During time wasting activities over the past few years, I have defaulted to one game in particular: X Moto. Found natively in Linux, it is also available for Windows, Mac, and a few other OS's. A first impression might lead you to believe X Moto is mostly a nerdy game, but recent events in the Tyndale Maintenance office have confirmed what I have always suspected: X Moto has the potential of a cult hit.
Walk through on how to get X Moto running on your computer:
A) Download latest version at http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/
B) Install the game. Be sure to:
Enable web access [Options tab > WWW tab > Enable WWW access]
Click “Check WWW” at the bottom of the page.
Allow to download high scores, new levels
C) Play the game. You can select level various difficulties with the "difficulty stars" and the “Quick Start” feature on the main page. Or play through a map pack in the Levels tab.
D) Go back to http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ and register your username.
Note the links bar on the main page
Select the “Log In” link
Create a new player account
Enter in your profile name from the game (case sensitive), give an email & password.
E) Synchronize your game account to your web account
Options tab > WWW tab > enter your password
Then, Options tab > Database tab > select the Synchronize button
F) Find the Tyndale “room” and share your high scores & level replays.
On the Web:
Select the Private Rooms link
Find Tyndale in the pull down menu
Enter your profile name
Enter the room's password (which is “tyndale”. Note the small case “t”)
Select Change of Room
Options tab > Reference Room tab > Update Room Button > Tyndale (type into the filter)
Select the room
Be sure to upload your high scores (button on right of screen)
This may seem complicated, but worthwhile. See if you can beat Nathan's score on “Toxic Waste.”