[Wine] Mega Games Pack For WINE/Windows Games (Online Edition)
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Tue Oct 25 17:43:27 CDT 2011
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Free Mega Games Pack (Online Edition)
Free MGP is now an online Repository of games you can download, the games are compatible with Windows and WINE/Linux.
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.The screenshots are the installer, the MiniInstaller and the Launcher.
With the Custom Games installer and the Games Launcher to categorize, show screen shots, descriptions and a direct link to the homepage, you will be finding out about the games before you even start them. The Launcher makes it simple enough to find and run games that your 4 year old will be happy to use it.
All the games in this pack are Open Sourced or Freeware, this means you can share this disk with anyone legally. All of the games have been tested to work with Ubuntu Linux with WINE, Windows XP and Windows 7 x64 but should work fine for any Microsoft XP and above Operating System. Many of the games are low end, so any PC from all ages and graphics can run them, the few included that require a higher end system only take up a little amount of disk space so you can install every one of the games and ignore the ones that do not work, without them using any system resources.
All the games are created to be semi portable using LastOS very own Permanent Portable Games (ppGames) system, these will automatically sort shortcuts in to your start menu and if you need to re install they can be installed/stored on a separate drive and by using SetupS Control panel to re integrate the Shortcuts (terminal: wine "/home/$USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/SetupS.SendTo/SetupScp.exe") just pick the Preferences tab and tick ppGames then press 'Okay'. None of the games require uninstalling, if you no longer want a game on your PC, simply browse your HDD and delete the folder with the game inside.
To set the games to install to a separate drive to Windows, simply press the Options button and change the ppGames Drive letter. Please note that hiding items will un-check them if made visible again. The ssWPI installer has the power to detect games you already have installed and hide them from the installer.
If you install the Games Launcher you will be able to use it to view/find your games to pick one to play, the launcher also allows you to add games to a favorites category so you can quickly put all your favorite games into one easy to find place. The Games Launcher also includes Database Technology that will allow you to instantly start the Games Launcher without needing to scan your PC for new items, there is a "(Re)Scan Games" button on the Launcher context menu to preform this task. To add new games you must learn about SetupS Builder from Team LastOS
* You MUST have WINE 1.3.30+ installed for Free MGP to work in Linux *
Get the Latest WINE from WineHQ Downloads, to setup the PPA:
You have two options to begin installing the games, even tho the first option is shorter, it doesn't give you all the extras that Option 2 does (Desktop shortcut, SetupS tools, extra runtimes):-
Download the .zip version below and extract it to your desktop or home folder.
You can then run the 'Installer' by double clicking on 'ssWPI.exe'
Download The latest 'SetupS Sendto Suite' from the pinned thread in the link below:
Install SetupS by Double Clicking the 'SetupS.SendTo.Suite_v126.96.36.199_ssApp.exe' file in your '~/Downloads/' folder, this will install SetupS. You can read more about SetupS at www.LastOS.org ("http://www.LastOS.org")
Then Download the .apz version below:
Double click 'Mega.Games.Pack.Installer_ppApp.apz' in your '~/Downloads/' and SetupS will install it and place a shortcut to 'Games Installer' on your desktop and in your menu.
if you do not wish to use the 'Installer' you can manually download a game from the Repository: (http://www.lastos.org/team/LastOS/FreeMGP) and SetupS 'SetupS Sendto Suite' can install them directly by double clicking on the downloaded .pgz games.
Extras: (This requires you have SetupS installed, '.apz' are like '.pgz' but for applications)
> Many games have required extras to be installed before they work, this is a collection of:
> * OpenAL
> * Fonts
> * PhysX 9.10.514
> * VC Redist 2005
> * VC Redist 2008
> * Kels Runtimes (For many games)
> * Games for Windows LIVE 3.1 (Allows offline mode)
> * XNA Framework 3.1 and 4.0
> * Adobe Shockwave Player 188.8.131.529 Slim (only works in 32-bit browsers)
> * Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 ActiveX (32-bit) - for Internet Explorer browser
> * Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 Plugin (32-bit) - for Firefox and Opera browsers
Once you have the installer on your OS your able to run it, pick games to install by browsing through the online repository.
* I recommend you install 'Games Launcher' *
You will find this in the 'Other' Category of the 'Games Installer', it will place a shortcut on the desktop and in the menu for 'Games Launcher', the 'Launcher' allows you to view the same information for the WINE/Windows games you've already installed from the 'Installer', but allows you to Launch them directly and with the StartWait Technology -
A tool I made that if a game crashes/stops or wont close it gives you an easy option to recover your desktop, simply pressing Ctrl + Break will close ANY game (Global Hotkey) and if the desktop resolution is detected as different to when the game was ran it'll switch it back to the original size again. It is also displayed in the System Tray (near the clock), for the times you've alt tabed out of a game and it wont go back in to it.
