A one-player side-view game in the style of Capcom's excellent "MegaMan" series of Nintendo, PlayStation and PC games. As "BoboBot," the `robo-monkey,' you travel to eight different levels fighting your way to the boss. Once defeated, you gain that boss' special weapon. This preview release contains 4 of the 8+ planned levels and has sound and joystick support for Linux users.
cgi-util is a fast, easy to use C library for creating CGI programs. Functions are available for initialization (parsing), grabbing fields (by string, integer, double or boolean value), embedding HTML files, and more. It accepts both POST and GET request methods and has extensive error handling.
Circus Linux! is a clone of the Atari 2600 game "Circus Atari." The object is to move a teeter-totter back and forth across the screen to bounce clowns up into the air. When they reach the top, they pop rows of balloons and then fall back down. If you don't catch one, you lose a clown.
ICBM3D (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, 3D) is a 3D game of defense. Like the original "Missile Command" and its clones, this game places you in control of Anti-ICBM weapons which you use to destroy an onslaught of missiles (and other nasties) which are dropping onto your nation. The game ends when your cities have all been destroyed. You only gain replacement cities by acheiving certain score thresholds during each attack. The differences between Missile Command and ICBM3D is that ICBM3D, as the name suggests, provides a 3D perspective. You take advantage of X-Window's 3-button mouse to control your firing sight in 3-dimensions and change your viewpoint.
Mad Bomber is a clone of Activision's 1981 Atari 2600 classic, "Kaboom!" The Mad Bomber rushes back and forth at the top of the screen and drops bombs which you must catch with your bucket. If one drops, you lose a bucket and go back one level. One or two players can play, using keyboard or mouse. There is also a "versus" mode where player two controls the Mad Bomber.
popexec is a program for Unix/Linux which checks a POP e-mail account and then runs a program whenever new e-mail arrives. It can also optionally run a program when it sees that you no longer have new e-mail in your POP box. Examples are included which show you how to: Write "You have mail" or "You have X new messages" to a terminal, make a terminal beep, play an audio file, pop an X window onto the screen, make your keyboard LEDs blink, change your desktop background.
"Explosions" is a simple SDL-based demo written in C which displays a faux-3D environment with small sprites. Using the mouse, you can cause little sparks (or fireworks) to appear. Using the keyboard, you can change the angle of viewing. You can also toggle a number of nifty effects, like blur, fade, dissolve, rotation and zoom. The C source-code is fully commented, and should be useful for learning some simple SDL and interesting effects code.
Atari800 is an Atari 8-bit computer (400, 800, and XL and XE series) and Atari 5200 game system emulator for DOS, Windows, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, and Linux/UNIX. It includes support for Atari cartridge ROMs, popular Atari disk images files, running Atari binaries directly from the host system, and accessing the host filesystem from within the emulated Atari.
"Tux, of Math Command" is an educational math tutorial game for elementary school level children. Like so many other Linux games, it stars Tux, the Linux Penguin. Players must answer math equations to shoot down comets which are falling towards their cities. It can run on Linux/UNIX, Win32, Mac, and BeOS.
Thumbpad is a simple note taking program, which displays a very large keyboard that you can easily type on using only one finger. So, if you're holding your PDA with one hand, you can use your thumb. The default keyboard provides the 16 most commonly used keys (in English), and two other layouts provide the remaining letters, numbers, and some punctuation. Thumbpad is an FLTK application, originally intended for the Agenda VR3 PDA. It is based on utilware's "dotNote" for PalmOS.
GoWeather displays an attractive representation the current weather conditions for a particular location, along with upcoming weather forecasts. The source of the data are small, text-based reports in a standard format (METAR and Zone Forecast (ZFP)) made available from an unchanging, reliable source (the National Weather Service (NWS)). GoWeather is FLTK-based, has a small form-factor, and the data files are very small and can be accessed offline. This means GoWeather is suitable for Linux handhelds (like the Agenda VR3 PDA).
Vectoroids is based on the X-Window PDA game 'Agendaroids,' but uses libSDL for graphics, sound, and input, and includes nicer graphics, sound effects, and music. The objective is to survive wave after wave of giant rocks, which you must shoot to break into smaller pieces, until they are completely destroyed.
Tux Paint is a simple and entertaining drawing program geared towards young children. It has a simple interface, sound effects, and a cartoon character (Tux, the Linux penguin). Along with drawing brush strokes, lines and shapes, you can also enter text and place "rubber stamp" (or "sticker") images on the picture. Tux Paint is extensible, and could be useful in an educational environment (such as a grammar, elementary, or grade school). It's portable across numerous platforms, and runs well even on slower systems like the Pentium 133MHz.
Tux Paint Default Stamps is a collection of hundreds of "rubber stamp" images (and associated descriptions and sound effects) for the children's drawing program, "Tux Paint." Both PNG and SVG images are included. Categories include animals, clothes, food, hobbies, household, medical, military, natural forces, people, plants, seasonal, space, sports, symbols, town, and vehicles.
The CRT X-Y Library (libcrtxy) allows you to write vector-based video games (like Asteroids, Lunar Lander, and Battlezone from the 1970s and 80s). The end-user (and/or packager of your software) determines how lines are rendered, depending on the capabilities of their system. This choice includes anti-aliasing, alpha blending, blurring, and even the display size and depth. Fixed-point math is used, and sine and cosine trigonometric functions (using look-up tables) are provided. The library is based on libSDL and uses SDL as the video backend.
I'd love to see more integration from within GNOME. (Like a way to select splash, cursor or invisible-window modes using Gnome Control Center :) )