Wednesday 12 December 2007 at 18:01
Today is the release day of PlayOnLinux 2.0.4.
Here are improvements brought by this version:
Fixe for an annoying bug in LiveInstall with the CD
Before, the CD was doing something like "cd /home/tinou/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/game//home/tinou". It's finished .
PlayOnLinux german translation (Thanks to AK-Palme)
I want to especially thanks AK-Palme (from the english forum) for his german translation
Improvements in the french language (Thanks to bloom1)
Fixed synthaxe and orthography errors
Two new functions for scripters
Set_Iexplore : Simulate Internet Explorer's presence in the prefixes.
Set_Desktop [On|Off] [Width] [Height] : Create a virtual desktop for the prefixes.
Tuesday 18 December 2007 at 22:08
To read this article, go HERE.
If you are interessed in my translation (in french) of this article (What? It's not forbidden to dream, isn't it?), you can choose to read it on the POL's french website or to download the corresponding ODT file HERE.
Sources : LinuX-gamers.net & Phoronix.com
Wednesday 12 December 2007 at 16:56
I let you know that I started to create a tool to conceive your PlayOnLinux scripts the simply possible.
Why this tool?
First of all, it's normal that everybody don't want to learn the bash language () , or to search everywhere in the website to find various commands in order to create your script. That's why I tought to them, and have begun to write this PlayOnLinux's Auxiliary .
How will it help us?
This tool will work in several windows and it will list different PlayOnLinux's commands in these windows. Tanks to these intuitive windows, PolScriptCreator will allow you to enter all parameters you want and it will include the corresponding command in your script (magic! Isn't it? )
Cool, when will it be released?
The project is yet in an advanced state since are only lacking the implementation of all existing commands and a window each one of them. And you can believe me, it's a lot of work, an long and very repetitive work.
I don't forecast any release date because I prefer to test PolScriptCreator, ask for staff's opinion and release a satisfying and functional beta. Thereafter, this version will be open to your comments and then a stable version will be released. Other version will be developed when POL's evolutions will require it (changes of commands or functionalities).
Who will conceive it?
Zoloom (me), and probably only me. Other staff's members being yet busy, I don't want to give them on more source of work. Moreover, it made part of my skills .
I will be the maintenor for the next versions.
Which functionalities will be added?
Maybe a synthaxic coloration, and an assistant to create "pre-made" scripts. But I will no more tell you about it, you will have more details at the beta's release.
Here is a project of ambition which will increase the number of proposed, I hope so
Have a good day on PlayOnLinux.
Saturday 15 December 2007 at 19:48
This new release bring:
- Completed I/O completion.
- Improved user credentials management, including Mac Keychain support.
- More Valgrinding.
- Lots of bug fixes.
To see detailed release's note, go to the official announce's page.
To downlaod binary packages for several systems and distributions, rendez-vous HERE.
Saturday 15 December 2007 at 23:45
An excellent game that will give you good time ... will you choose to pass to the dark side?
This game will nevertheless ask you some particular attentions. For details, see the forum HERE.
Good Game to you
Thursday 13 December 2007 at 16:37
Here are the available designs for the moment:
- Défault: The one you can currently see
- PlayOnLinuxV2: The older design.
And here is the page to change the website's design: http://www.playonmac.com/membre/designs.php
Saturday 15 December 2007 at 19:49
The installation script offers you to compile by yourself a git version of WINE for C&C3 or to use POL's one.
The patch script has been updated and it install now the patch's 1.09 version, i.e the last version.
You will even be measure to play online
For details, see the forum: HERE
Good Game to you
Friday 23 November 2007 at 19:55
This update provides:
- Harmonization of Linux versions numbers with Windows's ones. Thus,the Linux driver is now named Catalyst 7.11 (for 2007 november,it's the same classification system as Ubuntu) instead of Catalyst 8.43.x.
- Linux 2.6.23 kernel support.
- Support of new RV670 chipsets,i.e Radeon HD3850 and HD3870 cards.
- Fixed problems with RS690/RS740 and XCB chipsets.
Complete release's notes are available here.
ATI Catalyst 7.11 according to your operating system
Sources : Alionet & QuébecOS
Thursday 22 November 2007 at 18:49
PlayOnLinux's site release 2.5 is out!
More light, clean, and simple to use...
Wednesday 14 November 2007 at 21:59
Yes you heard it well, PlayOnLinux 2.0.3 is out. Here's a summary of the new stuff:
The big move: dosbox !
Some games are installed under DOS and run with windows or vice versa. A good number of games actually.
The aim of PlayOnLinux is to give the biggest support for windows applications to run under Linux. But some of these applications run with DOS despite they've been made for Windows 95/98.
It's the case for Warcraft II.
So we installed a DOS support for PlayOnLinux through dosbox. I created a library PlayOnLinux (available in a seperate pack) that allows dosbox to use a wine prefix in a way.
You can check the result by yourself with Warcraft II :
You'll notice I can run the map editor designed for Windows and the game designed for DOS in the same time.
I put a depot called dosbox that will activate if the pack Playonlinux-DosboxSupport is installed. I made a script for Warcraft II by the way.
- Sometimes minor changes. For instance check_cdrom ask for the mount point when it's not found instead of cancelling the installation.
- Changes in the text message when updating that could be confusing.
Download it here: