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 🙂

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

Wesnoth 1.3.16 aka 1.4-beta3: Development Release

Battle for Wesnoth

Wesnoth 1.3.16 has been released and it may just be the last beta release. One of the best TBS’s out there and it is full customizable and allows for you to make your own adventure. You can read the simpler changelog which is very easy to understand or dive right into textual hell. Most major binaries may not be out yet but be sure to look for them over here.

Homepage

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.

Games, Games, and Free Software over at Free Gamer Blog

A good open source platform game that never gets a mention is The Goonies: 20th Anniversary Edition. This game is a remake of the classic NES / Master System version by Konami. The same team is also responsible two rather fun arcade top-down racing games, F1 Spirit and Road Fighter, which are also remakes. I’m not sure what the source license is for these (ack, there goes my Free Software credibility) but you can get the source and the games compile / run on the 3 major platforms (y’know, Lin/Win/Mac).

Read more here!