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gconftool –recursive-unset /apps/panel

rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel

pkill gnome-panel

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ID Software’s Doomsday Engine was released for most computer platforms. You can use it to play a number of legacy games in Ubuntu like Doom, Heretic and Hexen,  all kickass games whose commercial sell-by-date was probably around the turn of the century. Nevertheless some relatively free fun is still to be had, especially with Russian hacks and customisations which arose in the cold vacuum of cyberspace and in an age when RAM and graphics cards were relatively scarce. Believe it or not, people still hand over cash to play Doom on high-end iPhones and it amazes me that proprietary behaviour is relegating the platform to a quaint oddity. Let’s free the iWad then?

This tutorial, based upon this one, is still a work in progress. Using it, I managed to get a game of Ultimate Doom going, minus sound.

1. First install deng

Add the closest or most recent deng repo for your distribution, in my case luckily, karmic. Check here for repo updates and campaign for more releases.

deb http://debian.keesmeijs.nl/ karmic-kees main
deb-src http://debian.keesmeijs.nl/ karmic-kees main
sudo apt-get update &&  install deng

2. Install the Snowberry launcher

Dependencies

First make sure you have snowberry’s dependencies: python and a recent wxpython (available here at wxpython.org)

To get the latest wxpython add this key

curl http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc | sudo apt-key add –

Add the following to your sources list

deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ [distro]-wx main
deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ [distro]-wx main

Where [distro] is your distro i.e lucid-wx main

Update then install python-wxgtk2.8

sudo apt-get update && install python-wxgtk2.8
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Been thinking about a new logo. Something like the above, which is based on Ubuntu FM.

At least demos keep us in the loop. And hopefully the games will eventually be released as Open Source.

Welcome to the Linux Game Publishing demos website.

Here you will find the latest demos for each game published by LGP. You can download any of the demos and try them out for free!

Ballistics 2 Files
Candy Cruncher 1 File
Cold War 2 Files
Creatures Internet Edition 2 Files
Gorky 17 2 Files
Hyperspace Delivery Boy 1 File
Jets’n’Guns 2 Files
Knights and Merchants 2 Files
Majesty Gold 2 Files
Mindrover 2 Files
NingPo MahJong 1 File
Postal 2: Share the Pain 2 Files
Shadowgrounds 2 Files
Shadowgrounds Survivor 2 Files
Software Tycoon 0 Files
Soul Ride 1 File
X2: The Threat 2 Files

http://demos.linuxgamepublishing.com/

DOWNLOAD

THANKS Elsoftwarelibre

wget http://demofiles.linuxgamepublishing.com/survivor/survivor-demo.run

wget http://demofiles.linuxgamepublishing.com/survivor/manual.pdf

./survivor-demo.run

Phrank deserves an award for coming up with this hack.  NoCompiz uses Compiz-switch, a simple program that turns Compiz off if it is on and vice-versa.
NoCompiz will take one input – the name of a program – Turn off Compiz, run the program, then turn Compiz back on when the program exits.
This is very useful when you’re running Compiz all the time, but want to switch to a full-screen 3D game for awhile and not have to worry about Compiz messing with the game.

Just download noCompiz, unzip, and run the Install.sh installer from within Nautilus.
Download NoCompiz

edit the menu entry of the programme you want to toggle.

eg, nocompiz kdenlive