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Using PlayOnLinux scripts offline or sharing scripts on a network is now possible !

Wednesday 11 August 2010 at 0:45

HI everybody

Today, a new plugin for your favourite software is available. This plugin will allows you to install all PlayOnLinux scripts without internet access !
Indeed, we had worked on numerous solutions for people who don't have internet on their computer. But these solution was partial, they were efficient only for a few scripts

Never the less, Internet access is still needed for downloading wine version

But how does it work ?

For the beginers

You just need to download the plugin here:
https://www.playonlinux.com/script_files/plugins/OfflinePlayOnLinux_0.1.pol
Then, use PlayOnLinux settings menu to install it and configure it in beginers mode
This method is easy, but you will need to have at least an access to the internet to download all our scripts.

For the advanced users

You can run your own PlayOnLinux scripts server
This server can be used for your own computer, or to share scripts through a whole network, without having access to the internet. It works on all python-compatible operating system. I tested it on Linux and Mac OS X

To install PlayOnLinux scripts server, download both of the following files
http://repository.playonlinux.com/PlayOnLinux_Server.tar.gz
http://repository.playonlinux.com/PlayOnLinux_Scripts.tar.gz

The first archive contains the scripts server, the second contains all our script database. It is updated everyday.
You have to extract these file in the same directory

Then, run the server by typing the following command in a terminal
python PlayOnLinux_Server.py
If all is ok, you should read
Ready to start the server ! Listening on port 8050
To ensure that the server is well running, browse http://localhost:8050/. The message PlayOnLinux Server is running ! should appear, confirming you that the server is running

The next step is to install Offline PlayOnLinux on all the clients. Use the expert mode. This mod will allow you to specify another adress than the official script server (http://repository.playonlinux.com)

Don't hesitate to contact me if you need help to configure this tool

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath is now available!

Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 18:24

Hi everybody!

Kane's Wrath is an expansion pack of the real-time strategy video game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. It proposes a new single player campaign spanning from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. In addition there is also a mode global conquest game and new units.

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For more details, you can go on PlayOnLinux forum here.

Please note that, the script for Command & Conquer 3 : Tiberium Wars - Kane Edition was updated.

Have a good game :sunglasses:

By GNU_Raziel

Secret Of Monkey Island Special Edition is available

Sunday 8 August 2010 at 23:57

Hi everybody,

Have you ever dreamed to become a pirate ? Do you drink grog at the breakfast ? Peg legs are trendy for you ? Then, you need to try Secret Of Monkey Island Special Edition

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For more details, you can go on PlayOnLinux forum here.

Have a good game :sunglasses:

StarCraft II Wings of Liberty script is available

Thursday 5 August 2010 at 13:43

Hi everybody,

After being away for month, I'm back and I decided to strike hard for my return. Now, PlayOnLinux has StarCraft II Wings or Liberty script in his repository.

StarCraft II : Wings of Liberty features the first of three fully featured single-player campaigns, kicking things off with the terrans. Humanity's representatives in the Koprulu sector have been through a lot since they first left Earth centuries ago and have adapted to a variety of hardships while subjected to dictatorial rule, zerg invasion, and protoss cleansing. Despite these struggles, they’ve still managed to cultivate heroes, advance their technology, and-- most importantly -- survive.





For further details, go to the forum HERE

Have a good game :sunglasses:

A bug tracker is available

Sunday 1 August 2010 at 23:51

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Hi everybody,

Today, PlayOnLinux open its bug trackers

Some indications


- It supports differents projects (PlayOnLinux software, website, scripts)
- It is designed to work with the scripts. PlayOnLinux might have a crash manager integrated to this bug tracker in the future
- No need to re-register if you have an account on PlayOnLinux' website
- Every language are allowed. However, you will get a better support in French or in English

Why do we code our own Bug Tracker


I spent time searching an adapted bug tracker. I wanted it to be integrable to the website (for the scripts, and to allows members to have a single account). Redmine was pretty adapted, but it's coded in ruby, so it is difficult to install on debian, and it needs new apache extensions which take resources
For the moment, the bug tracker is simple, but it might be enough for a start

Access to the bug tracker

Improvement on registration page

Wednesday 21 July 2010 at 21:30

Hi everybody

Many people sent me a mail because they were not able to register to the website. Consequently, I decided to improve register page.

If you still have problem when your register, please ensure that :

- Javascript is activated
- Your email address is valid
- Your email address is not a temporary email address
- You checked your spams

Registration page

PlayOnLinux 3.7.6

Saturday 1 May 2010 at 12:33

Hi everybody !

PlayOnLinux 3.7.6 is now available !
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What's new ?


Two major bugs fixed :
- Using an old wineversion to install a program caused problems
- Compatibility with Lucid Lynx : Install window crashed when the user clicked on Install button.

We strongly recommend you to upgrade PlayOnLinux

Download

PlayOnLinux 3.7.5 is available

Sunday 18 April 2010 at 18:29

Hi everybody !

PlayOnLinux 3.7.5 is now available !
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What's new ?


- Improvement on icon managing. Thank you Congelli501 for the patch
- Manual installation now supports .msi files. PlayOnLinux automaticaly detects if the setup file is a .exe or a .msi file
- Highest rank category added in install menu. (You can vote for your favourite script)
- Most downloaded category added in install menu
- Stars behavior improved in install menu
- Added a patch category in install menu
- Added a testing zone in install menu.

Enjoy !

Download

Website is available in russian language !

Saturday 13 March 2010 at 18:40

Hi !

I'm happy to tell you that the website is now available in russian thank's to oskasteinar.

Thank you for your help !

Wine 1.1.40 is available

Thursday 11 March 2010 at 21:42

What changes does Wine 1.1.40 (What is Wine?), the latest development version, bring about:

- Support for Wow64 registry redirection.
- Increased coverage of MSI standard actions.
- Various Wordpad improvements.
- Many shell fixes for better IE support.
- Improved support for typelibs.
- Better GL card detection.
- Various bug fixes.

A detailed list of all the changes is available on the official announcement page.

This version is available on PlayOnLinux wine repository. You can also download a .pol package on the download page : https://www.playonlinux.com/en/download-wine.html.