I am not a gamer, and have never used Steam, or similar
I play FreeCell and Mahjongg sometimes, and sometimes use the flatpak
I stumbled upon the Athenaeum game manager today in Gnome Software, and out
of boredom installed
Athenaeum and installed thirteen free games using its menu, and played one.
I do not quite understand the idea behind the developer's project. I
assume it is still
in a prototype phase. The only repo that it gets games from is
Flathub. Right ?? with
tentative plans to add future other flatpak repos ?? However, the
installed version said
it was the Fedora flatpak. So I do not understand all that.
To scroll down or up while in the Athenaeum window, hold down the left
and then move around ( I have a trackball, and that worked ).
From what I can tell, the app or service list a lot of detailed info that
is not easy to find
without doing some additional research. It seems to be well designed,
with a fancy
Feel free to enlighten me about this service. It seems to have all the
free Gnome and KDE games,
and other games that are in Flathub. I guess it would be easier for
someone to find a game they
have never heard of here, than navigating through all the apps on Flathub.
It puts the game icons on the Gnome screen, and then I just moved them to a
game folder. If I wanted
to play the game, I would just click on the game folder or use the Gnome
search bar, as trying to play
it from Athenaeum, requires clicking on Library and then clicking on game,
and then clicking on play. I guess
if I could someday talk to it, and just say "Athenaeum, play Mahjongg,"
that might be cool.
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This is a follow-up to my post last night about the new Athenaeum game
manager. I say "new" only because
it is a fairly recent project.
I ran an update via terminal in both dnf and flatpak, and the
Athenaeum-installed-apps did not update.
But Gnome Software said all the twenty-four games ( that I had installed
last night ) had updates available
( most in the 694.8 MB range ). So I clicked on "Update All" with my
slow but reliable ethernet
connection of 40 Mbps.
After about 20 minutes, nothing has happened. The boxes read
"Installing" in light grey letters.
So is there a way to do this from terminal ? They are just regular
flatpaks. Right ??