neverball

I just wanted to take a moment to brag about finishing all of the levels in Neverball. It’s among my favorite Free software eye-hand coordination games. On Mehdi’s level 25 I found a short-cut that involves using the triple vertical loop as a ramp (rather than entering it) to launch the ball sky-high toward the finish – thus avoiding having to navigate the last third of the level. Hey, whatever works.

neverballSince Free 3D graphics drivers are not yet top-notch (though they’re much improved in recent years and getting better rapidly), to make the game playable I had to set some graphical features to “low” and turn others off. While I’m not getting the most aesthetic experience, it’s very smooth and more than playable on my system. Just sudo apt-get install neverball on gNewSense or Ubuntu. It comes with Neverputt as well – an enjoyable miniature golf game using the same physics.

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2 Responses to “neverball”

  1. Karl Says:

    Its about time. Haven’t you been playing this since 2006? ;)

  2. Peter Says:

    Hey Karlito. I cleared all 75 levels back then but it was using proprietary video drivers so I was cheating. :)

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