TransGaming Unveils WineX 4.0 And Announces New Product Name: Cedega
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 (R) 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 (R) DirectX (R) 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 (TM) Battlefield Vietnam (TM), Eidos’ (TM) Hitman: Contracts (c), and LucasArts’ (c) Star Wars (TM)Galaxies (TM), bringing the total number of games supported under Cedega to well over 300. Furthermore, Cedega features unprecedented support for NCSoft’s (R) recentlyreleased massive multiplayer online game, City of Heroes (R) and Blizzard Entertainment’s (R) unreleased but highly anticipated Worlds of WarCraft (R).
Cedega (Se-day-gah) – [noun] – a unique variety of grape used to make some of the finest Port Wines in the world; an innovative portability technology developed by TransGaming that allows Windows games to run on Linux.
“Cedega 4.0 represents an amazing evolution of our Linux product. Thus, it was only fitting to give it a new name; a name that is representative of our product’s maturity, complexity, sophistication, and elegance. The new name, Cedega, is meaningful and reflects the significant growth that both the product and TransGaming have enjoyed over the last few years,” comments Vikas Gupta, Co-CEOand President of TransGaming Technologies.
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.
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