It’s an important resource of informations on Linux games, based on our experience but also on the expertise of other sites, by its numerous links to external resources (such as videos, reviews & interviews, Wikipedia pages, …).
There is 2 versions of The Linux Games Book : one Online, and the other Offline by downloading its database.
The downloadable / Offline version is delivered in a compressed file format (ZIP, 550 MB) where you will find a document in the Tellico format (WIKI): for reading it, you must install Tellico. The advantage of this downloadable version is that it is more faster, user-friendly and convenient thanks to advanced sorting and search features.
The Linux Games Book is CC BY licensed, Tellico is GPL licensed : they are free and opened for improvements.
Tellico is in the repositories of all good Linux distributions.
The major versions of The Linux Games Book :
- v1.0 – 1st draft on LibreOffice.
With the following disadvantages: unclassified links, very small comments, a database split into 3 documents, difficult to maintain and to read.
- v2.0 – 1st draft on Tellico.
Cleaner, more user-friendly, 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 (since the revision n°98) yet on Tellico.
All missing informations will be completed and errors corrected. I have been working there for years :)