Wine-Staging-Nine 2.14 Tarball

I've uploaded wine-staging-nine 2.14 to Wine for PoL.

If you've got wget, you can install it with the following command: wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.14-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

0 Comments Aug 30, 2017 share to diaspora*

OpenMW 0.42 Released, TES3MP 0.6.0 Too

The OpenMW team has released version 0.42.0 of their open source reimplementation of TES3 and their own construction set (OpenMW-CS). It has some interesting new features:

It also fixes a lot of bugs. → Read more here.

They have also announced some fantastic progress on their sister-project TES3MP which is OpenMW-based. Version 0.6.0 has released recently and features working NPC sync. → Read more here.

0 Comments Aug 02, 2017 share to diaspora*

Wine-Staging-Nine 2.12 Tarball

I've uploaded wine-staging-nine 2.12 x86 to www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.12-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz because it contains an essential fix for running Steam.

If you've got wget, you can install it with the following command: wget -qO- https://www.c-r-t.tk/files/wine-pol/2.12-staging-nine-x86.tar.xz | tar xvJ -C ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/

0 Comments Jul 19, 2017 share to diaspora*

Groundhog Day: Two Worlds II

Remember when I posted that TW2 will arrive on May, 25th? And troublesome release dates, delays, and so on? Guess what. TW2 for Linux has been delayed to June, 15th. Seems that we've gotta wait again 😃

0 Comments May 27, 2017 share to diaspora*

Ports Missing In Action

I've decided to post about missing Linux ports which have been promised by devs, publishers and so on. These are games which I'm personally waiting for. If you want a even more complete "hall of shame", visit → gamingonlinux.com/.

  1. Darksiders

    Went from "it's nearly there" via "someone else will be handling it" to "port? which port?" in about three years. The first and last game which I've bought because of a promised Linux port.

  2. Shadow Warrior 2

    Announced with a SteamOS icon which has been removed later, Shadow Warrior 2 has a troublesome story which I have partially covered here. The game was released in Oct. 2016 for PC and their port is still missing.

  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    It's story is similar to Darksiders'. It's so troublesome that → gamingonlinux has a timeline for it. Their last statement was:

    I’m afraid that currently we have no information to share regarding the Linux version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
    (source)
    I'd be surprised if we'd see a Linux port anyway.

These games are cheap now. I wonder if these/their publishers are gonna complain "Linux doesn't create enough income to satisfy porting costs/to be worthwile" if they are released soon. It probably would have been, if their ports would have arrived early enough.

0 Comments May 24, 2017 share to diaspora*

Want To Enable D3D11 w/WINE On Mesa?

If you want to try D3D11 on Linux with WINE on Radeon GPUs with Mesa, you've got to tell WINE, that it has to use OpenGL Core Profile Contexts:


Just add MaxGLVersion (dword) with 0x30002 to HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D and you're fine.

0 Comments May 20, 2017 share to diaspora*

Two Worlds II Finally Coming To Linux

Better late than never: TopWare's Two Worlds II, successor of their so-so RPG Two Worlds, is finally coming to Linux with a brand-new DLC and "HD Engine Update".

Their new DLC "Call of the Tenebrae" will be delivered along their new engine on May 25th. TopWare has already → confirmed that on GoL.

The original game has been released in 2010. TopWare has repeatedly promised a Linux port since 2013 with several missed release dates. Their latest attempt should have been released in 2015. On the other hand they have successfully "wine-ported" several games to Linux, including the first installment of their Two Worlds series, and even a native port with Vendetta: Curse of the Raven's Cry.

I'm curious! Btw: It's dirt cheap on → Steam at the moment!

0 Comments Apr 26, 2017 share to diaspora*

Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Will Be Released Soon

Beamdog's new revamped "Enhanced Edition" of Planescape: Torment will arrive soon, you may pre-order it, if you're interested. Owners of the original game on GOG are getting 30% off PST EE for pre-ordering until April, the 4th. Final release will be on April, the 11th.

0 Comments Mar 30, 2017 share to diaspora*

Serious Benchmark

I've recently benchmarked Serious Sam Fusion 2017 on my ancient AMD hardware (Tahiti + Thuban), here's my result:

0 Comments Mar 25, 2017 share to diaspora*

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition With Mesa

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition is not designed to run on anything else than NVidia's proprietary driver or that old Catalyst which no-one uses anymore. You need some dirty hacks to run it on mesa/r600g or mesa/radeonsi:

  1. Download divos-hack.so and place it in /usr/local/lib
  2. chmod +x /usr/local/lib/divos-hack.so
  3. Replace Original Sin's start.sh with this one
  4. chmod +x start.sh
  5. Enjoy!

0 Comments Mar 14, 2017 share to diaspora*

wine-staging-nine 2.1 For PlayOnLinux

I'm a bit late but there are new PoL-ready tarballs for wine-staging-nine on my Wine for PoL page.

0 Comments Mar 11, 2017 share to diaspora*

2017 Seems To Be Awesome

This year seems to be awesome. → Mesa 17.0.0 will be released with some new and interesting features, → Croteam brings all their Serious Sam games to their new engine which supports Linux and Vulkan and the → release of Ryzen is near. → Civilization VI has been ported to Linux by Aspyr Media, Feral is porting → Dirt Rally and → Hitman, → Torment: Tides Of Numenera will be released soon with Linux support and a new Pillars Of Eternity is in the works. 2017 seems to be a great year for Linux gaming!

0 Comments Feb 11, 2017 share to diaspora*

wine-staging-nine 2.0 For PlayOnLinux

I've recently glued together a wine package for PlayOnLinux. Download it here and unpack it to ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/[arch]/.

The tarball is based upon Nick Sarnie's → Wine + Gallium Nine PPA.

0 Comments Feb 02, 2017 share to diaspora*

TESV: Skyrim w/nine

Steps to get it running:

0 Comments Jan 24, 2017 share to diaspora*

wine-staging-nine 2.0rc1 For PlayOnLinux

I've recently glued together a wine package for PlayOnLinux. Download it here and unpack it to ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/.

The tarball is based upon Nick Sarnie's → Wine + Gallium Nine PPA.

0 Comments Jan 12, 2017 share to diaspora*