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Wine version 0.9.53

Saturday 12 January 2008 at 11:26

Available since January 11, 2008, here is the 0.9.53 Wine's release (the first of 2008), a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

This new release brings:

- RunOnce and Run entries now executed on startup.
- Beginnings of support for emulated disk devices.
- Many Richedit improvements.
- Nicer looking color dialog.
- 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.

First script of 2008

Saturday 5 January 2008 at 15:50

Hello everybody,

To start 2008 as it should been, I propose you to (re)discover a legendary game: Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time

A pure jewel of action and adventure especially not to miss!!

For more details, see the forum HERE.

Good Game

By GNU_Raziel

Happy new year

Wednesday 2 January 2008 at 0:25

I wish you a good and happy 2008 year. I hope you have passed a good saint Sylvestre night with you familly or your friends or drinking in a pub until 4:00 AM.

Happy 2008 year!!!
And sorry once more for the late. (I didn't find any cool pciture this time ).

By goku

The 2007 year of the proprietary display drivers in review

Sunday 30 December 2007 at 18:00

In this ending year period, favorable to assessments and other sight over the past year, the website propose us two recapitulating articles about major facts of the year which concerns AMD/ATI and NVIDIA's proprietary display drivers. They profit from it to do a benchmark of every released version during the year too. Very instructive in my opinion

The articles

NVIDIA 2007 Year in Review

AMD 2007 Year in Review

Sources: (AYiR 2007 NVIDIA et AMD)

Wine version 0.9.52

Sunday 30 December 2007 at 17:10


Wine makes us a Christmas gift in late: the 0.9.52 release of Wine.

Let's see that festive menu:

* Improved graphics tablet support.
* Support for RPC context handles.
* Fixes for some longstanding screen depth issues.
* Implementation of "My Network Places" shell folder.
* Lots of bug fixes.


I wish you all to have good time during this fest period (and do not misuse the chocolates, it's bad for your health)

(too late...)

By Zoloom

Flash news: annoying bug with NVIDIA 169.07 display driver

Sunday 30 December 2007 at 16:59

Here is a warning (late certainly but better late than never) to the latest NVIDIA video card's owners (GeForce 8, thanks to GNU Raziel for this precision). The last driver's version, the 169.07's one has a annoying bug: the fan of the graphics board stays at max speed (and max noise) all the time!
NVIDIA being yet informed, you just have to wait for the fixe.


PlayOnLinux 2.0.5 released

Sunday 23 December 2007 at 23:49

Hello everybody,

Today on PlayOnLinux, it's Christmas before the day And for present, here is the 2.0.5 version of your favorite software to play on GNU/Linux. Here are the brought changes.

The expert menu is now named tools

I hope to not disturb you too much with this huge change, but the expert word didn't incite peoples to use this menu. And it's a pity with all the functions that it can bring to PlayOnLinux.

Wine Look in the tools menu

Wine Look is a brand new tool for WorkOnLinux. Actually, it's the new name of WolTheme. I benefited from it to improve it.
You have now choice between 5 themes (for the moment):
- Default
- Green
- LightBlue
- Ubuntu Human
- Blue

Click on a theme to see a preview

New functionalities for scritpers

navigateur "http://page"
Opens the user's browser.

OpenWineLookBox "Steam"

Opens the "theme choice" window. In the present case, the theme will be apply to the Steam prefixes.

Translation of the PlayOnLinux's functions

Our friends, the English-speaking scripters will be delighted. They can script in English since PlayOnLinux 2.0.5.

error is equivalent to erreur
warning is equivalent to attention
run_and_wait is equivalent to attendre
download is equivalent to telecharger
select_file is equivalent to selectionner_fichier
show_file is equivalent to afficher_fichier


.deb and .tar.gz packages are ready, .rpm ones are on the way.
Here is the dowload page:

By Tinou

Secret Maryo Chronicles 1.4 released

Sunday 23 December 2007 at 11:54

Today, we have right to an update of Secret Maryo Chronicles, a free two-dimensional platform game in a pure old school style. The name and the graphics of this game are pointing out a legendary platform game with an Italian plumber to you? It's Normal, since Secret Maryo Chronicles was using similar sprites at the beginning but despite his past, it's absolutely not a Super Mario clone. The story, the characters and the enemies are different.

But let's go back to this news subject, the brand new 1.4 version and its brought changes:
- New sprites (jungle plant, etc.)
- An image cache for a faster loading, notably during levels starts or the level editor loading.
- Bug fixes like crashs of in the settings of the level editor or fireplants not displayed in itembox.

to see the complete and detailed changelog, go HERE.


Packages for different distributions, for Windows, and sources are available on this page. BEWARE! Musics aren't wtih the game, they are in a compressed archive to unpack in the game folder, except for Gentoo, Debian, and Slackware packages.

Official website:

Release of RadeonHD 1.1.0 driver

Sunday 23 December 2007 at 12:05

You thought that display driver's updates were over? Wrong, It's now the turn of the new open-source radeonHD driver, for R500 (Radeon X1000 series) and R600 (Radeon HD 2000 series) chipsets, developed by Novell. One month after the first stable release, here is the 1.1.0 version. It still doesn't bring 3D or even 2D acceleration but mainly fixes and some new functionalities.

More precisely, the changes are:
- A better monitor detection.
- More stability.
- A text-mode restoration.
- Added RS600 chipset support and preliminary support for the RV670 chipset (Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 cards).
- Gamma, palette and RandR mode selection fixes.
- Initial support for HDMI by treating it like DVI.

The complete and detailed changelog is available in the driver's archive.


The archive containing the driver which have to be complied (named xf86-video-radeonhd-1.1.0) is available at this adress:


With X.Org 7.0 or later, unpack the archive, go in the just created directory and launch the following commands:
$ ./
$ make
$ make install

For more infos about installation, problems or other, please see the X.Org wiki page about the radeonHD driver.


In the "browsers" family, I would like Internet Explorer 6 !

Saturday 22 December 2007 at 13:04


Today, I done an installation script for Internet Explorer 6.

Script's functioning

Internet Explorer is very difficult to set up in Wine. Indeed, a lot of adjustments must be done to prevent Wine to use his gecko browser.
I used ies4linux. By the way, I want to thanks ies4linux's developers: without them, nothing would have been possible.

So, the script takes responsibility for:
- Downloading ies4linux.
- Installing Internet Explorer 6 (with ies4linux) in the right place.
- Creating launchers.
Thus, the prefixes is perfectly intregrated to WorkOnLinux and all the menus are still available.

What's the interest of using Internet Explorer under Linux?

Web developers will understand me very well. It permit to verify that your website is compatible with one of the most used browser under Windows. Internet Explorer respects very badly the W3C standards, and we can expect any kind of unforeseen results. In addition, PlayOnLinux has a little problem with the menu at the top of the banner page


If you are a web developer and you are interested in Internet Explorer 6, please update WorkOnLinux.
If you want to test your website with other Internet Explorer versions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5,6 and 7), go on ies4linux's website.
But, please, do not use this script surf on the Internet ...

By Tinou