April 3rd, 2007 by Crusader

Falling Leaf Systemsannounced the Saplingprogram earlier this year, which aims to “convert” Windows games intoexecutable Linux applications:

While Wine, at this point, is certainly a far more matureoffering than Alky in certain regards, it falls well short in crucial areasincluding speed, overhead, and the inability to support the coming age of 64bit computing.

Each Alky Converter will solve these issues by converting a specific Windowsgame into a fully native OSX or Linux executable. Alky is fully 64 bit capableand has no Wine-like server architecture to provide unnecessary overhead andspeed degradation.

Falling Leaf is currently offering $50 US memberships to the Sapling programto fund development.

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