Thursday 7 February 2008 at 23:21 (0 comments)
Here is an information that should delight some peoples, the editor of the famous game which used to be released 11 years ago, announced the game will be released for Christmas of 2008, if every thing is fine.
The information had been corrected by the studio's editor (Scott Miller) who had precise that it could have some months of late.
About platforms, it should be available on 3 platforms, probably the PlayStation 8, the Google Computer, and the Linux Gamestation (Linux will represent a huge part of the market, Microsoft will exist only in memories (by the way, their death will be the cause of a total rewrite of the game), and Sony will release the 8th version of their Playstation), or on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
See the news here
Thursday 7 February 2008 at 23:02 (0 comments)
The 3.0.0 version of the famous free RTS in which partisans of the magic are confronting partisans of technology, was just released.
Among highlights, the so awaited LAN/Internet multi-player mode.
Keyboard shortcuts will allow you to control your troops more easily, little changes for improvements of the "Techs" had been set up, and finally some unities' names had been changed.
A real awake for the game, which stayed more than a year without update or news about a possible release.
It's more than a pleasant surprise for Linux
Official web site
How to install for Ubuntu [fr]
(Sorry, I didn't found an English one)
Thursday 7 February 2008 at 22:19 (0 comments)
It's a huge disappointment: Ubunteros will have to wait for the next release (8.10 even not yet announced) to try the new default theme which was still provided for few days ago.
Despite, you can download and use themes similar to the announced mockup.
They are available here:
Wiki Artwork Ubuntu
Have a good Linux all.
Tuesday 5 February 2008 at 17:34 (0 comments)
You may have noticed a bug recently when installing a game or application: the window would disappear while the script was downloaded, and consequently the script would not run.
The bug is now fixed and you should be able to install your games normally.
Sorry for this disturbance and have agood game
Saturday 2 February 2008 at 20:36 (0 comments)
Today, we just crossed a new important step for PlayOnLinux's internationalization: the open up of the Hispanic part of the web site!
After their favorite software (I talk about PlayOnLinux of course
), it is now our web site that Spanish-speaking persons will can use in their native language. So welcome to them.
By the way, we want to thank icaro581
for helping us (very quicly) in realization of this aim.
In order to propose the best possible experience to our Spanish-speaking users, we are looking for motivated volunteers for positions of newser and of moderator.
Here is their work:
Should write news about free software and games' current events. Should obviously write perfect Spanish and be ready to propose news at least once a week.
Should keep an eye on what is said and answer or follow up talked about issues. Won't be left alone, there's a team and administrators working together. Should obviously write perfect Spanish and be ready to make the "don't write what your mother wouldn't like to read" rule respected almost everyday. This is a mighty position with the tools provided so previous experience(s) or "active and positive" participation in the POL's forum would be preferred.
Finally, I remind you that we are currently searching persons for the position of moderator but for the English web site.
Feel free to contact us if you're interested in or simply if you want more information.
Spanish staff: Tinou (via private message or via e-mail : tinou<AT>playonlinux.com)
English staff: Ghostofkendo (via private message or via e-mail : lenaindelamoria<AT>gmail.com)
Saturday 2 February 2008 at 18:35 (3 comments)
You were thinking only Ubuntu and other Debian-like distros were important to our eyes? It is false now!
Indeed, thanks to Anubis
, PlayOnLinux is present (since some days yet) in the Packman repository for the openSUSE distribution.
You can verify it HERE
You will find there latest versions of PlayOnLinux and PlayOnLinux-DosBox-Support packages for openSUSE 10.3, 10.2 and also SuSE 10.1 and 10.0.
To add Packman to your repository list, you can:
- Either run YaST -> Software -> Community Repositories, tick the case in front of "Packman Repository", click on "Finish" and ... that's its
- Or open a terminal, obtain the super user's rights and type the following command zypper sa <URL> <alias>
adapting the URL depending on the nearest mirror from your country (the mirror's list is HERE
) and the alias depending on the display name you want for Packman.
Example : $ su
(type your root password)
# zypper sa http://packman.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/10.3/ Packman
To install PlayOnLinux, you can also use the "OneClickInstall" technology (only if you use openSUSE 10.3 or later). This technology is in charge of activating the required repository and choosing package(s) to be installed for you. To do it, just click on the following button:
(Your root password will be necessary)
Saturday 2 February 2008 at 15:40 (0 comments)
Yesterday, in the late night, PlayOnLinux's 2.0.9 version was released.
A more variate program for this release's highlights this time:
* creer_prefixe now runs automatically fonts_to_prefixe
* Some messages previously in French by default are now in English
* Improved Microsoft fonts' support
Packages used to be available in your apt update manager if you correctly added POL's repository (cf. precious release news)
Good game all.
Saturday 2 February 2008 at 11:12 (0 comments)
Good evening all,
This evening I offer you great present because this is more than several tens of games which are now available with this script.
Indeed, I propose you to stroll on the impressive list of Reflexive Arcade
Some points to clarify:
-There is A LOT of games to test, I will need your help
-You just need to run the script once again to install an other game WITHOUT erasing those already presents.
For more details, check the forum HERE
Thursday 31 January 2008 at 21:46 (0 comments)
A great news today in the PlayOnLinux's world
(No, it's not too much
I owe this news to tyn0r
who kindly propose us to lend us a space on his server to host an ubuntu repository
Yes! A repository! It will allow you to automatically update your computer after a new PlayOnLinux version's release.
Here is the adress:
Tyn0r even adapted it to the PlayOnLinux's design. Cool, isn't it?
This repository will have an other useful feature: it will update itself automatically
after the release of a PlayOnLinux's version. Which means: when I will add a new version in the download page, it will be in the repository 10 minutes later, thanks to an automated script.
To add this repository, you can use the following commands:
sudo wget http://playonlinux.botux.net/playonlinux.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
Or simply add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://playonlinux.botux.net/ gutsy main
Available packages are playonlinux
A huge thank to you tyn0r for this great gift you made us.
Available in the new repository, we won't forget it! Here are the changes brought.
- Fixed a lamentable orthography mistake (isn't it GNU_Raziel?) in the name of a function.
- Added Spanish language (Thank to the translator, I've got his e-mail adress but I don't know his nickname on PlayOnLinux)
Sorry I didn't have time to add proxy http support. It's a pity
I wish you a good evening.
Monday 28 January 2008 at 22:25 (0 comments)
This is with a common agreement that societies Nokia and Trolltech validated today the buyout of the second one by the first's. The world leader of mobile phones sells bought the multi-platform development frameworks specialized company, creator of Qt, in order to accelerate the development of his cross-platform software deployment strategy.
Okay but this buyout will not it threaten KDE (Qt based)?
Happyly, it doesn't seem to be the case because we can read in the official announce on the TRolltech's web site
that Nokia embraces this open source technology culture founded by Trolltech and they will keep it. They will keep the licensing Trolltech technology under both commercial and open source licenses.
The only changes directly caused by this operation is the arrival of Nokia as a "Patron" (Companies or persons financing KDE) of KDE e.V. (the legal organization of the KDE project)
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