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Bordeaux 75% off sale

The Bordeaux Technology Group is proud to announce a 75% off sale on Bordeaux for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, PCBSD and OpenIndiana. With the new reduced price we hope more people will have the opportunity to use Bordeaux and Wineskin Pro to run their favorite Windows applications and Games.

Bordeaux for Linux , BSD , Mac and OpenIndiana will cost only $4.99 during this sale.The price of Wineskin Pro has also been reduced from the normal selling price of $29.95 to only $4.99!

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Join the Debian Games-Screenshot-Party

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Benjamin Peter reports:

“Debian is calling for your help to bring a more user and game friendly image to debian and ubuntu by organizing a games screenshot party.

What is this?” You are asking?

Well, see the announcement on debian-devel-games:

“The main theme of the party will be Screenshots; making sure that all game packages which should reasonably have a screenshot, has one.

Of course, this is only a theme, and if you want to work on any other
aspect of the games packages, feel free to do so, and join the party!” ”

Seems to be a perfect spot for a linuX-gamer to help :)

 

Thanks Ben for this hint.

“Savage 2 – A Tortured Soul” on the RISE – Version 2.1.0.5 released

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After S2Games gave a group of volunteers permission to maintain and update “Savage 2 – A Tortured Soul” on their own – that team now released their second and third hotfix.

Here is what you can find in versions 2.1.0.4 and 2.1.0.5:

  • Two new maps (MirChul by Dark_Strider and Akamrostu by Envor)
  • Long overdue bugfixes (Sentry bats of the beast horde can now reveal electric eyes)
  • New Tutorial System to ease the learning curve for beginners
  • Eyecandy (spawn effects for hellbourne units, persitant items now summon a colored groundsprite effect for as long as their effects last)
  • and NUMEROUS bugfixes.

You can find the complete changelog here.

As a second important step Savage 2 is now also being hosted at Desura.

Desura  is a community driven digital distribution service for gamers – like you might know from Steam – but Desura already supports linuX and there are rumors that MAC might be included soon.

All this results in a slowly but steady increasing playerbase which will hopefully will help Savage 2 to get recognized by the masses.

Here is a short video what you can expect from Savage 2:

What is Savage2 all about? – Mod DB

 

Alien Arena 2011 7.53 released

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Alien Arena 2011 version 7.53 has been released for windows and linux users! The latest version(7.53) of the open sourced, freeware deathmatch shooter features a host of updates, bugfixes, and features that improve performance as well as some new and updated content.

Some of the new features in this release:

Big performance gains on high settings.
Two new levels(ctf/tca).
Entity definition files.
DM lights server option.
Various improved effects.
CTF scoring changes.
Bot AI signifigantly improved.
Optimizations, bugfixes and more!

SuperTuxKart 0.7.3

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4 months after SuperTuxKart 0.7.2, 128 tickets later and a truckload of changes, we are proud to present the latest and greatest version, SuperTuxKart 0.7.3. The big surprise is the very late-minute inclusion of the very beautiful Minigolf track by Mac, thanks for the contribution! (Don’t let its childish look trick you however as it is a very challenging track :)

The biggest changes since 0.7.2 include :

New Minigolf track
New Zen Garden track
New Subsea track
New Island battle arena
New Suzanne kart
New graphical effects
New weapons ‘Swatter’ and ‘Rubber Ball’
Added Thunderbird as race referee
3 Strikes Battles now displays lives as spare tires
Improved bubble gum
See progression during Grand Prix
Improve physics for tall karts (e.g. Adiumy)
Lots of bug fixes
Improved kart control at high speeds
Better placement of rescued karts
Transition track-making to blender 2.5/2.6

CrossOver Games 10.2.0 for Linux and Mac has been released

CodeWeavers has released a maintenance update for CrossOver Games, version 10.2.0 change log with some of the many changes made in this releases is provided below.

Change Log For CrossOver Games

10.2.0 CrossOver Games

  • Worked around the ‘backwards elbow’ bug in Rift on Lion.
  • Fixed behavior of Plants vs. Zombies in windowed mode.
  • Improved loading and play of Portal 2.
  • Fixed ‘Add a Character Friend’ behavior in StarCraft 2.
  • Fixed the Perfect World International launcher.
  • Added a ‘steamid’ tag to the CrossTie format. This allows a CrossTie to install and detect games via Steam.

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Sharing levels in Nikki and the Robots 0.4

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Video: 0.4 changes [Vimeo | YouTube]

Nikki and the Robots 0.4.0 got released, which you can download here or via in-game updater.

The new features are:

  • New robot: Cannon! It shoots cannon balls that disappear after 10 seconds
  • Players can download and upload levels in the main/editor menus
  • Author name and license agreement added for saving/uploading levels
  • Sounds added for menu, jumping, buttons and batteries
  • Last level switch to be pressed now blinks green
  • Added “transient” switches (won’t stay pressed)

Some news not directly related to the release: