I have been working on a program called audiogame-manager to make it easy to play your favorite games in Linux. So long as you can install Wine in your chosen distribution, audiogame-manager will make it simple to both install and play games. You can get audiogame-manager from https://git.stormux.org/storm/audiogame-manager. There is also a small tutorial at https://tube.wolfe.casa/videos/watch/39 … c703138437.
The currently available games include some classics like Jim Kitchen's games and Super Liam as wel as some newer favorites like Crazy Party and Swamp. More games are being added pretty often.
Audiogame-manager has three modes that most people will be interested in using. First, there is the installation mode, access it with audiogame-manager -i. If you decide you want to remove a game, use -r to access the uninstaller. To play your installed games, simply launch audiogame-manager with no flags and it will bring up a menu of your currently installed games.
When you first download it, you may want to use the -c option to check your system for required programs. It will let you know if anything is missing, and how critical the problem is. For example, missing the Wine package is a critical error because you won't be able to install or play games without it. Much less severe is a missing unix2dos command. This will only stop certain games from autofilling some files needed for the game to launch. In those cases, ocrdesktop can be used to fill in the information instead.
For those who are new to git, simply open your terminal, change to the location where you want audiogame-manager, your home directory is fine, and type the following:
git clone https://git.stormux.org/storm/audiogame-manager
The code has two branches, master for stable releases, and testing for new code and new games. To check your branch, type
your current branch will have a * before the name. To change branches, type
git checkout master
for the stable branch or replace master with testing for the latest code. To launch audiogame-manager, from it's directory, type
The project also contains scripts for changing voices, and automatically installing packages for a few distributions. If you would like to help with audiogame-manager, by adding code for your distribution or editing the wiki, please let me know.
If you are on the fediverse, Pleroma, Mastodon, lots of others, you can follow me for audiogame-manager updates and other ramblings.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy audiogame-manager.