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The End Is Nigh For the Linux Game Tome

Unknown Lamer posted about a year and a half ago | from the end-of-an-era dept.

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First time accepted submitter Sodki writes "The Linux Game Tome, one of the most important websites related to video gaming in GNU/Linux, will shut down on the 13th of April, according to a news post published on the website. The decision was made due to the 'lack both the time and the ambition to do what is necessary to keep the site afloat,' which has resulted in 'spam clogging the forums, lack of updates and increasing brokenness of the site.' This might not be the end, though. The maintainers of The Linux Game Tome will make available a dump of the games database, so that anyone interested can cook up a new and updated version of the website, and a worthwhile effort will be considered for a transfer of ownership of the domain. The current source code of the website, which is from 1999, will not be available because 'it is not fit for human consumption.'" It certainly had a good run; I remember poking around the Linux Game Tome as a teenager in the misty past (and it's where I discovered Freeciv, Warzone 2100, and lbreakout2). Are there any alternatives already operating (unfortunately, Freecode doesn't seem popular with game authors)? Or: Which one of you is going to write the Linux Game Tome 3.0?

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Uh, (5, Insightful)

Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) | about a year and a half ago | (#43279987)

Steam?

Re:Uh, (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280015)

Steam?

Have they added an icon to denote a game that runs on Linux yet?

Re:Uh, (1)

Chaos Incarnate (772793) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280033)

Isn't it still in beta? If so, why would they add an icon when it's not officially supported yet?

Re:Uh, (1)

ddegirmenci (1644853) | about a year and a half ago | (#43282435)

It is officially supported. There was even a week-long "Steam on Linux" sale on Linux games.

Re:Uh, (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280577)

Why make an icon for two games?

I kid, I kid, steam has made a good number of their games available for linux. There is a second of the store called "Linux" which features only games available on linux. You don't need a icon. Just browse the linux section. Or use google. Or look on the page in the store that tells you what the system requirements are, it will say linux.

Re:Uh, (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280587)

I meant "SECTION of the store," in case anyone is confused.

Re:Uh, (1)

GNious (953874) | about a year and a half ago | (#43283285)

Is it similar to the OSX section, where you get all OSX-compatible games in a big jumble, unable to apply categories like "RPG" or "Shooter" to further limit the listing?

Disclaimer: This was how it was last I ran Steam - the client hasn't worked on my computer for a while now.

Re:Uh, (5, Insightful)

lesincompetent (2836253) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280113)

Why should the community give up everything to a strictly proprietary, closed environment? We should maintain at least a free and open alternative!

Re:Uh, (4, Informative)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280167)

I believe you were looking for this:
http://www.playdeb.net/welcome/ [playdeb.net]

The reality is Steam offers something not yet available on linux AAA games, even if out of date so far. You don't have to use it, and you can avoid distros that package it even, but it exists for those who want to use it.

Re:Uh, (2)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280215)

I am one of the maintainers for playdeb.net (been getting their stability and performaince issues worked out) and it's good to see it mentioned here. I'd love to adopt happy penguin as well, since it fills a slightly diff niche, and I'd hate to see it go.

Thanks,

Joseph Brower
joseph(dot)brower(at)gmail(dot)com

Re:Uh, (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280773)

Why would you put your email address online like that.
Seem dangerous to post joseph.brower@gmail.com out in the open like that.

Re:Uh, (1)

Isaac Remuant (1891806) | about a year and a half ago | (#43281829)

any self respecting email fetch script will be able to translate ats and dots without issue. You're not exposing him any more than he did.

Re:Uh, (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280213)

Steam just shows what a bunch of little hypocrits the average Linux is, give them some closed source DRMed games and they line up like lemmings. All that whining about iTunes or whatever...wtf is steam but "iTunes For Linux" you guys are a joke.

Re:Uh, (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280341)

Not really, some of us just don't give a shit either way.

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280425)

I'm not lining up, so FU. What you are saying isn't even statistically correct, so grow the fuck up.

Re:Uh, (4, Insightful)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280565)

You seem to presume that all Linux people are alike. Tell you what - next time you're browsing, take a look at the names. Some of the names seem to be obviously female, some seem just as obviously male. Different, huh? Oh - some of the posters are obviously young, others are older than dirt. Different, again! Some of us like the toe-jam guy, others of us don't. Wow - more difference!

