Tag Archives: Linux for Gamers

Supreme Super Gamer

I am afraid I have to make two negative reports on the trot (not mission critical this time, unlike Dropbox) and this time on Supreme Super Gamer.

After 7 days of download time finally I got this Live DVD in my hand eager to boot up enjoy.
This was on May Day Holiday, quite appropriate for me to enjoy the games when real workers are bashing Bunki Moon on the main high streets of Colombo.

Bunki Moon has become a Punchbag for Political Punchers, I wish somebody make a game of U.N.O on the web with Bunki Moon as the main man of action and I can assure you we will give you 20 million people to both for and against playing the game.

This was quite contrary to the Foreign Minister’s assertion.
In my case I took his advise in good stead and want to play some games pass midnight. That was the time the download was over (really on the day after May Holiday) and I could not boot the CD on both computers having less than 100 graphic capability.
It was pass midnight and I had to attend to some work on Monday morning, I went to sleep.
Toady after an evening nap I took the DVD (first double layer gamer in my hand) and booted up with my laptop with 4 GiB RAM but relatively reasonable graphic card capability (IBM).
It booted up but failed to configure X-Windos on root permission.

The kernel in the DVD has two problems.

1. It cannot identify various types of file format of Linux including reserfs.
2. It does not have modules for old and new graphic cards.
3. X-windows even though kernel is new fails.

This is where Linux Developers failed their users (rather customers).
Do not blame Windows for this lapse and I do not think I will download a gamer till next May Day.
I am a professional who has other important work than playing games.
Unfortunately Linux is my home base where I cannot play games with my grandchildren in the backyard, till next Christmas.
Thanks guys ‘ girls for your interest in Linux games!

Linux100-IgLive-22-Gamers’s Paradise

One of my basic grumbles about Linux from the early days was that the lack of games in Linux consoles.

This has been addressed by gamers from Berlin.

Ig Live CD and DVD (I cannot download even Knoppix Games in this Paradise Country with the slowest domestic paid Telecom Service) have addressed this void.

CD is good (I try my best to download the DVD-might take 2 weeks of continuous downloading) and enjoyed playing Pingus very much.

The game is topical.
Global Warming one of my favorite topics now.

I live in this hill city called Kandy for Kanda (in Sinhala it is the hill) with the range of temperatures was between 68 Fahrenheit to 78-80, 40 years ago.

Now it’s temperature is well above 80 and topped 97 F recently in my city (I checked the temperature when ever I can and record it with two digital thermometers with the date and time- I had to search well over 6 months to find an accurate thermometer).

Which speaks volumes and need not have a Science Degree to understand.

Our politicians who enter (99% of them) the parliament with (bear) minimum of education want know how to read a child’s temperature but runs the Ministry of Health and other important Ministries.

Some of them do not know how to operate a computer and we do not have a proper IT education in school curriculum.

Talking about Linux is like Greek to them (They only know Sinhala or Tamil but most of the Tamil can speak better English than Sinhalayas).

That is why I have to write this in a blog.

Sorry for the diversion, I am a simple political animal with a vision for Science (visit my writing at http://www.writeclique.net) Education but IT and Linux is one of my aberrations!

So well done boys and girls in Berlin you are doing a wonderful job.

I have one suggestion foe you.

If I were a kid I would have preferred what I going to say in a second.

Have compiz included in the distribution package with few other utilities Like abiword and scientific utilities.

I thick ARCH can very well do that!

So me the kid can switch the desktop from game to utility to fool my mum and dad who have an average working knowledge in Microsoft with only one desktop (like our politicians) in mind.

But don’t do the mistake of QIMO but SHOULD have parental control over the Internet which leads to many vices there.

If any one of you abroad can send me a working games DVD (Including Knoppix) I can copy and distribute it in this god (84.000 of them) forsaken country.

Keep in touch with by email please.
I will write about XBMC (Linux Media Center) and Sabayon soon.
Dr.Asoka S. B. Diss