Supergamer2

Over the new years break, I downloaded the ISO for the new supergamer2 PCLinuxOS based DVD containing a variety of good games plus a good Linux live CD distribution, and burnt myself a disk.

As the original supergamer-1 webpage reports, the software includes:

  • 3D games: america's army, cube, doom 3, enemy territory, legends, nexuiz, privateer, quake 4, soldier of fortune, ufo: alien invasion, ut2004, wesnoth
  • Arcade: BzFlag, chromium, 3d pinball, frozen bubble, neverball, neverput, penguin racer, supertux, tuxkart
  • Cards: Pysol
  • Strategy: Foobillards
  • Kernel: 2.6.13amd64op-smp squash 3 with source and stripped source installed
  • Office: Open Office 2
  • Misc: Xorg 6.8.2, gcc 3.3.1, firefox 1.0.7, and kde 3.4.3.

For the new version, Darin writes:

"we have an updated iso done with the addition of postal 2 to the line up... I updated the nvidia drivers some and the ldetect to allow 7 series cards to be selected...I also have a version that is a total desktop solution for older hardware (2-3 years old) and at least a gforce4 card to run the big 3d games...also I am forcing dma mode on the dvd to increase some response time...a slight increase but every speed increase helps...this increase only happens running live though as I did not increase the bootup time..."

I tried this on a Dell Dimension 8200 machine that I have (Intel P4 2GHz) and it booted up nicely. I tried a few of the games and had no problems. The machine has a nvidia graphics card, so the accelerated 3D driver was good.

The violence in the demo of Postal 2 wasn't my cup of tea, but then again, I'm not in the demographic that these guys are going after, and as they say, the game is only as violent as you make it. Nice to see that Gary Coleman has found something to do since Diff'rent Strokes, besides, sueing his parents, appearing in really bad loan commercials and fighting with bus drivers.

But I digress.

Thanks Darin et al for putting this nice gaming disk together.

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