Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mariner Software Paperless at 40% off for Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale

The folks over at Mariner Software are having a Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale. This sale offers a instant 40% savings off the extremely popular Mariner Paperless product for Mac and Windows.

About Paperless 2.3.3

Paperless is a digital documents manager. Remember when everyone talked about how we would soon be a paperless society? Now it seems like we use paper more than ever. Let's face it - we need and we use paper. But Paperless 2 is one of those incredibly useful applications that will help you manage all your paper and digital documents and at the same time positively affect the environment.

When it's tax time no more bringing a shoe box full of receipts to your accountant. According to ruling Rev. Proc. 97-22 from the IRS, a digital document is acceptable. With Paperless 2 you can create a Smart Collection and keep all your documents neat and tidy and in one place. Additionally, once you store your receipts in Paperless 2, you can select the receipts to email, print, or export to PDF, or even show as a chart.

Paperless 2 has the ability to keep up and maintain the task of not only reducing your need for paper but managing the paper you use. Simply scan your receipts, bills, statements, warranty cards, business cards - any paper document and the OCR function of Paperless 2 recognizes the data and adds it to the Details Window. The built-in search functionality even lets you find and organize receipts and documents into Smart Collections. Already have your documents as PDFs or other file formats? No problem. Simply drag and drop them into Paperless 2. By taking your paper receipts, product manuals and other documents and creating an electronic record you've already reduced your need for paper.

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CodeWeavers Black Friday Cyber Monday CRIMBO25 Sale

Well it's that time of year again folks, Thanksgiving is in just a couple days and before the holiday has even began people are counting down the days until Christmas 2015. And one of the great things about the holidays is sales and more sales, sales on everything from gum drops to granny's bloomers.

And in keeping in the yule tide festive holiday cheer, the folks at CodeWeavers will have a little sale on CrossOver Mac and Linux for all your Windows applications, programs and games need's on Mac or Linux.

But why buy now? this is the perfect time to purchase for a couple good reasons.

  • CrossOver 15 for Mac and Linux will soon be released
  • Wine 1.8 will soon be released
  • CrossOver 15 will come with a modified version of Wine 1.8
  • CrossOver 15 will have limited support for Direct X 10 and 11
  • CrossOver 15 will have support for Pulse Audio
  • CrossOver 15 will support Microsoft Office 2013
  • CrossOver 15 will have a newly redesigned GUI
  • etc etc etc....

So if you need to run Microsoft Applications, Programs or Games  on your Mac or Linux computer this is the time to get CrossOver. You can purchase now and save 25% off the normal retail price and once CrossOver 15 is released in just a couple short weeks upgrade to CrossOver 15 :)

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

WineHQ has released Wine 1.8-rc1

WineHQ has released Wine 1.8-rc1, The Wine development release 1.8-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 1.8. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 1.8 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:
  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

 Bugs fixed in 1.8-rc1 (total 54):

   8712  amstream video demo does not play because of IDirectDrawMediaStreamImpl_CreateSample stub
   9872  Leisure Suite Larry 7 fails to run in WinXP mode
  16782  Sea3D chat text unreadable
  21879  Word95 can't create new document
  23817  Creative Writer 2 can't show images in .max files
  25263  Biet-O-Matic calculates shipping cost wrong for German locale
  25843  Wine causes terminal to lose some inputrc settings
  26034  DNAsp5 crashes when trying to copy text from an output
  27664  Various Telltale games crash on startup when a joystick is plugged in (application provides EnumDevice callback with wrong calling convention)
  27859  Task Coach: Crashes on start (uses python2.7)
  28729  EasyBCD: bcdedit complains about lack of privileges (import of registry hive using native API fails/wineserver token privilege check)
  29206  Mystery Cases - Madame Fate (Bigfish games): Director Player Error:  Unable to load movie playlist
  30588  Houdini 12.x (3D animation tool) crashes on startup
  30855  Rhymes (Russian rhymes dictionary) doesn't work correctly
  31889  Cmd testrunner fails in case of mismatches on synchronization lines
  32639  Sega Rally Revo sound stuttering
  32701  The Dame In Black Case: installer fails when registering msdxm6.ocx (needs 'HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\MediaPlayer' key 'Installation DirectoryLFN' value)
  33718  comctl32:propsheet Add button test failure
  34123  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: the game fails to initiate due to Wine failing to mount its CD images
  34261  Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (Steam) crashes during intro video
  34953  Message "Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly." cannot be suppressed
  35659  Dassault Systemes CATIA v5 reports 'no certified opengl libary has been found. Check your system installation' on startup (opengl32.dll version resource 'LegalCopyright' mismatch)
  35688  iMesh 7.x reports 'You are using an older version of Windows Media Player!' (needs WMP 10 version registry key)
  35718  Multiple games have extreme flicker, stutter, slowdown (Path of Exile, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Warframe, Crysis, Anno 1602,  Splinter Cell: Blacklist)
  35970  Wine del returns 1 on error unlike on Windows
  36255  World of tanks doesn't run after upgrade to 0.9
  36428  valgrind shows a possible leak in scrrun/tests/dictionary.c
  37161  D3D_SHADER_VARIABLE_FLAGS is not defined in d3dcommon
  37200  Warhammer 40k: Kill Team (Steam version) does not start
  37203  Age of Empires II Conquerors 800x600 launch screen black on wine versions later than 1.7.13
  37595  cls command does not fill screen attributes
  37799  Children of the Nile: crash on start when not using virtual desktop
  37881  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcp120.dll._Cnd_init (Livescribe Echo Desktop 3.0, Acrobat Reader DC 2015)
  37955  USB DAC sound problems
  37994  AVRStudio 4.18: Editor window text rendered incorrectly (transparent tab characters)
  38103  Process Hacker 2.x needs ntoskrnl.exe.ProbeForRead
  38252  Candleworks FX Trade Station 2 updater crashes
  38391  Deus Ex: Human Revolution does not properly detect speaker configuration
  38427  Desura client crashes on unimplemented function msvcp120.dll._Thrd_current
  38600  Planetary Annihilation needs msvcp110.dll._Cnd_init
  39018  A9CAD fails to start, throws 'X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'
  39045  Accuweather.com download page displays only the background image in built-in iexplore
  39212  cmd:batch fails if privileges not high enough
  39230  odbccp32:misc fails if privileges not high enough
  39323  StarForce 3.x: Protection Environment Driver v1.x 'sfdrv01.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExDeleteNPagedLookasideList (Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII Demo)
  39347  World of Warships 0.4.x/0.5.x: incorrect water surface height calculated for unknown reasons, causing ships to appear floating in the air (with GLSL shader backend)
  39362  Blazblue Calamity Trigger crash on press start screen
  39384  Tencent QQ 7.6 frame manager kernel driver 'QQFrmMgr.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.CmRegisterCallback
  39426  skype crash - unimplemented combase.dll.RoGetActivationFactory
  39468  Adobe Photoshop CS2 installer triggers __stack_chk_fail() on Wine builtin 'msiexec'
  39517  No music or voices in Skyrim after intro video
  39581  iMesh 7.x installer warns about old version of Microsoft Windows Media Player (missing 'HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Active Setup\\Installed Components\\{6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}' registry key)
  39613  Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 fails to install with Wine 1.3.2+
  39630  Issue while building wow64 for Slackware 14.1

