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  1. It's Official: Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux

    Guys, This is straight from Ryan Gordon, "...so stop sending me email suggesting that Microsoft is paying to block this." http://icculus.org/cgi-bin/finger/finger.pl?user=icculus :D
  2. Good GPL RTS game: glest 2.0

    Warcraft fans and C&C gamers would enjoy this - the GPL RTS game Glest version 2.0 has been released recently. And now you have a Loki installer for the Linux version to test it out: Loki installer for the Linux version of Glest 2.0: http://www.glest.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=1204 More screenshots and information can be found here: http://www.glest.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=586 http://www.glest.org/en/index.html PS: Btw, the game has won the "PlayStation ArtFutura Video Game Design Award" granted by SONY in Spain: http://www.glest.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=429
  3. Good GPL RTS game: glest 2.0

    Thanks :D . Also in the future, the LIFLG official page will update the Glest installer to match the new version after more testing feedback: http://www.liflg.org/?catid=6&gameid=58
  4. Good GPL RTS game: glest 2.0

    Glest can be found in this thread, although it should be updated to version 2.0 by now: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=25109 The 2.0 upgrade has added a number of new buildings and units which shifted the balance and dynamic of the gameplay quite a bit.
  5. Just found this in Wikipedia and search on Google: there is a new Firefox extension called ODFReader: http://www.alcoholicsunanimous.com/odfreader/ https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/morei...firefox&id=1888 http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/F...eader_extension The extension is still very early in development and needs more effort to further its progress. It will go a long way to help the spread of ODF if everybody can read it without downloading the 70-100MB+ OpenOffice.org main program (at least on Windows or Mac), when a 20-200kb+ Firefox extension can do the job.
  6. Loading SoundFont at boot

    Good work tubasoldier, I'll try it tomorrow.
  7. Or try this command: $ oowriter --lang=en
  8. Mandriva and PS3

    Very likely. The PS3 made use of a nVidia GPU and should SONY feel ok with it nVidia would provide Linux drivers for the graphics unit and such. In addition, I don't think the line between console and PC are clear anymore with such powerful configuration came with the latest console. Either Linux will come in the form of a Live! CD or with an add-on harddrive installation.
  9. How many linux games do you own?

    Only two so far: UT 2003 NeverWinter Nights I probably will get UT 2004 sometime later. Also I am _very_ interested in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Just wish that the Linux client will come out the same time when the game release in 2006.
  10. Creative Soundblaster Live

    As for the Creative Sound Blaster issue, have you checked your mixer and ensure the volume is not muted?
  11. Maybe it doesn't look into that directory. You may want to use a full path when loading the soundfont, like this: asfxload /usr/share/sounds/sf2/soundfont.sf2
  12. Running Final Fantasy VIII PC with Wine

    I am curious if it could be configured to work on WINE/Cedega too. Since FF VI/ FF VIII won't work on Windows XP I gather Linux is the only viable solution - as there's no way I would go back to Windows 98 :-D .
  13. EU software patent directive rejected!

    Now you believe the prophecy of Penguin bringing balance back to the Force. Time for a beer. :)
  14. A Software MIDI Emulation HowTo

    Great job Lärs. This is the general software how-to I've been trying to work on. Do you know if there is any method to launch fluidsynth and load the soundfont (eg. 8MBGMSFX.sf2) with a single command? This will be handy for preloading soundfont when the system boots up.
  15. Ok, here's the full discussion of the problem: http://archives.mandrakelinux.com/cooker-i...10/msg00004.php
  16. Video editing for Linux growing up?

    Thanks, going to try it.
  17. No, this doesn't work this way...... XIM stops other applications like Kaffeine..... What I see that works right now is move to gcin for the moment. You can check out more detail here: Debian Wiki - gcin 的資料頁 (in Chinese) http://wiki.debian.org.tw/index.php/gcin
  18. Your temporary solution is to add this line to your ~/.i18n file: QT_IM_MODULE=XIM But this doesn't solve every single problem involved. I am still looking at the cause of it. What sucks right now is LinuxSir is not accessible outside China because of a router misconfiguration by one of the China ISPs. So contacting suzhe is difficult except via email.
  19. Booting the Mandrake 10 CD and entering the 'rescue' command, I tried to restore the LILO after installing Win2k3 Evaluation edition. This time, however I was met with the Kernel panic message like this: resuming from /dev/hda5 Resuming from device hda5 Kernel panic: Resume Machine unable to find supended-data signature ( - misspelled ? This worked in the past for Mandrake 9.2 so I wonder if anyone has encountered this problem or know how to solve it. Thanks.
  20. Linux's version of Getright

