Dedicato a tutti quelle che ‘io non installo Linux perchè non posso nemmeno giocarci’
Il progetto PlayDeb non è nient’altro che un repository di giochi per la distribuzione Ubuntu.
Installare giochi su Ubuntu non è mai stato cosi facile! Finalmente un repository creato a posta per i giocatori, e non solo.
L'obbiettivo del nuovo repository Playdeb, è di rendere ancora più facile l'istallazione di giochi che è già possibile trovare su Getdeb.net la cui pecca è però la necessità di installare manualmente i pacchetti scaricati non disponendo di un proprio repository.
Si può scegliere due modi per usufruire di questa opportunità. Per gli utenti più pratici, basta aggiungere il la riga relativa al repository al file di configurazione "/etc/apt/sources.list", mentre per i meno esperti il tutto è pacchettizzato. Dal sito di Playdeb si scarica il pacchetto apturl, che è indispensabile, e il gioco è fatto!
Il nuovo progetto è ancora in versione beta (estetica del portale compresa); il repository, costruito attorno ad Ubuntu Hardy, non è ancora "perfetto", la lista giochi incompleta e il sito sovraccaricato per dirne alcune. Il lavoro è ancora molto ma possiamo ben sperare.
1. Preparing The System For Playdeb
Vai su http://www.playdeb.net, clicca su apturl package e installalo.
Questo pacchettoè necessario per installare i giochi direttamente dal sito di PlayDeb.
Seleziona “Open wish GDepi Package installer” (di default) sulla finestra di firefox.
Se visualizzi questo messaggio :”An older version is available in a software channel” clicca su close e ignora tranquilamente.
Ora clicca su “install Package” e installare apturl:
A questo punto installiamo “playdeb package” seguedo la stessa procera fatta per apturl.
Ora possiamo iniziare ad installare giochi dal repository di Playdeb.
2. Intallazione dei Games
Ci sono 2 modi per installare i giochi usando Playdeb. Il primo direttamente dal sito e il secondo usando Synaptic Package Manager.
2.1 installazione dei giochi usando Playdeb Web Site
Andiamo semplicemente sulla lista dei giochi playdeb e clicchiamo sopra al gioco che ci interessa installare seguendo le indicazioni a monitor.
Ad installazione terminata andiamo semplicemente su Applications > Games e troveremo il gioco appena installato :).
2.2 Installazione dei giochi usando Synaptic Package Manager
Si va su System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager:
In Synaptic Package Manager, si clicca su Search e inseriamo il nome del gioco che vogliamo installare
Se synaptic ha trovato il packgage del gioco, clicchiamo sulla checkbox per marcarlo che ci interessa installarlo
A questo punto veranno verificate le dipendenze.
Poi cliccando su APPLY le dipendenze saranno scaricate e il gioco installato.
Come prima su Applications > Games trovere il gioco installato.
Elenco dei giochi disponibili:
|Alien Arena 2007 7.10 |
This game combines some of the very best aspects of such games as Quake III and Unreal Tournament and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique.
|Alien Blaster 1.1.0 |
Your mission is simple: stop the invasion of the aliens and blast them!
|Amoebax 0.20 |
Amoebax is a free Puyo Puyo-style puzzle game for up to two players. The objective of the game is to beat the opponent in a battle by filling up their grid up to the top with garbage.
|AssaultCube 0.93 |
AssaultCube is a total conversion of Wouter van Oortmerssen's FPS called Cube. Set in a realistic looking environment, as far as that's possible with this engine, while gameplay stays fast and arcade. This game is all about team oriented multiplayer fun.
|atanks 2.9 |
Atanks is a multi-platform Scorched Earth clone similar to the Worms series of games. Annihilate the other tanks to earn money, then spend it on bigger and better shields and weapons to wipe out the opposition. It features a wide array of weapons, AI players, destructible landscape, weather, parachutes, teleports and a wide range of other features.
|Barbie Seahorse Adventures 1.0 |
Barbie Seahorse Adventures is an exciting side-scrolling game where Barbie the Seahorse floats on bubbles to the moon. This game won the teams category in pyweek 4. It is a retro side-scroller with original graphics, soundtrack, and 15 levels.
|Bos Wars 2.5 |
Bos Wars is a futuristic real-time strategy game. It uses a modified version of the Stratagus game engine.
|Charge 1.0.1 |
CHARGE is a fast-paced arcade game. As you bash your opponent, each level accelerates the time, and you must collect power-ups to stay ahead of the game.
|CRRCSim 0.9.9 |
A Model-Airplane flight simulation program with a very realistic model Flight control inputs can come from a Mouse, a Joystick or your radio control transmitter.
|DreamChess 0.2.0 |
DreamChess features 3D OpenGL graphics and provides various chess board sets, ranging from classic wooden to flat figurines.
|ETSwitch 0.1.14 |
A *nix 'minimizer' for a few games
|FreeCiv 2.1.6 |
Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age...
|FreeCol 0.7.4 |
The FreeCol team aims to create an Open Source version of Colonization (released under the GPL). At first we'll try to make an exact clone of Colonization. The visuals will be brought up to date with more recent standards but will remain clean, simple and functional. Certain new 'features' will be implemented but the gameplay and the rules will be exactly the same as the original game. Examples of modern features are: an isometric map and multiplayer support.
