Friday 21 November 2008 at 14:58
Some of you might have noticed that a few installers aren't working properly. This is due to a change in the links of DirectX9.0 and Xinput.
I've fixed the problem for the following games:
-Far Cry 2
-Command and Conquer3- Tiberium Wars - Kane Edition
-Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
For the other games, please be patient until tonight, I'm not available right now (work comes first).
Sorry for the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding and have a good day
Sunday 16 November 2008 at 20:05
Let's put on your rangers and dress lightly for it's hot, really hot in Far Cry 2's African bush.
You have to investigate on a arm dealer called The Jackal. You will be working for his clients, the APR and UFLL, the only way for you to get closer to this arm dealer.
You can now install this game thanks to PlayOnLinux
For more details, check out PlayOnLinux's forum here
Have a good game
Monday 10 November 2008 at 15:15
The developers of the famous (but proprietary) gamer-targeted voice chat software are currently looking for alpha testers to test their TeamSpeak 3's client version. They're not looking for just any kind of tester but GNU/Linux and Mac OS users!
The third major version of TeamSpeak is in development since 2005. Back in June of this year, they released TeamSpeak 3's SDK and they now focus on versions for Microsoft Windows' alternatives.
So TeamSpeak's developers published a request for "qualified, experienced Linux and Mac users" for their closed alpha test on October, 31, 2008. It's a closed test because you must meet some requirements and it's selective (the conditions and the selection process are explained on the testing application form's page).
If you'd like to see a better TeamSpeak 3 GNU/Linux client than version 2, feel free to apply.
But if you'd rather contribute to a free software project, Mumble should suit you better. It also has low latency, is gamer-targeted and cross-platform.
LinksTeamSpeak 3 closed alpha testing application form
Developers' blog entry requesting GNU/Linux and Mac OS testers
TeamSpeak's official website
Mumble's official website
Mumble's HowTo contribute guide
Sunday 9 November 2008 at 18:33
What is ReactOS ?
ReactOS is a free and open-source operating system based on the Windows NT architecture design, providing support for existing applications and drivers and an alternative to the current dominant consumer and server operating systems.
And new alpha release of ReactOS 0.3.7 is available !
Don't forget that this release along with the rest of the 0.3.x series is still considered alpha quality software !
A consolidation of all changes in great details can be found in the changelog. Summing up the most important changes:
* Improved x64 architecture support
* The start of a real MSVC compiler support project
* Kernel improvements and bugfixes in quite a few parts: Configuration Manager, IO Manager, KE, Memory Manager, Object Manager, Process Manager
* Network stack improvements: leakage fixes, increased functionality
* Filesystem driver fixes, making them more compatible with the Microsoft NT cache manager
* Win32 subsystem improvements and synching of most of the Wine usermode DLLs
You can download this alpha build here
Don't forget that it's an alpha release
Thursday 6 November 2008 at 21:57
today I've added a new feature to the site.
Comments on news are now available to anyone, including those who do not wish to register.
From now on, everyone can post comments
Have a nice surf :-)
Saturday 1 November 2008 at 17:11
I am pleased to announce the new version of the Steam script : Counter Strike Source
This new version is here thanks to the same duo as for the previous ones : Obi1-46 and Cendre
This new version brings the following novelties:
-rectification of a linguistic error
- Correction of a bug in the choice to prefer graphic quality
-Wine 0.9.60 by default. It seems better performances according to our tests.
-An image on the left and on top has been added for the installer
-Two different icons for two different launchers have been added
-the Frame per Second are limited to 50 to avoid laptops to overheat. This does not hinder game experience.
-You will be asked to launch Counter Strike Source before the end of the installation to make up for a bug of the late creation of the game's file.
-Copy of the Microsoft's font during installation to avoid bugs due to servers' name that some people experienced
-Correction of a bug in the configuration script
-Correction of another bug : the game purged the configuration file making some set-ups temporary
everyone, have a good game,
Saturday 1 November 2008 at 16:17
For those who've had no problems with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron I strongly advise not to upgrade. The X.org file has been modified and so your mouse and keyboard set-ups will be lost. You'll have to convert your set-ups so that they work under Intrepid. Other small problems may appear depending on your configurations.
