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    The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    http://chir.ag/stuff/sand/

    I love it. I play it all day during boring classes. However, our WLAN is down, so I'd like to find a downloadable version to play without internet. If it's available for Linux (preferably Fedora Core 8, since that's what my laptop has) that'd be great. If not, I dual boot with Vista.

    Any ideas, fellas?

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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    There are loads of non web versions of this game the most popular being Burning Sand and wxSand. Try and find the Falling Sand Games forum (yes it exists ) and ask for a Linux version there. If not, im pretty sure Burning Sand works in Wine but have never tried it.
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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    how do you play it? I cant figure it out and it is driving me crazy.
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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostincyberspace View Post
    how do you play it? I cant figure it out and it is driving me crazy.
    I don't know but that thing grew so big it ate everything
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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot View Post
    I don't know but that thing grew so big it ate everything
    I know I thought maybe you had to guide the sand so it didn't hit it, but it just went and ate the walls
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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    There's really no objective to it. It's just simply to be entertaining. The sand and whatnot can certainly fall to the bottom of the screen.

    Just use the tools on the right side to adjust the flow of the oil, sand, water, and salt. It's just something to kill time, and it's a lot of fun at the same time.

    For the record, I downloaded WxSand. I downloaded it in XP (my school computer) and used my jumpdrive to bring the tar.gz over to Fedora Core 8 on my laptop. I unpacked the tarball and CD'd into the directory and ran ./configure. However, it wouldn't run. It said no such file or directory. Yet, I was in the directory, trying to run the typical ./configure command.

    GRRRRRRR

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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    It's a java applet... all you need to do is save the page, yes?
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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    It's cool, it reminds me of this in a way:
    http://www.isnichwahr.de/r37542112-crayon-physics.html (anyone know what this is?)
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    Re: The addicting "falling sand game." Is it downloadable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostincyberspace View Post
    how do you play it? I cant figure it out and it is driving me crazy.
    Its a sandbox game. You make up the rules and play. That big thing can be turned off so you are just guiding the elements around the screen.

    There are modders who write things for Burning Sand like a Nuclear Reactor mod etc. Its pretty cool.
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