The Project

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 :)