Gaming on the XO
The XO is built for kids, so it has a few games. These games are educational in nature, however, and so really not too enjoyable for anyone over 12. Fortunately, there is a huge following for the XO online, resulting in some options being available for the XO gamer. In fact, it's so easy to install games on the OLPC that for many games you only need to visit a couple of websites and click on a link.
A few popular choices:
- Doom. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Doom Locate and click on Doom-#.xo.
- SimCity. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/SimCity Locate and click on SimCity-#.xo.
- Go. http://wiki.laptop.org/images/e/ee/PlayGo-1.xo
- Chess. Enter the following:
su -l yum install xboard wget -P/usr/bin http://freechess.org/Download/timeseal_x86 chmod +x /usr/bin/timeseal_x86 exit
For the entire list of games:
- Easy to install: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities
- Not so easy to install: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Games
As you can see, there's a whole world of opportunities for gamers out there. So if you ever do get bored with hacking challenges, you can always load up Doom and frag some zombies.