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NeverWinter Nights update

September 29th, 2002 by Marv

DaNutBall sent in word pointing out the that Bioware has updated their NeverWinter Night Linux client port page

We’re continuing to work on the soundcode (we’re using OpenAL). Currently, all the soundsare playing (with the exception of streaming sounds),but there are still a few issues with them, such asthe positioning of the 3D sounds not working quiteright as they don’t seem to be fading/panningproperly. Support for playing streaming sounds will bethe next thing to be added in.

XWine 0.2.3

September 29th, 2002 by Marv

XWine the graphical configurator for Wine has been updated to release 0.2.3. Updated in this release includes a link to launch WineMine and a Window Manager configure which allows you to configure Wine for each application.

New Tribes 2 Patch

September 26th, 2002 by Judecca

Sierra is re-releasing Tribes 2 next week for Win32 at a slashed price, and with more out of the box gameplay. They have released a patch to bring the rest of us up to speed. It has been ported by Sam Lantinga and Mike Phillips, former Loki employees, so everyone send them flowers.

This is the Tribes 2 Linux 25026 update.

This update features content from the Tribes 2 Re-Release Update,adding two original game types, new maps, and updates to addressnumerous performance issues.

The first new game type, Team Rabbit 2, focuses on acrobatic maneuversand sports-style action. For more information on Team Rabbit 2, takea look at Inside_Team_Rabbit_2.txt

The second new game type, Tribes 2 Classic, adds increased speed andintensity to the classic Tribes gametypes. For more information onTribes 2 Classic, take a look at classic/classic_readme.txt

Release Notes: ftp://ftp.lokigames.com/pub/updates/tribes2/tribes2-25026-x86.run.txt
Incremental Patch: ftp://ftp.lokigames.com/pub/updates/tribes2/tribes2-25026-x86.run
Install from CD Patch: ftp://ftp.lokigames.com/pub/updates/tribes2/tribes2-25026-cdrom-x86.run

Wine/WineX your Jedi Knight 2

September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

The Linux Jedi Clan has updated with a Wine/WineX How-To for Jedi Knight 2.

We have multiple walkthroughs on how to install Linux on a windows system, how to install Wine and Winex , and how to get Jedi Knight 2 to run on Linux.

JONGL Juggling Simulator for Linux

September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

Gary Briggs sent in a link to JONGL, a juggling simulator which is now available for Linux, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Homepage: http://www.jongl.de

Attal 0.6

September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

Pascal Audoux sent in the following regarding a new release of Attal: Lords of Doom.

The Attal’s team is proud to announce the release 0.6 of Attal: Lords of Doom. A lots of features have been added:
  • The AI can fight (but still don’t move in adventure mode).
  • We handle buildings in bases (can build creatures, other buildings…).
  • Friend lords can exchange some units.
  • Management of some buildings on map (mines…).
  • Graphics for the ‘druidic’ race (buildings and creatures).
  • Begin of management of creatures on map

    More info on our website: http://www.attal-thegame.com

  • Openglad 0.95 Released

    September 25th, 2002 by keerf

    Version 0.95 of the ported DOS role playing game Gladiator, Openglad has been released. Changes and or fixes for this release include:

    • Code has been cleaned up considerably.
    • Many megs of memory leaks were plugged.
    • A new graphics engine for pixel doubling was implemented.
    • Better file finding.
    • Command line parsing.
    • Fading support.
    • Many many many bug fixes

    Download: http://snowstorm.sourceforge.net/

    Tux Racer 1.1.1 Patch

    September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

    Shark sent in word that Sunspire Studios have now made official the previous Tux Racer 1.1.1 beta patch.

    Download: http://www.tuxracer.com/index.php?page=downloads.php

    Pachi el marciano Update

    September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

    Santiago Radeff sent in news of a new release of Pachi el marciano. Changes include:

  • Some tiles were smoothed, so the game now looks a bit less blocky.
  • The “compile” script was converted to use the GNU auto tools.
  • The main menu’s “CODE” option is now available and working fine, but there are no levels with code yet.
  • Lots of screenshots were added to the site.
  • The ChangeLog was added to the site.

  • Open Source Blender Roundtable

    September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

    Jay Moore of Garage Games sent in the following:

    Indie Developers Roundtable – Blender:How can indie developers leverage an Open Source Blender?

    Eugene, OR – The second Indie Developers Roundtable, Sept. 26th 2pm (PDT)hosted on IRC (www.maxgaming.net – #Garagegames) with top level panelistsfrom the Blender and “Indie” community. James Hills of CyPRMedia(www.cyprmedia.com) will moderate the chat. Discussions will highlight whatkinds of projects are possible, how to work with the Blender Foundation aswell as what projects are already in the works.

    Read the full release here.

