News - 2005
Circus Linux! for Sony PSP -
December 29, 2005
Circus Linux! has been ported to the Sony PlayStation Portable
(PSP) handheld game system!
Tux Paint Known Issues -
December 15, 2005
A "Known Issues" list
has been created for Tux Paint, which covers problems people have
discovered (e.g., DirectX bugs), and work-arounds. (This is meant to
be a simple reference, as opposed to the bug tracker found at the
Entombed! for Windows -
December 13, 2005
Entombed! is now available for Windows. Enjoy!
Tux Paint 0.9.15-2 for Windows -
December 5, 2005
This re-release fixes a
crash bug in Windows98. Additionally,
the ZIP version is now
packaged to be more compatible with older unZIP tools.
Tux Paint 0.9.15 released -
November 25-28, 2005
After a year of development, Tux Paint 0.9.15 has been released.
Five new Magic tools were added, larger screen sizes are now supported,
10 new translations have been added, and countless other bug fixes and
updates were made. Source,
Mac OS X and
RedHat & Fedora CORE
versions are available.
Amiga OS 4 ports -
November 25, 2005
It's been pointed out that a lot more of our games are available for
Commodore Amiga computers running Amiga OS4. Our site's been
Tux Paint presentation at MACUL 2006 -
November 17, 2005
"How to use Tux Paint for instruction and assessment in the K-2
classroom" will be presented at the
Michigan Association for Computer Users
in Learning conference in March 2006, in Grand Rapids, MI.
Tux Paint presentations in N. Calif. -
November 15, 2005
Bill Kendrick, lead developer of Tux Paint, will be doing technical
presentations about Tux Paint at the December 8th
Peninsula Linux User Group meeting
in Redwood Shores and at the December 19th
Linux Users' Group of Davis.
Update: A non-tech mini-presentation will be given at the
December 7th Silicon Valley
Linux User Group meeting in Mountain View.
VCF 8.0 photos -
November 5, 2005
Photos are now online of Bill Kendrick's Atari exhibit at the
Vintage Computer Festival.
NBS Founder at VCF 8.0 -
November 3, 2005
Bill Kendrick of New Breed Software will be exhibiting Atari 8-bit
computers and video game systems at this year's
Vintage Computer Festival, in Mountain View,
November 5th & 6th.
cgi-util 2.2.1 -
October 10, 2005
A memory allocation was missing, which could affect programs
accepting "GET" method queries.
Tux Paint in Linux Journal -
September 19, 2005
Tux Paint is mentioned in the
Oct. 2005 issue of
magazine, in the article "The Linux for Kids Experiment."
Gamepark GP32 ports -
September 18, 2005
We discovered that Vectoroids and
Defendguin have been ported to the
Gamepark GP32 handheld game system. A newer version of
Circus Linux! is available, too.
Tux Paint in Free Software for Dummies -
September 7, 2005
Tux Paint installation and use is covered in the book
Free Software for Dummies, published earlier this summer
RISC OS Ports -
August 22, 2005
A number of our games have been ported to RISC OS:
Gem Drop X,
Thanks to Neil White for the ports!
MorphOS Ports -
August 2, 2005
TTT have been ported to MorphOS.
Explosions update -
July 31, 2005
The 'explosions' SDL example toy has been updated to render more
quickly on displays that are set to something other than 16bpp.
Tux Paint article in TUX Magazine -
June 3, 2005
Issue #3 of TUX Magazine contains an article on how to
use Tux Paint, written by Bill Kendrick
and his wife Melissa. The magazine is available for free, in PDF format.
Tux Paint Mailing List Move -
March 25, 2005
Tux Paint's developer mailing lists have moved to SourceForge.net,
and two lists have been created for end-users: 'tuxpaint-news', for
news about the latest releases, and 'tuxpaint-users' for teachers and
parents interested in sharing their thoughts and ideas about the project.
Tux Paint for Zaurus -
March 23, 2005
Tux Paint has been packaged for the Sharp Zaurus Linux-based PDAs
(640x480 resolution models only).
FTP site move -
March 21, 2005
Our FTP site has been moved to a new server, located at
ftp.billsgames.com. This frees up about 350MB of space at
our ISP, and will thusly reduce our monthly bills.
If you find any broken links, please contact us!
Tux Paint wins Golden Acorn -
February 19, 2005
Tux Paint is this month's 'Golden Acorn Award' winner at
Super Tux for Zaurus -
February 9, 2005
Super Tux, which New Breed Software originated (but which has since been
taken over by a whole team of developers, musicians and artists) is
also available for the Zaurus!
Defendguin for Zaurus -
February 9, 2005
Our space shoot-out 'Defendguin' has been ported to the
SL-C760 and SL-C860 model Sharp Zaurus Linux-based PDAs.
(It may work on other 640x480 resolution models, too.)
Entombed! update -
January 17, 2005
Entombed! has improved level maps, a pause screen, and some other minor
Tux Paint awarded by SharewareJunkies.com -
January 4, 2005
Tux Paint was awarded 'Best Macintosh Program' of 2004 in the