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Unreal Tournament 3 server for Linux available

Thursday 20 December 2007 at 0:02

As he announced it on his website, Ryan Gordon, alias Icculus, the Epic Games studio's Linux specialist, the Linux server for Unreal tournament is available to download.
The game's client version isn't necessary to host UT 3 matches.
It's a 1.6 Gb executable binary package, build from 1.1 version of the game but it's compatible with all client versions.


You will find the md5sum and mirrors list at announce page's bottom:

But, still no release date in view for the UT 3 client's Linux version.
Moreover, contradicting some rumors about the Linux client version delay, the website teaches us that AGEIA, the society which sells well-named PhysiX physic acceleration cards, contradict any legal issues linked to their technologie. From now on, we can more probably speculate about a problem with GameSpy.
To return to AGEIA and their PhysiX, we can comfort ourselves by remembering us that AGEIA support Linux for their Software Development Kit (SDK) and even better: they planned to ship a Linux driver for their PhysiX PPU (PPU = Physics Processing Unit).

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PlayOnLinux need newsers

Sunday 16 December 2007 at 17:38


Currently, Ghostofkendo is the only newser. By the way I want to congratulate him. Indeed, he writes complete newses and then traduces them in English himself (because he is french). But, and I understand him very well, he don't always has time to manage everything alone. It's the reason for which we will recruit newsers.

What used to do a newser?

The newser writes newses:

They could be more or less long and could cover various themes like:

- Version's releases for Wine, for drivers, etc.

- Video games in general.

- Linux in general.

- Computing in general.

- etc...

The newser moderate: If necessary, he distribute sanctions to those who don't respect comment posting rules.

The newser has right to a nice little image, matching to the last PlayOnLinux's design:

Availability et required qualities

Newsers will have to write at least one news a week.

Newsers have to be able to write with a correct orthography.

Becoming newser

Just send me a private message indicating your availabilities and your motivations.

We are looking for two or three newsers for the moment.

Thanks in advance

Thanks to Ghostofkendo for the translation

Some new for WorkOnLinux

Saturday 15 December 2007 at 23:44

Good evening everybody,

This evening, I will tell you more about a tool I started to develop for WorkOnLinux.


After using WorkOnLinux with miscellaneous softwares, I realized that Wine's interface was pretty unpleasant to use.

Why? Simply because we can't say that widgets are very esthetics.

So I created this little tool.

Here is its operation:

1 - It will ask you to choose a Wine prefixes
2 - It will ask you to choose a theme
3 - It will makes your software nicer

For the moment, the only existing theme is : Blue

A little screenshot is better than a long explanation


For next releases, I will add some themes or I will create a system that will allow members to post their themes.


Then, use the "Run" PlayOnLinux's function.

By Tinou

Safari available with WorkOnLinux

Saturday 15 December 2007 at 20:08


I come here to announce a great news for web developers.

You are under Linux since years and you don't know if your website is correctly displayed by Safari? WorkOnLinux is here to save yourself!

Indeed, Safari is entirely compatible with WorkOnLinux, except a little unsolvable font bug. Not really annoying.

Another good news: he is supporting Flash Player without any problem.

Conclusion: Just click on the "update" button in your toolbar

By Tinou

Wine version 0.9.51

Friday 14 December 2007 at 22:32

Available since December 14, 2007, here is the 0.9.51 Wine's release, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

This new release bring:

- A bunch of WinHelp improvements.
- Better Japanese font support.
- A ton of rpcrt4 fixes.
- Several Alsa capture fixes.
- Improved support for screen resolution changes.
- 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, rendez-vous HERE.

PlayOnLinux 2.0.4

Wednesday 12 December 2007 at 18:01


Today is the release day of PlayOnLinux 2.0.4.
Here are improvements brought by this version:

Fixe for an annoying bug in LiveInstall with the CD

Before, the CD was doing something like "cd /home/tinou/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/game//home/tinou". It's finished .

PlayOnLinux german translation (Thanks to AK-Palme)

I want to especially thanks AK-Palme (from the english forum) for his german translation

Improvements in the french language (Thanks to bloom1)

Fixed synthaxe and orthography errors

Two new functions for scripters

Set_Iexplore : Simulate Internet Explorer's presence in the prefixes.
Set_Desktop [On|Off] [Width] [Height] : Create a virtual desktop for the prefixes.



By Tinou

Benchmark of 7 WINE's versions

Tuesday 18 December 2007 at 22:08

The website's team had done, this Sunday 09th December, for your greatest happiness, a benchmark of video performances of the last seven WINE's releases, i.e from WINE 0.9.44 to WINE 0.9.50.

To read this article, go HERE.

If you are interessed in my translation (in french) of this article (What? It's not forbidden to dream, isn't it?), you can choose to read it on the POL's french website or to download the corresponding ODT file HERE.

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PolScriptCreator - A great help for your scripts

Wednesday 12 December 2007 at 16:56

Hello folks,

I let you know that I started to create a tool to conceive your PlayOnLinux scripts the simply possible.

Why this tool?

First of all, it's normal that everybody don't want to learn the bash language () , or to search everywhere in the website to find various commands in order to create your script. That's why I tought to them, and have begun to write this PlayOnLinux's Auxiliary .

How will it help us?

This tool will work in several windows and it will list different PlayOnLinux's commands in these windows. Tanks to these intuitive windows, PolScriptCreator will allow you to enter all parameters you want and it will include the corresponding command in your script (magic! Isn't it? )

Cool, when will it be released?

The project is yet in an advanced state since are only lacking the implementation of all existing commands and a window each one of them. And you can believe me, it's a lot of work, an long and very repetitive work.

I don't forecast any release date because I prefer to test PolScriptCreator, ask for staff's opinion and release a satisfying and functional beta. Thereafter, this version will be open to your comments and then a stable version will be released. Other version will be developed when POL's evolutions will require it (changes of commands or functionalities).

Who will conceive it?

Zoloom (me), and probably only me. Other staff's members being yet busy, I don't want to give them on more source of work. Moreover, it made part of my skills .

I will be the maintenor for the next versions.

Which functionalities will be added?

Maybe a synthaxic coloration, and an assistant to create "pre-made" scripts. But I will no more tell you about it, you will have more details at the beta's release.

Here is a project of ambition which will increase the number of proposed, I hope so

Have a good day on PlayOnLinux.

By Zoloom

Wine version 0.9.50

Saturday 15 December 2007 at 19:48

Available since November 30, 2007, here is the 0.9.50 Wine's release, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

This new release bring:

- Completed I/O completion.
- Improved user credentials management, including Mac Keychain support.
- More Valgrinding.
- 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, rendez-vous HERE.

By Zoloom

New Blockbuster for POL : Dark Messiah

Saturday 15 December 2007 at 23:45

Here is a good stuff to fill your appetite of fresh flesh and massacre in any kind: Dark messiah Of Might And Magic

An excellent game that will give you good time ... will you choose to pass to the dark side?

This game will nevertheless ask you some particular attentions. For details, see the forum HERE.

Good Game to you

By GNU_Raziel