TransGaming Announcement and Site Launch

October 22nd, 2001 by Alkini

TransGaming, makers of WineX, just launched their new Web site and announced “The Linux Gaming Revolution…Powered By TransGaming Technologies.” This revolution appears to consist mostly of the recently-announced Mandrake gamers edition, which includes the “special” version of The Sims. It’s still not very clear if this version of The Sims is a port using Winelib, or some other version packaged with an end-user version of WineX. The new TransGaming site lists November 9th as the shipping date for this new gaming-oriented distro.

The second feature of the TransGaming site is a subscriber section. In this section, subscribers can vote on which features and/or games they want Transgaming to work on next. They can also get support from TransGaming on games that they “officially” support: Starcraft, Alice, and Baldur’s Gate 2 among others.

6 Responses to “TransGaming Announcement and Site Launch”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    …I could almost skip.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Is anyone else as happy as I am that Transgaming is licensing copy protection technology? :/

  3. Starbuck Zero Says:

    that we can now vote for games!?!?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Is it still $5usd/month?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Have any of you checked out the license? It actually reads pretty well… Basically, you can distribute and modify the code at will, but you cannot charge for it. Essentially it gives us most of the rights we want, but keeps Transgaming as the sole entity that can profit from the code. Hm. Sounds good to me.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Does anybody know what kind of performance difference there is between native Windows and WineX in, let’s say, Couter Strike?

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