Gaming

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Gaming on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu-AU Gamers

We are proposing to start a cross game gaming clan for Ubuntu-AU members. The goal of the group is to interact socially while still being able to promote Ubuntu to other gamers but the use of in game clan tags. The only requirement would be to be playing the game from within Ubuntu and for people who are wearing the clan tags to follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. There is no skill requirement for any game, it is more important to enjoy the social part of the game than win the game!

Clan tags

It has come to light that there has been a previous ah-hoc clan for Ubuntu-AU and their tags use to be [UAU]. So to save confusion and issues with choosing I think we should just stick with this. I don't think there needs to be any standard way to put it into your nick, just as long as it's there.

Games

There is a pretty exhaustive list of games available to play on Ubuntu Community Games if you are looking for some new ones. The following list of online multi player games are ones that [UAU]'ers frequently go to if you're looking to find us.

Online Multiplayer Games [UAU] regularly play

Game

Link

Brief Description

Repository or Download Location

Free? (as in beer)

License

ExampleGame

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/Projects/Gaming

Example Description

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/Projects/Gaming

Urban Terror

http://www.urbanterror.info

FPS based on "Fun over realism"

http://www.urbanterror.info/docs/texts/110/

Yes

Proprietary

Nexuiz

http://alientrap.org/nexuiz/

Fast paced 3D death-match game

apt://nexuiz

Yes

GPL

Tremulous

http://tremulous.net/

Team based FPS with elements of an RTS

http://tremulous.net/files/

Yes

GPL

Spring

http://springrts.com/ https://launchpad.net/spring

robot wars real-time strategy (RTS), originally a clone of Total Annihilation

http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu for karmic and earlier, part of universe from lucid onwards

Yes

GPLv2

Runescape

http://www.runescape.com/

fantasy/medieval massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG); Java plugin required (install sun-java6-plugin)

n/a

Yes (non-members game)

Proprietary

Gamers

I think as part of the requirement to use the clan tags it would be useful to keep a list so that if we have any problems with server admins we can have a list of people who we know to be wearing the clan tags in case someone tries to do silly things.

In-game Nickname

Wiki or Launchpad Link

Games Regularly Played

ExampleNick

ExampleWIKI

ExampleGames

head_victim

JaredNorris

Urban Terror

darkrose

darkrose

Urban Terror, Tremulous

[UAU]nisshh

RyanMacnish

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, OpenArena, Urban Terror

VK7HSE

vk7hse

Nexuiz, Urban Terror

[UAU]MoLE

MoLE

Urban Terror, Nexuiz, OpenArena, Tremulous

Hew

Hew

Nexuiz

GreenChicken

cafuego

Urban Terror

Cthulhu

hit3k

Urban Terror

Kermiac

kermiac

Urban Terror

Bodman456

BodenMatthews

Urban Terror, Halo: Custom Edition, DiRT 2

Organising Games

The easiest and most convenient way we are currently organising games together is via the Ubuntu-AU off-topic chat channel. If you are wanting to have others join in just let them know what game you are playing and what server you are going to be on and make sure you tag up!

If you want to organise a formal gaming session or want to propose a set scheduled time for us all to get together then post some details below and mail the list or bring it up in the IRC channels.

AustralianTeam/Projects/Gaming (last edited 2011-02-27 00:25:05 by joeladdison)