Transgaming Cedega 6.0 Preview

April 5th, 2007 by Crusader

Phoronix have previewed the next release of Cedega, the Wine-based utility for running Windows games on Linux:

While id Software and Epic Games are among the few major companies that are Linux gaming patrons, if you’ve been wanting to play such games as Battlefield 2142 or Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, you will now be able to do so starting April 14! Next week Transgaming will be introducing Cedega 6.0 “Swordfish”. Among the features are increased performance, usability improvements, and a horde of new games support. Phoronix was fortunate enough to receive an advanced media release copy of Cedega 6.0 and today we will be just hitting the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the changes that make up this release.

8 Responses to “Transgaming Cedega 6.0 Preview”

  1. hikaricore Says:

    #&%*ing swordfish? pfft.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I also heard that it could play Half Life 2. After days of trying to make it work and much searching for answers I gave up.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I subscribed to Cedega a while back, and everything I looked up on the internet about games all said ‘it runs as well or better on wine’… wtf? Why bother then?

    But now I’ve tried wine, and most everything doesn’t run. I’m tempted to try Cedega 6 when it comes out, but I want to hear from real people whether or not it works, and Transgaming seems to somehow quiet the community about how poorly it works. Is it just hopefulness? Is it simply better than it was last year, and nobody wants to see it completely die?

    I dunno, but so far it’s just a HECK of a lot easier to reboot into Windows to play games.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Come on, why use Cedega. Wine is progressing at a much higher speed and it performs well.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Sure many of the same games work under Wine but most of the time it will take sometimes up weeks if not months like it did for me to get Oblivion working under Wine. Cedega everything just works right away and you can still tweak all the settings you want to get better performance if that is your thing.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I find that HL2 and WINE-0.9.32 works well at 1024×768, but the shaders start to suffer when you use higher resolutions like 1600×1200.

    I have tryed to use wine-0.9.34 and found that it works but performance was not there. But you can see the progress is getting along. Maybe wine-0.9.35 or 36 will be just right.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    How do you install a game under wine?
    wine for games means you need windows to install the games, it’s self defeating.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    If you use the CLI, then you just change to the installer directory and type “wine Setup.exe”

    Or you can just double click Setup.exe with your mouse. You might need to tell your desktop of choice, to open application with “wine”.

    So, you don’t need windows to install the games.

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