Forum: Games
Topic: Cube
started by: ke4nt1

Posted by ke4nt1 on Jan. 12 2005,10:03
Cube - new addition to the DSL repository.
XFree86/NVidia needed for gameplay.
Servers available online..



Posted by henk1955 on Jan. 12 2005,10:35
runs with ( XFree86.dsl without mvidia.dsl):
XDESC="ATI|Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"

at 40-65 fps

Posted by RoGuE_StreaK on Jan. 27 2005,02:44
Urg... I felt motion-sick after two seconds... seems to give a vague fish-eye perspective, which completely screws me up after just a few movements.  I remember I had the same problems with I think it was half-life or something like that.
Posted by mikshaw on Jan. 27 2005,04:26
The default field of view is 105.  I think it's a little wide myself...I generally like it around 90-95
Posted by RoGuE_StreaK on Jan. 27 2005,06:39
Thanks, much better, mine seemed to show a default of 120(!), changed to 90 and it's playable
Posted by mikshaw on Aug. 31 2005,03:04
New version of Cube released yesterday.  It's mainly a bug-fix, but also has some improved/added models and maps.  I was thinking about making a new extension, but it seems like a lot of bother for something that just extracts and runs from the official package anyway...and being on dialup the upload would kill me.  The one thing I don't care for is the lack of support for a multi-user system, which is why the current cube extension installs into /home/dsl instead of /opt.  I've since developed a workaround that works even if cube is on a read-only filesystem (like a UCI for example):

Added to the beginning of cube_unix script:
Code Sample
CUBE_INST_DIR=/opt/cube #where cube is installed
CUBE_DIR=$HOME/.cube #where the user-writeable files will be

setup_cube_at_HOME() {
mkdir -p $CUBE_DIR/{demos,packages/DSL,savegames,screenshots} || exit
ln -s $CUBE_INST_DIR/{bin_unix,data} $CUBE_DIR/
ln -s $CUBE_INST_DIR/packages/* $CUBE_DIR/packages/
[ -d "$CUBE_DIR" ] || setup_cube_at_HOME

Sets up a personal $HOME/.cube directory if it's not already there. This is kinda messy, creating a packages directory full of symlinks, but it's the only way i know to allow saving on a multiuser system with a read-only /opt/cube. Saving edited maps will require the use of "/savemap directory/mapname" instead of just "/savemap mapname", since the packages/base directory is read-only. A writeable directory in packages called "DSL" is created so you can use that one if you forget to make a directory yourself.

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