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Download of the day: Wine Final 1.0 Emulator

Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is an open source implementation of the Windows API which aims to allow Linux / Unix-like systems to execute programs written for Microsoft Windows. It does not require Microsoft Windows, but can use native Windows DLLs if they are available. It provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes. You can easily run MS-Office, Photoshop, IE browser and selected games under Wine software.

Finally, after 12 years of development, version 1.0 was released today i.e. June 17, 2008 under GPL License.

=> Visit wine project website to grab version 1.0.

Apricot Open Source 3D Game Project Launched

This is an excellent news for all games and open source users.

Apricot is a joint effort between Crystal Space and Blender to create a fully open game with professional quality. All data and code will be published and can be used in other projects (Creative Commons license). The Blender and Crystal Space communities joining forces to realize an awesome and industry standard 3D game experience. One of the our important goals is to improve open source tools to better fit to the professional gamedev industry.

The game will be based on project Peach, the hilarious 3D furry & funny cartoon movie currently in production in the Blender Institute. Three Blender artists, two Crystal Space developers and a Blender developer have been invited to come over to Amsterdam for six months to create an awesome and industry standard 3D game experience! To support this work, please consider pre ordering the DVD.

Apricot Open Source 3D Game Screenshot / Poster
(Fig. 01: Apricot Open Source 3D Game)

=> More project information available at Apricot blog. [ via happypenguin ]

Download of the day: Fedora Linux Games Live DVD

Fedora Games spin is a custom variant of Fedora targeted at Linux gamers. This is to demonstrate the gaming potential of Fedora without altering user's existing configuration. The Live DVD also allows installation to hard disk or USB flash.

Fedora Linux Games Live DVD

Download Fedora Linux Live DVD

=> Download DVD ISO and Bittorent files