Linux Gamers: WineX 4.0 "Cedega" is released

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by steve, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    TransGaming Unveils WineX 4.0 And Announces New Product Name: Cedega

    Issued on Tuesday June 22, 2004

    Toronto/Ottawa -- June 22, 2004 -- TransGaming today unveils the milestone
    release of version 4.0 of its flagship product, WineX, which has been
    renamed to Cedega. Cedega allows Windows ® games to seamlessly and
    transparently run under Linux, out-of-the-box, with outstanding performance
    and equivalent game-play. Cedega 4.0 includes support for Microsoft ®
    DirectX ® 9.0, significantly broadening the scope and availability of the
    latest triple "A" titles for avid Linux gamers. The landmark release of
    Cedega 4.0 adds support for new blockbuster DirectX 9.0 titles such as
    EA's? Battlefield Vietnam?, Eidos'? Hitman: Contracts ©, and LucasArts' ©
    Star Wars?Galaxies?, bringing the total number of games supported under
    Cedega to well over 300. Furthermore, Cedega features unprecedented support
    for NCSoft's ® recently released massive multiplayer online game, City of
    Heroes ® and Blizzard Entertainment's ® unreleased but highly anticipated
    World of WarCraft ®.


    From a technical standpoint, this release sets a new benchmark for the
    support of games on Linux. "The Cedega 4.0 release contains more
    technological innovation than any previous TransGaming release and truly
    represents a milestone in game software portability. Cedega 4.0 supports
    titles that make use of the DirectX 9.0 API as well as advanced Pixel and
    Vertex shaders. Cedega 4.0 also includes a new advanced inter-process
    communication architecture that can double the speed of games which make
    heavy use of Win32 kernel synchronization primitives," remarks Gavriel
    State, CTO & Co-CEO of TransGaming Technologies.

    To keep pace with the growth of Linux worldwide and to more effectively meet
    consumer demands internationally, TransGaming is also pleased to announce
    the European launch of Cedega 4.0. European customers and subscribers can
    now pay in Euros, a feature that has been much anticipated and will cater
    specifically to the rapidly growing Linux community in European countries.
    Cedega 4.0 includes an updated version of its user friendly interface,
    Point2Play, with multiple language support for English, Dutch, Danish,
    Portuguese and German. is on the web site......
    steve, Jun 22, 2004
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    Divine Guest

    Divine, Jun 22, 2004
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  3. Can either of you post the link to their game support DB?
    I had a look, but can't find it.
    I just want to check a few games against it... might be worth using :)
    Dave -, Jun 22, 2004
  4. steve

    Jackson Guest

    LOL linux still trying to emulate windows. Wont they ever do something new?
    Linux should stick to the server market, they're never gonna make it as a
    desktop OS, not with Windows still around. Sad that they're still trying to
    copy the king.

    Jackson, Jun 22, 2004
  5. A quick google found it...

    but umm... from the page Im trying to get to.

    Looks like we're being slashdotted. We apologise for the inconvenience;
    please come back later.
    -- The TransGaming web team.
    Dave -, Jun 22, 2004
  6. How many trolls does it take to upset nz.comp?
    Dave -, Jun 22, 2004
  7. steve

    AD. Guest

    Ummm... three? No, five! Wait.. I give up...


    AD., Jun 22, 2004
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    Divine Guest

    Yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn - heard it all before - don't believe a word of

    Divine, Jun 22, 2004
  9. steve

    theseus Guest

    Not many
    If any
    theseus, Jun 22, 2004
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    GraB Guest

    Except that some people can actually see the 'king's' new clothes for
    what they are.
    GraB, Jun 23, 2004
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    Allistar Guest

    The only desktop workstations I use both run Linux. And the amount of things
    you can do in Linux that you can't in Windows is one of the reasons why I
    make this choice.

    Linux has made it as a desktop OS.
    Allistar, Jun 23, 2004
  12. steve

    Tim Buchanan Guest

    Here at my home we have 2 computers, one running Windoze XP and one running
    Debian Sarge. There are two reasons why we don't switch the Windoze box over
    to Linux:
    a) Half of the games don't work (my favourite being Flight Sim 2004)
    b) the other people in the house who barely know how to operate Windoze
    would be lost when it comes to Linux, and they don't even want to

    Unfortunately, until both these conditions change, us poor Linux souls will
    have to suffer with Redmond's worst for a while.
    Tim Buchanan, Jun 23, 2004
  13. You fix this by changin over an not telling em. They'll learn :)


    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to
    think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone´s fault.
    If it was Us, what did that make Me ? After all, I´m one of Us. I must be.
    I´ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No-one ever thinks
    of themselves as one of Them. We´re always one of Us. It´s Them that do
    the bad things. <=> Terry Pratchett. Jingo.

    Caution ===== followups may have been changed to relevant groups
    (if there were any)
    Bruce Sinclair, Jun 23, 2004
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    Divine Guest

    LOL - nice!

    Divine, Jun 23, 2004
  15. Hi there,

    Hey perhaps it would interest you to know that Wine (the non-gaming
    oriented one) runs latest winzip around 5% faster emulated than it
    runs natively under Windows...
    We don't get upset anymore....this kind of troll needs to grow some
    'smarts' if he is to upset us...

    Kind regards,

    Chris Wilkinson, Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Canterbury Horse Taxis.
    Remove spamblocker to send replies direct to my email...
    Chris Wilkinson, Jun 23, 2004
  16. steve

    cobs Guest

    Bah, nothing.

    Why using my Amiga, I can run multiple virtual Macs using Amax, each
    running multiple PeeCee emulator copies running Winzip under
    Looooonghorn - and they're all 97% faster than Linux running WinZip
    under emulation.

    In fact, each emulated system, running within each emulated system
    running within each emulated system, running.. you get the idea - is
    faster than the parent. It's the ultimate emulation loop, and will knock
    that pesky NEC earth thingy of the list after I add a little more fast
    ram. How? it's simply a stock Amiga, an Emplant board, and BLAZEMONGER.

    Linux doesn't stand a chance until it gets BLAZEMONGER - but we all know
    that can't happen 'cos you don't have a Fat Angus. Nyah.

    No chance, Trolls use crappy Atari STs.
    cobs, Jun 23, 2004
  17. Have I missed something, Am I in a time warp thats gone back ~12 years
    to when amiga was supreme? or is Amiga back and no-one told me.
    Dave -, Jun 23, 2004
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    AD. Guest

    It's just a satirical jab at the Linux and Windows trolls, comparing them
    to the old Amiga vs Atari trolls.

    It seems Divines counterproductive Linux efforts have bred a new batch of
    idiotic pro Windows trolls.

    BTW - the Amiga kicked the STs ass!!! ;)

    AD., Jun 23, 2004
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    theseus Guest

    Yeah but Atari STs with Steinberg and C-Lab ruled the music business.
    OTOH Porn would not be the same without that Amiga genlock titling :) and
    DIY music videos would not be the same without DPaint.
    And EA would not be the monster game company it is today.
    theseus, Jun 23, 2004
  20. steve

    AD. Guest


    The Amiga kicked the STs ass in everything except musician stuff!!!!


    AD., Jun 24, 2004
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