RPG Maker)
9. Barbie(Pygame)
10. Mari0(LOVE)
11. Frogatto Even more fun than Tux games.
12. Stunt Rally 3D quality racing games and more serious than Tuxcart.
13. FlightGear Flight Simulator
14. Sonic The Hedge Hog 3D
15. JVGS 8)

I can survive even without steam games nor even from Debian repo If I'm start getting serious. :twisted:
There're many ways to find games on Linux on the level not even Linux users or Windows users reach.
If windows users gonna make fun like "Tux Games is that all Linux have got?"
I'll show them the real meaning of Gaming on Linux without steam or wine. :twisted:
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby Hallvor » 2017-01-30 18:42

In random order:

TripleA (Axis And Allies clone, non-repo)
Urban Terror (First person shooter, non-repo)
Nexuiz (First person shooter)
Kapman (Pacman clone, KDE)
Knights (Chess, KDE)
KReversi (Reversi/Othello, KDE)
Naval Battle (KDE)
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby tynman » 2017-01-30 19:03

I waste time listening to music.... using MPD on a Raspberry Pi running Debian.

I also waste time by surfing forums like this one, using Firefox on Debian on my desktop computer.
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Re: How does Debian cater to your entertainment?

Postby marcetm » 2017-01-30 21:39

I've been in the OpenRA site and I've seen it's posible to play Dune 2k... OMG!!! I think I'm gonna cry....
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