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Microsoft Office 2013 and World of Tanks Support to Arrive in Wine and CrossOver

CodeWeavers, the company behind projects like CrossOver and Wine, has announced that it's making great progress with Microsoft Office 2013 and World of Tanks, among other things.

Wine is a powerful tool, but developers need to constantly work on it, as Windows apps and environment are always changing and evolving. Something that runs today in Wine or CrossOver might now work tomorrow. Another difficult task is to make certain apps run in the first place, like Microsoft Office 2013, for instance. If you ever install Microsoft Office 2013 in Windows, you'll notice that it comes with a myriad of DLL and various other important dependencies, so you can always imagine what a difficult task it is to make it work in Linux.

Another point of interest is World of Tanks, which happens to be one of the most played MMO titles right now. The fact that Linux users have a hard time playing it is not a good thing, and CodeWeavers knows this all too well. They are working right now to correct that problem, and they've already made some progress in this regard, especially for the latest World of Tanks 9.9 update, which seems to create some issues.

CodeWeavers is not sitting idle

The developers from CodeWeavers are planning to make some improvements in the upcoming CrossOver and Wine versions, and that includes all the fixes mentioned above.

"With World of Tanks we began by triaging a crash that started with the 9.9 update. We fixed the issue quickly and sent a new build to Wargaming. We followed this with a fix for a severe drop in frame-rates with the 9.9 update. A fix for the frame rate issue and a mouse offset issue is on its way to Wargaming now. For CrossOver 14, we tested fixes with Microsoft Office 2010's behavior on dual screen systems. This includes full-screen maximize/minimize the behavior of primary and secondary screens on Gnome Classic and Gnome Shell with Metacity and Debian 7," wrote Caron Wills from CodeWeavers.

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Darkstone in Linux with PlayOnLinux

Follow my step by step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darkstone in Linux with PlayOnLinux .

Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Darkstone. Other versions may require additional steps.

Tips & Specs:

To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

Mint 17 64-bit
PlayOnLinux: 4.2.9
Wine: 1.6.2

Wine Installation

Click Tools
Select "Manage Wine Versions"

Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Select it
Click the arrow pointing to the right

Click Next

Downloading Wine


Downloading Gecko


Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

PlayOnLinux Setup

Launch PlayOnLinux
Click Install

Click "Install a non-listed program"

Click Next

Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Click Next

Name your virtual drive: darkstone
Click Next

Check all 3 options:

  • Use another version of Wine
  • Configure Wine
  • Install some libraries
Click Next

Select Wine 1.6.2
Click Next

Select "32 bits windows installation"
Click Next

Wine Configuration

Application Tab
Windows version: Windows 7
Click Apply

Graphics Tab
Check "Automatically capture mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Click OK

PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

Check the following packages:
  • POL_Install_corefonts
  • POL_Install_d3dx9
  • POL_Install_gdiplus
  • POL_Install_tahoma
Click Next

Note: All packages will automatically download and install

Installing Darkstone

Click Browse

Select "setup_darkstone_2.0.0.10.exe"
Click Open

Click Next again...

Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click Options
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Click Install

When the installation is done
Click Exit

PlayOnLinux Shortcut

Select "Darkstone.exe"
Click Next

The name Darkstone should appear
Click Next

Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Click Next

PlayOnLinux Configure

Select Darkstone
Click Configure

General Tab
Wine version: 1.6.2

Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

Display Tab
Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses

Running Darkstone

Select Darkstone
Click Run

Note: Click Debug to see bugs and errors


Click Configuration

Click Options

Darkstone should run on any desktop, laptop and netbook
For better performance check/uncheck:
  • Shadows
  • Reflections
  • Texture Filtering
  • Dithering
  • Use the Primary 3D card

Darkstone ran perfectly on my Desktop (GeForce 550 Ti) and my Chromebook (Intel HD 2000). It even ran on my GeForce 7600 GT as well. The only issues I had was no resolution configuration. You are stuck playing Darkstone at 640x480. I tried a hacked exe that supported high resolution widescreen but it was really buggy and didn't work. So enjoy your old school RPG in your old school resolution.

Gameplay Video:







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