For those of you diehards, the download links :
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Xubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10
The changes :
-GNOME 2.24 desktop environment (Ubuntu, Unbuntu Educational Add-on)
-Nautilus file manager has tab support and Eject icons for removable drives .
-File Roller archive manager now supports ALZ, RZIP, CAB, TAR.7Z file types also
-The encrypted private directory is coming as a result of the encryptfs-utils being moved into the Ubuntu Main repository so that it can now be easily installed and setup by end-user.
-The User Switcher applet features a Guest Session with restricted privileges
Internet and communication:
-Firefox version 3.0.3
-Network Manager 0.7 provides new functionalities such as:
* system's global parameters (no need to sign in a user session to start the internet connection)
* 3G connexions managements (GSM/CDMA)
* management of multiple active devices at once
* PPP and PPPOE connexions management
* management of devices with static IP configurations
-integration of a Totem Plugin to watch media from the BBC
-Latest GIMP, version 2.6 and so loads of novelties
-Samba 3.2 now manages secure transfers in the network and IPv6 with better integration to latest Microsoft® clients and servers and clustered file server support
-new Wubi version that works under windows systems containing accented letters
-Linux Kernel 2.6.27
- "last successful boot" recovery entry. On each successful boot, Intrepid will retain a copy of your running kernel and make it available from the boot loader as a "Last successful boot" option. This makes it possible for old kernel packages to be safely auto-removed by the package manager, instead of being kept indefinitely.
-DKMS allowing kernel drivers to be automatically rebuilt when new kernels are released. This makes it possible for kernel package updates to be made available immediately without waiting for rebuilds of driver packages, and without third-party driver packages becoming out of date when installing these kernel updates.
- PAM Authentication Framework
If you're under Ubuntu 8.04LTS Hardy Heron
- go to "Applications> Accessories> Terminal3
- enter the following command line
sudo update-manager -d
-you will be asked for your password, enter it.
-The update manager will execute. All you have to do is click on "Install updates" and wait for the download and installation of this new version
more details here
If you're not under Ubuntu or on an earlier version than 8.04
To download or order a free copy of Ubuntu 8.10 go to the download page of Ubuntu.com where you can:
-download a ubuntu cd image that you can burn on a CD-ROM (+700Mo)
-order a free Ubuntu CD-ROM thanks to Ship-It (delivery in 3 to 10 weeks)
-Find another way to get a copy of Ubuntu (in the press, computer magazines)
The specialized cd images of Ubuntu variants not PC-compatible (Macintosh with PowerPC processor [G3, G4, G5, Powerbook or IBM OpenPower], Sony Playstation 3, Itanium and Itanium 2 servers, Sun UltraSPARC server, HP PA-RISC server) can be found on the specialized Ubuntu download server.These portings are not officially supported by Ubuntu.
source : ubuntu.org
Monday 27 October 2008 at 18:46
Today I suggest a new game called World of Goo, a marvel, and it would be criminal to ignore it.
Help the Goos survive in this cruel world using your little grey cells and enjoy this highly addictive artistic deviant.
For more details, check out the forum here
Sunday 26 October 2008 at 13:41
this new version brings:
-Improved device management for DOS drives.
- Many Richedit fixes
- Various installer fixes, particularly for IE 7.
- First steps of Direct3D 10 implementation.
- Various bug fixes.
A more detailed presentation is available here
To download the source code or packages for various distributions and systems:
Saturday 25 October 2008 at 16:46
Here's a news to inform you that new updates are available:
-Fable : The Lost Chapters
-Halo : Combat Evolved
-Halo patch 1.08
-Max Payne 2 : The Fall Of Max Payne
-Max Payne 2 : The Fall Of Max Payne patch 1.01
-Dark Messiah of might and Magic
-Dark Messiah of might and Magic patch 1.02
have a good game