Linux Saloon | 10 Sep 2022 | Open Source Gaming

This week we checked out a variety of open source games on Flathub and gave some general thoughts about the games themselves and the challenges facing the various open source game projects.

00:00:00 Introductions
00:01:33 Colin’s Video on StormD Linux Distribution
00:14:44 Sravan Bash scripting with options
00:20:05 Flathub game exploration going Straw Poll
00:21:22 Tuxemon
00:25:49 Space Cadet Pinball
00:33:09 Frog Squish
00:38:20 Billiard GL
00:46:53 OpenRCT2
00:49:06 Veloren
00:53:31 Discussion around open source games
01:21:25 Open Source Gaming Final Thoughts
01:22:03 Next Week News Flight announcement
01:23:00 Linux From Scratch 11.2 Released
01:30:40 Ubuntu Unity Official Flavor for 22.10
01:35:56 Debian Non-Free Firmware Debate
01:48:18 Closing Time
01:52:18 Bloopers

Colin (PCTLC) Video on StormD
.StormD StormOS Debian Variant - YouTube

Sravan - Bash scripting with options
Bash getopts builtin command help and examples
Bash Getopts

Tuxemon - https://www.tuxemon.org

Space Cadet Pinball -Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux

Frog Squish - Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux

Veloren - Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux

Billiards - Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux

OpenRCT2 - https://openrct2.org

Linux From Scratch 11.2 Released
https://linuxfromscratch.org/
Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 11.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
lfs-announce - Linux From Scratch Announcements - confirm_action

Ubuntu Unity Becomes Official Flavour
https://ubuntuunity.org/
Ubuntu Team Accepted Unity As the Official Flavour
Homecoming? Ubuntu Unity Remix Submitted Proposal for Official Flavour Tag
Ubuntu Unity Becoming An Official Flavor With 22.10 Release - Phoronix
UbuntuUnity/22.10/Proposal - Ubuntu Wiki

Debian Non-Free Firmware Debate
https://www.debian.org/
General Resolution: non-free firmware
Debian Begins A General Resolution To Decide What To Do With Non-Free Firmware - Phoronix

Any old Mac heads in here from the past remember Escape Velocity?

Check out the Endless Sky flatpak. (also available on Steam!)

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I only used Macs in school growing up and never played a single game on the Mac. I will check out Endless Sky for sure. Thanks for the suggestion!

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