Linux-gamers.net is a Web portal that concerns information on configuring software, hardware, and to bring update to date news regarding Linux gaming. It has established itself within the Linux community with providing scripts and information for tasks which are mundane or non-trivial.
Linux-Gamers.net was founded on the 11th of September, 2003 by Andreas Schneider (GlaDiaC), and Stefan Silberstein (stony777), as online gaming Linux-Clan, which later evolved to a community site with information and documentation about gaming on Linux, focusing in network and multiplayer games. Linux-Gamers.net also organizes eSport-events which focus on Linux compatible games.
Loki Installer for Linux Games Edit
In January 2004 the Loki Installers for Linux Gamers (LIFLG) was founded as sourceforge project independently of Linux-gamers.net, with members participating in either project. LIFLG make installers for Linux based and also Windows based games for Linux and BSD platforms.
In August 2004 WineCVS is registered as sourceforge project. The script helps install/uninstall different compatibility layers, such as Wine or Cedega. With those programs it is possible to run applications and games that were not made for Linux originally.
Logitech mouse controller Edit
In fall 2005 the logitech mouse controller (lomoco) project forked from lmctl to support latest logitech mouses and to enable extra features.
Linux-Gamers.net LIVE! Edit
As as special for the LinuxTag 2007 in Berlin, the Linux-Gamers.net team developed a Live-DVD based on ArchLinux for instant gaming. Those games are actually included in v0.9.2: Blobby2, BZFlag, FooBillard, gl-117, Glest, Neverball, Nexuiz, Sauerbraten (game), TORCS, Tremulous, Ufo:ai, Wesnoth, War§ow, Warzone 2100, World of Padman.
Through the years linuX-gamers.net grew to a community which now offers:
- News on current events/occurrences within the Linux related Gaming-community
- Articles used to preview games or events
- Howtos to help people get their games running
- Forums and chatrooms for troubleshooting and chatting
- Downloads of patches, demos and modifications
- Links to other sites on the net that might be of interest
- Live!: boot'n play.
In May 2007 ten members of Linux-Gamers.org e. V and the community took part in the LinuxTag in Berlin (Germany), presented the Live DVD and offered the visitors information about gaming with Linux in general.