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Wine 1.7.14 Released!

Wine 1.7.14 is released just now! The wine version will be buildt in an engine and will be available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to buildt all my wrappers for this website. Because the new Wine is just released, the engine itself is not available yet in Winery, but will be added soon by Doh123 (Wineskin developer). There were quite some MSXML patches implanted in wine which wil fix MSXML related issues. Also some more AVI Encoding support what might fix some issues with media. See more details below and on Winehq.

The Wine development release 1.7.14 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • More Task Scheduler support.
  • Improvements for AVI encoding support.
  • More VisualBasic interfaces in MSXML.
  • Support for deflate content encoding in Wininet.
  • Some fixes for monochrome printers.
  • Various bug fixes.

Site is moved, image problems Fixed!

Update:
Problem fixed!! Enjoy the site!

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Ok guys, site is moved now and there is a massive speed increase, as on browsing the website as in WordPress itself. That’s awesome news. However, there are still image issues. All images won’t show. This means Paypal buttons are gone (accept for the text), Screenshots and even the captcha image on the contact form…

We are working hard to resolve the issue, so please hang on a little longer until the issues are resolved. Thanks!

Contact Form fixed!

Contact Form fixed!

Good news. Contact form is fixed again. Seemed that mails went automatically to the Spam folder :p This Spam folder was hidden, so thats why I didn’t figure that out earlier. Anyway, with this out of the way everyone can use the contact form again :) Sorry for the trouble!

Remember when using the contact form, to make sure you fill in as much info about the specific subject as possible. When it is a technical problem, always attach Graphics Card info + OSX version + clear explanation where it go’s wrong + the steps you already have taken. This saves me a lot of work and for you to have it resolved way quicker. Thanks!

Website will will be moved to faster Webserver!

Website will will be moved to faster Webserver!

Here the announcement that the website will be moved to faster Webserver. I made a huge mistake for choosing the lowest cost virtual server on Strato. Will move now to way better/faster and unfortunately way more expensive VPS hosting. Although you may think the speed of the site itself was quite doable for most of the time, I myself had way trouble in WordPress itself. I have about 1000 game pages and loads of posts, and when loading pages, editing pages, creating posts, creating pages, takes ages for me. Also lots of kick-outs. Trying to cache the site and many other plugins tested and cleaning up plugins as well resulted in only some speed increase of browsing the site, but not in WordPress itself.

Because what I earlier did in 10 minutes costs now more then an hour + lots of frustration, I move to this faster server. Also having in mind that the new features will be implanted as well, this is a necessary update. So, coming week will be the week of the truth. So here also counts, when pages are not loading well, error pages or even page cannot be displayed. Keep in mind we are working on the site to become a better place in the end :) Thanks in advance for your patience.

Site under contruction!

Here a post to clarify all the SQL errors of the banner and the blog mess-up on the homepage all the time! Well, the simple reason is that the site is getting revamped at the moment and will be coming days with all kind of new features. Manesh is working hard to get the specific features on the website, like the awesome search bar for searching games on the website and a complete login package for everyone to be able to login on the site and more!

So bare with me coming days, and know that the game pages are still accessible of course. Thanks!

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Three more alternative Wrappers for latest games!

As mentioned in earlier posts I will have alternative Wrappers for all new games as well (when possible and Steam games are excluded). This for the people who cannot effort Crossover, but are longing to play those games as well. In those cases the “How to install a game in Wineskin” video tutorial can be used for the install instructions.

The Wrappers I added today are the three games: AIM Racing, and the popular S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, and last but not least the amazing game Advent Rising! Enjoy the Wrappers!

STALKER COP AIM Racing Advent Rising

Some website news!

Some website news!

Here a special post about the latest news around the website. It’s bin a while and there are a couple of things I want to share with you guys about some things which is actual at the moment and about some new things to come.

