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Wine for Crystallography 2. This is the th issue of the Wine Weekly News publication. Its main goal is to bemoan the breakup of O-Town. It also serves tiberian sun ipx options trading inform you of what's going on around Wine.
Think of it as a Windows compatibility layer. You can find more info at www. This week's issue is once again a little late. Things have been quite busy in real life. Conversely, things have been a little slower than normal in the Wine world. The mailing lists and CVS have seen less activity than they have in the previous few months.
Part of that means it's a little harder to find news stories. I found a page describing how to use Wine to run some specialized scientific crystallography software.
It appears these instructions have been around for a while, but the screenshots are still nice. Over the past month there's been more discussion of a Wine developer's conference. A vote was called for and the results are in. Jeremy White announced it:. Okay, I've finally put together a web page and mailing list to centralize our information about Wineconf. You can view the page here: It's just a start; there are lots of details to fill in, but now everyone has tiberian sun ipx options trading place to look.
I'd appreciate it if interested parties could both let me know that they'd be there via the registration form and join the mailing list so that we can discuss the agenda. Once we've defined a bit more of an agenda, I'd like to go ahead and announce the conference as a whole to wine-announce. Everyone is welcome at the second semi regular conference of Wine enthusiasts. Come and gather with fellow Wine hackers to: Discuss the future of Wine Work on nasty glibc bugs Attack installers in an install-o-thon Relax tiberian sun ipx options trading the beautiful winter weather of Minnesota, enjoying the St.
Paul Winter Carnival complete with Ice Palace! Marvel at how the weather promotes an amazing amount of hacking time. Hoist a real glass of Wine with your compadres at the Mall of America. The conference is in the early stages of planning, so full details are not yet available.
However, here are the details that are firm:. Paul, MN Is it time for playing games on WINE? Here goes some sucessfull stories: If you need more screenshots, logs or another info about this games, leave me know. Original disc, not necessary any trick. Correct maybe some missing effects Sound: You need set the windows version to nt40, and use a modified EXE due to safedisc 2 protection. Yes using native dlls for Tiberian sun ipx options trading 7 Gameplay: Correct graphics glitches, missing effects and a bit slow You need disable in video settings the 5th option, or you will see the gfx 4 times together Sound: Ok during gameplay probably not in the menu zone.
Using the original disc, not necessary any trick. Correct some graphics glitches in text windows. There is 2 stages for select in the demo, only the first one shows graphics, in the second you can heard the sound, but the screens remains to black. Correct missing some screens, but the 3D engine works very nice. Missing some tittle screens, and problems with textures during gameplay. Yes, but some effects with noise.
No works correctly, moves only in range x, but it should be possible in range x This prompted more discussion about Wine's support for games. I remember back in the 80's the gaming industry discovered people could copy floppy disks.
A few friends I used to spend countless hours figuring out how to get around the latest copy protection schemes. Ultimately we always discovered a solution - finding a cracked game hacked by some underground group or a way to use one of the popular game copying programs.
Fast forward 15 years. Game manufacturers still use copy protection and it's still as useless as always. I doubt any 14 year old has a problem downloading the latest Grand Theft Auto cracked executable and burning it to a disk. In the ensuing discussion about gaming this week, Jason Edmeades made this remark:. At some point in time we will have to address copy protection.
I dont want to get into legal discussions and I dont intend looking into it yetBUT would I be correct in saying that if someone worked out the first point at which copy protection fails, and codes a basic application which emulates this behaviour. Since this simple app works on windows, then someone else could then work on getting the basic program working under wine without being contaminated by knowledge of the internals of the copy protection itself?
If this is the case, it would be a useful thing to put on the projects page. If the legality of this is dodgy, forget it - there are always hacks around, its just frustrating. If I remember correctly then Laurent Pincharts safedisk patch consisted of the next logical parts: The problems behind 1 and 3 were fixed in the meanwhile. I have read a discussion about 4 on wine-devel.
If I remember correctly it was aggreed that it should be added to wine sooner or later. But I dont see it yet in the CVS. The problem is that wine can't load. Laurent solved the issue by reimplementing the secdrv. Some of the discussion delved into what it would take for Wine to include a builtin version of the Safedisk secdrv. Roderick Colenbrander pointed out some of the pitfalls:. It might be possible to reverse engineer the current safedisc 1 and 2 protections and include the code in wine.
The problem is that the new version a snapshot of it was used at the time in flashpoint is less nice. Nowadays when you for example use a crack the game works or doesn't work. The new safedisc is really nasty. When you apply a crack or perhaps our upcoming safedisc driver the game starts up no matter if the crack is really correct or not.
During the game you will know if the crack was correct or not. When you play using an incorrect crack the game will slowly become unplayable. For example the keys to finish the level will disappear or you tiberian sun ipx options trading aim anymore. Perhaps the "solution" is to write a wrapper to load secdrv.
Perhaps in a way like that ntfs emulation project works it uses a reactos kernel or perhaps using an emulator like qemu. I have not tested loading the safedisk driver under ReactOS but I dont see why it wouldn't work. Tom Wickline asked if Laurent Pinchart's work would ever make it into Wine. Alexandre had a firm "no" response:. None whatsoever, the driver "reimplementation" is clearly a DMCA violation.
The proper way to do that is to somehow load the driver and let it perform all the checks it wants to perform; a dummy driver that returns magic values to bypass the checks is not acceptable.
As we've seen with encryption regulations in the past, the issue of control-circumvention law dissolves in the face of open-source software. Some argue that binaries are a form of source code anyway, and that you can "read" them in the sense that you can interpret and modify their operation. However, the lawyers seem reasonably comfortable with that argument - they call it reverse engineering and it's "bad" tiberian sun ipx options trading. It is my personal opinion that this legal anomaly with copyleft is no accident - Microsoft and the RIAA lobby harder than most, and laws that are impossible to tiberian sun ipx options trading by in open source are "good" laws for lawyers and their preferred clients, and "bad" for disreputable communists as we most surely must be tiberian sun ipx options trading we don't feel like trading binaries commercially.
Somewhere in the callstack between the application and the kernel's CD driver needs to tiberian sun ipx options trading something that is closed-source and not subject to trivial circumvention. Perhaps I've misunderstood something about the tiberian sun ipx options trading model here, but the law itself seems to preclude a general open source solution, no matter how you slice it. Shachar Shemesh didn't understand where the problem actually was, " I don't get it.
As far as I understand, so long as the code in the Wine archives does not allow running copied discs, we are not violating the DMCA. The DMCA does not require copyright violation, what is illegal is "circumventing" the protection measure, it doesn't really matter if the replacement code has the same functionality or not.
For example it's illegal to decrypt your own DVDs with DeCSS, but it's legal to do it with an "approved" player, even though they are of course both running the exact same algorithm. Yes tiberian sun ipx options trading absurd, but that's the way the law is written. So the question is whether the code in question is "circumventing" the protection or not. I think you would have a hard time convincing someone that a dummy driver that returns magic values is not circumventing part tiberian sun ipx options trading the copy protection, even if the resulting behavior is tiberian sun ipx options trading to the original.
OTOH you can make a pretty good case that a generic "Windows driver loader" tiberian sun ipx options trading not circumventing anything, it's just doing what any Windows replacement is supposed to do. He went on to give a little more detail on why a Wine-specific driver would be a legal minefield:. By providing a tiberian sun ipx options trading driver, you are circumventing a technical measure controlling access to the work.