For the most part, I only use free stuff. But, sometimes, the closed source commercial stuff is all that's available, or it's the easiest solution, or it's the solution that I understand. And, sometimes, it's actually the best.

Each and every one of us penguin people has to decide for himself just what it is that he needs and wants from Linux, and his machine(s). I'm slightly less passionate about "free" than some other people. Others don't give a damn either way. Give us a break, alright? We didn't all go to boot camp to learn how to be Linux geeks. There isn't just one right way. For proof of that, just start counting up the distros!

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280755)

LOLWUT? Never let pragmatism get in the way of principle! Most of us don't use computers for actual work! ;)

Good on you. Your comment should win money.

Re:Uh, (2)

jedidiah (1196) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280875)

I've always been about pragmatism.

Free Software is immune from market pressures and inevitable destruction in much the same way a monopoly is.

I despise Microsoft products based on merit. I could happily use some 3rd option if the market allowed for it. It doesn't really.

The only company to survive the 90s bloodbath turned into a consumer electronics vendor.

Linux will continue on regardless of how much Microsoft or Apple or even Canonical wants to turn everything into a locked down tablet.

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280765)

You seem to presume that all Linux people are alike.

Ahh, Cocksucker1956, still having trouble reading. Try again:

Steam just shows what a bunch of little hypocrits the average...

Re:Uh, (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43281357)

still having trouble reading. Try again:

Steam just shows what a bunch of little hypocrits the average...

Nice editing there.

what a bunch of little hypocrits the average Linux is,

Ahh, Anonymous Coward, still having trouble writing in complete sentences. Try again.

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280793)

You misspelled Ubuntu.

Re:Uh, (2)

jedidiah (1196) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280821)

You are confusing the Linux community at large with RMS.

Re:Uh, (2)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280279)

The "community" doesnt really have a right to demand that this site be maintained for free; if you want a free alternative, I imagine you could volunteer to help maintain the site.

"Its Open Source" doesnt magically generate people to do fixes and maintenance, you know.

Re:Uh, (4, Insightful)

smooth wombat (796938) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280533)

if you want a free alternative, I imagine you could volunteer to help maintain the site ... "Its Open Source" doesnt magically generate people to do fixes and maintenance, you know.

HERESY! Burn them at the stake!

Everyone knows there is no cost associated with software. Charging for something you produce is just evil capitalism. With the wonders of free software, everything miraculously springs forth by sheer will, not through money and maintenance. People create this stuff through their own generosity without regard to costs since there are none.

That's why there's no problem with stealing someone's work. Since there was no cost involved with producing it, there's no need to pay someone for their work.

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43283267)

Yes. Everyone knows all software should be patent filled and licensed at incredible cost (re-payable each year, if you want to continue to use it). That way, good quality, virus safe and bug free code can be happily and easily fed to the masses. If anyone tries to do anything with the code, they can be forced to shut down - or pay a new, special licence fee. A whole variety of licences could exist - even allowing the user to do wild things, such as run it on their own hardware.

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43283387)

stealing

I think you mean illicit copying. And ideology associated with it isn't on the basis that there is no cost in producing the first copy of a bitstream, it's that all subsequent copies have no cost. It isn't that people should not get paid for their work, it's that people shouldn't charge for something which has no cost - the copies.

Re:Uh, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280339)

Why should the community give up everything to a strictly proprietary, closed environment? We should maintain at least a free and open alternative!

Well, then do it.

Re:Uh, (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43281043)

Why should the community give up everything to a strictly proprietary, closed environment? We should maintain at least a free and open alternative!

I assume that means you're volunteering to do the work?

The community doesn't owe you anything, you know.

Re: Uh, (1)

doti (966971) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280197)

Uh,
No?

Not that big of a deal (1, Insightful)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | about a year and a half ago | (#43279997)

There are already dozens of websites that serve the exact same function, with just as good or better presentation... (not unlike Linux distros themselves).

Let it die, ask another site to fill in holes if there are any, and nothing of value will be lost.

Re:Not that big of a deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280039)

Links please?

Re:Not that big of a deal (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280083)

Links please?

Of course there is no link. OP was a faggot as usual.

The closest one is linuxgames.com [linuxgames.com] . But that one is more commercial in nature. The Linux game tome was very good to find obscure amateur game project. Also obscure and amateur must be things that you like.

And now I challenge the OP to name the missing 11 sites he promised.

Re:Not that big of a deal (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280133)

He's full of shit. Besides linuxgames.com you can follow Free Gamer [blogspot.com] but it's not a directory, just a blog.

