Games

  • miden
Posted: Thu, 04/09/2009 - 02:52
Just wanted to ask what games are safe to install on the 64 Studio version of Linux. I rather liked the default ones installed with Kubuntu and Ubuntu, But these are missing from 64Studio. And do I need to also instal the KDE desktop? I'd rather not as I LIKE the 64 Studio desktop. Thanks, Dennis

World of Goo demo for Linux (deb)

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 04/10/2009 - 12:53
Hi Dennis, Download: World of Goo demo for Linux (deb) change directory in a terminal to where the file downloaded to & run $ sudo dpkg -i WorldOfGooDemo.1.40.deb $ sudo dpkg -i World[Tab key] will autocomplete, to save typing all the command. Selecting previously deselected package worldofgoodemo. (Reading database ... 128943 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking worldofgoodemo (from WorldOfGooDemo.1.40.deb) ... Setting up worldofgoodemo (1.40) ... Now I have a World Of Goo Demo entry in Games. Over to your your other thread to checkout nvidia driver. Cheers! Dave.

Well I did that and this is

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 20:50
Well I did that and this is the result..Thought it best to paste it in ... dennis@64studio:~$ sudo dpkg -"WorldOfGooDemo.1.40.".deb dpkg: unknown option -W Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*]; Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management; Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values; Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options; Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files; Type dpkg --license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL) [*]. Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' ! dennis@64studio:~$ And that was the result. Now the file name is WorldOFGooDemo.1.40.deb but it said command not known when I added the extra .deb at the end as per your example. So as you see when I did it I left OFF the .deb at the end of the package. I have a strong hunch that its something really simple (and stupid) I am doing wrong, like a space in the wrong place or something...I think its correct to say that syntax is very important in Linux as it was for DOS. Dennis

Thanks Dave.....will do...

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 20:41
Thanks Dave.....will do... Can you tell I come from a windows background LOL... We certainly get spoiled with the ease of program installation. Dennis

Installing .deb

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 07:32
Change directory to where the .deb downloaded to and run. $ sudo dpkg -i "packagename".deb You just have to type the first few letters of the "packagename" then hit [Tab] to autocomplete. I'm reading the review again to see if it has any requirements. Cheers! Dave.

Gnome & Kde games

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 06:22
I'm not a gamer at all but World of Goo got 10\10 in one review I read. Gnome and Kde can play quite well together but read "carefully" any messages when you try to install software and you should be ok. Double check with google or on the ubuntu site just to be sure. Cheers Dave.

I thought to instal a deb

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 06:48
I thought to instal a deb package you just had to dbl click, like a windows .exe I have tried that with this game which is an unzipped .deb package and it opens an editor, does not run the file.. How DO I instal a .deb package? Thanks

Thanks Dave...JUST the

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 06:42
Thanks Dave...JUST the advice I wanted to hear :) Cool..I love the little games. They can be quite distracting (in a good way). And thanks for the heads-up on that game. I will check it out. Dennis PS it looks like fun..just downloading the demo now...