Tuesday, December 4, 2007

HowTo: Install 113 Amazing Fedora Games

One hundred and thirteen Fedora linux games!

Yes, you read it right, Linux game lovers, meet 113 Fedora graphical games.

Here are several compiled list of graphical games available from Fedora Gaming project. These Fedora graphical games can be easily installed using RedHat/Fedora yum installation process. The games are all available from Fedora game repositories. Games listed here includes names of the game, game descriptions, game yum package name, game site or wiki info site, yum install commands and several sample videos from YouTube. Some games listed here does not have any sample videos yet from YouTube as of this postings.

Installation of these games can be done smoothly via yum. Specific game requirements would not be covered from here. Basically, as long as you have an internet connection and available disk space, and a nice video card - you would be able to install and play these linux games immediately.

The games are shown here in random manner, without any consideration favorites and likings. However, games with sample videos are listed first.

If sample videos does not appear after a while using Firefox, it is advisable to optimize your browsing settings. This can be done from my recent firefox tips and tricks post from here, and it worked for me.

Are your ready?

List of 113 Fedora Games.

Wormux - 2D Convivial Mass Murder Game
Website: http://www.wormux.org/
Battle your favorite free software mascots in the Wormux arena. With big sticks of dynamite, grenades, baseball bats, and bazookas you can exterminate your opponent in a 2D cartoon style scenery. The goal of the game is to destroy all of your opponents' mascots.

# yum install wormux

BZFlag - 3D multi-player tank battle game
BZFlag is a 3D multi-player tank battle game that allows users to play against each other in a networked environment. There are five teams: red, green, blue, purple and rogue (rogue tanks are black). Destroying a player on another team scores a win, while being destroyed or destroying a teammate scores a loss. Rogues have no teammates (not even other rogues), so they cannot shoot teammates and they do not have a team score. There are two main styles of play: capture-the-flag and free-for-all.

# yum install bzflag

Flight of the Amazon Queen - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Amazon_Queen
It is 1949 and you play Joe King, pilot for hire with his small private plane the 'Amazon Queen'. The game is a spoof of old timey radio adventure serials, and as it begins we find Joe in one of those typical situations. It is 11:58 and 36 seconds and counting, Joe and his date are tied up in an abandoned warehouse ("you really know how to show a girl a good time, Joe!"), and a bomb is set to go off at midnight!

# yum install flight-of-the-amazon-queen.noarch

Scorched3D - Scorched Earth Game
Scorched 3D is a game based on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth "The Mother Of All Games". Scorched 3D adds amongst other new features a 3D island environment and LAN and internet play. At its lowest level, Scorched 3D is just an artillery game with two+ tanks taking turns to destroy opponents in an arena. Choose the angle, direction and power of each shot, launch your weapon, and try to blow up other tanks. But Scorched 3D can be a lot more complex than that, if you want it to be. You can earn money from successful battles and use it to invest in additional weapons and accessories. You can play with up to twenty four other players at a time, mixing computer players with humans. There's a variety of changing environmental conditions and terrains to be dealt with.

# yum install scorched3d

Rocks and Diamonds - Underground digging game
Dig for treasure and solve puzzles underground, but watch out for falling rocks and strange creatures!

# yum install rocksndiamonds

WesNoth - Turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme
The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against whom none can stand. Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well
on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

# yum install wesnoth

WarZone 2100 - Innovative 3D real-time strategy
Warzone 2100 was an innovative 3D real-time strategy game back in 1999, and most will agree it didn't enjoy the commercial success it should have had. The game's source code was liberated on December 6th, 2004, under a GPL license (see COPYING in this directory for details). Soon after that, the Warzone 2100 ReDev project was formed to take care of its future.

# yum install warzone2100

Torcs - Open Racing Car Simulator
TORCS is a 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL. The goal is to have programmed robots drivers racing against each others. You can also drive yourself with either a wheel, keyboard or mouse.

# yum install torcs* torcs-robots torcs-data-cars-extra

GNUchess - GNU Chess game
The gnuchess package contains the GNU chess program. By default,GNU chess uses a curses text-based interface. Alternatively, GNU chess can be used in conjunction with the xboard user interface and the X Window System for play using a graphical chess board. Install the gnuchess package if you would like to play chess on your computer. If you'd like to use a graphical interface with GNU chess, you'll also need to install the xboard package and the X Window System.

Xboard is an X Window System based graphical chessboard which can be used with the GNU chess and Crafty chess programs, with Internet Chess Servers (ICSs), with chess via email, or with your own saved games.

# yum install gnuchess xboard

GNUbg - BackGammon Game and Analyser
GNU Backgammon is software for playing and analysing backgammon positions, games and matches. It's based on a neural network. Although it already plays at a very high level, it's still work in progress. You may play GNU Backgammon using the command line or a graphical interface

# yum install gnubg

Atomix - Atoms and Molecules Game
Atomix is yet another little mind game. You have to build molecules out of single atoms laying around. Of course there is a time limit and the handling is not as easy as you might expect ;-). This game is inspired by the original Amiga game Atomix and uses the GNOME libraries.

# yum install atomix

Frozen Bubble - Frozen Bubble Arcade Game
Full-featured, colorful animated penguin eyecandy, 100 levels of 1p game, hours and hours of 2p game, 3 professional quality 20-channels musics, 15 stereo sound effects, 7 unique graphical transition effects and a level editor. You need this game.

# yum install frozen-bubble

Am grateful to split these blog entry into several blog entries, as per email request by Mr. Thomas Chung. Thanks for your email Mr. Chung, well done on your Fedora contributions too!

All of the above is now considered as Part 1, please read the next part here.


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