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We are looking for official translators

Saturday 5 April 2008 at 1:04

Hello everybody,

The development of PlayOnLinux's next versions will start soon, so we want to assure linguistic updates of quality for them.

That's why we are recruiting official translators who speak fluently either English or French and:

- German
- Spanish
- Italian
- Polski
- Russian
- Ukrainian
- ... and others of course

Everyone who is motivated will be part of the staff and thus will have different privileges and will participate actively to an extending project.

If you have the required profile, feel free to contact Zoloom or the main administrator: Tinou.

Good night all.

By Zoloom

One more repository with PlayOnLinux

Saturday 5 April 2008 at 0:42

Hello everybody,

We have just been informed that POL is available in the Frugalware's repository, thanks to Devil505.

For the Frugalware's user, you can install simply PlayOnLinux by typing as root:
pacman-g2 -S playonlinux

We are very happy that PlayOnLinux is more and more present in the repositories of several distributions and we thank all the maintainers.

Good night on PlayOnLinux.

By Zoloom

PlayOnLinux 2.0.10

Friday 4 April 2008 at 13:14

Hello all,
PlayOnLinux 2.0.10 is now available in deb package and rpm.

This new release correct one bug in two (so 2 bug corrected) modules wineversion and winegit. A new language pack is also available.

You can get it in the download page

Thanks for everybody who help us.

Face Chernobyl's mutants

Saturday 1 March 2008 at 20:41

Good evening all,

Here is something to appease your appetites of fresh mutating flesh for the week-end with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow Of Chernobyl, an excellent FPS !!

You will play the role of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R which has to discover what's hidden in the chaos, emerging from the radioactive ruins of Chernobyl, from where a plethora of mutants all more hideous than each other are appearing. And you will have to arrange that

For further details, see the forum here

Have a good hunt

By GNU_Raziel

The repository is signed

Saturday 1 March 2008 at 19:31

Since a certain time, you can use the PlayOnLinux repository for the debian-based distributions, thanks to tyn0r and his server.

He just came to sign the repository so before your next upgrade of PlayOnLinux, type in a terminal:
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Thank you again tyn0r for lending your server.

By goku

Wine version 0.9.56

Saturday 23 February 2008 at 13:59

Available since February 22th, 2008, here is the 0.9.56 Wine's release, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

This new release brings:

- Proper handling of OpenGL/Direct3D windows with menu bars.
- Stubs for all the d3dx9_xx dlls.
- Several graphics optimizations.
- Many installer fixes.
- Improved MIME message support.
- Lots of bug fixes.

To see detailed release's note, go to the official announce's page.

To downlaod binary packages for several systems and distributions, see HERE.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Monday 18 February 2008 at 19:05

The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 4.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update against after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.

Those who frequently install updates from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update.

New CD and DVD images containing updated packages and the regular installation media accompanied with the package archive respectively will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:

By icaro581

Wine 0.9.55 unavailable

Monday 18 February 2008 at 18:58

Hello all,

As some of you had realized, The Ubuntu/Debian package of Wine 0.9.55 isn't in the dedicated repositories. Some rumors talk about problem of source package.

So I propose you a non-official package, for those who are impatient to try this version.

The package works for me but nevertheless:

The use of non-official packages can create compatibility problems and it doesn't have any support from Wine's developers. So you use it to your risks.

Debian/Ubuntu package (i386)

Have a good game.

PS : It's strongly advised to uninstall this package once the official package will be in the repository.

By Zoloom

EDIT 20/02 : Wine 0.9.55 is online

Play under Linux without Wine? Yes it is possible :)

Saturday 16 February 2008 at 13:45

To play under Linux today you must go through wine/cedega, hope that the editors had the courage to bring the game on an OS whose market share is negligible compared to the cost of developing or play a native game Linux. There is a another alternative, to play Windows games like Crysis on a low profile Linux PC. You may say that??s impossible, no guys it is possible.

StreamMyGame is a program that lets you start a game on a machine and distribute video and sound. The user must have a "server" where the game will be installed and launched and a client with a plugin, the audio/videos are sent to the client, which return the keyboard/mouse control.

I can imagine businesses already hosting games and providing services using this technology, we no longer need to worry about the OS at home

High resolutions may require high speed Internet connection like the optical fiber, but this software may change how we play??. Or not

Web site: StreamMyGame

ATI Catalyst 8.02

Friday 15 February 2008 at 12:02

The 8.02 version of Catalyst, including the display driver for ATI video cards flgrx 8.455.2 was released the day before yesterday.

This update brings:
- The Xserver no longer crashes if the screen resolution is changed in horizontal or vertical desktop setup with a monitor that does not support DDC.
- The Xserver no longer segfaults or fails to initialize DRI if a BusID was specified in an unexpected format in xorg.conf.
- The Xserver no longer freezes on shutdown if atieventsd is running.
- The first OpenGL application run after starting a session on Xserver version 1.4 no longer hangs.

Full and detailed release's notes are HERE.


ATI Catalyst 8.02 for x86 systems

ATI Catalyst 8.02 for x86_64 systems