Flash Player for Fedora x86_64 Architecture

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If you’re using an x86_64 architecture of Fedora, and having problems with Flash player installation for Firefox, follow this quick tutorial.

Flash Player

Flash Player

1. (This is optional) If you’ve tried installing Flash on your system, remove it first. Include nspluginwrapper too.
[root@hostname username]# yum erase flash-plugin nspluginwrapper*

2a. Install the rpm package for 64-bit plugin created by Leigh Scott.
[root@hostname username]# rpm -Uvh http://www.linux-ati-drivers.homecall.co.uk/flash.x86_64/flash-release-1-2.noarch.rpm

2b. You may also download the rpm package and install it from your downloaded directory. Assuming that the file is in your Downloads folder:
[root@hostname username]# rpm -Uvh /home/username/Downloads/flash-release-1-2.noarch.rpm

3. Install the plugin using yum.
[root@hostname username]# yum install flash-plugin

Check if Flash player is installed. This rpm works for Firefox and Opera and from Fedora 12 or newer.

Nexuiz

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Nexuiz

Nexuiz

If you love first-person shooter (FPS) games, have played games like Counterstrike, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, and Unreal Tournament, and love freewares, then Nexuiz is just right for you.

Nexuiz is a fast-paced 3D first-person shooter that can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Created by Alientrap Software, it was distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL) and may be downloaded and used freely. The first version was released on May 31, 2005 and has been downloaded 1.5 million times. Version 2.5 was released last April 3, 2009.

The game uses the DarkPlaces engine, a significantly modified Quake engine. Its logo is based on the Chinese character “力” (Li), which means strength. The first time I played it, it was like playing Unreal Tournament. It has somewhat similar maps and scenes.

You may download the game’s latest release here. Also included in that page is the map pack. The game is a 600+MB zip file while the pack is 108 MB. There’s no installer for this game. After downloading, unzip the contents. Extract the map pack in the data folder of Nexuiz. Run the nexuiz application.

Enjoy the game!

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