This is news/commentary. If you don’t like the WINE/TransGaming mess, then move along.
For those of you who stayed, you might be interested to know that EA Games will bring Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Madden NFL 08, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08, Need for Speed Carbon, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and Battlefield 2142 to MacOS X using TransGaming‘s Cider.
As far as we know, they won’t bring any of those titles to GNU/Linux.
Now, I’m going to presume that some part of TransGaming’s Cider product is based on the code they forked from WINE. I suspect that it’s likely that some of the code, or at least expertise, they produced while working on Cedega is also folded into Cider.
Now, here’s my question: Why is Cider a Mac-only product?
If TransGaming’s strength is supposed to be cross-platform solutions, why doesn’t their technology bring games to the system on which their code started?
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to know the answers to those questions.
Ok, back to your usual straight-up GNU/Linux gaming news.