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Cooking up the Treats => Distro development => Topic started by: Masta on April 04, 2007, 12:24:14 pm

Title: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Masta on April 04, 2007, 12:24:14 pm
There's a new SuperGamer liveDVD based on VectorLinux. We have a beta almost ready, but we are in need of a few good people who would be interested in helping us seed it with bit torrent. If you can spare some of your upload bandwidth, and wouldn't mind seeding for a while... we would greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks in advanced...
                                                                                                                                                              Masta
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: kidd on April 04, 2007, 12:53:17 pm
Great to hear that!
Could you(or darin) post a list with the available games there?
(I'm crossing my fingers for armagetron advanced to be in)

seeders++;
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on April 04, 2007, 05:24:20 pm
based off of 5.8 standard with the addition of the nvidia 9631 drivers in this beta...

Big 3d Games: Americas Army, Doom 3, Enemy Territory, Nexuiz, Postal 2, Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune, Unreal Tournament 2004, True Combat

Games from Repo: BZFlag, Chromium, GL-117, Glaxium, NeverBall, NeverPutt, PPRacer

I can add a few more but we are still in testing...
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: easuter on April 04, 2007, 05:53:26 pm
Thats a pretty sweet game lineup!
Sounds like it gonna be fun  :)
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on April 05, 2007, 02:27:42 pm
to keep people informed....yes we do have an iso...yes it's pretty far along in the development cycle...now for where we stand...since we already have a test iso that works like it is suppose to with nvidia drivers pre-installed we are going to attempt the original goal...one iso with both ati and nvidia drivers being loaded with the user picking what driver they desire..once we get that done I will start the update process to use a newer kernel than the standard as well as updating the linux-live scripts and probably going to change over to xorg 7.2 in a future update...but yes things are extremely close and we will need seeds to help us out...the original release brought down tuxmachines with the interest :)......I have talked to a few review people I know like the moddingden and Susan as well as Karlie to get them prepared for the the release of this beast
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: lagagnon on April 05, 2007, 02:41:54 pm
....one iso with both ati and nvidia drivers being loaded with the user picking what driver they desire..


Cool. But you will have to have a series of packages built and available with the various legacy drivers for the various cards...a fair amount of work! I commend you!
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on April 05, 2007, 07:18:12 pm
I am thinking of only needing 4 packages...old nvidia legacy (7184), new nvidia (9755)

ant the ati files for new and old support...also will put in a series support telling the 9755 is for gforce4+ cards
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Masta on April 05, 2007, 07:44:09 pm
I hate to be a party pooper, but I intended this post to find volunteers for seeding. Some of the information that's posted in here should really go onto the original SG forum. That way everything SG related directly is in one place, and everyone doesn't have to jump around from forum to forum, trying to find answers if they need something. Thanks for understanding guys n gals :)
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on April 06, 2007, 06:16:05 am
http://supergamer.org/forum/

these are the forums everyone...sorry masta :)
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: uelsk8s on April 06, 2007, 09:40:24 am
I am thinking of only needing 4 packages...old nvidia legacy (7184), new nvidia (9755)

ant the ati files for new and old support...also will put in a series support telling the 9755 is for gforce4+ cards

You may only need 3 since the older ATI cards seem to be supported well by Xorg.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: easuter on April 06, 2007, 10:41:59 am
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You may only need 3 since the older ATI cards seem to be supported well by Xorg.

Yep, I'm able to get direct rendering and 1500 fps out of glxgears with an "old" Radeon 9250 using the "radeon" module in xorg 7.1.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: rabid0 on April 08, 2007, 03:56:43 am
I will help seed, put me down for 1 Mbit/sec up or so if that helps ;)

Part of the BT Collective/Resistance is futile

oooooo True Combat......I'm a TC'er from wayback, are you refering to q3TC or TCE though ?
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on April 08, 2007, 03:39:59 pm
true combat elite
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: DrCR on April 09, 2007, 09:20:28 pm
Sweet action. As interested in your repository as I am the distro.  ;) :D

You can count me in at 30-40Mb/s in the evenings. Always do that for distros for a week or so and hard-to-finds get extended support.

