Linux Live Gamers Distro – Boot & Play Free High End FPS, RTS, RPG 3D Games

The Linux Live Game Project is a compilation of games for Linux, and requires no previous knowledge on how to set up Linux and all its applications. It’s a Live DVD that’s based on Arch Linux, so there is no need to create space and partition drives, either. Depending on your hardware, you’d be well warned that some of your drivers may not be open source.

We ran our tests on an NVIDIA-based motherboard. This can be a little irritating to see every time you boot up: you need to agree to continue, and once you do, the drivers are loaded and the GUI boots up. There’s not much to see here other than a thick bar with a list of games there.

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Now the games on this distribution aren’t your typical low-end-card games you find on your Windows and Linux Desktops. These are full-fledged 3D games, including First Person Shooters( FPSes ) like Warsow, Tremulous, and World of Padman. Sauerbraten is another pretty good-looking game that makes use of some fancy-looking shaders.

It’s not all FPS mayhem either, games like Foobilliards (a pool game) and Blobby 2 (a 2D ball game) will
appeal to casual gamers. Real-time Strategy (RTS) and Role-playing Game (RPG) fans can always try out Warzone 2100 and  The Battle for Wesnoth. For those with a need for speed there’s  TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator), a fairly decent-looking car racing game, and gl-117, a rather bad-looking flight simulator.

What is irritating is the amount of time games take to load off the DVD. You can save your settings on a USB drive if you wish.  Unfortunately, other than playing games, there’s nothing much you can do with this distribution. If that’s all you want, then Linux Live Game Project has a decent collection of games where you can spend a lot of free time.

Get it @ Download Live Linux gamers

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June 3, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra


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