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Old 01-13-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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Lightbulb LAN Gaming distro based on Arch

hey guys, i'm looking for people that play LAN games under linux that would also be interested in producing an easy to use gaming distro that pre-scripts the installation of many popular wine-compatible windows games (plus those games that are cross-platform) all with the click of the mouse, my thoughts are

* Arch Linux
* LXDE or other lightweight DE
* nm-applet for network config
* a GUI based "Game Store" that executes scripts to install games, except for games that require licenses, these must have a disc *up for discussion* (e.g COD4)
* Samba for sharing games over network with windows players
* every game to have a launcher created on the desktop that just works
* wine pre-loaded
* separate wine prefix per game
* entire .winetricks/cache folder pre-populated for easy offline game installations
* nVidia ATi and intel graphics drivers pre-installed
* ALSA installed and working properly (as best we can)
* pre-installed FOSS games such as open-arena and others
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There is a ARCH based gaming CD and DVD available

maybe it could give you some ideas?

Also, how will you create the livecd?
Old 01-13-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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hi linus72 a live CD was not immediately on the books and may be looked at later, to start with i had intended to just create a bootable USB image of an installer system that would prompt to install once you booted to it

i would need the help of others greatly to create a live CD as they are quite foreign to me.

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