Got to check out your site to answer some of the questions I have....

Best Wishes with your distro!
DrCR


Edit: No release after all? (http://supergamer.org/forum/index.php?topic=35.msg195#msg195)

On the side, new logo needed. Perhaps a remake of one of the 'rambo' Tuxes or maybe something as a tribute to the distro's Vector base?

Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on April 10, 2007, 06:07:36 am
yes there is a beta version and we are keeping the testers short until the next iso which should have support for both ati and nvidia out of the box
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: blurymind on April 14, 2007, 09:55:18 am
this is a live dvd,no? I saw articles about supergamer 1 and 2, both are based on pcLinuxOs...
I am very glad to see a supergamer VL. ;D
You guys rock.Trully.
Maybe supergamer-vl and vector-beryl/std live cd could join forces? It would be sweet if sg-vl had an installer...aaand ofcourse,the vl live cd is already with an updated version of xorg and nvidia drivers.. :P

I would deffinately download it later this week and start to seed.
Why dont you guys get a ftp hosting? I am sure that some linux related servers will be glad to host( and mirror) these dvds. :o
and may i suggest- the best RTS strategy for linux- Warzone 2100 should be included in some of the releases! (did i mention it supports multiplayer?)
http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=816
http://www.happypenguin.org/show?Warzone%202100
http://wz2100.net/

Another suggestion is that you put a bunch of emulators.They are very small.Like what wolvix-live cd gaming edition did:
it had scummvm+beneath a steel sky and flight of the amazon queen ,which are both considered freeware games today.BASS is a very very good adventure game.
http://www.scummvm.org/
http://www.mixnmojo.com/bss/BASS-Floppy.zip

A great multysystem emulator,that has joypad support and is very small is XE.Deffinatelly a must for a gaming dvd!
http://www.xe-emulator.com/

May i also suggest a bunch of very small shooters,which are VERY popular among the shooter games-fans and in japan (their code is open btw,they're ported for linux ):
torus trooper ,which was relesed some time ago with the E17 live cd!
http://www.emhsoft.com/ttrooper/
and more of this author are gunroar
http://www.emhsoft.com/gunroar/
and this one (a must have-its awesome!):
http://www.emhsoft.com/area2028/

why dont we announce this as vector-gaming live dvd version.It will get hits from dw for vl generally,not only this gaming edition?
Its very tempting..
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: DrCR on April 14, 2007, 11:58:48 pm
Yeah, thinking the same thing. Why go inde when it could just be a VL version?

Vector Linux Uber Edition [TM] lol  :D

VL 5.8 SOHO as a foundation + *nix Games + Emulators e.g psx + Wine with WinOS games preinstalled e.g. AArmy 2.8.1

That would be one seriously sweet install.  :) ;D In later versions have a GUI for installing WinOS games entirely noob friendly.


To be honest, as an inde distro I would torrent, seed, and tinker then then say that's nice and move on. A true Vector version would definitely say around for some time. Besides, all the above is a lot of work. I'm much rather leave the OS side of things to someone else myself and concentrate solely on the gaming side of things.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Masta on April 15, 2007, 06:28:24 pm
Much of the information of this can be found on the SuperGamer's forum and web site. Information regarding emulators,FTP, and such.
http://supergamer.org/forum/ (http://supergamer.org/forum/)
http://supergamer.org/ (http://supergamer.org/)

A reason we do not name it VectorLinux Game edition is because SuperGamer is sort of a distro of it's own. In the same manner that VL is a non source based distro, the SG is sort of a non core based distro. Be assured, that since SG is using the VL core, that benefits are going back into VL from SG.
 As for the DW hits, I'm sure there will be quite an increase of hits to VL. Curiosity of the core will play at hand there. But I don't bother much with the hits on there because I know for a fact of a few schemes being played out via users of some certain distros. Linspire got busted on there with their scheme, and I'm sure in time the other schemers will be picked up on as well.  ;)

