WineX 3.0 Reviewed; Lycoris GamePak Released

This time around, Transgaming WineX 3.0 has some new tools as well as improvements in the number of games supported and gaming speeds. In this article, LinuxOrbit is going to take a look at the new features of WineX 3.0, with a focus on their new GUI installer called Point2Play.
In the meantime, Lycoris ships the GamePak based on Transgaming’s technology.

Breaking down one of the barrriers to widespread adoption of Desktop/LX as a mainstream operating system, Lycoris and TransGaming unleash the GamePak. A powerful package
of five (5) native Desktop/LX games, the GamePak comes bundled with access to one free month of WineX which allows Desktop/LX users to play over 250 Windows games on their Desktop/LX PC. At the low price of $34.95, the GamePak gives Desktop/LX users value, action and
compatibility in a single, simple to install package.

The launch of the GamePak is the advent of a new gaming platform for PC
hardware. Gamers can leverage their existing game trove and start
migrating to native Desktop/LX games in a single step, explains Joseph
Cheek, Lycoris CTO and Founder. People don’t have to use Windows on
their PC anymore, just to play games. Now they can do it all from

Lycoris has gathered the top Open Source games and added new sounds and
graphics as needed to make them consumer-ready. The GamePak includes
five full titles, TORCS, Possible Worlds, BZFlag, FreeCiv, and Falcon’s
Eye. BZFlag offers first person tank battle action, with networked play
for an intense, online experience. TORCS puts users in the drivers seat
of the hottest cars, with high-definition graphics for realistic racing
action and uses real car physics to provide a true, high-speed feeling.

Smoke, skidmarks, sparks, sun, flares and vertex color-lit tracks
enhance the realism. Possible Worlds offers 3D, underwater action from
the cockpit of a futuristic submersible. Multiple missions and
artificially-intelligent enemies enhance dog fights in the deep. FreeCiv
grants users the ultimate power as rulers of their own civilization
where the goal is to build cultures over thousands of years, defend
borders, conquer neighbors, or win the space race for supreme victory.
For the dungeon gamer, Falcon’s Eye pits users’ wits against the dark
dungeon and it’s denizens as they explore the cavernous mazes that are
randomly generated for unique play every time.

Not only does the GamePak include five native Desktop/LX titles, Lycoris
and TransGaming have partnered to bring the incredible WineX
cross-platform gaming technology to Desktop/LX. The GamePak includes
access to TransGaming’s WineX for one free month. Linux gamers can play
action-packed blockbusters like Warcraft(R) III, Grand Theft Auto 3(TM),
Diablo(R) II and Max Payne(TM) right on their Desktop/LX PC, states
TransGamings Director of Marketing & Communications, Cathy Tanner. And
with the recent release of WineX 3.0, hits like Battlefield 1942(TM),
Sim City(TM)4, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault(TM) and the world’s most
popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest
” can now run on Desktop/LX. WineX 3.0 also introduces its new
Point2Play user interface which simplifies the game-playing experience.


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