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Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:54 pm
by Purplekat
I noticed that Garold has gotten Nethack working on his XO, and put in a request for other games that he might try. I have a pretty low-end PC and grew up without video games (my parents tended to kick me outside after school), so I suck at them and wind up playing lots of the old ones. I thought I'd make a few suggestions to get everyone going. :)

For Roguelikes, there's -- of course -- Rogue, which is strangely addictive once you start to get the hang of how to do it. I'm also partial to Adom, because a friend of mine helped to write it. ;)

I don't know if you could get it running, but said friend is also utterly addicted to a game called Dwarf Fortress (http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/) which is also text based.

There's also Adventure (ZZYZX!) and Zork (GRUE!). And I grew up in the generation that played Oregon Trail over and over again, so there's a special place in my heart for all those damn kids who kept dying of snakebites and exposure and dysentery.

I used to have friends who were utterly addicted to TradeWars, but that one's an online BBS game, so I don't know how or if you could get it to run.

In terms of more graphical ones, I'd really, really love to see someone get Tetris working! I love Tetris.

ETA: Oh yeah. Now everyone else gets to add on to my list.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:04 am
by Garold
I got the turn-based strategy game Battle for Wesnoth running, though it does take up a chunk of space (around 70 MB, I think). If you disable and delete the music, it'll free up about half that.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:41 am
by Garold
Today I installed ScummVM and DosBox on my XO. ScummVM works great so far - I've tested Monkey Island 1 and 2, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Full Throttle. (I wouldn't recommend putting the data for the games on your XO's internal NAND flash - use an SD card or flash drive instead.) DosBox's performance is somewhat disappointing so far, though may be able to tweak it further to improve performance.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:23 am
by wpurcell
Good Morning! I've just received my XO (it's for my 86 year old mother) and was wondering how I would go about installing games such as solitaire and scrabble, etc. This would be a way to keep Mom's interest up in the machine. She's not computer literate at all, although she does a fine job on her Palm Pilot! Thanks in advance!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:17 pm
by Purplekat
wpurcell;1110 wrote:Good Morning! I've just received my XO (it's for my 86 year old mother) and was wondering how I would go about installing games such as solitaire and scrabble, etc. This would be a way to keep Mom's interest up in the machine. She's not computer literate at all, although she does a fine job on her Palm Pilot! Thanks in advance!


We're still trying to figure all of that out. :) I don't think that there are any solitaire - like games that can be accessed through the XO desktop, but it may be possible to put in something that can be accessed through the Linux terminal.

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:07 am
by shaolinpunks
I've used dosbox and got Hocus Pocus, Jazz Jackrabbit and Jetpack to run very very good.
Death Rally not so much :( could never get past the intro even with the music disabled.
I found them at dosgames.com no registration required!

Got stunts to work as well via dosbox!!!!!
Tried the "Download Stunts! 1.1" one and it worked.
found at
http://www.kalpen.de/stunts/downldst.htm

anyone figured out how to get games dos games to be fullscreen?

I installed Lode Runner Online in wine.
found at
http://www.daggert.net/Folio/Programmin ... unner1.htm

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:56 am
by Infamy
Also try battle for wesnoth(yum install wesnoth.i386, highly recommended, works flawlessly, and looks great). There was another as well, an RPG, but it kept crashing on me. When I find the darn thing, I will post it up :D

Cheers,

Infamy

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:53 am
by Infamy
Manaworld! That was the name! It also looks good, but I have found it to be less stable.

*phew*

-Infamy

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:59 am
by taniyan
Where can I find a German scrabble game? I would love to play German scrabble with my dad with the actual board game. I do not want a stupid URL with a link to play German scrabble online. I have looked on eBay and have found zero entries for the game. I can't afford to go to Germany and look there. Is there a site somewhere that I can order the game from?

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:19 am
by sehenashika

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:39 am
by phillip1
shaolinpunks wrote:I installed Lode Runner Online in wine.
found at
http://www.daggert.net/Folio/Programmin ... unner1.htm


That's a great game. Thanks for the link.

Re: Games for the XO?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:28 am
by phillip1
shaolinpunks wrote:I installed Lode Runner Online in wine.
found at
http://www.daggert.net/Folio/Programmin ... unner1.htm


This is a great game. For anyone interested you can also get DOOM on your XO, well, Free Doom.

Watch the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=9MhQ5jIj5aw&feature=player_embedded

Download the game here: nongnu.org/freedoom/

Instructions on how to install:

1.Open terminal
2.Type su
3.Type yum install prboom
4.Accept all file downloads
5.Type exit
6.Type prboom -geom 1200x900
7. Play DOOM!