Re:Not that big of a deal (-1, Troll)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280889)

Fuck off, this isn't 4chan.

Re:Not that big of a deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43282165)

Fuck off, this isn't 4chan.

But it does degrade into 4chan level of language. You just prove GP's point, idiot.

Re:Not that big of a deal (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#43282565)

I may cuss, but I don't use racial, sexist, or sexual-preference slurs either.

Re:Not that big of a deal (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43282669)

Please do quote the 'racial, sexist, or sexual-preference slurs' in any of the parent posts.

inb4 faggot is homophobic slur only if you live in the 20th century. Language evolve, gay use to mean 'joyful', then 'homosexual' and now it mean 'boring'. Go figure.. also, 'bad' was 'good' in the 1980-90s.

Re:Not that big of a deal (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#43283113)

"Faggot."

I don't care what it's historical usage was.... that's why it's called "historical" or "archaic" usage!

Re:Not that big of a deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43284621)

So if you don't care for 'faggot', please do quote the actual 'racial, sexist, or sexual-preference slurs' that got you so mad that you had to comment about.

You are full of shit, just like the OP. One fag after the other, slashdot is degrading to 4chan's quality.

Re:Not that big of a deal (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#43285085)

I just fucking said it! The homophobic (aka "sexual-preference" slur) "faggot" usage! As well as your own usage!

It's as bad as bandying about "nigger."

Knock that shit off.

Re:Not that big of a deal (2)

Mike Frett (2811077) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280501)

lgdb.org is always updated and has a huge database of Games, Both free and paid. And DJL (en.djl-linux.org) is sort of like Steam but includes free Games also. There is all kinds of places and things.

Re:Not that big of a deal (5, Informative)

Lumpy (12016) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280267)

Re:Not that big of a deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43283011)

Exactly. I've looked through each and every one of the sites out there, and not one of them is as good as HappyPenguin was a few years back. lgdb is nice to look at, but updates are sparse and they focus almost entirely on commercial games. (Hell, their links are called "product page" instead of "website!") Last time I looked at the updates and counted, they were 75% commercial, with about 3 FOSS updates in two weeks. HappyPenguin used to have five or six FOSS game updates every day and now there's nowhere good to find those updates.

  Freegamer is pretty good, but excludes a lot of genres and only focuses on a handful of projects. If you've got, say, an awesome post-apoc roguelike with driveable cars, like Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, there's nowhere to submit updates except a couple specialty roguelike sites.

  Because of its age, HappyPenguin was the place everybody and their brother sent updates for their projects, and now there's no good replacement left.
  (Also, I loved the wacky 50s retro theme. Sure it wasn't all shiny Web-2.0, but fsck that crap anyway.)

Most Important Websites... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43279999)

That I never ever heard of despite running Linux exclusively for 13 years.

I'm thinking that getting the word out was their problem, and that their importance is being overblown.

Re:Most Important Websites... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280037)

Linux has never been known for gaming. Maybe Steam changes that in the future, but point stands.

Re:Most Important Websites... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280117)

I've heard of it, but I haven't visited it in about 8 years or so.

Re:Most Important Websites... (5, Informative)

displague (4438) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280317)

Did you ever Altavista search "linux games"? If you were looking for Linux games you would have found this site, along with Happy Penguin (I think they started as separate sites - could be wrong on that), and Tux Games. Eventually Loki Games got things really rolling, and now we have Steam.

Freshmeat would be the obvious other place to search for Linux games. The TuCows Linux site wasn't very reliable.

Re:Most Important Websites... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280637)

1997 called, they want their search engine back.

Re:Most Important Websites... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280643)

Altavista is still around? That's another bit of news to me. Oh well...
 
When your little hobby demands that people look in obscure places for information you're not going to grow a large community. Maybe that's all good and well with some of you. And that's cool. I hate when too many n00bs rush in and redefine a small subculture. It really takes something away. But for those of you who praise Steam everytime someone from Valve farts because they now "support" Linux? I guess you're not too concerned about an influx of idiots.

Re:Most Important Websites... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43282633)

Just search your gopher server on you local bbs. Simple as that!!!

Re:Most Important Websites... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43281483)

So you hate games? Sorry, I'm also Linux-only, since ~19 years now, and definitely am not a hardcore-gamer. But it was one of the oldest sites I regulatly visited until some years ago when they really started dropping out. Definitely 10 years ago it had been *the* souce for gaming info on linux. Not knowing HP at all only can tell you're not at all interested in games. So why do you comment on this news?

