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Latest Comments by Hamish
We can probably say a final goodbye to Roblox on Linux with Wine soon
26 February 2024 at 9:52 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: PyreticYou should write that book. Seriously, post another editorial/article on how Linux gaming has changed over the years, I'd love to read it.
The period I am covering right now might be considered ancient history, but that is already kind of what I am doing...

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 38: The Stagnant Demesne
29 January 2024 at 10:58 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderAlso love your GIMP skills to make the Tux the Heretic thumbnail........
I loved that too - it's great! Very eye-catching.
I can not claim full credit for that as it is derived from the image on the old Linux Heretic homepage:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150722204913/http://heretic.linuxgames.com/

I did futz around a bit to scale it up and diminish the JPEG compression artifacts, but the original credit would seem to go to "Nickbot".

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 38: The Stagnant Demesne
29 January 2024 at 8:32 pm UTC Likes: 3

Further links and resources can be found on the official website:
https://icculus.org/~hamish/retro/part38.html

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 37: Dashing Through the Snow
22 December 2023 at 6:14 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: whizseA pity they didn't make the gane data available somewhere when they stopped sales (or just put it up on itch).
The Virtual Resorts are freeware so you could just use those along with the source release if you wanted. Virtual Jay Peak even has a standalone Linux release available on the website:
http://soulride.com/products/jay_peak.html

It would also be a good candidate for a free content makeover in the style of Freedoom if anyone was inclined to make one.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 37: Dashing Through the Snow
20 December 2023 at 12:42 am UTC

My main concern with the lack of snow here is we were already coming out of drought conditions, and with how bad the wildfires were last spring and the fact I need to regrow my pastures, we need all the moisture we can get. Hopefully the heavens will open up at some point in the new year.

Quoting: gbudnyDid you try to contact them and ask about the catapult?
I picked up my copy of Soul Ride for quite cheap on eBay so I have had no contact with Slingshot Game Technology themselves. Based on the Wayback Machine it looks like they took their online store down sometime in 2016 but were still selling both The Catapult and Soul Ride up until that point. I would hazard a guess they are no longer in business.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 37: Dashing Through the Snow
19 December 2023 at 5:50 am UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: StoneColdSpiderI have never gotten on well with snow games...... Maybe because im an aussie and ive never seen this mythical thing called "snow" in real life........
I would make some smart-arse Canadian comment, but we got a dump of snow the week before Halloween which then all melted, and have not had another real snowfall since. El Niño is working overtime this year.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 37: Dashing Through the Snow
18 December 2023 at 8:52 pm UTC Likes: 5

Further links and resources can be found on the official website:
https://icculus.org/~hamish/retro/part37.html

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 36: Entertainment for X Windows
15 December 2023 at 12:12 am UTC Likes: 1

There is also a list on the Libregamewiki:
https://libregamewiki.org/Linux_Games_%26_Entertainment_for_X_Windows

In terms of included Bomberman clones there is also XBlast.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 36: Entertainment for X Windows
14 December 2023 at 5:57 pm UTC

Quoting: gbudnyI have to try L.O.S.E.R Corps because it looks great ... I think that I never played it.
It is very much a prototype rather than an actualized game but it definitely had promise at the time.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 36: Entertainment for X Windows
12 December 2023 at 5:19 pm UTC Likes: 2

Further links and resources can be found on the official website:
https://icculus.org/~hamish/retro/part36.html