Originally Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2001 Author: The Linux.com Staff
Published to: interact_featured_articles/General Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Welcome to Games Week! Frag your Friends!

Welcome to Linux Gaming Week at Linux.com! The world of Linux gaming is wide and varied, and we're determined to give you a taste of it all. From GTetrinet to Quake, from playing games to programming your own, Linux.com has the scoop on Linux gaming. Update: the public games servers are up and running: Join now!

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Welcome to Gaming Week at Linux.com! The world of Linux gaming is wide and varied, and we're determined to give you a taste of it all. From GTetrinet to Quake, from playing games to programming your own, Linux.com has the scoop on Linux gaming. Here's the schedule of events for next week:

Beginning on Monday June 25th Josh Boudreau takes us through the basics of programming with the SDL library in C, often used for programming games. If you're interested in Linux programming, particularly games programming, don't miss this Linux.com feature article.

Plus, on Monday, our public Quake servers* go online for a full week of all the fragging action you can stomach.

Join the Linux.com community now in an online, real-time frag fest for games week! In cooperation with the guys at LinuxGames.com Linux.com is hosting three games servers for community use during our week long celebration. The servers are:

Game: Tetrinet
Server: tetrinet.linux.com

Game: Tribes 2
Server: tribes2.linux.com

Game: Quake 3 - Urban Terror
Server: q3ut.linux.com

For playing on our Quake 3 Urban Terror server, you'll need a copy of Quake3: Arena, available from tuxgames.com. Make sure to download the latest patches, up to version 1.29f. The Urban Terror mod is available from urbanterror.net, this is a realism sim. with complexities all it's own, so make sure to check out their manual if you experience difficulties. Also, make sure to turn off auto-downloading before joining. The word patches should be linked to ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/ should be fine other than that

All servers are available now, so don't miss a second!

On Tuesday Linux.com presents an free meaty excerpt from Programming Linux Games a publication from NoStarch Press. Later on Tuesday join us in #live on irc.linux.com at 11am PDT to ask the author, John Hall of Loki Software, just about anything about putting together games for Linux. Meanwhile, the Quake action continues on our Quake servers.

For Wednesday June 27th "Games on the Go", an article by Linux.com volunteer Colin Mattson takes us into the world of gaming on laptops with Linux, and explores in depth just what you can do and what setup you need.

On Thursday Jeff 'Judecca' Mrochuk, games writer for Linux.com, writes about the complete collection of free demonstration versions of commercial games available online. Jeff has done the homework to point you directly to hours of free gaming. Plus, join us for all-day gTetrinet tournaments on tetrinet.linux.com, and mayhem continues in Quake.

Finally on Friday Linux.com takes a close look at the new Ogg open source multimedia framework and asks Jack Moffitt (Executive Director of the Xiph.org Foundation) just what's so great about Vorbis. Of course, the fragging action with Quake continues, and Garrett takes on all challengers in Tetrinet. (Just kidding about that last one.)

We hope you'll enjoy our week of fragging... err, game features. If you have something to say about Linux gaming, leave a comment below. We also appreciate any game reviews or articles you might ant to contribute to the Linux community either today or in the future; use the article submission form to send them our way. Happy Linux gaming!


Some Linux.com game reviews and overviews:

Rune: A Look at the Linux Beta by Jeff Mrochuk
Civilization: Call to Power by Omar Ahmed
Tribes 2: A Look at the Linux Beta by Jeff Mrochuk
How to Install Quake 1 by Jeff Mrochuk





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