Trial Games?

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Should we keep the trial games?

Yes, I love the games!
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56%
Either way, I could care less
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20%
No! Get rid of them.
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24%
 
Total votes : 25

Trial Games?

Postby cvill64 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 19:16

Hello Sabayoners :)

We'd like your opinions on if we should keep the game trials that we have on the live dvd or get rid of them.

If you would like to keep them, we're open to suggestions on new ones to add.

Either way, please let us know your reason for choosing, we're looking for contructive critism. Just for starters, the games take up about an extra GB worth of dvd that you have to d/l.

Discuss :)
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Postby ajez » Thu Oct 26, 2006 19:23

I think that demos are fine, but not so much .. I don't know how much users has a decent video card to run smoothly quake3 ; so they aren't so useful.. anyway for me ther's no problem to download 1 GB more or less :D
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Postby pxc » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:48

I don't really use them myself because I have my own Linux games, but I think they're important to include because they show Linux newbies that real companies do make high quality games for Linux.
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Postby wolfden » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:39

SL Gamer version!

I haven't mess with the demo games myself
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Postby ed » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:59

Nexuiz would be smaller than the demo versions of commercial games and would be a more sensible thing to put on IMHO.
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Postby lxnay » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:39

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Postby Goatee » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:47

They're great, I only wish I could turn the res and quality up...

My friend is pestering me to get the Doom3 demo.

Any chance of that?
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Postby barcode_linux » Sat Nov 11, 2006 0:01

For the average Windows user wanting to try out a linux distro, one with games might be more useful. Although, most serious Linux users (from my experience) don't care too much about games on a pc, that is what we have consoles for.
And I agree, Doom3 demo with SL would be nice!
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Postby Goatee » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:13

I know it's not a trial but include armagetron?
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Postby johnnyhay » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:12

Sorry for my b*tching but it must be confronted

Where the heck is Quake 4 at, once you installed sabayon 3.1?
Emerging it requires cds. So does one mount the ISO image provided in the 3.1 dvd edition get to it?

As for great games that are hard to find, hahaha I'm trying to help, I found that sabayon has great emulators available under the /usr/games/ section. Some of the emulators included are epsxe, Virtual Boy Advance, and a few others.
The only problem is they're not in the start up menu, which makes them go undetected. Maybe it's because they don't have any ROM's and BIOS already installed. However, they work if you have the two.
I'm not proposing that they be deleted but added on list of programs provided in the menus.
Now if I'm the one who installed them somehow, sorry about that.

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Linux is great for gaming, it's just the video card drivers that cause the problems.
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Here's a list of games for an add on selection...and sorry if it sounds like I'm advertising.

SPORTS**
First of all, Cannon Smash is my favorite linux game!! This game has me going for hours straight. It's ping pong a.k.a. tennis with a twist.
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http://cannonsmash.sourceforge.net/

Driving
-Tron <- the 3d version is pretty fun but it's more logic than driving.

FPS (First Person Shooters)**
-Cube 2, Sauerbraten
-Nexuiz
-Enemy Territory <- Heard this was really good but haven't played.

Misc**
Neverball & Neverputt <- very much like Super Monkey Ball from the GameCube.

RPG (Rope Playing games)**
Battle for Wesnoth <- Voted as one of the top 3 best linux games.

Reviews for most of the games
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http://www.techgage.com/article/top_10_free_linux_games


*Well hoped that helped.*
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