TransGaming Announces Partnership with Timegate

August 19th, 2002 by Judecca

TransGaming have updated their site with a partnership announcement. The partnership is with with TimeGate Studios, to release the Kohan series for Linux. This was posted a few months back originally, now is the official announcement. This includes Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, K:IS Special Awards Edition, and Kohan: Arhiman’s Gift.

These products are available for download only, from the TransGaming Web Store, and use TransGaming’s WineX.

Here is the official press release

Since the TransGaming Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns is version 1.3.4, it will not be compatible for online play with Loki’s source port of Kohan, which is version 1.3.1.

9 Responses to “TransGaming Announces Partnership with Timegate”

  1. friedmud Says:

    that I think this is great! I will be buying atleast the cheap one (poor college student).

    Ok, now let the flames begin!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Purely speculation and uneducated (since I do not have the games in question) but,

    1. Both “versions” of KIS are for sale. Non-SAE KIS is $10 less, but there does not seem a way to patch it to the latest version. The two versions of KIS are not network-compatible with each other.

    2. Download-only.

    3. They list the downloads as being 300mb in size. This means that they most likely did not include the movies and music. While these can be considered excess, it still means that you are not buying the full game.

    4. These will be incompatible with the already-existing Linux port of KIS.

    1. Are these clients compatible with the Windows versions?

    2. Are these “ports” yet another wine hack?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I cry.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Basically teh complaint should go against the commercial gaming software developers who seem to not have enough foresight to actually try to write teh game to be cross platform from scratch, or have a developer on staff who spends 1/4 time dealing with multi platform issues. Sad, it would save the gaming companies time in the long run, esp since all the diff compilers catch different errors.

  5. bobcat Says:

    I love Kohan and still play it. I appreciate Timegates efforts and plight, but I think I’m gonna stick to spending my money on native ports.

    I subscribed to Wine X to play Counterstrike, only to be banned from servers for cheating (falsely idenitfied due to me running under Wine X). It’s been months since this problem started (it does this to all Linux CS players). Now my subscription has lapsed and I’ll never be able to play CS in Linux now, even though my money is gone.

    I’m going to avoid throwing good money after bad. Doom III, NWN, UT 2003 (hoping) will all get my dollars.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I just purchased the download and in the installation instructions they stated that they would download an “executeable specially tuned to my system”. This smacks of the same scam our friends at Microsoft are running. I change hardware, software, distro’s on a regular basis. To keep from compromising my games, I always have them loaded on a separate drive. Then I just remount it after the latest install. I wonder why they did not address this in their press release.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    partnership sounds like they are getting married

  8. MyAss Says:

    I know AG is a 300 meg download, but how big is it after installation. I ask because I’m low on disk space.

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 4.8G 3.3G 1.3G 72% /
    /dev/sda2 4.8G 4.1G 562M 88% /home
    /dev/hda2 9.6G 8.5G 648M 94% /usr/local

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