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I recently decompiled the launcher for this very reason, to manage automatic updates for my server wrapper with their new naming convention. I found the file they use to work out what the current version is and the URL to it: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/versions.json This file includes the following (as of this answer): "latest": ...


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In Windows it works out of the box, but if you install this software the Xbox 360 will display a battery indicator on the screen. In Ubuntu, the Xbox 360 controller works flawlessly with xpad. (I've tried this successfully with a wireless controller) In Mac, I've found a driver here, but I haven't tried it because I don't own a Mac myself.


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I don't have access to Minecraft on Linux at the moment, but that command line looks suspicious. Give this a try: java -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -cp "$HOME/.minecraft/bin/*" -Djava.library.path="$HOME/.minecraft/bin/natives" net.minecraft.client.Minecraft "$USER" If it still isn't working for you, knowing what does happen (error messages, lets you in but has ...


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Useful resources are: Linux Games The Linux Game Tome (unfortunately is down at the moment due to a "big" data failure) Gaming On Linux In addition, the following "not too old" links list about 10-15 RPG games. They are not really reviews but contains a mini description with the list of features 42 Best Free Linux Games 42 More of the Best Free Linux ...


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Nethack is alongside many Roguelikes in requiring permadeath - there's no configuration option or other easy way to cheat this system. It's a design decision they made, and there's not a lot of love for "non-permadeath" in the roguelike scene. Backing up your save file between saves can avoid this, which is considered cheating by many roguelike players. ...


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DayZ is a mod for ArmA II, which is a Windows only game. You must own and your computer must be capable of playing ArmA II (specifically, its expansion ArmA II: Combined Operations, which includes the main game and a later expansion) in order to play DayZ. So, unfortunately, it cannot be played on a Linux box.


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To have an image specifically created for this is impractical as it fits a rather small niche and to do as I describe below takes a matter of minutes, not hours. To reshape this limiting statement, I would reword it to simply say that one could have such an iso with Steam with very little effort. If you would like an iso with a lot more than just Steam ...


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I am going to assume you're running in the same windowed resolution as you would be fullscreen (i.e. if you run it in 800x600 windowed, you're comparing against 800x600 fullscreen), since that means the game has to render the same image in either case. If you run in a higher resolution for fullscreen, then it seems likely that there's something else going ...


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The games are distributed in binary form (without source code), and it's almost certain that those binaries were compiled for x86 platforms. So no, the games won't run on your Galaxy Note. (Even if they were distributed in source form, there's no guarantee that the code doesn't have any x86-specific parts in it.) In addition, despite the operating system ...


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Get Wine. Wine allows you to run .exe files and consequently lets you run Window applications on Linux. While it's not guaranteed to work for RA2, it's very unlikely that you'd be able to get it to run on Linux using any thing if you can't get it to work with Wine. On the AppDB page, it is reported to have silver/gold status, which means, it will most ...


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I am using Ubuntu too here are a couple of questions and suggestions ... 1) Are you using the open JDK? If you install sun's JDK and run the command sudo update-alternatives --config java and select Sun's JDK. 2) What speed is your processor and how many cores and how much RAM do you have? You might to specficy some command parameters when you run ...


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The folders that need linking are: (for Windows) C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Zachtronics Industries\SpaceChem ...and: (for Linux and OS X) ~/.local/share/Zachtronics Industries/SpaceChem


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As agent86 said, there is what's akin to a "cheat mode" mode built-in to NetHack largely for testing, but you can certainly use it to play. It's called wizard mode: To get to the wizard mode, you must start the game with the command nethack -D -u wizard. The -D stands for debug and -u name names you wizard, which must be done to enter the wizard ...


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From what I can see, the report states Null Pointer Exceptions for both OpenGL and the Texture Pack. To me this suggests that you may not have OpenGL installed (or not correctly configured) - perhaps you're missing a video driver for you particular graphics hardware. Ensure that your video card drivers are installed and/or up to date. For AMD and Nvidia ...


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The current list of available games can be found on the Featured Linux Games page. For Valve-specific ports, your best bet is to look here. For example, here are some of the games that have been ported across: Dota 2 Half-Life, and its popular mods: Counter-Strike Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Team Fortress Classic Portal Day of Defeat Deathmatch ...


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Yes, actually. Wine will run Steam and DotA 2 (along with other source games, including TF2) fine. There are some particle rendering and lighting issues though. Also, performance varies by desktop environment. XFCE and LXDE have the best track record, where Unity and KDE have the worse. There is also a pulseaudio bug that crashes your game when it tries to ...


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Steam doesn't use sandboxes. For example, in Windows, Steam games usually save their data in My Documents, Appdata, their own installation folder or Steam's Steam Cloud folder (which syncs back to the online storage service for your saves, configurations and other user data). Some even install other programs, like a multiplayer component's library (e.g.: ...


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Dota 2 is now supported on Linux! Not only can you now watch games in client on Mac and Linux computers, the complete Dota 2 game is available for Mac and Linux players. Grab it here.


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The default steam game install directory on Linux (Not *nix, because there's no non-Linux *nix Steam binary) is /home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common. The default location for the .gcf files is /home/user/.local/share/steam/SteamApps/. There's no way to just move games from Windows to Linux and expect them to run. Even if the game is Linux ...


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The crash log suggests that libbassmix, part of the BASS audio framework, is responsible. BASS is not open source, unfortunately, so we will be unable to troubleshoot beyond the basics: try to download the latest version of BASS on their website, and replace the BASS version that the game uses with this version, by replacing the files ...


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Not usually. The byte code which is the game will not normally run on other platforms (which is why a Mac program won't run on Linux or Windows, and vice versa). If you have a fast enough computer, you can run some Windows programs via Wine, which emulates Windows (makes it like you're running the program on a Windows computer). A lot of games are ...


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~/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar - it's inside the jar archive. If you use a texturepack, then it's in its zip file in ~/.minecraft/texturepacks instead. For more info take a look here.


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If it is a CD-ROM based game that normally installs on Windows, you may be able to get it installed and working using Wine. Wine is a program that allows the installation and operation of Windows-based applications. I have successfully used it to install and play several games, but I've also failed to get some games working. A very popular addition to ...


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(edit please note this answer was posted before the question was refined to make my answer trivial...) Since the wiimote will act as a mouse (with 11 keys that can also be mapped to keyboard keys) any game that can be played via mouse (and not too many keys) can be played via wiimote as well. It can also be used as a gamepad replacement. So the answer ...


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First, make sure you installed FTL on your computer (the one you want to move the save into). In the "~/.local/share/FasterThanLight" directory, you should see 2 files: continue.save prof.save Copy both of these files, and paste them into the "~/.local/share/FasterThanLight" on your new computer. If there are no files there, than that probably means ...


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Unless you've modified the default values for your Wine and WoW install, the path should be: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/Interface/AddOns/ ~ being your home folder. Perhaps you won't need backslashes before spaces if you're using a graphical file explorer. Once you've found this, there should be no differences with the Windows ...


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It is a general concern. When in windowed mode, the video card is busy rendering the complex graphics of the game, while the "desktop" is trying to take priority to maintain its stability. When the two coexist, the frame rate drops, as the delay between a frame an another is increased. As a result, some games enforce that, where they detect they are in ...


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Quakespasm is a great fork of Fitzquake, the best (faithful) Singleplayer engine there is: http://quakespasm.sourceforge.net/download.htm If you cannot use a OpenGL engine, maybe give Tyrquake a try. Enjoy!



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