The Ace of Penguins is a set of Unix/X solitaire games based on the ones available for Windows(tm) but with a number of enhancements that my wife says make my versions better :-)
The latest version includes clones of freecell, golf, mastermind, merlin, minesweeper, pegged, solitaire, taipei (with editor!), and thornq (by Martin Thornquist).
|source||CVS||518K||Mar 24, 2012||Unreleased snapshot of CVS repository|
|source||1.4||518K||Mar 24, 2012|
|source||1.3||517K||May 28, 2010|
|source||1.2||302K||May 7, 2001|
|linux||1.2||129K||May 6, 2001||RedHat 6.2, XFree86 3.3.6|
|agenda||1.2||88K||May 7, 2001||mipsel-linux, need png and zlib|
|source||1.1||376K||Jan 31, 1999|
|irix||1.1||880K||Jan 31, 1999||IRIX 5.3|
|solaris||1.1||472K||Jan 31, 1999||Solaris 2.5.1|
|source||1.0||518K||Mar 24, 2012|
|freebsd||1.0||232K||Jun 24, 1998||FreeBSD 2.2.6, should work with 3.x|
You can also use anonymous cvs to get the latest development sources.
Here are some screen shots.
Here is what little I've written. Copy the binaries to /usr/bin/X11 or somewhere else where you can get to them, and run them under X Windows. Use F1 to get game-specific help.
Game help: freecell golf mastermind merlin minesweeper pegged solitaire taipedit taipei thornq
To install the binaries tar, do this as user root (other platforms are similar):
cd /usr/bin/X11 tar xvfz /tmp/ace-1.2.linux.tar.gz tar cf - libcards.so* | (cd /usr/local/lib ; tar xf -) rm libcards.so*
You will need to run ldconfig to notice the new shared libraries.
Then you can open a new shell window and type the name of the program you want at the command line to run it.
If you're using the standard fvwm, you'll also want to install this file as /etc/X11/wmconfig/ace to get these in your pop-up menus (Programs -> Games -> Cards ->).
All Ace programs use the PNG library and ZLib. Your system may have them installed, otherwise you'll need to download and install them.
You must use GNU make and gcc to build The Ace of Penguins.
Unpack the distribution into an empty directory and type:
./configure make make install
To cross compile, do something like this:
./configure --with-cross=mipsel-linux makeThe example above is for the Agenda, which uses mipsel-linux-gcc and friends to build. After building, look for libs in lib/.libs/*.so and programs in games/.lib/* (where libtool puts them). Use strip to reduce their size.
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