Linux at Mulawa Dreaming

Inspired by the work of Ken Starks I've decided to make two of my popular games freely available to Linux users. Sadly I'm a Linux ingénue so I can't offer any fancy packaging. Also I've been unable to master the wonders (?) of Linux sound - more of that later.

I'd be most interested to hear about your experiences so that I can build up a list of distros that work. My e-mail address is on my home page.

Peter's Jigsaws


We'll start with my 300 piece jigsaws where the sound is not important. In the Windows and Mac world these are delivered weekly to subscribers all over the world. I've collected 56 of my favourites into one package for you. Download

Magnetic Revisited


This was my swan song. The game is set on an Australian tropical island. It involves solving 16 puzzles (some of them original) and mastering 16 games (ranging from Senet to Chess). The sound is very important so if you don't hear the title music, check out my note below. Download

Mulawa Dreaming Easy

A very simple little program for introducing anyone to mousing on a computer for the first time under the guidance of a mentor. Download

Note about Sound

If you're not getting sound and you have Pulse Audio, I've found that you can get sound from my games by using padsp. Here's what I do:

  1. Right click on the Desktop & Create document, Peters Jigsaws
  2. Open with Text Editor:
    cd ~/PJ56
    padsp ./Peters_Jigsaws
  3. Properties - make executable
  4. Drag in the icon (pj3.png)
You should now have an icon on your desktop which when you double click will run the program with sound.