Rehdon wrote:@dogsolitude_uk: I think I can install it fine from a tar.gz archive, but usually I like to have software installed via debs to be able to track everything. What you write is interesting, though, because the options wrt install location are nice (I already have a crammed root partition >.<), I wonder if the deb package allows for that.
Amen to that: I feel happier just clicking on a .deb file, if only because I usually end up with little icons and entries in the correct place. Amnesia's .sh file set everything up nicely too.
When I set up Eschalon I&II i just had .tar.gz files, and wasn't entirely sure what to do: I just ended up double-clicking on the icon to see what it did, and found myself extracting an executable, some .pak files a .pdf instruction manual and that was about it. I slung the lot into /opt/, and it works, but I had to create a launcher, add 'padsp' to the beginning of the launcher to get sound out of it, and find a suitable icon for it as well. All rather messy, and I'm wondering if I missed something very obvious.
bimsebasse wrote:Might be one of those build-it-and-they-will-come things
One of the first things I looked for when I can here was a games section
I personally think it will be useful, for example it would be handy to discuss Mint-specific issues with installing games, graphics drivers, sound, Wine etc, as well as new releases and broader subjects too (such as the petition on GOG.com for more Linux games, the alleged forthcoming release of Steam on Linux etc.) The Ubuntu forums have a bit for games, which seems quite lively.
Naturally though if the forum has a games section added, it would be up to us to 'feed it' and keep it lively. I'm not suggesting it should become RockPaperShotgun Mk II, but if it just rolls over and dies due to disuse that might give a bad impression about Mint to a casual user.