The Project

It’s an important resource of informations on Linux games, based on our experience but also and especially on the expertise of recognized sites, by its numerous links (69,000 links to key points of games and external resources such as videos, reviews & interviews, Wikipedia pages, …).

To make our lives easier (this avoided us to upload the entire Bottin between updates) and keep you informed of the next entries in the Bottin, see the page named Soon (or click on the « Soon » button above), you get a small spreadsheet with the latest entries.

The Directory of Linux games are available online on this site (just click on the buttons above), but also offline by downloading its database.

The downloadable / offline version is delivered as a compressed file of 500 MB where you will find a document in the Tellico format (WIKI): to consult this version, it is necessary to install this Tellico software. The advantage of this downloadable version is that it is much more swift, friendly and has advanced sort and search features.

Tellico is in Debian repositories, it is normally not necessary to compile it. For version 3 of Tellico, that of the repositories (3.0.2-1.2) did not work on my installation (bug when saving the file that crashed Tellico). If you want to compile the latest version of Tellico, install the following packages (thanks again to Ubutnu-en forum !):
# apt install kdoctools-dev kio-dev libdrm-dev libegl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libgles2-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libkf5archive-dev libkf5attica-dev libkf5auth-bin-dev libkf5auth-dev libkf5bookmarks-dev libkf5codecs-dev libkf5completion-dev libkf5config-bin-dev libkf5config-dev libkf5configwidgets-dev libkf5coreaddons-bin-dev libkf5coreaddons-dev libkf5crash-dev libkf5dbusaddons-dev libkf5globalaccel-dev libkf5guiaddons-dev libkf5i18n-dev libkf5iconthemes-dev libkf5itemmodels-dev libkf5itemviews-dev libkf5jobwidgets-dev libkf5jsapi5 libkf5khtml-dev libkf5kjs-dev libkf5newstuff-dev libkf5notifications-dev libkf5parts-dev libkf5service-dev libkf5solid-dev libkf5sonnet-dev libkf5textwidgets-dev libkf5wallet-dev libkf5widgetsaddons-dev libkf5windowsystem-dev libkf5xmlgui-dev libpcre3-dev libpcre32-3 libpcrecpp0v5 libprotobuf-dev libpthread-stubs0-dev libqt5opengl5-dev libqt5scripttools5 libwayland-bin libwayland-dev libx11-dev libx11-doc libx11-xcb-dev libxau-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev libxcb-dri3-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libxcb-present-dev libxcb-randr0-dev libxcb-render0-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-sync-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libxcb1-dev libxdamage-dev libxdmcp-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev libxkbcommon-dev libxshmfence-dev libxxf86vm-dev mesa-common-dev qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev qtbase5-dev-tools qtscript5-dev x11proto-core-dev x11proto-damage-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-gl-dev x11proto-input-dev x11proto-kb-dev x11proto-xext-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev xorg-sgml-doctools xtrans-dev zlib1g-dev camlp4 ecm icu-devtools ledit libcamlp4-ocaml-dev libexempi-dev libexempi3 libfindlib-ocaml libfindlib-ocaml-dev libgmp-dev libgmpxx4ldbl libgnutls-openssl27 libgnutls28-dev libgnutlsxx28 libicu-dev libidn11-dev libncurses5-dev libp11-kit-dev libpoppler-dev libpoppler-qt5-dev libqimageblitz-dev libtag1-dev libtaglib-ocaml libtaglib-ocaml-dev libtasn1-6-dev libtasn1-doc libtinfo-dev libwrap0-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libyaz4 libyaz4-dev nettle-dev ocaml-base-nox ocaml-compiler-libs ocaml-findlib ocaml-interp ocaml-nox
$ cmake .
$ make
(ou $ make -j8)

The Directory of Linux Games is under CC BY license, Tellico is under GPL license :
they are free and opened for improvements.

The major versions of The Directory of Linux Games :

  • v1.0 – 1st draft under LibreOffice.
    Major defects : unclassified links, very small comments, a database split into three document, difficult to maintain and consult.
  • v2.0 – transferring the base under Tellico.
    Cleaner, more ergonomic, one document exportable to an online version.
    The number of links has exploded, however most of them are not clearly identified (links are labeled « Lien n°x »), there are many bugs (due to a lack of experience of the author) and comments are often inadequate (inherited from my old data base),
  • v3.0 (in preparation since the revision n°98) under Tellico.
    Eventually (presumably for the 8 years of the site, i updated this number each year, when it will be ready 🙂 ) all links will be classified and informations have been seriously corrected. To monitor its progress, we set up a counter cards remaining to be processed (v2.0 to v3.0).

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