We all need to take a break from ‘work’ once in while, often times I find myself playing a few rounds of Pokerth. Version 0.6 which was released on December 13th 2007, adds a few nice features, most notably the “Internet Game” with the dedicated PokerTH Server [You don’t need to setup your own server to play with friends now – the functionality still exists if you wish to], as well as adding support for SCTP and IPv6.
PokerTH is a nicely polished game that’s addictively fun if you’re into todays craze of Texas Holdem. I generally find the PokerTh server slow, so I tend to just play local games with it, but without doubt it’s become my new solitaire/spider/tri-peaks replacement. When I do fancy the fun and challenge of competition I run Pokerstars through Wine.
So do you want to give it a try? :-)
We’re given two options for download, an installer or a zip archive. [libSDL is required – this should already be installed by default]
We’ll use the installer method here. Let’s grab the package:
Now we need to make the bin file executable:
chmod +x PokerTH-0.6-linux-installer.bin
Then execute the file to start the bitrock installer:
Follow through the installer [Screenshots detailing the process below]
The installer will create a shortcut on your desktop, to play PokerTH click it. :-)
Here are a series of screenshots of PokerTH’s settings.
The installer also creates an uninstaller in its directory. If you wish to uninstall PokerTH, cd to its directory and execute the uninstaller.
PokerTH is released under GPL v2; the source is available <here> [Warning: Link is a Direct Download] / or visit the download page. If you have any issues or find any bugs they can be report on the forum, bug reports can also be filed with the bug tracker.
Creative Commons Licence.
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