Wine 1.1.5 Released

A nice little update from Wine from 1.1.4 to 1.1.5. A few new things in this release.

  • Substantial JavaScript implementation.
  • Partial support for layered windows.
  • Support for Unicode file export in Regedit.
  • Proper exception handling in widl-generated code.
  • Asynchronous requests and cookies support in WinHTTP.

The source is available and I do believe all of the packages are now up. Enjoy 🙂

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Wine 1.1.0 Released

It has been good to hear that Wine had finally reached 1.0 but they do not stop the good news, version 1.1.0 has been released with a considerable amount of fixes;

  • Many more gdiplus functions implemented.
  • Improved graphics tablet support.
  • Many Richedit fixes and improvements.
  • Support for HWND_MESSAGE windows.
  • A lot of new MSHTML functions.
  • Many fixes in MSI registry handling.
  • Initial implementation of the inetmib1 DLL.
  • Improvements to the quartz renderers.
  • Various bug fixes.

These latest releases have been quite perfect for me but you can always try speeding Wine up even more to get the most out of your linux gaming experience.

[Download Wine 1.1.0]

Glest 3.1

Glest

What is Glest?? 

Glest is a free 3D real time strategy game, available for several operating systems and that can be modified using XML and a set of tools. The core game allows the player to take control of two completely different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield. (Homepage)

3.0 to 3.1 Change Log

  • In-game chat
  • Main menu background model changed
  • Server IPs are now stored in a file, and can be used later
  • Network status key
  • Map changes: Added ‘Swamp of Sorrow’ and ‘Valley of Death’, removed ‘One on One’ and ‘The Ruins’
  • Balance changes

More information..

Stendhal 0.67

Stendhal

What is stendhal?

Are you looking for adventure? Want to fight for riches?
Develop yourself and your social standing? Meet new people?
Do you want to be part of a brave new world? Stendhal is a fully fledged multiplayer online adventures game (MMORPG) developed using the Arianne game development system.

Stendhal features a new, rich and expanding world in which you can explore towns, buildings, plains, caves and dungeons.
You will meet NPCs and acquire tasks and quests for valuable experience and cold hard cash.
Your character will develop and grow and with each new level up become stronger and better. With the money you acquire you can buy new items and improve your armour and weapons.
And for the blood thirsty of you; satisfy your killing desires by roaming the world in search of evil monsters!

Stendhal is totally platform independent, written using Java 1.5 and the Java2D environment.

So what are you waiting for?! A whole new world awaits…

Homepage | Screenshots | Downloads

Quick Tips to Speed Up Your Gaming in Wine

Wine

Gaming using Wine can be a tad bit slow at times. In some cases, games become nearly impossible to play due to lag and poor FPS rates. This easy to follow tutorial will show you a few quick tricks that should (and in most cases, will) increase your gaming performance using Wine. Keep in mind, you have to be able to use the terminal and take your time with this tutorial. It is extremely simple and any person can basically do it, but just be cautious and follow the directions carefully and you will be fine. This tutorial is for demonstration purposes only and neither I nor Linux Gaming Today hold any responsibilities for any damages of any form.

If you do not know how to install Wine, we have a quick and easy tutorial for you Ubuntu users out there.

Let us start off by opening the Wine Configuration Tool by using the following command. This command will be used very often while dealing with Wine so get used to it and remember it.

winecfg

While in here, click on the ‘Sound’ tab and this will automatically configure your sound for you and may save you some time and free you from hassle.

Now many of you may have heard of registry editing in other popular Operating Systems. Wine has the capability too and this is where the real tweaking comes to play. Open up Wines Registry Editor by running:

regedit

On the left side should be a list of expandable folders. First expand ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’, then ‘Software’, then ‘Wine’. You may see a key named ‘Direct3D’. If you do not, simple create one in that folder by right clicking and doing New > Key > name it Direct3D.

Now go to the Direct3D key you have just made and make string values by right clicking and doing New > String Value. Take your time doing this part. Create a string named, ‘VideoMemorySize’ and then double click on it and enter the amount of memory your video card contains with integers only, do not enter MB, Megabyte, ect. Ex. I would simply enter 256 for my 256MB video card.

This one will increase your performance by a lot but may sacrifice your stability and support. It is worth a shot and I would recommend at least trying it. Create another key just as you had done for VideoMemorySize. This time name it, ‘DirectDrawRenderer’ and set it to ‘opengl’.

For more registry editing tips, simple head over to the Useful Registry Keys page over at Wine Headquarters.

Please keep in mind; Use at your own risk. No warranty implied or inferred. We hold no responsibility to any damages. Wine and Linux Gaming Today is in no way affiliated with Microsoft and or Wine. Companies and all products pertaining to that company are trademarks of that company. Please contact that company for trademark and copyright information.

linuX-gamers.net Opens Up More Counter-Strike Servers!

Counterstrike

A kind fellow over at linuX-gamers.net by the name of der_acid has opened these two game servers over in Germany but with exceptional internet so basically anybody will be fine.

Counter-Strike 1.6
Name: linuX-gamers.net CS 1.6 [AMX mod X, Alltalk]
IP: 82.107.68.153:27018
Features: Tickrate 100, alltalk, amxmodx and much more

Counter-Strike:Source
Name: linuX-gamers.net CS:S [Alltalk, Tick100]
IP: 82.107.68.153:27017
Features: Tickrate 100, alltalk, knifep3n, mani-admin-plugin, betting and bounty-system and much more

You can read the full post over here although we basically covered all of the meat.

iDeaS Nintendo Dual Screen Emulator 1.0.2.1 Final Release

NintendoDS

iDeaS is as the title says, is a Nintendo Dual Screen Emulator (Nintendo DS) and it works quite well in linux. Here is the changelog for 1.0.2.1 Final Release;

  • Fixed a bug in creation Accellerators Table.
  • Fixed a bug in Texture Coordinates Transformation.
  • Fixed a bug in Import Saves.
  • Fixed a bug in cycles S and N (Jump Super Star Demo).
  • Fixed a bug in Plugins management.
  • Add support for DLDI Plugins.
  • A lot of speed up, added Optimize CPUs PipeLine and Optimize Loops.

Visit the website here or go directly to the download page.