|gBrainy 0.70 |
gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained
|Glest 3.1.2 |
Glest is a 3D real-time strategy game. Fully customizable using XML and a set of tools.
|Globulation 2 0.9.3 |
Globulation is an innovative high quality real-time strategy which minimizes micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to the units. The player has to choose the number of units they want for the different tasks, and the units will do their best to satisfy the requests. This allows the player to manage more units and to focus on the strategy.
|GLSFcave 1.1 |
Your mission is simple: stop the invasion of the aliens and blast them!
|GridWars 2 2006 03 09 |
Grid Wars2 is basically a PC version of the popular Xbox 360 game, Geometry Wars. Made by Mark Incitti, this release features less special effects compared to the original but also new controls to cater for players who do not own a dual analog joypad.
|InterLogic 0.2 |
The game InterLOGIC is based on the old Amiga logic game "Balls". The object of the game is to move balls of different colors through a maze, connecting them with other balls of the same color.
|Irrlamb 0.0.5 |
irrlamb is a 3D game that involves a lot of physics and frustrating gameplay.
|jMemorize 1.3.0 Beta |
jMemorize is a Java application that manages your flashcards by the famous Leitner system and makes memorizing facts not only more efficient but also more fun. It manages your whole learning progress and features categories, statistics and a visually appealing and intuitive interface.
|LordsAWar 1.1.0 |
A turn-based strategy game where up to 8 players strive for control of as many cities as possible. Produce new armies in cities to conquer nearby cities.
|ManiaDrive 1.2 |
ManiaDrive is a free clone of Trackmania, the great game from Nadeo studio, and is an arcade car game on acrobatic tracks, with a quick and nervous gameplay (tracks almost never exceed one minute), and features a network mode, as the original.
|Mupen64Plus 1.4 |
Mupen64Plus is a plugin-based N64 emulator for Linux which is capable of accurately playing many games. Included are four MIPS R4300 CPU emulators, with dynamic recompilers for 32-bit x86 and 64-bit amd64 systems, and necessary plugins for audio, graphical rendering (RDP), signal co-processor (RSP), and input. There are 3 OpenGL video plugins included: glN64, RiceVideoLinux, and Glide64.
|Monsterz 0.7.1 |
Monsterz is a puzzle game where you need to create alignments of three or more identical shapes by swapping adjacent tiles. It is similar to the famous Bejeweled or Zookeeper games.
|Nexuiz 2.4.2 |
Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first-person shooter game, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch. It is extremely modder-friendly.
|Nimuh 1.2 |
Your mission is simple: stop the invasion of the aliens and blast them!
|numptyphysics 0.svn96 |
Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game in the spirit (and style?) of Crayon Physics using the same excellent Box2D engine. Note though that I've not actually played CP so the experience may be very different. Numpty Physics includes a built-in editor so that you may build (and submit) your own levels.
|Open Tyrian Enhanced svn762 |
OpenTyrian is a port of the DOS shoot-em-up Tyrian.
|OpenArena 0.8.0 |
OpenArena is a free/open source 3D computer game that belongs to the "first-person shooter" genre.
|PainTown 3.0 |
Paintown is a 2D fighting game in the same style as Double Dragon and TMNT. Paintown is very extensible and comes with editors to help design new levels and animations.
|PCSX2 0.9.4 |
PCSX2 is World's first Playstation 2 emulator
|Phun 4.22 |
Phun is an educational, entertaining and somewhat addictive piece of software for designing and exploring 2D multi-physics simulations in a cartoony fashion.
|PipeWalker 0.4.3 |
This game is a clone of NetWalk. You need to merge all workstations on map to one network and connect server.
|PokerTH 0.6.2 |
PokerTH is a poker game, you can play the popular "Texas Hold'em" poker variant against up to six computer-opponents or play network games with people all over the world.
|PyChess 0.8.2 |
PyChess is a fully featured chess client mostly targeting the GNOME desktop. It also contains a Python-based chess engine inspired by Gnu Chess.
|Really Rather Good Battles In Space 1.06 |
Rather Good Battles In Space: a free (open source) real time strategy game.
|ri-li 2.0.1 |
ri-li is a really nice wooden toy train game. The goal is to control your wooden toy train through the rails and collect all the special items.
|Sauerbraten 0.0.20080620 |
Sauerbraten is a networked fast-paced 3D first person ego-shooter game. It has supports rather modern graphic effects and a some nice graphic details. The game client also works as the map editor. It is even possible to create and/or edit a map together with other people over a network connection.
|Scorched3D 41.3dfsg |
Scorched3D is a cross-platform 3D remake of the popular 2D artillery game Scorched Earth. Scorched3D can be played against the computer, other players, and remotely across the Internet or LAN.
|ScummVM 0.12.0 |
ScummVM is an interpreter and emulator for several classic graphic point-and-click adventure games. Support is currently available for: Adventure Soft's Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution's Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1, and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep's Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision's Gobliiins; and games based on LucasArts' SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system. The latter includes titles such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, The Dig, and more.
