martedì 31 luglio 2012

Wine 1.5.10 released

The Wine development release 1.5.10 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 14.
  - Support for OpenGL in the DIB engine using libOSMesa.
  - Off-screen rendering is now the default in Direct3D.
  - Some more WMI infrastructure.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.5.10.tar.bz2
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.5/wine-1.5.10.tar.bz2
 
For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:
 
http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.5.10

domenica 29 luglio 2012

Let's Play: Mednafen

http://mednafen.sourceforge.net
Welcome to a new Let's Play! I'm sorry for the big delay, i had some exams and a lot of troubles in my real life so i couldn't dedicate much time to UGP. But now i'm here with a new tutorial.
So, what's Mednafen? This unproneunceable program is none other than a powerful multisystem terminal-based emulator for Linux! And this time i used it to play some old Nintendo 8-Bit (NES) games! Now you're thinking "why should i use a terminal-based emulator when there are two alternatives with a front-end?". The answer is simple: the other 2 emulators don't work for me. I'm talking about GFCEU (a front-end for FCEU emulator) which seems to have issues with sound, and FCEUX, which crashes after 30 seconds of playing (and apparently there's no workaround). Anyway, this emulator is easy to install and to set-up. Let's see how!

This must be the choice!

Mednafen has its own Linux client, so there's no choice.

Talking about performances...

First of all, my hardware:

agp_aperture_size: 256
cpu: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor
cpu_ghz: 0.80
distro: Ubuntu 12.04 precise
kernel: 3.2.0-27-generic
machine_bitness: 64
memory: 3953
soundcard: HDA ATI SB at 0xfbcf4000 irq 16
soundcard_driver: ALSA Version 1.0.24
videocard_direct: True
videocard_driver_version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 302.17
videocard_manufacturer: NVIDIA Corporation
videocard_ram: 1024
videocard_type: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
x_version: X.Org X Server 1.11.3

Sound and graphics work like a charm on Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit!

Installation



The process takes about 1 minute.

Running



Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment if you got some problems or if you just wanna ask me a question. I will always answer you!

sabato 28 luglio 2012

Wine 1.5.9 released

The Wine development release 1.5.9 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Support for GPOS font tables in Uniscribe.
  - Support for XRandr 1.2 and 1.3.
  - Parser improvements for the HLSL compiler.
  - More key exchange algorithms supported on Mac OS.
  - Relay tracing on ARM.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.5.9.tar.bz2
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.5/wine-1.5.9.tar.bz2
 
For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:
 
http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.5.9

lunedì 9 luglio 2012

Screenshot of the week #13

"Meat for everyone!!!" - Max Payne 3 - High details - 1920x1080

mercoledì 4 luglio 2012

Wine 1.5.8 released


The Wine development release 1.5.8 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - More stream functionality in the C++ runtime.
  - A number of Windows Codecs improvements.
  - More WBEM classes and properties.
  - Some HTML Help fixes.
  - Support for printing fake italic fonts.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.5.8.tar.bz2
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.5/wine-1.5.8.tar.bz2

For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:

http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.5.8

domenica 1 luglio 2012

Screenshot of the week #12

"THAT is a lot of bullets!!!" - Metro 2033 - High details - 1920x1080