Talk:List of games

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Tables[edit]

Whoever is making the tables, it looks great. When we get them all in tables, can we remove the sections so that all the games are in one big table? It'd be pretty great to be able to sort them all by date, name or whatever. conley 22:10, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

The list will eventually get unmanagable before long. The sections are there so we can eventually move them into their own page.--Kiba 22:23, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Eek...I'd really like to be able to see the most actively developed games though...
Release date doesn't really tell you how actively they are developed. What you want is release history--Kiba 20:24, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
By "actively" I mean "recently". I want to know what's hot.

I made a script to automatically make the tables. copy a list into a file and run this on it:

#!/usr/bin/python

from optparse import OptionParser
import re
from dateutil.parser import parse as parsedate

def qmatch(pattern, str, m):
        mobj = re.search(pattern, str)
        if mobj:
                return mobj.group(m)
        return ''

def getdate(str):
        s = re.sub('<sup>.*</sup>', '', str)
        if s == '':
                return ''
        try:
                pd = parsedate(s)
                return pd.date()
        except:
                pass
        return ''

# The main method
def main():
        # Set up the option parser
        parser = OptionParser(usage="usage: %prog file")
        (options, args) = parser.parse_args()

        # Make sure we have the correct number of arguments
        if len(args) != 1:
                parser.error("you need a file")

        print '{|class="sortable"'
        print '! Name !! Homepage !! Latest Release !! Date of Latest Release'
        f = open(args[0])
        for line in f:
                line = line.rstrip()
                game = qmatch('\[\[.*\]\]', line, 0)
                page = qmatch(' (\[.*\])', line, 1)
                version = qmatch('[Vv]ersion ([^ ]*)', line, 1)
                date = getdate(qmatch(' on (.*)', line, 1))
                print '|-'
                print '|', game, '||', page, '||', version, '||', date
        f.close()
        print '|}'

# Call main
if __name__ == "__main__":
        main()

It's a pain doing it for each section still though. conley 13:39, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Why remove?[edit]

So you remove games because they arent 100% free because it cant be modified or something? Its a noble idea i guess, but what i would like to see is just a list of free games that you can play. I dont care if i dont have the right to use what he made, i just want free games. And i doubt im the only one. Maybe you should add a section to the wiki with games that arent free to edit, but free to play. That would surely attract a lot of people. I see the other list down there but its spanish or whatever. There is a need on the internet for a wiki like that, an english version at least. If you want this site to be popular, you should add it. - Captain_Duck

This website is for Free_software, as the name says. Also I recommend you sign up, then you'll be thanked for you edits.--82.6.21.192 19:45, 19 October 2007 (CEST)

Blah[edit]

"Latest Stable Release" before each version number looks bad, how about removing it? Or replacing with tables, for better overview?

Go ahead. Please replace it with something else. (And sign whenever you comment too, so we know who it is)--Kiba 21:47, 6 September 2007 (CEST)
Table for replacement. Request for comments - http://libregamewiki.org/User:Paulshannon/List_Of_Games_Suggestion --Paulshannon 19:37, 31 January 2008 (CET)

Which games are mac compatible?

Generally free games are cross-platform meaning that they can work across various operating systems so it is pointless to mention them. Homepage table seem to be too wide because the longest word which is homepage doesn't fill the entire length.--Kiba 21:07, 31 January 2008 (CET)
While many open source games will compile cross platform (although some won't and many won't without significant tweaking) I was aiming more for the 'binaries available' angle on the platform thing. The homepage column has been shrunk a bit. We could take the extraneous text out completely and just leave a link I suppose. --Paulshannon 02:07, 1 February 2008 (CET)
Some links are too long..and others are just too ugly to look at. I prefer to keep the homepage. Also, it is probably a good idea to sort them with sections so people can edit part of the table instead of the whole page.--Kiba 20:54, 1 February 2008 (CET)
Many. find it out on their pages, then put [[Category:Mac OSX compatible]] in their articles if you want to sort them. --Qubodup 18:30, 7 September 2007 (CEST)

if you want a list of games you can copy from that wiki, free games wiki that's not spam, it's basically the same project, just simplier. the page is in italian, so the description may be useless to you but the game links should work. --Medeste 23:11, 7 September 2007 (CEST)

Lots of Freeware/Abandonware on that wiki... 83.252.24.157 05:46, 10 September 2007 (CEST)

Is 0 A.D. freeware or OSS?[edit]

The homepage says freeware. Also, it hasn't even been released so maybe we shouldn't include it. --Andrewmin

Hmm, I got the impression that it would be open source upon completion, but maybe not, though they are making great leaps to keep it free --RB0

