use apt-torrent in order to allow installation of games

Registered by mangar on 2006-06-06

abstract:
there are lots of free games out there - cube, tremoulus, true combat: elite, wolfenstein,
glest, poute chess, glchess, alien arena, warsow, mario-clones, abandoned and free-as-beer games for dos/windows that might run in wine. (and more).

rationale:
games are on high priority for most of the younger sector of computer using people
actually - those between 6-30 age group, if i recall correctly), therefore making the
largest possible amount of games (regardless of license) available should be
of high priority.

the problem:
many games are very large, in the scale of hundred of megabytes, and therefore
might prove to be an economic liability, due to their high usage of bandwidth.

the solution:
use apt-torrent may alleviate the problem, by distributing the required bandwidth
among users.

game installer via wine (like a specially patched version of wine, preconfigured to
enable running WoW) might also prove a great boon in this regard - many of the
users (me included) only boot to their windows partition in order to play this or other game.

please note the the category view of the games should probably be more finely defined by genre.

use cases:
1. joe is bored, joe finished his work for today, browsed through the interweb sites
that interest him, and now wants so adrenaline. joe uses app install/remove program, and finds tuxracer. joe wants blood, so he boots up his windows partition
and place counter strike :source.
solution:
joe looks at the shiny screenshots of the first-person-shooters section in the games
category. joe find true combat : elite, and his lust for blood is satisfied.

2. rinse, repeat for each genre.

Note: probably depends on the availability of high-performance video-drivers
(regardless of their license)
maybe after an install is done, pop up a window with the following message:
"it seems that the game you've installed requires a high performance, closed source driver, would you like Ubuntu to install it automatically?
current driver installed: "nv" suggested driver: "nvidia"

                         [sure] [free as the wind]"

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