    Neverwinter Nights Client Status Update

    September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

    Several people sent in news that BioWare has updated their official Neverwinter Nights Linux client page, with some small steps forward:

    [Sept 20 2002] We now have some simple sounds working in the game. There are still issues to work out, but various in-game sounds (such as gui sounds, footstep sounds, and combat sounds) are playing. We’ve also managed to fix up most of the remaining known input and graphical glitches. 2 new screenshots have been added below.

    Teamspeak 2.0 Beta for Linux

    September 25th, 2002 by Judecca

    Several people sent in word that Teamspeak has released a Linux client release candidate of their online voice over IP kit.

    Today we release the release candidate 1 of the linux client. It weighs a hefty 15 MB, because we had to add a complete binary qt2 library in order to ensure that this client will run on every linux target we support. It has all functions that the windows client has, EXCEPT for all the key interception routines. That means there are no push-to-talk or key-bind capabilities. This will be added later, if possible.

    Homepage: http://www.teamspeak.org/
    Download: http://www.teamspeak.org/download.php

    Tux Paint 2002.09.19

    September 20th, 2002 by keerf

    Bill Kendrick of NBS wrote in to announce the a new release of Tux Paint. Changes and fixes for this release include:

    Download: http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/Two new discussion mailing lists have been created for the Tux Paintproject:

    • tuxpaint-i18n
      Internationalization, translation, localization discussion…
    • tuxpaint-stamps
      For artists/photographers to discuss and share new graphics for the rubber-stamp tool.

    See: http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/lists/

    pyDDR 0.5.5

    September 20th, 2002 by keerf

    Version 0.5.5 of the Pygame-based Dance Dance Revolution clone pyDDR has been released. Changes and or fixes for this release include:

    • big major happy framerate improvement, even with backgrounds enabled
    • arrow coloring is no longer off for TRICK/MANIAC if BASIC ends offbeat
    • new message for impatient people before song selector starts =]
    • SONG SORTING IN SONG SELECTOR
      • option “sortmode” in config file to pick a default sorting mode
      • option “sortpersist” can keep/ditch sortmode upon next songselect
      • can sort by file, song, group, bpm, difficulty, or mix – (values 0-5)
    • new STEP file option “mix” to specify mix for song
    • DWI2STEP improved
    • “origddr” theme changed names to “classic”
    • included pyDDR music (loading and menu songs) are now OGG Vorbis (smaller)

    Download: pyddr-0.5.5.tar.gz

    Unreal Tournament 2003 Gold

    September 20th, 2002 by Crusader

    The sci-fi multiplayer first-person shooter Unreal Tournament 2003 has gone gold, which translates to it being in stores towards the end of September. The bigger news, however, is this:

    Linux Support
    The Linux installer is included on Disc 3 of the 3 CD set! We support both client and server for Linux. Unfortunately there’s no mention of Linux on the box because we didn’t know it would be done in time so please tell all your Linux gaming friends that UT2003 is ready for them!

    In the meantime, you can still grab the Linux demo (and patch) from here. Thanks to all the people who wrote in with this news.

    Kyra 1.6.4

    September 19th, 2002 by Alkini

    Version 1.6.4 of the sprite engine Kyra (screenshots: 1 | 2) has been released; changes include:

    • pixel-perfect collision detection
    • autotool (configure) support
    • automatic generation of isometric tiles
    • improved performance
    • encoding of user defined data into the sprite engine’s data files
    • bug fixes

    Kyra 1.6.4 downloads: @ www.grinninglizard.com

    OpenRPG 1.3.1

    September 19th, 2002 by Alkini

    Version 1.3.1 of the RPG utility suite OpenRPG has been released; changes include:

    • double clicking on user name to populate chat line with /w username
    • auto completion to common part of nick complete matching
    • d20 and 3rd Edition character sheet fixes
    • updated user guide

    OpenRPG 1.3.1 downloads: @ sf.net

    PLIB 1.6.0

    September 19th, 2002 by Alkini

    Version 1.6.0 of the portable game libraries PLIB has been released; changes include:

    • new PUI widgets
    • new Joystick functions
    • a *TON* of new functionality in the SSG Aux library to allow you to instantly produce cool effects likefire, waves and particle systems

    PLIB 1.6.0 source: plib-1.6.0.tar.gz

    Liquid War 5.5.7

    September 19th, 2002 by Alkini

    Version 5.5.7 of the multiplayer amorphous blob combat game Liquid War (screenshots) has been released; changes include:

    • minor bugfixes concerning the network, core algorithm, and GUI
    • now possible to fix a minimum map resolution; any map below this limit is automatically magnified, so all the small legacy maps from ancient versions are much more fun to play on modern computers

    Liquid War 5.5.7 downloads: @ www.ufoot.org

    Freedroid 0.8.4

    September 19th, 2002 by Alkini

    Version 0.8.4 of the Paradroid clone Freedroid (screenshots) has been released; changes include:

    • classic theme completely refined and smoothed
    • teleporter animation
    • improved font
    • improved the speed of the scolling text

    Freedroid 0.8.4 source: freedroid-0.8.4.tar.gz

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