Posts Tagged ‘Leisure’

Nice 2-D Linux Game, Aquaria [ Free full download for 2009 ]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Independent game publisher, Bit Blot, has released their public beta of the linux port of Aquaria.

Originally released commercially for Windows and Mac platforms, this game is now downloadable for “free” to all linux users.
Free full version available for download only until January 2010!

The game, Aquaria, has won some awards and gets praises for its intuitive gameplay and graphics.

More description of the game here.

See video of gameplay below!

Download before 2009 ends to get the free Full version of Aquaria!

Now who says gaming isn’t for linux users?

Thanks for WebUpd8.org [News Source]

PS : If you are having problems with the display resolution resulting in your monitor/LCD not being to support and showing a blank screen, open terminal mode

Press “Ctrl-Alt-F1″ on your keyboard

Login with your username and password and Stop GDM

sudo stop gdm
or
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Copy the default-1.xml over to the Aquaria settings/preference folder as usersettings.xml [ overwriting the original]

cp ~/aquaria/default-1.xml ~/.Aquaria/preferences/usersettings.xml

Edit the xml file

nano ~/.Aquaria/preferences/usersettings.xmlusersettings.xml

Edit the video section so that full screen mode is disabled, set to 16bits mode, turn off framebuffer and turn resolution to 1024×768.

<ScreenMode resx=”1024″ resy=”768″ bits=”16″ fbuffer=”0″ full=”0″ vsync=”1″ darkfbuffer=”1″ darkbuffersize=”256″ />

Start GDM again

sudo start gdm
or
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

This time the game will run in windowed mode. Change the video settings within the game until it works to your desire.
Or you could also manually adjust the parameters within the ~/.Aquaria/preferences/usersettings.xml file

Hannah Montana gets her own linux distro!

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Signs of linux getting popular and getting endorsements from celebrities?
Tapping on opensource to increase her fan base?

DesktopLinux review of Hannah Montana Linux distro
OSNews : Hannah Montana… Linux ?
LinuxToday : Hannah Montana Linux X86 Basic Edition

The distro is aptly named the Hannah Montana Linux X86 Basic Edition..

Hannah Montana

What were they planning down the product roadmap?

Hannah Montana AMD64 Server Edition
Hannah Montana X86 Education Edition
Hannah Montana UltraSPARC T1 Edition

FYI, Distrowatch.com did not list this Hannah Montana linux distro in its database.

Sing a Miley Cyrus song while you download the distro here.