F11 User Guide - Playing Games

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Games

By default, Fedora installation includes a selection of games; you can select additional game packages during installation. Additionally, you can install more games after installation by using the Add/Remove program application. More information about games on Fedora can be found at the Games wiki.

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You do not need to switch desktops to play games.
You can play KDE games while logged into GNOME and GNOME games while logged into KDE. Graphical environment components are very modular. When you install the game packs any dependencies will also be installed. You may need additional packages to view the online help.

Default GNOME Games

Many GNOME Games are not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install them. To install, please read the chapter on managing software. You can install them by either using the PackageKit application or on the command line by using Yum. Be sure to also install the separate Help Files for gnome-games which provides the instruction for playing each game.

With the GNOME Games help installed, use the menus to navigate to System > Help and click the Games link to view a list of the available games. There is a brief description along with a link to details about playing each game. The detailed instructions can also be found from the Help > Contents menu in each game.

Below is the list containing the names and short description of the games included in the GNOME Games pack:

AisleRiot Solitaire A collection of dozens of solitaire games
Blackjack The classic casino card game
Chess Play the classic board game against the computer or a friend
Five or More A version of the popular Color Lines game
Four-in-a-Row A four-in-a-row game played against the computer or another human opponent
FreeCell Solitaire Another huge collection of solitaire games
GNOME Falling Blocks Create a complete horizontal row of blocks which will disappear
Hearts A trick-taking card game. Try to gain as few point cards as possible
Iagno A Reversi-like disk flipping game
Klotski A group of sliding block puzzles
Mahjongg A tile-matching game with many variations
Mines A clone of a popular puzzle game
Nibbles A worm or snake game
Robots The classic game of out-of-control robots
Same GNOME A puzzle game involving the strategic removal of groups of marbles
Sudoku The popular logic puzzle
Tali A poker game played with dice
Tetravex A simple tile-matching game

Additional games are included for your enjoyment and stress relief.

Default KDE Games

Many KDE Games are not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install KDE Games. To install read the chapter on managing software. You can install them by either using the PackageKit application or on the command line by using Yum.

Below is a list containing the names and a short description of the games included in the KDE Games pack:

Bomber An arcade bombing game
Bovo Five in a row game
Kapman Pac-man type game
KAtomic Fun and educational game built around molecular geometry
KBattleship Battleship strategy game
KBlackBox Find the balls hidden in the black box by shooting laser beams
KBlocks A falling block game
KBounce The classic game of segregating bouncing balls
KBreakout Break-out type game
KDiamond Three in a row game
KFourinLine Four in a row board game
KGoldrunner A Lode Runner type of game
Killbots Evade killer robots
Kiriki A Yahtzee like dice game
KJumpingCube A territory capture game
KMahjongg A Mahjongg game
KMines A game similar to Mines
KNetWalk A network construction game
Kolf A little mini-golf game
Kollision A ball dodging game
Kolor Lines A little game about balls and how to get rid of them
Konquest A galactic space game
KPatience Has several card games
KReversi Reversi board game
KsirK A world domination game
KSpaceDuel The challenging space duel
KSquares Connect the dots to make squares
KSudoku Sudoku game
Kubarick 3D game based on Rubik's Cube
LSkat A card game
Potato Guy A children's picture game
SameGame Board game
Shisen-Sho A mahjongg like game

For information about using these games, refer to the Help menu within each individual game and look for a Handbook option. This will start the KDE Help Center where you can also browse through the help for other games.


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