1. Speed Website:
Well, the site was terrible slow this weekend and performance wasn’t that good lately. If correct and I hope it also counts for you guys, that the performance is improved drasticly. Manesh Sona did some fine-tuning on the site and we disabled some plugins which might have been the cause of it. So this is great news!

2. Some incoming changes!
We are working on some new features to implant, and the first thing is the Login possibility on the website. Manesh is working on that one as well and will implant an extra section for VIP members. Yes VIP/Premium membership features will change a bit as well because of the Crossover application and I have to think about that one, how to give that shape. Probably there will be only 1 Premium version and the Gold Silver and Bronze will be something of the past. This isn’t final yet, have to think about that one. Also the search option will be implanted which will make it more easy to search for games. When you have some special desires then please email me about it so I can take it in consideration.

3. Filehosting changes:
I have scattered all the wrappers on 3 different filehost/cloudhost companies, all with its own features and flaws and I have decided to bring it back to one. I never had issues with mediafire but the file size was the only problem then. This has been changed lately so I will move back to Mediafire and keep the other expensive filehosters behind me as well. One place one price and this saves me quite some money on filehosting. Nice plan, but it takes a while to move about 600 wrappers to another file hoster and then change all the links again on all the game pages.

4. The things left:
The last other things: I have 20TB a month bandwidth on Filefactory and believe it or not, for this month we exceeded it already! Its 18 February and luckily it is a short month because until the end of the month when downloading a wrapper there will be some Filefactory ads appearing before download. Choose in that case the “slow download” which is the free one. Other thing left is that the “Contact Form” is still not working (is been worked on) so when you need help sent me an email mentioned on the contact page. Last but not least the paulthetall.com forum will be closed because it is unfortunately hijacked by spammers. So I redirect for Crossover to the Crossover Website and for wrapper questions email me.

New CrossTies Week 7!

A dozen more new/updated Crossties! This weekend I already mentioned that there were 6 CrossTies in the Queue by Codeweavers to approve, but they were so busy with the new release that they had hardly time to do so. yesterday all the Ties were approved and that’s why this post. If you want to help as well, just install your games you own in Crossover and let me know if it works, when there isn’t a CrossTie yet, or if there is, Rank it on the Crossover game page so people know that it works with the latest Crossover version. This is something we all can do and this way we can help each-other :)

Red Faction and Red Faction 2 were released thueseday on GOG.com. So I purchased them straight away and made a CrossTie of them as for 10 more games as well. Most of them are very popular games, so check them out! You need Crossover pre-installed in order for the CrossTie to work. Check out Crossover video page or on the game pages how simple CrossTies work! Enjoy!

New/updated CrossTies:
Bionicle Heroes
Sherlock Holmes – Secret of the Mummy
Titan Quest
Pandemonium
Desperados 3 – Helldorado
Thief 3 Deadly Shadows
Fahrenheit
UFO Aftermath
STALKER Chernobyl
East India Company
Red Faction
Red Faction 2

Forum removed from website!

Forum removed from website!

I removed the forum link from the site menu. The forum is totally messed up by spammers and there seems no way to stop it… The forum still exists, but for the new people arriving, it is the best to know that for now I am reachable via email using the contact page. There are some new features coming soon with one as particular: “Login” possibility on the website with all kind of features!

But until that time, with technical support questions use the contact page and drop me an email. Thanks for bearing with me.

Crossover Advocates Wave!

Crossover Advocates Wave!

I got a IM and email from Crossover that they are totally overwelmed with requests to become and advocate. Those are hundreds a week! They cannot manage the demand. Most of them are just becoming an advocate to use the program freely and do nothing for Crossover. This is not entirely the meaning of becoming an advocate. Because I “Advertise” to become an advocate when you have no money, so you can use the program free of charge, they asked me to delete that sentence (what I did now) to avoid the overwhelming wave of  voluntering “advocates” which do nothing. Does this mean that there is no way to become an advocate anymore? No, there is, but only for the people who are really attending to dedicate time for Crossover. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

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