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Linux Distribution: linuX-gamers
Url: http://live.linux-gamers.net/

The linuX-gamers Live DVD is a bootable medium with a collection of popular 3D games.

About linuX-gamers
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.


On the Linuxtag exhibition it turned out, that this liveDVD is a big success and we got a lot of very possitive responses. So we are currently planning the next steps of this project. But first of all we need to do a lot of documentation, bugfixing and stuff like that. After this tasks we will release version 1.0.

For the time after 1.0 we've got a much bigger vision, where this project is going to lead to,.. so stay tuned!

One of the main goals can already be announced: "Try to take over the world" (tm) pinky and the brain ;)

Hardware Required

Your PC must at least meet these requirements:

1. intel x86 architecture
2. 512 MB ram
3. videocard with 3d acceleration

The games on the DVD have different hardware requirements, have a look on their project page. But all of them are running fine on a testsystem with this hardware configuration: AMD 1800+, 512MB ram, ATI Radeon 8500 (comparable to nvidia gf3)

Some Included Games

1. BzFLag
2. Enemy Territory
3. Glest
4. Nexuiz
5. Sauerbraten
6. Torcs
7. Tremulous
8. True Combat: Elite
9. Warsow and World of Padman

Although the live DVD is based on Arch Linux, it does not offer any desktop Linux functionality except gaming.

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