Looks like site is shut down ahead of schedule... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280019)

... by Slashdot! Thanks a lot, Slashdot.

'Not fit for human consumption' (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280035)

As a post mortem, they probably should've had a nazi who would post 'The refrigerator gets cleaned out every other Friday, move it or lose it' in the kitchen, and 'the Perl code gets cleaned out every three months, no exceptions' on the server.

Re:'Not fit for human consumption' (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280369)

If they are dedicated to libre-software, there is no such thing as 'not fit for human consumption'. As long as the source code is free to be copied and redistributed, it's perfect from the POV of the FSF/GNU/Libre-Linux crowd. They should have simply released the 1999 source code

Re:'Not fit for human consumption' (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280851)

Every time I hear 'libre-linux' or 'linux-libre' I die a little inside. I also punch the piano keys out of their face.

Desura (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280045)

another game distribution package that includes a lot of open source games is desura

Sad Day. (2)

tetrahedrassface (675645) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280049)

I liked Happy Penguin, what's next? Will LWN close down too? [lwn.net] ? I suppose for a lot of us The LInux Game Tome was important because they listed lots of games for us, and have a pretty good interface at that. Guess I just miss the old wide open days of Linux..

*Goes out and and stands in yard with a torch and pitchfork*

Re:Sad Day. (1)

twicepending (936496) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280195)

The demise of Happy Penguin will for me at least be a sad day as I have discovered many fun distractions on the site over the years. It is probably the most complete database of Linux games around (that I know of).

Re:Sad Day. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43282929)

Will LWN close down too? [lwn.net]?

Doubtful. LWN has a monetization strategy [lwn.net] which appears to be working.

Last breath effort (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280055)

Apparently, this story was a last breath effort to keep the eyeballs coming.

Like the poster above, I've been using Linux 100% for 15 years and never heard of this site.

I'm sure nothing of value is being lost there.

Gaming on Linux? (4, Funny)

Gothmolly (148874) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280079)

There's games for Linux besides TuxRacer?

Re:Gaming on Linux? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280281)

Abuse... even better than tux racer.

Re:Gaming on Linux? (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280297)

Pretty sure you can also get Unreal Tournament 2002; thats how I learned to install nvidia drivers (in a linux class, no less-- i was technically learning).

Re:Gaming on Linux? (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year and a half ago | (#43282455)

Actually, it's Unreal Tournament 2004. Quake III Arena runs great too. Excellent hardcore deathmatch, both!

Re:Gaming on Linux? (2)

robthebloke (1308483) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280303)

The other one is called BZ flag.

Re:Gaming on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280319)

I think Nethack qualifies. But that's about it.

Re:Gaming on Linux? (5, Insightful)

BobNET (119675) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280403)

Given that the unix port of Nethack is far superior to the msdos or winnt ports, I can't imagine why anyone would use anything other than Linux for gaming.

Re:Gaming on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280333)

There's *plenty* of games for Linux.

I have visited Happy Penguin regularly for more than a decade. Most of these games were hobbyist - hobbyish, sometimes incomplete, made by one or afew more people but often fun to try out none-the-less.

The real contribution happypenguin.org made was to create a community for hobbyist game developers.

I will miss happypenguin.org (actually already have for like a year or so)

Re:Gaming on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280347)

I've never moderated, so maybe someone can explain this to me: how can a question be "informative"? Moreover, how can a question (not a statement, a question) be worth "5" points unless it was the special case of selecting questions for an interview?

Maybe I'm just ignorant, but I just don't understand how the question "There's games for Linux besides TuxRacer?" reaches "+5". I come here for answers, not questions. Am I doing it wrong?

Re:Gaming on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43284093)

You must first understand the answer to your own question. Only then will you truly receive moderation points for asking it.

Re:Gaming on Linux? (3, Funny)

zAPPzAPP (1207370) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280393)

I wonder why the site shuts down now, when it is finally the year of Linux on the desktop?

Re:Gaming on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280633)

Hosting costs more when people actually visit your site?

Re:Gaming on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280417)

Supertuxkart.
Armagetron.
Freeciv.
Pingus.
LinCity.

And many more ...

Re:Gaming on Linux? (1)

RedHackTea (2779623) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280777)

XBILL [wikipedia.org] will always be best game. 2nd maybe to vi. 3rd is emacs of course. 4th is probably either /boot or /etc.