|Second Life 184.108.40.206587 |
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by a total of 5,903,108 people from around the globe.
|Secret Maryo Chronicles 1.5 |
Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a style designed similar to classic sidescroller games. which utilizes the platform independent library, SDL and since Version 0.98 with the OpenGL accelerated Graphics Renderer developed in C++.
|Slime Volley 2.2.0 |
Game inspired by the Java games of the same name. It is a volleyball simulation : You control a semi-circular blob on which the ball bounces.
|Slingshot 0.8p |
Slingshot is a two dimensional, turn based simulation-strategy game set in the gravity fields of several planets. It is a highly addictive game, and never the same from round to round due to its randomly generated playing fields.
|StepMania 3.9+4.0cvs20071107 |
StepMania is a music/rhythm game. The player presses different buttons in time to the music and to note patterns that scroll across the screen. Features 3D graphics, visualizations, support for gamepads/dance pads, a step recording mode, and more!
Note: To play the game you will need to download songs and unzip them into the .stepmania4/Songs folder on your home directory.
|Stormbaan Coureur 2.1.4 |
Stormbaan Coureur is a simulated obstacle course for automobiles.
|SuperTuxKart 0.5 |
SuperTuxKart is a free 3d kart racing game focusing on fun and not realistic physics. Collectables can be used against your opponents, but you better avoid the bananas. It can be played with up to 4 friends on one PC racing against each other, or just try to beat the computer.
|Tennix 0.6.1 |
Tennix! is a SDL port of a simple two-player tennis game. It features simple image loading (with all game graphics being customizable by simply editing them with a graphics editor like The GIMP), sound effects, stadium audience sounds, and ball shadows.
Note:Please check the homepage for the players keys.
|The Battle for Wesnoth 1.4.4 |
Battle for control of villages, using variety of units which have advantages and disadvantages in different types of terrains and against different types of attacks. Units gain experience and advance levels, and are carried over from one scenario to the next campaign.
|The Bub's Brothers 1.6 |
A multi-player networked clone of the classical Bubble Bobble board game. Throw bubbles at monsters and collect dozens of different bonuses before your co-players!
|Tile Racer 0.702 |
Tile Racer is a freeware 3D stunt racing game which features realistic car physics and an in game track editor to create new maps to race on.
|Too Hard For You 1.3 |
2H4U, which stands for Too Hard For You, is an open source game, and a mix between a Tetris-like game and a wall breaker. It requires good reflexes, coordination, and ambidexters should have some advantages. Will 2H4U be too hard for you?
|UFO Alien Invasion 2.2.1 |
UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring turn-based tactical combat against hostile alien forces (human or computer controlled) which are infiltrating earth at this very moment. You are in command of a small special unit which has been founded to face the alien strike force. To be successful in the long run, you must research the alien technology in order to build bigger and better weapons against your foes.
|Ultimate Stunts 0.7.4 |
Remake of Stunts (or similar 4D Sports Car Racing). With better graphics, multiplayer, 3D sound, and much more.
|Urban Terror 4.1 |
Urban Terror is a free multiplayer first person shooter, that (thanks to ioquake3) does not require Quake III Arena.
|Vertris 0.3.2 |
Vertris is a simple cross-platform Tetris clone written in C that uses the Allegro library for graphics.
|Warsow 0.42 |
Warsow is a fast-paced 3D ego-shooter with colorful graphics which look like in comic (black lines around things; deliberatly surrealistic graphics) or similar to the movie "Tron".
|Warzone2100 2.1beta4 |
This is an improved version of Warzone 2100, a 3D science fiction real time strategy game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in year 1999. Warzone 2100 offers campaign, tutorial, multi-player and single-player skirmish game modes, unit designer, unit experience system, and everything you would expect from a modern RTS game.
|Widelands Build12 |
Widelands is an economic and military simulation game. The map is shown in parallel perspective with 3-dimensional terrain. Buildings and units are animated. The player controls a tribe. Land is claimed and held by military presence and then used to build an economy to support military expansion and confrontation. The project is a work in progress where much remains to be done; computer players and multiplayer are in very early stages of development.
|World Of Padman 1.1 |
Free multiplayer standalone game using a cartoon style with creative deathmatch weapons and models.
|Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory 2.60 |
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free multiplayer FPS set during World War II.
|Wormux 0.8.2 |
Wormux is a free game where funny animals fight on a 2D map with funny weapons.
|XQF 1.0.5+svn825 |
XQF is a game server browser and launcher for Unix/X11 for many popular games such as the Quake series, Unreal Tournament series, Half-Life etc.
|Xye 0.8.0 |
Xye is a puzzle game in which the objective is to direct a green circle looking character into picking up all the gems in each of many different levels. Each level is a different puzzle.
|Yabause 0.9.6 |
Yabause is a Sega Saturn emulator.
|Zevv Tetris 1577-1 |
The objective of the game is to keep the level of colored blocks down as long as possible. New blocks are falling down at an increasing rate, blocks can be removed by creating rows of three or more blocks of the same color. The longer the row, the more points you get.