WineX 3.1

June 18th, 2003 by theoddone33

Transgaming released the latest version of WineX yesterday (dubbed “Magrathea”?), including a new release of Point2Play.

WineX 3.1 features:
  • Support for additional games that include Morrowind and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Additional speed improvements and graphical modifications, with Battlefield 1942 graphic features reflecting these changes. All previously missing graphics features in Battlefield 1942 are present
  • Overall performance in most Direct3D games has been enhanced by 10 to 15% (and higher in some cases)
  • Support for the installers of many newer games, including those often used by many Microsoft titles
  • Improved detection of distributions that use newer glibc versions but are not capable of running some games due to glibc limitations
  • i810 and other mono only sound cards, playing in game mono sounds, should no longer freeze

Point2Play 1.1 features:

  • the ability to manage multiple versions of WineX
  • the option to use TransGaming’s theme or work with existing desktops themes
  • the advantage of being fully resizable
  • the choice of starting games from the command line

Transgaming subscribers can download copies at Transgaming’s website.

13 Responses to “WineX 3.1”

  1. theoddone33 Says:

    Anyone willing to speculate what in the world this means?

    I suspect that someone at Transgaming has a secret crush on Mark McGrath, of the much overplayed band Sugar Ray.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Why don’t they statically link it? I mean I know libc is big, but not huge compared to winex itself.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Anyone got experience with Point2Play? I saw the screenshots, and it looks damned impressive, much better than trying to screw around with the command-line.


  4. Anonymous Says:

    sounds like a commercial, read the changes for that point2play stuff, its like, a commerical with big letters flying by


  5. Anonymous Says:

    FLAME WAR!!!

  6. Myth Says:

    Why mi phoenix browser crash when i want to read the coments?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    …and the AD at the top of the page is an ad for Windows XP. I just had to chuckle.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Nobody has trollen about how bad winex is for linuxgaming, so I might as well make an preemptive post ;)
    When you _buy_ winex you have the option to vote. Here you can vote all new games down and vote that they should focus on old games and old directx technology.
    This way nobody gets hurt. The gamecompanies still have to release native to support linux, and the old unsupported games will get supported – giving and edge compared to Windows.
    But ofcause if they get enough subscribers they will go GPL, which is also nice.

    Now you know that you can change the direction for winex, go vote.

  9. stodge Says:

    I thought I would try to download the latest CVS code, but I keep getting this when I try to login:

    cvs [login aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if any)

    Anyone else seeing this?


  10. Anonymous Says:

    When you do a cvs checkout are you necessarily getting the 3.1 branch, is it possible to end up with something older?

  11. Anonymous Says:

    I think we should upgrade Wine’s PR department (the LGPLed Wine tree, not the WineX one) as we can also run some games now, maybe not as fast as WineX, but it’s free and Free :-)

    And I am the only one tinking that saying Wine / WineX is killing native Linux gaming is somewhat naive ?

  12. Anonymous Says:

    they sell one of garage games torque engine based game.
    Oh my god, will the winex trollss survive to this?
    next at 11, same wines channel.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I have a pretty heavy collection of Window games. I use 98 every once in a while. I’ve decided to go with linux exclusivly recently. (love stability) Tried WineX 3.0. Got games to install but they just didn’t run. Even old Masters of Orion 2 would try to kick on but it kicked off just as quick. I figured that I’d leave the Win and Lin games seperate in hope that they will develope some good linux games in the future. For Linux all I have is Heavy Gear 2 and I think, for what its worth, Linux games kick butt. Too bad the rest of the commercial world doesn’t think so, else we would have Diablo 2 for linux. And honestly, which is better, stable,quick, custom kernel linux games or windows code bloated games. I personally like the idea of linux taking over!

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