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Saturday, August 3, 2002


Migrating PCs today, and I tried to install Palm Desktop on my PC so Eeyore would be able to hotsync her palm in her account on my Win2k machine. Well, Palm Desktop doesn't understand any machine that doesn't have a C: drive as it's root, and refuses to install.

To all developers who use install applications, and set them up to automatically install on a specific drive/path: NEVER ASSUME THE PATH BEGINS WITH C:! Use the damn variables InstallShield or whatever installer you use to select the root drive, path, and programfiles path, and those of us with custom setups won't be getting this irritated. Thank you.

Win2K SP3 Released

Microsoft has released service pack 3 for Windows 2000. The full network installation weighs in at about 125M. As always when it comes to these service packs, make sure you have a good backup . . .

The Master comments: And make sure it's a valid licensed copy of Win2k before you go upgrading--every connection to Windows Update after SP3 is going to validate your license against a Microsoft database, and I'm sure Microsoft will know if you're cheating . . .

Friday, August 2, 2002

WineX 2.1 Released

TransGaming has released version 2.1 of their WineX fork of WINE, the Windows compatibility layer for Linux. They claim that it can now run Warcraft III out of the box. You will need to subscribe to get pre-packaged binaries (which include methods for dealing with various forms of CD copy protection). Otherwise, you can download and compile the CVS source tree, which I am in the process of doing. I've been using WineX to run Jedi Knight II reasonably nicely in Red Hat 7.3. Thanks Slashdot.

NWN Linux Client Update

Bioware's Jay Watamaniuk posted on the Neverwinter Nights forums about the status of the Linux client. Here's what he had to say.

Didn't want to miss the thread. Linux Client is still being developed as awaiting the return of key people. they should be here next week. I'm not sure if they will begin work next week, as they might have a bit of catching up to do at first, but things should be ramping up pretty quick.

Of course, that doesn't even come close to giving an ETA, but at least it's still being worked on. Personally, I'd just as soon wait until they get the major gameplay bugs squashed in the Windows client and then release the Linux client. Otherwise, it's going to be a nightmare trying to keep the various clients synced up.

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