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Vendetta Online 1.8.82view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – The Vendetta Online news page has an update about the space combat MMO’s latest patch for subscribers: Unloading and/or selling no longer shows a false success message if there was a station error. Training sectors are no longer shown in the best prices list for ship cargo. Training sectors are no longer chosen as destinations or sources in [...] (Software)

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Wine 1.1.26view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – The latest development release of Wine has been announced. Changes in this release includes the following: Still more translation updates. Faster bitmap stretching using XRender. Proxy support in WinHTTP. Many more JScript functions. Various bug fixes. Download: [ Wine 1.1.26 ] (Software)

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Grubby Games Reduces Pricesview story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Grubby Games has reduced the price of all of their games from $20 to $6.99 as part of their acquisition by BigFishGames. The games affected by the price change are: Professor Fizzwizzle Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery The Amazing Brain Train Fizzball MyTribe It is currently unclear if Grubby Games’ future releases will continue to support Linux. (Software)

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ioquake3 Fundraiserview story

http://www.linuxgames.com – The indefatigable zakk asked us to mention that the ioquake3 project, which extends the base Quake 3 code released by id Software, is holding a hosting fundraiser: Donations are required for ioquake3’s hosting to continue every two years. Next month, ioquake3’s hosting bill comes due. Fortunately it is only due once every two years which means [...] (Software)

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0 A.D. Open Source!view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Thanks to the many people who let us know that Wildfire Games have announced that their Age of Empires-inspired real-time strategy game 0 A.D. is now an open source project: Wildfire Games is switching from a closed development process to open source, making the game’s code available as GPL and the art content available as CC-BY-SA. [...] (Software)

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Unknown Horizons 2009.1view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Version 2009.1 of the Unknown Horizons project was released for testing by developers and other interested parties: All new user interface. Gettext supported muiltlanguage support. This release comes with complete English, French and German translations and mostly complete Norwegian and Portuguese translations. New main music theme. A boatbuilder to build new ships for your fleet. [...] (Software)

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Svartalf Porting Interviewview story

http://www.linuxgames.com – The Linux hardware news/review site Phoronix has conducted an interview with Linux Game Publishing’s Frank “Svartalf” Earl about his previous work porting commercial titles, the technical hurdles encountered, and his take on the market. (Software)

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DarkPlaces 20090709view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – LordHavoc has released a new build of his Quake-derived DarkPlaces engine, to fix an ogg library bug. DarkPlaces is also utilized by the Nexuiz project. Download: [ icculus.org ] (Software)

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Wormux 0.8.4view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Version 0.8.4 of Wormux, an open-source multiplayer strategy game inspired by Worms, has been released: Dedicated game server Camera improvements New sounds Key repeat handling in menu Various bug fixes Translations updates Screenshots: [ View ] Download: [ wormux.org ] (Software)

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Live Linux Gamingview story

http://desktoplinuxreviews.com – n a nutshell it is a project based on Arch Linux that lets you simply pop a DVD or CD into your x86 computer and start running games. That’s it. No configuration. No installation of games. No desktop distribution problems to wrestle with. You simply insert the DVD, boot up your computer and start playing. No fuss, no muss. (Software)