Saturday 6 September 2008 at 23:25
Here are several informations about the Chat (or IRC).
First of all, you most probably have noticed that the "PlayOnLinux" bot was "sporadically" present, from now on, the problem is fixed: we found an hosting, and it will be present 24h/24 (or it should be, at least).
In addition, public conversations are registered, and available at this address http://www.mulx.net/irc/
For your information, rules are applied in the channels, and you can read them here http://www.playonmac.com/fr/irc-rules.html
Last information, the #playonlinux channel becomes multi-language, so you can speak French, English, German, etc.
If you want to talk with peoples of the same language only, join the associated channel (for example English => #playonlinux-en )
See you soon on irc.freenode.com channel #playonlinux & #playonlinux-en
PS. If you wish to talk privately with the team, #playonlinux-staff is at your disposal.
PS2. The following page http://www.playonmac.com/fr/chat.html is available to access to the chat from your web browser.
Saturday 6 September 2008 at 16:45
I announce via this news my departure from the team. I quit my role of website administrator .
Well, I was more and more inactive on the website, from all the points of view, I think I was starting to be fed up. Recently, I had the choice to quit or to continue the project. Finding my presence useless, I decided to quit it. Nevertheless, I will be present if the team needs help. Moreover, being in sixth form, I decided to dedicate myself a lot more to my studies since I have pretty big projects . I don't quit this project because I find it not promising enough; it's in continual progress and I'm convinced that, some day, every Linux user will know this project.
I will come occasionally and see how the project evolves or even answer to questions on the forum.
I'll may not be missed since we can't say I was omnipresent on the forum .
You will still be able to contact me at goku <at > playonlinux . com
With that, all the best with PlayOnLinux!
Saturday 6 September 2008 at 15:15
Today, I want to test only one new function, that's why only one new feature has been added in this beta.
Without further delay, I present you playonlinux-daemon
PlayOnLinux-Daemon is a program you can run since POL 3.1 (at your computer's boot if you want) which will be able to do various tasks in real time. At this time, playonlinux-daemon is able to detect the presence of a CD-ROM in your drive.
To proceed, after installing the latest version, execute it in a terminal with the following command:
Warning: Don't quit the terminal, else playonlinux-daemon will be stopped too.
Then, insert a CD-ROM in your drive and a PlayOnLinux automatic execution assistant will appear automatically.
To quit the daemon, the following command will work
Thank-you to report to me the results of your tests for this new feature
PlayOnLinux 3.1 Beta 1 Download
Warning: it is a beta version.
Wednesday 20 August 2008 at 1:26
You may have noticed that since the 26th of June, 2008 the latest available version of PlayOnLinux was still the 3.0.7 one.
Since the 15th of August, 2008 at 1:32 pm, PlayOnLinux's package for Fedora is available in version 3.0.8 at last!
In addition, there is now a repository to ease the update of POL's packages. To add it to your package manager, either copy this .repo file to your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory or type the following commands as root:cd /etc/yum.repos.d
Note: I am sorry for being so long to update the package, I had hardware issues then I went in holydays ...
I will not update the packages anymore.
Tuesday 5 August 2008 at 16:09
As you know PlayOnLinux has taken on an important rise these last months. The staff regularly tries to make the piece of software known by filling articles about it in the online documentations, by talking about it in mutual aid websites for games or GNU/Linux, etc.
It often requires a lot of time, and we can't know all the websites possibly interested in our piece of software.
So if you like PlayOnLinux and want to help this project, we invite you to point out websites related to games and/or Linux where POL isn't present. Of course, you can make links or advertisements by yourself but take care to make an attractive ad, which looks pretty "professional" (I mean not something done in 2 minutes, else it harms our public image instead, it would be a pity ).
We thank all the old, current and future contributors for their efforts.
POL's staff takes advantage of it to thank all the members who had proposed us numerous scripts during the past weeks. We are touched and are indebted to you for your investments to play easily on Linux.
