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Date:      Fri, 6 Jul 2007 11:39:20 +0200
From:      Momchil Ivanov <>
Cc:        Andriy Babiy <>
Subject:   Re: game advice
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On Friday 06 July 2007 04:29:07 Andriy Babiy wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Could anyone share their gaming experiences? My son is 8 years old. Card
> games and balls are good, but I think he wants something more dynamic
> rather than educational :-) On one machine, with recent video card, I plan
> to install glest for him. Another machine has P-III and Matrox 8 Mb. Is
> there anything "peaceful" but dynamic enough for an older video card?
> Thank you in advance!
> Andriy

You can try the mame emulator (it is in ports). There were a lot of games f=
8 bit consoles when I was about 8 years old :) and believe me, they were an=
still are amaizing. There is no such experience as playing the whole=20
night "Tanks" with a friend getting to the last level or so. There were a l=
of "Mario*" games, Load runner was one of my favouries too, there is a port=
in games:

Path:   /usr/ports/games/xscavenger
Info:   A Lode Runner clone for X11

I beleive I haven`t tried that one though. Btw "Contra" was one of the best=
shooting games for those boxes. As I said there are tooooooooo many games f=
those old boxes, that you can play with the mame emulator.

You can also try with some windows games on windows or using the wine emula=
(the P-III won`t be fast enough for emulation). StartCraft* is one of my=20
favouries (runs with the wine emulator under FreeBSD).

There are some games in ports like xjewels (super cool tetris game as far a=
s I=20
remember), xboing is good too.

In the end I should say: install as more games as you can and give your son=
the chance to choose what to play :) a lot of games is always good, one can=
always find at least one that he can play the whole day long. Having less=20
games is somehow limiting.

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