    d4x is the right tool for the job: http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo/ And it is supported by the FlashGot extension too if you use Firefox.
  21. Upgrading to Mandrake 10.1, the Linux desktop is getting better than ever. And I think it is time to update my now-over-complicated-Midi-tutorial written two years ago. If you own a SB Live! or Audigy, with Mandrake 10.x, there's no need to compile anything or looking for rpms over the internet anymore. The only file you need to provide yourself, in addition to your Mandrake Linux CD/DVD, is the soundfont file (*.sf2). Of course you'll need the MIDI files to play the music tracks of your choice. Ok, let's get started. The following tutorial has been verified to work with Mandrake 10.1: I. Install the MIDI playback relevant packages # urpmi awesfx kmid (Note to Debian users, the package names are the same so 'apt-get awesfx kmid' would serve the same purpose to your distro) II. Copy the soundfont file from your SB Liveware CD to your harddrive Insert the Liveware 3 CD into your CD/DVD-Rom drive. Suppose you have mounted the CD at this path: /mnt/cdrom This will copy the soundfont files to /opt/ # cp /mnt/cdrom/AUDIO/COMMON/SFBANK/*.SF2 /opt/ You can also download and use other free soundfonts from many internet sites. Do a Google search will help you on this matter. III. Load the soundfont into memory $ asfxload /opt/8MBGMSFX.SF2 (Or sfxload /opt/8MBGMSFX.SF2 if 'asfxload' command is not available) Of course you can load any other soundfont (*.sf2 file) you like. Update: In order to pre-load soundfont every time you login the system, you can add the following lines to the file ~/.bash_profile: asfxload -i asfxload /opt/8MBGMSFX.SF2 The first line is needed for clearing any soundfont previously loaded into the memory, so that it won't waste another chunk of memory (with the same data) if you happen to restart X server or logout / login again. IV. Setup and use Kmid to play MIDI Before you start to play some MIDI files, you need to setup the ALSA MIDI port in order to make use of the Wavetable Synth from your soundcard: Launch Kmid by K > Multimedia > Sound > Kmid In Kmid, choose Settings > MIDI setup Select "Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0 - ALSA device" as your MIDI device, click OK to confirm. That's it! From now on you can use Kmid to play any MIDI files after loading soundfont into the memory (step III). Enjoy! PS. If you do not own a Creative SB Live!/Audigy soundcard, this discussion would help you more: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=26177 Reference: 1. http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=emu10k1 2. http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=979 3. https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=26177 4. http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=30963
  22. I see. But I don't see rivafb loaded at all in the first place....
  23. Nice tutorial. Thanks. Strangely, I can't find 'rivafb' among the kernel module list. Anyway, the difference from Kernel 2.4 install is to add the 'nvidia' item in the file /etc/modprobe.preload
  24. DVD+R burning under Linux

    I have searched the forum a bit but due to lack of time I want to ask directly about DVD burning under Linux: 1) Can K3B support burning DVD iso (like the new Fedora Core 2) in Mandrake 9.2 out of the box? I am still going thru the DVD+RW/+R/-R[W] for Linux page, do I need to download some other utility to burn DVD+R? 2) Is there any difference in the procedure required in burning DVD+R vs DVD-R? 3) Do I need to patch the 9.2 Mdk Kernel (2.4.22 I think) to support DVD+R / DVD + RW (my LiteOn writer does not support Mount Raisner :( ) ? 4) How's the status of UDF support (in CD-RW) in the latest Kernel now? I need to test my DVD writer before the 7-day replacement period (if anything broken) expires. So I really appreciate your help, thanks.. Update: 5) Bitsetting works on Windows, does it work on Linux as well?
  25. DVD+R burning under Linux

    Ah, this sucks. The 'dvd+rw-booktype' utility doesn't seem to support my writer yet. I reported it on the Debian cdwrite mailing list. Hopefully some hack on the dvd+rom-booktype.cpp file will fix it: http://lists.debian.org/cdwrite/2005/02/msg00000.html