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 🙂

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..

How to Install Wine in Ubuntu

Wine

Ever wondered how to run Windows-native applications in a linux environment? It is fairly simple using Wine. Remember, Wine Is Not an Emulator. Consider it simply as a compatibility layer for running Windows applications. It is 100% non-Microsoft code but it can utilize native Windows DLLs if one chooses to do so. If you are using Ubuntu, you should be fairly familiar with APT which we will be using throughout this entire walk-through.

Open up your terminal window and we have to add the following repository key to your systems’ list of trusted keys.

wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Now we need to add the repository to your system’s list of APT sources. I will include the repositories for multiple versions of Ubuntu and use the one according to which version you have.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron [8.04]

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon [7.10]

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn [7.04]

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Ubuntu Edgy Eft [6.10]

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/edgy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Ubuntu Dapper Drake [6.06]

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/dapper.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Now we need to update apt-get by running the following command.

sudo apt-get update

Now all we need to do is install with:

sudo apt-get install wine

You are all done! Now you can run nearly any Windows-based application without Windows. 🙂

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Nimuh: Searching for the Andalusian Treasure Released

Nimuh is a project puzzle game destined to improve the knowledge of Andalusia. According to Wikipedia, Andalusia is an autonomous community of Spain. Andalusia is the most populous and the second largest, in terms of its land area, of the seventeen autonomous communities of the Kingdom of Spain.

“Nimuh” has been released under the Creative Commons license. It’s a puzzle type game and it’s based in the “Theseus and the Minotaur Mazes” game, but we decided to improve it by adding a 3D isometric view. You can go through 40 different Andalusian locations and play all the levels while you learn about the typical food, fiestas and history of every place.

Thanks happy penguin

(Image from Linux Game Tomb <happypenguin.org>)

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