I'll try contacting the author --Andrewmin 19:28, 19 October 2007 (CEST)
NVM, it says at [1]. It's using a dual license: freeware and OSS. Should we keep it?
Please sign in so I know who I'm chatting to, anyway, if you consult the article policy, then you'll find out that a game must have at least one available release to use.--John 20:01, 19 October 2007 (CEST)
I think that was just Andrewmin replying to himself ;) Hmm, I cant seem to find the link for the article policy, but I think what your saying is correct, I just forgot it... I had a feeling that this game may not be acceptable yet(or future, as I'm not sure on the license...) I mostly just added in an attempt to get some more high-quality games mentioned here, especially since this one is rather obscure IIRC --RB0
Hehehe oh right, now why don't you log in RB0? It can't be uploaded onto Libregamewiki yet anywayz.--John 20:30, 19 October 2007 (CEST)
Because I'm not on my computer, and don't have a lot fo time, just seeing whats happenin' ;) If someone wants to remove go ahead, or I'l remove it later tonight, be sure to ad it to the rejected games list, saying that it requries a release and knowledge of license --RB0
I'll do it now. Subject closed :)--82.6.21.192 20:48, 19 October 2007 (CEST)

Removed Games[edit]

Sauerbraten/ Cube?[edit]

Maybe it is technically an "engine", but how come it is not on either list? http://sauerbraten.org/

unfree content --Qubodup 08:36, 10 September 2007 (CEST)

Urban Terror[edit]

Why was Urban Terror removed?? Its stand alone, runs on ioquake3??

unfree content --Qubodup 08:36, 10 September 2007 (CEST)

Warsow[edit]

Warsow is not a game suitable for this list, the content is proprietary atm! --Qubodup 14:47, 28 August 2007 (CEST) Bold text

GL-117[edit]

UFO:AI[edit]

Should't this game be removed? I'm the one who included it, but I wasn't aware of the non-free licenses issue. --Rakku

How is it non-free? The source is available and under GPL. -- Driss
I think some of the music isn't under a free license. 83.252.17.61 18:23, 2 February 2008 (CET)
This game should probably be removed as it it on the rejected games list. 83.252.17.61 21:30, 3 February 2008 (CET)

UFO:AI is now 100% Free Software, check http://ufoai.org/wiki/News/2012#We_did_it.21 and http://ufoai.org/licenses/. I have re-added it in the list.

Maybe add Pink Pony[edit]

The source is GPLv3 but I'm not sure about the art. http://code.google.com/p/pink-pony/ CyaNox 15:55, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

botZilla[edit]

The downloadable archive contains apparently non-free music and some non-free bots. I think the game is still worth mentioning somewhere though. --AVRS 19:48, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

If it is not free, then it should be removed from the free game list.--Kiba 22:05, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Notebook[edit]

Few Lisp Programmed Free Software Games http://dto.github.com/notebook/

Maybe add RedEclipse[edit]

I think the game is released under Free software compatible licenses for both code and assets. http://www.redeclipse.net/ /Cire 217.209.86.254 13:02, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

I have added Red Eclipse, i talked with some FSF member and they cosider Red Eclipse 100% Free Software, you can check this at http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Red_Eclipse

This list vs. suggested games list[edit]

How exactly does this list differ from the Libregamewiki:suggested games list? I'm unsure where a game that is certainly libre should be placed. Perhaps this list was originally intended to list (free) games on lgw and the other (potentially free) games not on lgw. The intro sections of the articles could be improved to convey the purpose better. GNUbie (talk) 12:11, 9 October 2012 (CEST)

Verify games pages and list of games[edit]

Please verify that all the games that have a page on Libregamewiki are available on the List of games (for example i have found Liberal Crime Squad page and this game wasn't on this list). If you create a new page take a look also at List of games and add the new game.

License Column?[edit]

It would be nice to see an at-a-glace indication of exactly which free license these game use.

May I add Zauberer?[edit]

I'm leading/maintaining a free game called Zauberer licensed under the Modified BSD license. It's still in early development and I wonder if anyone have anything against me adding it to LGW?

Hello! If also the media is free, then please do add it! GNUbie (talk) 10:11, 4 June 2013 (CEST)

QuakeWorld: ezQuake/nQuake (+ mvdsv + ktx + qtv + qwproxy)[edit]

Small discussion here: https://libregamewiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk:62.33.111.103

Game not listed to unregistered users[edit]

For some reason UFO:Alien Invasion is not listed in the List of Games untill one log in to the wiki, then it shows up. Can someone figure out why, and fix it? Solbu (talk) 17:53, 2 February 2015 (CET)

I can confirm ufo:ai isn't listed when I viewed the page with another browser. (Didn't login though to see if it would appear.) I don't have a clue why. It's not a local cache issue. And I tried purging the page on the server and that didn't help. Nice even if nasty find Solbu! GNUbie (talk) 21:32, 7 February 2015 (CET)