Linux / KDE games

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 Note, that some of the games can be played online on this site.

Remarks:

If you like any of these games or have any comments or bug reports please drop me an email at linux@heni-online.de so that I can receive some feedback. I am looking forward to your email!

Especially, if you discover some bugs please don't hesitate to contact me. It is important to get some feedback to improve the programs and know what programs to write in future!


Lieutnant sKat (KDE 4.x)

Description:

This is a two player cardgame for Linux/KDE3 according to the rules of the German Offiziersskat.

Each player has a set of 16 cards and tries to win more points than his/her opponent. This is done by playing a card, trying to win it and then being able to uncover one of your covered cards.

See also at the KDE games center or play the game online.

Features:

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Download:

Note: This game is included in the KDE standard distribution. If you do not find it, please contact me at linux@heni-online.de


Icon KFourInLine (KDE 4.x)

Description:

This is a nice two player boardgame for Linux/KDE4.

Each player is represented by a colour (yellow and red). The goal of the game is to get four connected pieces of your colour into a row, column or any diagonal. This is done by placing one of your pieces into any of the seven columns. A piece will begin to fill a column from the bottom, i.e. it will fall down until it reaches the ground level or another stone. After a move is done it is the turn of the other player. This is repeated until the game is over, i.e. one of the players has four pieces in a row, column or diagonal or no more moves are possbile because the board is filled.

See also at the KDE games center.

Features:

Screenshots:

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Download:

Note: This game is included in the KDE standard distribution. If you do not find it, please contact me at linux@heni-online.de

 


Icon kTritoc V1.0.0 (KDE 3.x)

Description:

This is a one or two player boardgame for Linux/KDE3. Note that the game is also available for the Sharp Zaurus 5500.

kTritoc is a small desktop game for the KDE. One or two player try to occupy a game board of 9 fields containing 9 holes. Each of the fields as well as the game itself is won by placing 3 pieces of the same color into one row, coloumn or diagonal (ala Tic-Tac-Toe). However, the places where to place your pieces is determined by dice adding an random luck factor to the game.

You can play this game online on this site.

Features:

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The game is written and compiled under SUSE Linux 8.0 using qt.3.x and KDE 3.x. If you use the source file it shouldn't matter though and it will run with any Linux distribution.

Information on how to make and install the packages you can find by reading the README file included in the archives.

Installation:

tar xzf ktritoc-1.0.tar.gz
cd ktritoc-1.0
./configure
make
as root:
make install
otherwise (recommended):
su -c 'make install'
or if you do not have installation rights:
cd ktritoc/ktritoc/ktritoc

Note:
On my KDE version the installation does not set some file access permissions correctly. If no graphics and no documentation appear perform the following.

 chmod -R a+rx /opt/kde3/share/apps/ktritoc
chmod -R a+rx /opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/ktritoc

 


Icon Quintalign V1.0.1 (KDE 3.x)

Description:

This is a one player boardgame for Linux/KDE2 and Linux/KDE3.

A bit similar to Tetris in this game you have to keep a game board free, fighting against new pieces appearing every move and clutter the board. You remove pieces by aligning pieces of the same colour in a row, column or diagonal. If you have aligned enough pieces (default: 5) they will vanish making more room on the board. To achieve this you can move any pieces to any location on the board which can be reached by moving the piece on a connected path horizontally or vertically or both. However, for each piece you move new pieces will drop onto the board (default: 3). Only if you manage to align enough pieces so that they vanish no new pieces will appear. You also have a joker piece which can be aligned with any colour.

Thanks:

This game originates from an old Russian DOS game Lines and has been ported and adapted as Shareware game to Windows as Align-It by Sandra Erb. This KDE version roughly follows the original rules but offers more configuration options.

Features:

Screenshots:

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Download:

The game is written and compiled under SUSE Linux 8.0 using qt.3.x and KDE 3.x. If you use the source file it shouldn't matter though and it will run with any Linux distribution.

Information on how to make and install the packages you can find by reading the README file included in the archives. You can also view the changelog.

Installation:

tar xzf quintalign-1.0.1.tar.gz 
cd quintalign-1.0.1
./configure
make
as root:
make install
otherwise (recommended):
su -c 'make install'
or if you do not have installation rights:
cd quintalign/quintalign
./quintalign

Note:
If you change the background graphics, you probably will have to turn of the decorations, too. Otherwise the graphics looks odd.
To use the themes you need to make sure you downloaded the latest version of Quintalign!

 

Roman Theme for Quintalign
Screenshot - Click to enlarge Icon This theme is suitable for colourblind people
This is a the Roman theme for the Quintalign program. Note: This theme is already included in the Quintalign version 1.0. You do not need to download it.

If you do your own theme for Quintalign you can use this as exmaple. If you have created a nice version please inform me and if you want I put it on this webpage, too.

Installation:

tar xzf quintalign-themes-roman.tar.gz 
cd quintalign-themes-1.0
./configure
make
as root:
make install
otherwise (recommended):
su -c 'make install'
or if you do not have installation rights:
copy the subdirectory roman (in quintalign-themes-1.0/quintalign-themes)
to the quintalign/grafix directory (depends where you unpacked quintalign) e.g.
cp -r quintalign-themes-1.0/quintalign-themes/roman quintalign-0.61/quintalign/grafix


IconLieutnant sKat (KDE 3.x)

Description:

This is a two player cardgame for Linux/KDE3 according to the rules of the German Offiziersskat.

Each player has a set of 16 cards and tries to win more points than his/her opponent. This is done by playing a card, trying to win it and then being able to uncover one of your covered cards.

Features:

Screenshots:

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Download:

Note: This game is included in the KDE standard distribution. If you do not find it, please contact me at linux@heni-online.de


IconFour wins (KDE 3.x)

Description:

This is a nice two player boardgame for Linux/KDE3.

Each player is represented by a colour (yellow and red). The goal of the game is to get four connected pieces of your colour into a row, column or any diagonal. This is done by placing one of your pieces into any of the seven columns. A piece will begin to fill a column from the bottom, i.e. it will fall down until it reaches the ground level or another stone. After a move is done it is the turn of the other player. This is repeated until the game is over, i.e. one of the players has four pieces in a row, column or diagonal or no more moves are possbile because the board is filled.

Features:

Screenshots:

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Download:

Note: This game is included in the KDE standard distribution. If you do not find it, please contact me at linux@heni-online.de