Games Knoppix

Games Knoppix

Web site: http://games-knoppix.unix-ag.uni-kl.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Game
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0.3-0.3 | September 14, 2005
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Games Knoppix – a live, an entertainment-oriented Linux distribution based on Knoppix.

Games Knoppix offers 100 (approx) open-source games pre-installed on the board. There are no proprietary games such as Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake 3 Arena, NeverWinter Nights, or any other GNU/Linux-compatible commercial entertainment programs.

The games included in the live iso: Marble Blast Gold Demo (OpenGL), Mutant Storm Demo (OpenGL), Space Tripper Demo (OpenGL), Think Tanks Demo (OpenGL), Ufo AI (XMas Special) (OpenGL), Asciijump, Atanks, Bzflag (OpenGL), Bzflag-Server, Crack-Attack (OpenGL), Crimson, Crossfire-Client-GTK, Crossfire-Client-X11, Cube, Empire, Enigma, Foobillard (OpenGL), Freeciv-Client, Freeciv-Client-GTK, Freeciv-Server, Freesci, Gltron (OpenGL), Gnuchess, Gnugo, Jump’n’Bump, Kbattleship, Kmahjongg, Kobodeluxe, Ksokoban, Lbreakout2, Lgeneral, Nethack-Console, Nethack-Gnome, Nethack-Lisp, Nethack-Qt, Nethack-X11, Netpanzer (OpenGL), Neverball (OpenGL), Pysol, Scorched3d (OpenGL), Tower Toppler, Battle for Wesnoth, Battle for Wesnoth Editor, Battle for Wesnoth Server, Xarchon, Xblast, Xblast-TNT, Xboing, Xgalaga, Xskat, Xsoldier.

The knx2hd installation program is provided with the distribution, but it is not listed in the KDE menu. This utility installs Games Knoppix to your hard drive, should you decide that you like it enough to keep it as a permanent operating system.

Games Knoppix features some different applications, not only games, such as:
– multimedia: XMMS, Xine, K3b, KsCD, and Audaxcity
– net: Konqueror, Mozilla 1.7.3 with the Java and Acroread plug-ins, Gaim, Xchat2
– others: ZSNES, DOSbox emulator

It is based on Knoppix 4.0 and KDE 3.3.1 is the default desktop environment.
The last version of Games Knoppix was released in 2005.

Download

Games Knoppix 4.0.2-03-EN i386 2.69GB.iso
md5sum: 3a143e9cbf90510042675e81e85119a8

 

SkatOS

SkatOS

Web site: www.giannone.ch/skatos/
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Game, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: SkateOSWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.0 | February 04, 2007

SkatOS – an independent, very small, floppy disk size Linux distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It features full network client/server support so you can play Skat over LAN with friends.

The live system runs XSkat 4.0 based on BusyBox 0.60.5, uClibc 0.9.24 and TinyX 4.2.1 X Server with Linux kernel 2.2.26.

It uses SkatOSWM window manager – a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. It was inspired by two other window managers: sWM and TinyWM.

To copy the live image onto a floppy disk, use the command:
dd if=skatos.img of=/dev/fd0

You can test it in QEMU too:
qemu-system-i386 /patch/to/skatos.img

The author of SkatOS is Bodo Giannone.
The latest version of SkatOS 2.0 was released in February 2007.

Download

SkatOS 2.0 i386 Floppy Image 1.47MB.img
md5sum: 154adfb0ed8ec838935a996889fa5e6f

 

Commodore OS

Commodore OS

Commodore OS 32bit

Web site: www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_OS_Vision.aspx (not active)
Web site (32bit): http://cbmosvision.webs.com
Origin: USA
Category: Game
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Linux Mint
Wikipedia: Commodore OS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta9 | July 3, 2012
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Commodore OS (Commodore OS Vision) – a Linux distribution based on Linux Mint, and created for Commodore and games fans.

Commodore OS Vision is available only for x86-64 architectures, uses the GNOME 2 desktop and features Compiz/Emerald desktop effects. It includes pre-installed many games, Firefox and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice, Scribus, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot and Cinellera, Ardour and Audacity, Linux MultiMedia Studio, etc. It has a classic Commodore slant with a selection of applications reminiscent of their classic Amiga counterparts.

Commodore OS is not compatible with Commodore 64 software, but it contains VICE, an open-source emulator of the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, CBM-II, Commodore PET, Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore Plus/4.

Commodore OS is designed as a way to look as the old Commodore system.

Commodore OS Vision was developed by Commodore USA between 2011 and 2012.
The last version 1.0 beta 9 was based on Linux Mint 10.

There is also available a VirtualBox image.
username/password: adminuser/adminuser
Root Password: adminuser

Commodore OS 32 bit (COS) – a Linux distribution, developed by a guy called ‘spannernick’.
It is not related to Commodore OS Vision 64 bit, but it based on Linux Mint too, and looks similar to the 64 bit edition.

COS 32bit was made to be working on a Pentium 4 which is 32-bit processor. Commodore OS 32-bit will provide emulators so you can play the Commodore 64 and Amiga games and programs. Games and demos for the Commodore PET, VIC-20, CBM-II, C16, C64, C128 and Commodore AMIGA can be run.

Password for Live account is: live123.

