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The linuX-gamers live DVD is a live "boot-and-play" distribution offering instant access to a variety of games, including Blobby2, BzFLag, Foobillard, gl-117, Glest, Neverball, Nexuiz, Sauerbraten, Torcs, Tremulous, Ufo:AI, Wesnoth, Warsow, Warzone 2100 and World of Padman. An updated version of the live DVD was released yesterday: "linuX-gamers.net Live 0.9.3 released. Recently our chief developers released a new version of linuX-gamers.net live-DVD. This version was used on the LinuxTag exhibition in Berlin. Changes: base and mastering environment rebuilt to support custom mastering; easy network configuration GUI; support for chipsets of recent boards; easy display setup GUI; video settings saved to USB sticks."
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=04948

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The project live.linuX-gamers.net was founded with the idea to present Linux games at the Linuxtag exhibition in a novel way. A collection of games should be shown to directly run from DVD without the user in need to know about Linux or care about his system. After some intense brainstorming sessions the team decided to create and publish this DVD as a live distribution project. Thus an additional and very difficult problem had to be solved: The dvd should run on every x86 PC out there.

At the very beginning the team was split up into two groups. The first group was meant to create a live-dvd based on any existing live distribution and to include games appropriate for younger players. The second group should create a live distribution from scratch, designed for high performance 3d games.

Unfortunately the first team dedicated to the family suited games failed in finding a good live distribution which could be taken to create a base system fitting our ideas. But luckily the second team was successful. They created a livedvd based on archELinux, an embedded distribution arisen of ArchLinux. The archELinux project is still undocumentated yet, but the documentation is currently done in course of a diploma thesis by one of the team members. More details about the technical part of this project will then be available on the archELinux page, please be patient.
http://live.linux-gamers.net/

http://live.linux-gamers.net/?s=download



I thought this was pretty sweet... I even made a facebook group for it
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17292272794
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This definitely looks interesting! I'll be burning this and trying it out later.
 
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Linux-Gamers? Isn't that an oxymoron?
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Linux-Gamers? Isn't that an oxymoron?
Hmmmmmmmmm

No ?
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you cant game on a linux, I tryed linux out it would not work with my 8800 GTX so it gave me genaric Drivers and I got a poo rez and It was sad i liked the look of the OS to bad my card wouldnt work how you supposted to game with out a graphics card..?
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So it comes with extra X?
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Darkice-Youve got to give initiative to recieve. Simple google would have turned up Envy or Nvidias site on *Nix drivers.
when games are optimized for linux they actually run quite well. That new quake wars or whatever ran on my 7600go laptop full high at 1680x1050 acceptably and was stunning.
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Linux-Gamers? Isn't that an oxymoron?
it is if you want new games.
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I did put work in and if anyone knows how to get a eVGA 8800 GTX working with Ubuntu I would love to know how I tryed many thing from using Envy to using a bunch of commands in the term.
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I did put work in and if anyone knows how to get a eVGA 8800 GTX working with Ubuntu I would love to know how I tryed many thing from using Envy to using a bunch of commands in the term.
If you follow the link in my sig there is a wealth of information on getting graphics cards working tip top under linux.

And to whoever said it, yes, quake wars is beautiful on linux.
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