martedì 27 novembre 2012

Wine 1.5.18 released

The Wine development release 1.5.18 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Various Windows Codecs improvements.
  - Fixes for OLE database support.
  - Improvements to system parameters management.
  - Some fixes to the built-in Web browser.
  - Fixes for XML support.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:
For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:

venerdì 16 novembre 2012

Humble Bundle for Android #4 adds 5 games

Great news! 5 games have been added to the Humble Bundle for Android #4!
Let's take a look at these five games!

- Canabalt: the sublime, indie parkour platformer by Adam Saltsman. It involves running through a city during an alien invasion and jumping from rooftop-to-rooftop.

- Cogs: a much-lauded 3D puzzle game that gives the player mechanical structures that need to be fixed in order to function properly.

- Swords & Soldiers HD: a vibrant, side-scrolling strategy game. It features tight, balanced gameplay and is perfect for gamers seeking a fun, casual, strategy experience.

- Zen Bound 2: a ground-breaking, meditative puzzler that defies convention. Players are given a wooden figurine, which must be wrapped in twine through a process of creative rotation.

And, if you pay more than the average price (now $6,40) you'll also get:

- Avadon: The Black Fortress: the RPG fantasy saga from Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software, an indie studio well-known for sprawling experiences and intricate plots.

So, what are you waiting for? This bundle now gives ELEVEN amazing games!!!! Don't be stupid and be quick, you still have 6 days!

giovedì 15 novembre 2012

Wine 1.5.17 released

The Wine development release 1.5.17 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Sub-pixel font anti-aliasing in the DIB engine.
  - Support for automatic installation of ActiveX controls.
  - Automatic fallback to TLS 1.0 for secure connections.
  - Beginnings of the DirectWrite text analyzer.
  - Better handling of font outlines in OpenGL.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:
For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:

Let's Play: Steam Linux Beta Client


06/11/2012. A historic day. Valve releases his first Steam Linux Client ever. 60.000 people filled the beta survey and asked for a beta pass, but only a few of them are now able to try it... Or not?
Yes, it doesn't care if you have been picked as beta tester or not, some Linux users have found a hack so you can open the client and you can also play a few games (only if you have already bought one of the Humble Indie Bundles).
As now, the client is only available for Ubuntu and Arch Linux users.
Download it here: (Ubuntu) (Arch Linux)

Now follow my installation video if you want to know how to run the client if you're not a beta tester.
As i said before, there are many games which can be already played, but the first thing to do (if you have not done it before) is to redeem all your HIB Steam keys.
This is a list of playable games:

- Aquaria
- Cogs
- Cubemen
- Darwinia
- Dungeons of Dredmor
- Frozen Synapse
- Space Pirates and Zombies
- Uplink
- World of Goo

Waiting for the beta client to be opened to everyone and for some games to be played, here are some screenshots and videos.




That's all. 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!

venerdì 9 novembre 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" released

I know this news comes a bit late, but i've been pretty busy and i forgot to announce this new release...
The new Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" version of your favourite O.S. has been released!
These are some of the new features (thanks to OMG! Ubuntu! for this video):

Download it now!

The Humble Bundle for Android #4

Let's get ready to Humbleeeeeeee....
It's time for a new Humble Indie Bundle, and this time it's again a bundle for Android!

I know, most of these games have been already seen in other bundles, but it's the first time that these games can be also played on our Android device!
As always, pay what you want (but if you beat the average price you get another game), help charity and get 6 games (also for Linux) and their amazing soundtracks!
Let's take a look at the games included:

- Splice: resequence, mutate, and splice in this experimental microbial puzzler by Cipher Prime.

- Eufloria HD: take to space, conquer asteroids, and grow an organic army of seedlings in this elegant and unique real-time strategy game by Omni Systems.

- Waking Mars: when a mission of first contact doesn't go as expected, astrobiologist Liang is trapped underneath the surface of Mars. With the help of his trusty jetpack and his allies on the surface, you must help Liang discover the secret ecosystem underground and bring a sleeping planet to life.

- Crayon Physics Deluxe: a physics-based puzzle game that won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 2008 Independent Games Festival.

- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP: delivers a completely fresh adventure gaming experience, defying conventions to develop a unique kind of storytelling.

...And if you beat the average price (now $6.02) you get also:

 - Machinarium: in the point-and-click adventure game Machinarium, players guide a heroic little robot on his quest to save his friends from a trio of bullies in a dilapidated machine city.

So, for just a few bucks you have the possibility to play 6 awesome games on your Android device and on Linux! What are you waiting for? You still have more than 13 days! Don't be stupid and be quick!

Crossover XI 11.3.0 released

Crossover XI 11.3.0 has been released.

Here's the announcement:;mhl=133338;msg=133338#msg133338

And this is the changelog:

Mac OS X:
    - Complete translations for:
      - Czech,
      - Spanish,
      - Japanese,
      - Polish,
      - Portuguese (Brazil), and
      - Chinese (China).
    - Fix for font rendering in CivIV.

    - Complete translations for:
      - Czech,
      - Spanish,
      - Japanese,
      - Lithuanian,
      - Polish,
      - Portuguese (Brazil),
      - Swedish, and
      - Chinese (China).
    - Fix a bug on Ubuntu 12.04 where Excel files would fail to launch.
   Note to Red Hat Enterprise 5 Users: CrossOver 11.3 is the
   last version of CrossOver which will work with RHEL5.  The X11 libraries
   in RHEL5 are sufficiently old that future versions of CrossOver
   will not work in RHEL5.  An upgrade to RHEL6 or newer will be necessary
   to use future versions of CrossOver.

If you are an existing CrossOver customer with an active support entitlement, you can visit this web site to download this latest version:

sabato 3 novembre 2012

Wine 1.5.16 released

The Wine development release 1.5.16 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - New version of the Mono package.
  - Many improvements to the CMD command-line parser.
  - More stream classes in the C++ runtime.
  - Support for managing services in WMI.
  - Improved CPU detection.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:
For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link: