Game spy arcade in linux

Asked by Bhavani Shankar on 2008-01-25

Is there something like a clone of Game Spy arcade in linux?

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There is a game frontend called "xqf" under Linux which lets you search for servers and launch games.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #2

Hi pope...!
Any standalone application that is a replacement for game spy arcade? Any Info? Also a bit info on how to use xqf?
Thanks in advance..

Best aznmhc (mhc7791) said : #3

    The first time you launch XQF, it will attempt to search for games in your path. If any are found, it will automatically configure the command line for the game and attempt to configure the game directory based on the command line found. This should work with most native games. Wine games need to be configured manually.

    If no games are found, the Source list will show ALL supported games. If XQF finds one or more supported games, it will only show CONFIGURED games in the Source column. See the Preferences / Appearance menu documentation for more information.

     XQF accepts several command line parameters:

        * --launch "[SERVERTYPE] IP": adds the server specified with IP (e.g. 10.10.0.1:27666) to the favorites, queries it and launches the game. XQF tries to automatically determine the correct game based on the port. If the autodetections fails XQF will ask you for the game. Alternatively you may directly specify the game type on the command line (e.g. Q3S).
        * --add "[SERVERTYPE] IP": adds the specified server to the favories and queries it. Basically the same as --launch except that the game is not launched ;-)
        * --debug <level>: set the specified debug level. Use this if you experience problems with XQF. Level 3 is usually sufficient for debugging most problems. Higher levels product lots of output.
        * --version: prints the version of XQF.

    XQF is normally installed into /usr/local/bin. If /usr/local/bin is not in your path, launch xqf with:

    /usr/local/bin/xqf

    You can also add the directory to your path, or simply make a symbolic link in /usr/bin. For example, as root:

    ln -s /usr/local/bin/xqf /usr/bin/xqf

    XQF can be customized via GTK's rc files. XQF parses $HOME/.qf/gtkrc in addition to the built in defaults of GTK.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #4

Thanks aznmhc, that solved my question.