Where can I find 'hidden objects' game to download to Linux?

Asked by Jackie on 2008-09-21

Where can I find 'hidden objects' games that will download to Linux? I find the games on the internet but they aren't able to download.

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Last query:
2008-09-29
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2009-03-27

Using Ubuntu Gnome main menu
Applications->Add/Remove
Set the "Show" Listbox to "Show all available applications"

On the left select Games item

To have more applications listed

Please enable the universe repository:

Open System->Administration->Software sources-> [ Tab Ubuntu software ]

enable "Community Maintained open source software (universe)"

Close and confirm the repository reload.

Jackie (scarbrofare) said : #2

When I close to confirm, it just closes. Doesn't confirm.

ok ignore the system don't have to upgrade the repository you can force reload repository index from menu:

System->Administration->Update manager

Push the "Check" button

and make upgrades if there are any...

To install games use the previous Ubuntu Gnome main menu Applications->Add/Remove

Set the "Show" Listbox to "Show all available applications"

On the left select Games item

on the right Select the check box of the game you want to install then press the lower right "Apply" button.

Usually installed games are listed from menu Applications->Games

Hope this helps

Jackie (scarbrofare) said : #5

There are no 'hidden objects' games listed to install. I could download them from the internet when I had Windows XP. Not going back there. But I really miss those hidden objects games. Anybody else miss them?

Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) said : #6

Ah, I think I see the problem. I've never played those games, but a quick search turned up what you meant.

The games (at least, the one that I found), are downloadable as Windows EXE files, which you can't run natively on Linux. You may be able to run some of them using WINE. Try installing it ("sudo aptitude install wine"), and downloading and running those games as before.

Jackie (scarbrofare) said : #7

Hi Thomas K,

I appreciate that you got back to me. I don't know what WINE is. Would you be able to send me the link to download WINE? Thanks again for trying to help.
Jackie

To install wine

Please first enable the universe repository:

Open System->Administration->Software sources-> [ Tab Ubuntu software ]
enable "Community Maintained open source software (universe)"
Close and confirm the repository reload.

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install wine

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then there are a lot of howto on the net:
http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/05/18/how-to-install-windows-programs-in-linux-using-wine/
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/wine
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine

Hope this helps

dazzlin (dazzlindonna) said : #9

The biggest problem is that they are usually shockwave games. I have not yet been able to get them to play under any circumstances, but I also have a 64-bit system, which is probably contributing to the issue.

And yes, I miss my little hidden object games too.

Damaris Sexton (mtnwolfin) said : #10

Nice joke on me from my son in law....Hahaaa...this is the most screwed up mess I've ever seen on the internet.

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