Download

Commodore OS 1.0 beta9 DVD1of2 amd64 3.88GB.iso
md5sum: 994542e99984e4224d226bf78907636d

Commodore OS 1.0 beta9 DVD2of2 amd64 3.59GB.iso
md5sum: 06c3c02f11ceacd92c42c52295353666

Commodore OS 1.0 beta6 x86_64 VirtualBox Image 4.14GB.vdi.zip (8.9GB unzipped)
md5sum: dec214a5671ba4f9cc94fb75b35c13ea

Commodore OS 1.0 beta6 Disc1 amd64 3.86GB.iso
md5sum: b2cc642fb05bda24bff9c4187f2e94f7

Commodore OS 1.0 beta5 Disc1 amd64 3.81GB.iso
md5sum: f526ad8fd6782cd74259fddafe0fb211

Commodore OS 1.0 beta4 Disc1 amd64 3.77GB.iso
md5sum: 306ce03ae784c0b380c46dd13c00e735

Commodore OS 1.3 beta8 i386 3.79GB.iso
md5sum: 5252b04e3b84df9a1c9347d33311b3e0

 

GameDrift

gameDrift

Web site: http://gamedrift.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Game
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.21 | September 13, 2011

GameDrift – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and optimized to deliver the best possible gaming experience on Linux.

GameDrift features GNOME 2 desktop and only a few pre-installed applications.
It has the built-in CrossOver Games technology from American Codeweavers to let users install and run 1200 games designed for MS Windows.
There is also installed its own, on-line GameStore which lets users install native open source and commercial games for Linux.

The last version of GameDrift 1.21 is built on the top of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

Download

GameDrift 1.21 i386 628MB.iso
md5sum: 8eb89bd44347bb31e6fe1ddf15248ade
GameDrift 1.21 x86_64 707MB.iso
md5sum: d8612c123e62bde5b041d0661a213ebe

 

SuperGamer

SuperGamer

Web site: www.supergamer.x10host.com
Origin: USA
Category: Game
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: SuperGamer
Media: Live DVD (dual layer)
The last version | Released: 3.0 | April 8, 2018
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SuperGamer – a live Linux distribution, based on Vector Linux and targeted to gamers.

The first release of SuperGamer was based on PCLinuxOS.
Starting from version 2, the SupeGamer Supreme is based on Vector Linux and fits to dual layer DVD media. It features some tweeks to speed up running from the live DVD, and includes proprietary video card drivers from NVIDIA and ATI.

SuperGamer contains a large set of native-running Linux games and some demos of proprietary games, such as: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Unreal Tournament 2004, Doom 3, Prey, Quake 4, Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, Postal 2, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Penumbra: Black Plague, Sauerbraten, Urban Terror, IconquerU, TORCS, Tremulous, CodeRED: Alien Arena, TrueCombat:Elite, America’s Army, Nexuiz, OpenArena, PlaneShift, Drop Team, Frets On Fire, Chromium B.S.U., Mad Bomber, X-Moto, BZFlag, Mega Mario, Glaxium, GL-117, Neverball, Neverputt, Super Tux, PlanetPenguin Racer oraz X2: The Threat.

The live system user:password is:
supervl:guest
root:root

The founder of SuperGamer is Darin VanCoevering.
The latest version 2.5 has been released in 2011.

My addition:
The iso image can’t boot properly on my machine – the X Server does not start, it works in text mode only. Tested live system from USB disk, and on virtual machines: QEMU, VirtualBox and VMware Player.

In April of 2018 a new version 3.0 has been published, which is based on Ubuntu and Linux Lite.

Download

SuperGamer 3.0 amd64 1.6GB.iso
md5sum:
SuperGamer Supreme 2.5 i686 7.95GB.iso
md5sum: f2498e66ec53bc37c9c3e7f5fbfebb36

linuX-gamers

linuX-gamers

Web site: http://live.linux-gamers.net
Origin: Germany
Category: Game
Desktop environment: Blackbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 0.9.7 | May 9, 2011
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linuX-gamers – a live Linux distributions features a large set of pre-installed games, and propertiary drivers of ATI and NVIDIA graphic cards.

linuX-gamers is built on the top of Arch Linux with light and tiny Blackbox window manager, Wicd network manager, Arora web broser, Wbar, Mumble voice chat, XChat, and many games. The distribution is available in two variants: Lite CD and Big DVD, for i686 machines.

Set of games pre-installed in Lite version:
Armagetron Advanced – Tron-like
AstroMenace – space shooter
Blobby Volley 2 – beach ball
Chromium B.S.U. – space shooter
Extreme Tux Racer – downhill racing
foobillard – billard
Frozen Bubble – puzzle
LBreakout2 – Breakout-like, puzzle
LTris – Tetris-like
Neverball – puzzle
Neverputt – minigolf
Osmos (demo) – ambient puzzle
Pingus – Lemmings-like, puzzle
Secret Maryo Chronicles – jump and run
Teeworlds – action
World of Goo (Demo) – puzzle
XMoto – motocross
Zaz – puzzle

Additional games pre-installed in Big version:
Frets On Fire – music
MegaGlest – real-time strategy
Hedgewars – Worms-like, artillery
LinCity-NG – city planner
Mars Shooter – space shooter
Nexuiz – first person shooter
OpenLieroX – action
OpenTTd – industry planner
Scorched 3D – artillery
Speed Dreams – driving simulation
SuperTuxKart – kart racing
Tremulous – first person shooter
Urban Terror – first person shooter
Warsow – first person shooter
Warzone 2100 – real-time strategy
Wesnoth – turn-based strategy, fantasy
Widelands – real-time strategy