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Linux Orbit: FooBillard 2.0: Not Just "Balls and a Stick"

Dec 18, 2002, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan McCombs)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Pool is one of the most recognizable games that most everyone knows how to play, and it just makes sense for there to be a open source version of this game for our favorite operating system. There are a few out there, and today we're going to take a look at one called FooBillard. One of the first things I noticed was it's spelling, as it would be spelled 'billiards' in English, but 'billard' is the German spelling of it...

"FooBillard is downloadable in rpms, srpms or a tarball of source code, so take your pick at which to use to install. There are both SDL and GLUT rpms, and also if you compile from source you should choose between the two (SDL is default). GLUT seems easier on your CPU, but lacks sound, changing resolution from the menus and also SDL might work better with buggy video card drivers like the ones for the ATI Rage 128 Mobility I have..."

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