This isn't about my worshiping of Bacchus by playing games on linux in a sauna (that's for a future show) but instead about getting a Windows-only Steam game to work on a recent 64 bit linux distro. I'm using Slackware, but I suspect the pitfalls and solutions I encountered would be similar on other distros.
Comment #1 posted on 2014-09-16 12:46:33 by johanv
Linux for the kids
I really like it that you introduce your kids to Linux. I try to do that as well. I installed a Doudou-Linux box for my 4yo son, and he's finding his way pretty well (https://www.doudoulinux.org/web/english/index.html).
I hope he won't get stuck into the Windows world after some time just because my wife doesn't want to abandon Windows. She's a teacher, and teachers often tend to love Microsoft Office.
I guess I will have to make sure that there is always something on the Linux box that is more interesting than the Windows stuff. Shouldn't be too hard, I suppose.
Comment #2 posted on 2014-09-17 00:52:08 by FreeLikeGNU
After listening to your article I did some research and found there is FOSS alternative called OpenSpades: https://github.com/yvt/openspades/releases/tag/v0.0.12
There are Linux build instructions here: https://github.com/yvt/openspades/blob/master/README.md
Comment #3 posted on 2014-09-20 11:54:57 by Andrew Conway
Johnv - children start out open minded - sounds like we're both keen to stop our children from sliding into the closed world!
FreeLikeGNU - thanks, I wasn't aware of that and will check it out and tell my son about it.
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