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Iced Tea does taste good

Posted 10-20-2012 at 05:50 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 10-20-2012 at 06:19 AM by hydraMax
Tags foss, gaming, java

A long time ago I stopped using Java programs because of the proprietary aspect. But I recently tried out Iced Tea on my Gentoo box and it seems to work pretty well, at least with one program, Planet M.U.L.E:

http://www.planetmule.com/

Planet M.U.L.E. is a free clone of a old economics video game, but with much better graphics. It is rather addicting, but somewhat frustrating if you don't take the time to read the how-to-play guide, which explains in detail all the...
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Too cool: Haskell Source Analysis

Posted 09-21-2012 at 08:46 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 09-21-2012 at 08:54 PM by hydraMax

I tried out Haskell's SourceGraph program on the project I'm currently working on. It produces tons of cool dependency / analysis graphs. I saved a summary graph in SVG format at the following location:

https://frigidcode.com/ftprepo/edge/...aph-0.1.15.svg

Warning: It is only 374K in size, but it is over 22,000 pixels wide at the default size!

The project in its present form uses an event-based model with an oop-like component structure....
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Retrobattle available for Gentoo

Posted 09-01-2012 at 01:19 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 09-01-2012 at 01:25 AM by hydraMax
Tags gaming, gentoo

There is now a package in Gentoo Portage for Retrobattle. Just "emerge retrobattle". (You may have to unmask it first.)

Retrobattle is a retro-style arcade game by Daniel Remar and Andreas Remar. It's like of one of the early NES games where you move a character around a maze on a screen, shooting stuff (robots, gigantic snakes...) and collecting items (coins, super weapons...). Authentic look and feel, although somehow "smoother" than the old games I remember....
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Gaming in Linux; slackware 13.37

Posted 08-17-2011 at 10:23 AM by linuxpokernut

Back in 2008, I started playing Eve Online. Its one hell of a game, some call it "spreadsheets online" because you wind up needing a spreadsheet to play. It's the worlds largest single shard game server. And back in December of '08, it had a linux client.

It was not a true stand alone client, but it was a Cedega crossover. When you installed it it installed the Cedega engine with just what you need to play. Back then the game had 2 graphics options, "classic" and...
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