Installed Games

XbrandoX xbrandox at robotpit.com
Wed Jan 28 17:55:46 UTC 2015


Everyone I know who isn't a developer looks for the standard windows 98 
games when they get stuck on my linux machines ... minesweeper & 
solitaire. Not sure if that's worth anything, though.

On 01/28/2015 11:33 AM, Bruno Augusto Clemente de Assis wrote:
> I think we should keep at least one or two games. Cut them off 
> wouldn't  be nice. Still there is people who play games in desktop, 
> i'm one of them, although not frequently. +1 to (Solitaire, 
> Minesweeper, Chess) they are extremely useful when your internet is 
> off or you are waiting for someone.
>
> 2015-01-28 13:17 GMT-02:00 Dave Dodge <dododge at dododge.net 
> <mailto:dododge at dododge.net>>:
>
>     On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:17:46AM +0200, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>     > shipping Steam isn't sensible with any distribution. Only the amount
>     > of data we would need to ship with every download is beyond insanity
>     > – just to install a few games the user might or might not play once,
>     > let alone talking about several times... And who could guarantee
>     > Steam/the games even work on their boxes?
>
>     It's even worse than it sounds, because the way Steam solves the
>     compatibility issue is by supplying its own Linux runtime. It
>     basically has its own /lib and /usr/share directories hidden away, so
>     that its games can use those instead of relying on the OS to provide
>     everything.
>
>     This makes it easier to package games for Steam delivery, but it
>     requires a lot of space.  On my system ~/.local/Steam is currently
>     around 2 gigabytes for the client and runtime(s), *not* counting any
>     games.
>
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>     <mailto:dododge at dododge.net>
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