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Free-licensed art for free software games: OpenGameArt.org

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Today I happened upon a site I really, really wish had been there in 2000 when I started my own game project. Free software games often suffer from poorly-executing graphics, simply because it's a real challenge coordinating both the artistic and software needs of a project. Few developers are good at both, and so it makes sense to accumulate commonly-needed elements in one place.

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Created by gurner 5 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 12 weeks ago
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Bordeaux 1.8.2 for FreeBSD Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 1.8.2 for FreeBSD today. Bordeaux 1.8.2 adds support for Apple's QuickTime 6.5.2 Player, IrfanView 4.25 the extreamly popular image viewer and editor. This release aslo bundles in Cabextract, Wget and Unzip to remove external dependencies.

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Created by twickline 5 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
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Running Windows Apps on Solaris with Bordeaux 1.8.2 and Wine

http://www.wine-reviews.net

By itself Wine is very usable but you need a fair amount of expertise or lots of time to get your favourite Windows application running correctly. This is why we have companies like Bordeaux Group and CodeWeavers who sell commercially supported Wine version or management tools that make our lives a little easier.

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Created by twickline 5 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
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Clonk open sourced and FOSS game news

http://freegamer.blogspot.com

Clonk, a popular indie game, has been released under an open source license as OpenClonk. Free Gamer has information and links, as well as other news from the FOSS game scene as well as a few new projects.

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Created by charlesgoodwin 5 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 19 weeks ago
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Free Gamer Interview: Stephen Carlyle-Smith aka Me_Programmer

http://freegamer.blogspot.com

In the second Free Gamer interview - over 2 years since the first with grumbel - serial Free game developer Steven Carlyle-Smith (UK) aka Me_Programmer Games was kind enough to take the time to reply in detail to my questions about his development activities. Steve has created a plethora of Free games over the years.

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Created by charlesgoodwin 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Unusual physics engine game ported to Linux: The Penumbra Trilogy

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com

The scary Penumbra game trilogy, has just recently been ported natively to GNU-Linux by the manufacturer, Frictional Games. The Penumbra games are first person survival horror and physics puzzle games which challenge the player to survive in a mine in Greenland which has been taken over by a monstrous thing.

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Created by einfeldt 5 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 21 weeks ago
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0 A.D. Now Open Source

http://freegamer.blogspot.com

0 A.D. is a free, cross-platform, under-development, 3D, historically-based, real-time strategy game. It has been in production of some form for nearly 8 years, has 150k lines of code in the engine, and hundreds of dedicated (and now shared) models. And now it is open source.

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Created by charlesgoodwin 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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Warzone 2100 continues to shine

http://kmandla.wordpress.com

Since I occasionally pick up a game or two when I want complete distraction, I revisited Warzone 2100 yesterday, after a hiatus that approached the better part of a year. And I was pleasantly surprised.

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Linux games mega collection - Part 7

http://www.dedoimedo.com

Welcome to the seventh Linux gaming compilation. The long-awaited Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is finally here. Then, there's the masterpiece UFO: Alien Invasion, a remake of the legendary UFO: Enemy Unknown. Fans of board games, including 3D board games, will also like today's choices. Racing fans won't be left in the dry, either.

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The Egyptians are coming!

http://my.opera.com

As you all know KDEGames is by far the most innovative, and well designed part of Linux, and of KDE in particular. But in this release cycle we have literally jumped over our heads trying to please you.

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Created by helix 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
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Phoronix Thread Leads To New Linux Game Ports

http://www.phoronix.com

Svartalf, a member of the Phoronix Forums and developer for Linux Game Publishing, recently asked our readers on the forums to provide a wish-list of games they wished to see ported to Linux.

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Created by armin 5 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 28 weeks ago
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A Resource List for Advertising your Free(as in freedom) Games

http://wiki.kibabase.com

Advertisement Master List for Free Games collects information on where you can promote video games for free and to indicate how suitable your game must be to get good reception. This list is made for people who write free(as in freedom games) so proprietary game developer will find it less suitable or unsuitable.

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TORCS: 3D Racing car game

http://tuxxie.blogspot.com

If you like car racing games than TORCS is for you. The Open Racing Car Simulator (TORCS) is a great game that has a lot of tracks and it has realistic graphics.

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Created by Noog 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 32 weeks ago
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Alien Arena 2009 Screenshots

http://www.linuxgames.com

The Alien Arena development team has released 16 screenshots of the upcoming Alien Arena 2009. This release features “some very significant advances” in the game engine and new arenas, and player models. It’s also mentioned that they are planning to release the new version in June.

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Created by clandestine 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 32 weeks ago
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Nexuiz 2.5

http://freegamer.blogspot.com

So what are the big selling points of 2.5 from the player side of view? According to the changelog: New HUD, new weapons, new racing game mode, improved look & sound, better bots.

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Created by john.brubrick 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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