Off the Subject: If one of your scripts was accepted and you'd like to warn the community about it (if your script is new for example), it's possible to write a news by contacting me. Of course, I'm also open to other subjects (as long as it's related to Linux or gaming in general).
Have a good day on PlayOnLinux.
Tuesday 5 August 2008 at 11:26
Tinou (the big boss) is currently absent. We know he will not be free until about mid August.
Given the fact that he is one of the most qualified person on the website, we would be grateful to you to wait for some technical answers which can arrive very sparingly.
Obviously, the remainning part of the staff is at your service nevertheless, and will try to help you for the best.
Thank for your understanding.
Monday 4 August 2008 at 20:26
It's been a long time since the English website wasn't updated, consequently there is a lot of new games supported and updated scripts for v3 compatibility purpose.
So without further delay, here is what's new:
- A script for The Conquerors, the Ages of Empires 2 add-on, was added by Toumeno.
- The Age of Wonders' script was updated by Zoloom.
If you experience any kind of issue with this game, feel free to contact Zoloom about it.
- The Baldur's Gate's (5 CDs edition) script was updated by Zoloom.
- A script for Baldur's Gate 2 and his add-on was added by dl.bonsai.
- A script for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom was added by Toumeno.
- The Last Chaos' (USA) script was updated by Zoloom.
- A script for The Settlers 4 and for his add-on, Trojans and the elixir of power, were added by dl.bonsai.
- A script for Silkroad Online was added by dl.bonsai.
- The script for SimCity 4 and SimCity 4 Deluxe, previously in testing stage, was added by Toumeno. We thank all the members that help us to fix and enhance the script.
- The scripts for Starcraft and his add-on, Starcraft: BroodWar, were updated by Zoloom.
- A script for Starsiege : Tribes was added by Bugage.
- A script for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon was added by WarsTime.
- A script for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstrom was added by dl.bonsai.
We sincerely thank all the contributors for this plenty of games.
Goodbye and have a good time in holidays (for the lucky ones who have some)
Sunday 20 July 2008 at 16:52
I have looked at the upcoming scripts, and I have noticed that many of them do not respect POL v3 standards, and even worse, those of POL v2 !!! (they were set a LONG time ago).
Therefore I would like to invite all script writers/contributions to use POL v3 standards (take the Steam script as an example) and to remember these little lines:
- Each script must be written in your language AND in English!!
- Post a test of your script on the forum boards with screenshots!!
- Remember to write your installation/playing tips in the test if necessary
Have a nice holiday!
Saturday 12 July 2008 at 23:24
This is an uncommon news that you are reading. Indeed, this isn't a simple script announce but, above all, a request for testing SimCity 4's script.
For several reasons. The first one is the popularity of a game such as SimCity 4. Nostalgics will remember all the hours spent on SimCity 1, SimCity 2000 (available in POL), SimCity 3000, and, since 2003, SimCity 4. Allowing thousands of Linux users to play to this famous city-builder is an interesting, and above all an important task so.
The second reason of this request is the script's complexity. It's certainly not the most complex one, but it's long, has some particularities, etc...
Finally, if I ask for tests, it's also because there is numerous messages in the script, in French and in English. I invite people who well master English to report to me my translation mistakes.
You will find the script here: http://www.playonmac.com/en/topic-1793-SimCity_4.html
I ask you to answer to few questions, after testing the script and some minutes of gaming:
Does the game runs correctly?
Is display working correctly?
Set the game's resolution to 1280*1024, is the game in full screen?
Does the sound works correctly?
(Please answer in the forum's dedicated topic above, and feel free to include some screenshots)
If tests are conclusive, then the will be integrated to PlayOnLinux's repository.
Friday 11 July 2008 at 19:39
This new release brings:
- Fixes for Photoshop CS3 and Office 2007 installers.
- More progress on gdiplus.
- Support for Unicode files in regedit.
- Improved video playback.
- Many Richedit fixes and improvements.
- Various bug fixes.
To see detailed release's note, go to the official announce's page.
To download binary packages for several systems and distributions, see HERE.