Re:Gaming on Linux? (1)

marcello_dl (667940) | about a year and a half ago | (#43281987)

sauerbraten, quakelive (freeware), assault cube, armagetron, supertuxkart.

Remember Pingus? (2)

Vintermann (400722) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280153)

Now that we have Steam, they probably have outlived their usefulness somewhat. It used to be the case that all Linux games were made by Ingo Ruhnke.

There's still a market for a Free software-only games portal, I suppose.

Re:Remember Pingus? (1)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280221)

There's still a market for a Free software-only games portal, I suppose.

It's called apt-get.

Re:Remember Pingus? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280247)

Hmmm ...

apt-get review freeciv

Re:Remember Pingus? (1)

t0rkm3 (666910) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280593)

Perhaps apt-cache review freeciv?

I am certain there will be a utility to serve this function soon, or there already is one that I've never heard of.... like perlthanks or something.

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280159)

It's only Linux.

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280791)

You must be a very sad person, trawling around to comment on subjects and threads you're clearly not interested in, just to express your lack of interest. There seem to be a lot like you, I feel very sorry for your empty lives - you can't really have anything going on for you or anything positive to do otherwise you *just wouldn't bother* looks at threads like this and especially commenting.

I'm reading this thread because I'm vaguely interested in the subject.

And right, now *I've* wasted a couple of minutes on this offtopic post. But I do this about once a month. I bet types like you spend hours every day making totally pointless content-free comments.

i'd love to help. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280163)

I recently started taking an active role on getdeb.net and playdeb.net and would love to adopt the happypenguin.org site. Unfortunately, I don't see who to contact to let them know that.

Thanks,

Joseph Brower
joseph(dot)brower(at)gmail(dot)com

Re:i'd love to help. (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280187)

Try postmaster at that url.
The email address should in theory exist and someone should get it.

If this is not the case drag the owner into the street and beat him within an inch of his life. People who don't follow the email RFCs are some of the worst scum on earth.

Re:i'd love to help. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280289)

Isn't postmaster only for mail stuff, and webmaster for the web site? You know, the mail admin and the web admin don't need to be the same person.

Re:i'd love to help. (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year and a half ago | (#43280461)

In theory yes, but the odds of a webmaster account existing is even lower.

Re:i'd love to help. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280961)

I got a hold of the current operator, so we'll see how things go. :)

fuck yes, just took a huge satisfying shit (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280191)

also, linux sucks.

The misty past? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280205)

The misty past? For a site that opened as late as 1999? Get off my lawn!

Re:The misty past? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43285091)

On the Internet 14 years is a *LONG* time.

Heck, 6 years before that AOL was only *just* starting to provide Usenet access.
http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/S/September-that-never-ended.html

how about playdeb? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280257)

Maybe they could model after Board Game Geek (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280355)

Board Game Geek is a very popular site for information about board games. A site for free computer games would fit fairly well with it. I don't know if they are willing to share their code though.

Sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280691)

I just last weekend found a couple of games to try from there.

Libregamewiki (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280703)

For games that are free software and have their media released under a free license as well, check out

https://libregamewiki.org/ [libregamewiki.org]

Best thing about Open Source (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43280781)

If a project dies, someone else can just come in and maintain it without some exec crying his dick off. (although they'd be damned if they never tried to even if it wasn't theirs!)
Hopefully someone with enough time and resources can give it a new home.

And that reminds me, I need to play some more Warzone2100. That is still probably my favorite RTS. Games today aren't even remotely nearly as good as it besides maybe some Spring mods. That and AoE II of course.
Supcom gets boring after a year of play, Starcraft is awful rushfest crap with 0 depth, just to name a couple of the larger ones that people prefer.
It is also probably one of the few RTS on the console that never felt painful to use.
So glad it got open sourced before The Bad Things happened. RIP Pumpkin.

A good death... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43282307)

What this site needs is a direct link on /. to get the word ou..... [carrier lost]

Well, there's the freegamer community... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43282619)

...but it's not comparable, I guess.

phpBB (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43283121)

Did they not ever update their phpBB2 version?

indiedb (1)

xhrit (915936) | about a year and a half ago | (#43284181)

Ever since the linux game tome stopped being updated, I switched to indiedb to publish my open source games.

http://www.indiedb.com/games/dungeon-tactics [indiedb.com]
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