Redmond, WA -- Wednesday, April 30, 2003 --
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 GamePak
is immediately available from The Lycoris Store.
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 Desktop/LX.
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
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
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, Grand
Theft Auto 3, DiabloII and Max Payne "right on their Desktop/LX PC,
states TransGamings Director of Marketing & Communications,
And with the recent release of WineX 3.0, hits like Battlefield
1942, Sim City 4, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 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
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