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Now Gamers don't need Windows; Lycoris and TransGaming Unleash the GamePak

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 available immedaitely through 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."

"Games have always been one of the main uses for the home PC. Desktop/LX users now have a high-octane option for turning their PC into a game station using our OS," explains Mike Weltz, Sales Director for Lycoris. "Breaking down barriers which allow users to use Desktop/LX as their primary home OS is what Lycoris is all about, and Transgaming's WineX coupled with our games for $34.95 doesn't just kick the door down, it blows the hinges off."

This exciting, new Pak from Lycoris includes access to TransGaming's WineX cross-platform gaming technology for one free month . "Not only will GamePak users experience rivetting action in blockbusters like Warcraft® III, Grand Theft Auto 3®, Diablo® II and Max Payne®," states TransGaming's Director of Marketing Cathy Tanner, "each new WineX release adds the latest and hottest games to the over 150-title list available today."

This thrilling, new product is available for immediate pre-order from the Lycoris store at

System Requirements

  • Desktop/LX Operating System
  • 350 MHz processor, 500 MHz or faster recommended
  • 64 MB RAM, 128 MB or more recommended
  • 100 MB of available hard drive space
  • Keyboard and mouse or other compatible input device
  • SuperVGA resolution monitor
  • OpenGL accelerated video card for best performance
  • Internet access and network play requires ISP and supported modem or network card
  • Audio playback requires supported sound card

About Lycoris

Lycoris, located in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for anyone to use. Lycoris packages Open Source applications for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, their simple, robust Linux desktop. Lycoris has enjoyed amazingly positive press coverage and has rocketed into the spotlight as the provider of Desktop/LX and the ProductivityPak office suite. For more information please visit the Lycoris website at

About TransGaming Technologies

TransGaming has created the dominant software portability solution that allows game developers and publishers to develop games for one system and deploy them simultaneously on other platforms faster, cheaper and better than anyone else. TransGaming has recently developed strategic relationships with the world's premier game developer and publisher Electronic Arts; games developer TimeGate Studios, Macrovision, among others. TransGaming has licensed the world's top selling game, EA's The Sims, and shipped an optimized Linux version just eight weeks after receiving source code. TransGaming's technology keeps pace with the release of the hottest and most recent PC titles, including support for hit games such as Warcraft III, Max Payne, Grand Theft Auto 3, Diablo 2, and many more. Founded in May 2000, TransGaming's R&D centre resides in Ottawa, Canada, with business, strategy, and operational activities conducted at the Toronto, Canada office. Visit the TransGaming web site at


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