I am a Linux user

Hello people of this site. I came across this site god knows how following some link for that Mike Tyson Jungle Beat game a few months ago.

Anyway I forgot about it because I usually just browse the net at work but now I want in please.

The problem is that I am a cheap person who uses Linux. Don't get the wrong idea. My computer skills are severely limited. It's just cheaper. Basically I can't get that KnP thingie to work properly in Wine. (Are we keeping up so far?)

Does anyone have any kind of cheat sheet for someone who uses Linux and who can't program his way out of a paper cup so he can be in your club? I also live in the UK meaning I would have to sacrifice a bloody Saturday night in order to do this. I might make a party out of it.

Thanks in advance if anyone reads this. If you reply then...erm...mad props.


SpindleyQ's picture

Welcome! The way I see it,


The way I see it, you've got a few options. There are a few rapid game-making tools that run natively under Linux (see the Tools thread); I haven't had much experience with them, though. I've heard really excellent things about Scratch, but it appears to still be somewhat experimental under Linux. Novashell might also be worth a look. If you're interested in text-based trainwrecks, Inform 7 is definitely worth your time.

Of course, there's always emulation. DOSBox is amazing, though AFAIK the only DOS-based game-making program worth talking about is ZZT (which I adore).

As well, if you can dig up a copy of Windows 3.1 (legally, of course!), it can be made to work quite well under DOSBox. Klik & Play runs quite happily in this environment.

And who knows? Maybe someday MarMOTS will become a real boy.

Cheers for the info, I have

Cheers for the info,

I have DL'd DosBOX and Scratch and am going to badger a friend for him to get me a (legal) copy of 3.1.

I had a bit of a go of ZZT but it's baffling to say the least. There is this whole massive community of people involved and it just made me want to curl up in a ball.

Anyway I'll let you know how I get on...