Also, there's a thread on the SG forums where people can make requests and suggestions. If I could get some of you to please posts the suggestions of games and applications there, it would be great, and save a lot from having to pass between 2 or 3 separate forums. We have German language forums that is run by volunteers, so you can imagine how things can easily become scattered about. That way you might get more responses from others that read the forums there, maybe having the same thoughts on the suggestions.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: DrCR on April 15, 2007, 06:48:26 pm
A Vector Game Edition by any other name would smell as sweet, at least to me. :)

Link to the thread I assume Masta's talking about:

New SG, some Q n A
http://supergamer.org/forum/index.php?topic=35.0

Mods, should we lock the thread?

DrCR
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: The Headacher on April 16, 2007, 12:39:45 am
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Mods, should we lock the thread?
If Masta or Darin requests so we will, the supergamer thing is their baby. I don't see much reason to close it now.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Masta on April 18, 2007, 04:04:50 am
The Headacher,
                        I don't see much reason to lock the thread. Getting responses on here is great. I'm just asking that requests and suggestions go onto the SuperGamer's forum.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: blurymind on April 18, 2007, 07:50:19 am
The Headacher,
                        I don't see much reason to lock the thread. Getting responses on here is great. I'm just asking that requests and suggestions go onto the SuperGamer's forum.
awww, alright..altho I hate having too much accounts at the internet.. ;D

here's the thread if there are interested people:
http://supergamer.org/forum/index.php?topic=47.0
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on May 12, 2007, 11:47:49 pm
ok just an fyi...we have made huge progress in the nvidia and ati portion of this...yes there is another test iso but I have an ati driver issue...I am going to rebuild all of the drivers again to be sure on everything and send my ati tlz out for testing to be sure it works like it is suppose to before releasing another iso...but right now the nvidia works sweet with 2 choices between legacy vs newer cards
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on June 19, 2007, 07:10:55 pm
we have everything fixed at this point...we are hoping for public test of the iso at the end of June...ati and nvidia are both supported on one iso and the iso is 4.3gb in size with the addition of a few more games
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on June 25, 2007, 05:07:20 am
OK we ran into a snag with the americas army game not releasing the openal driver...or any driver we force it to use...there is not a good fix for this as the game is old but the latest that supported linux...it will release the driver but it takes alittle bit of time...I have minimized the effects of this but it still occurs if you play one game afterwards...I have the final iso already done with things put back the way they where and we will release the version knowing it has this bug...the update to this will be based off of soho and will not include americas army for this reason unless I find a fix that works


http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2282/supervlfb5.gif

here is a link to what this project looks like
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: exeterdad on June 25, 2007, 05:33:23 am
I rarely play games these days as I haven't the time. So normally I wouldn't be interested.  But that is cool!  I'm anxiously awaiting the release.  Great work.
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on June 25, 2007, 06:01:29 am
I am really hoping this week will be it...I already have the torrent made and hosted on our site...it is just a matter of time at this point
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on June 27, 2007, 08:32:38 am
ok I have the torrent listed on our site here: http://supergamer.org/get.htm

the name of the torrent is "Big Mamma" -SuperVL


please help seed as I am the only seed at this time and speed is extremely slow
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on June 29, 2007, 05:12:33 am
Tuxmachines has alittle write up on it...they are downloading to give it a test run..here is our write-up:

http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/17634
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on June 30, 2007, 05:23:02 am
ok I discovered a problem with the torrent...here is the fix...stop your torrent, grab the new torrent from our site, go to the SuperVL folder and delete the md5sum text file, restart your torrent with the new torrent you downloaded...this will fix everything and you will not loose what you already have...if you have the iso please do this for seeding....I am not sure on what happened as I checked everything at least 4 times on the md5sums and it was proper right before I made the torrent...I did reburn the iso to be sure it was good and it seems to be correct as all the changes from the last version where in here...thanks and sorry for the issue
Title: Re: SuperGamer-VL
Post by: Darin on July 18, 2007, 08:41:23 am
here is a review of the supergamer-vl edition:

http://www.linux.com/feature/118054