If you wish to backup the downloaded games, they are placed in '~/.wine/drive_c/windows/LastOS/mgprepository', You can either place them back there or place them in '~/.wine/drive_c/ppGamesInstalls'
You can place the whole lot on a USB/DVD/Folder and it will be portable to install/use in Windows or Linux:
/Mega.Games.Pack.Installer/(Put the installer here)
/ppGamesInstalls/(Put all the .pgz here)
So long as the 'ppGamesInstalls' folder is in a parent folder of 'Mega.Games.Pack.Installer' it will detect the '.pgz' (games) you include inside it. The screenshots and Descriptions are part of the .pgz so they do not need to be included. If you choose this method you must (Re)Scan the items if you add or remove any '.pgz' from the 'ppGamesInstalls' folder, we use a Database/Cache to speed up loading The installer and the Launcher.
When you install a '.pgz' they will install to '~/.wine/drive_c/ppGames', if you have more than Drive C: (winecfg or using Windows), then you can use the 'Games Installer' Option screen to change which drive the games will be installed to, this comes in handy for windows users who need to re-install their OS.
* (Re)Scanning when you make changes to your installed games or 'pgz' you include in a 'ppGamesInstalls' folder is the only way they will be shown/available from the 'Installer/Launcher' *
(Re)Scan is a Context Menu item in the 'Installer/Launcher'.
SetupS comes with the tools and help needed to make your own Games compatible to include in '/ppGamesInstalls', the tools is called 'ssEditor', SetupS will place a 'Fix_SetupS_Linux.bash' on your desktop when you install it, by making this script execuatble (Properties Context Menu in Nautilus), and running it, you will get 'Scripts/SetupS' and 'Scripts/ssEditor' in your Nautilus context menu. This will allow you to easily edit/make '.pgz'.
Special Thanks to:
For providing Download Links, Descriptions and Screenshots to many included games.
And of cause, the games creators/artists/testers for their passion and time making these games exist.
304 Windows & WINE compatible games:
5 Days A Stranger
6 Days A Sacrifice
7 Days A Skeptic
A - B - O - O
A Game About Bouncing
Alex Kidd Is Back
An Untitled Story
Apprentice 1 Deluxe
Attack Of The Groox 1
Bernard n Hank
Bobble Dragons Adventure
Boulder Rocks! 3D
Bunny Girl Must Die
Byte Ality Tower Defense
Caterpillars- The Revenge
Cedric And The Revolution
Cosmos Quest 1
Cosmos Quest 2
Cosmos Quest 3
Crazy Over Goo
Dart' M Up
Dizzy Yolk Folk Adventures
Dont Save The Princess
Fantastic Blood Boy
Flash Tower Defense Games
Flip Side Divine
Floating Islands Game
Free Solitaire 3D
GhostBusters 3D Back in Action
Ghouls N Ghosts Remix
Gnome Garden Carnage
Gradle - Unison
Great Secrects Da Vinci
Guardian Of Paradise
Habitat For Horror
Hot Ninja Moon Moon
I - Mones - Dragon
Jet Set Willy 4
King's Valley 2
Light Cycle 3D
Link Em Bamboo
Little Fighter 2
Little Machines Go Deeper
Maniac Mansion DeLuxe
Mario Forever - Block Party
Mighty Jill Off
Miner 2049er Again
Mr Blocko Super Tournament Edition
Mystery Of Unicorn Castle
Neo Sonic 3R
Once In Space
Out Of Order
P n P
Pekka Kana 2
Penguin Vs Yeti
Principles Of Evil 1
Principles Of Evil 2
Push Push Penguin
Quest For Yrolg
Rainbow Web 2
Return To Sector 9
Rick Dangerous II
Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mystery
Rolling Madness 3D
Rom Check Fail
Run Or Be Mechanically Separated
Sky Battle WW2
Steam Punk Rally
Stunt Dirt Bike 2
Super Mario Blue Twilight DX
Super Mario Kart
Super Turtle Toss
The Lost Castle
The Spirit Engine
This Game Is Wizard
Tower Of Goo Unlimited
Trash Killer 2
Treasure Hunter Man
Under World 2
Zelda - Seeds of Darkness
If you reinstall your OS (or WINE) you may need to run 'ppGamesRegister' to place any registry information back on the new OS's registry, just download, extract and run the following to re-enable your ppGames Collection:
You can just reinstall the games again instead, but it takes a lot longer.
* EXTRA special thanks to WINE HQ for getting the show stopper bug out of the way for this release to work properly *
I've also made a Linux Version of the Online Mega Games Pack:
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