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The popular distribution formerly known as Mandrake, and with no Purple Rain to be seen, will include in its next 2007 release Transgaming’s Cedega engine ...

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    The popular distribution formerly known as Mandrake, and with no Purple Rain to be seen, will include in its next 2007 release Transgaming’s Cedega engine to play mainstream Windows gaming titles out of the box.

    For those not familiar with Transgaming the company has worked for years on a WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) derivative to empower Linux users to run Windows games natively on the Linux desktop.

    While over the years the success of Transgaming’s technologies have at times been a hit and miss affair — largely dependent on the games you try to play — popular mainstream titles have usually been supported quite well, literally because that’s where the most work is focused for demand.

    Currently Transgaming boasts support for titles including Battlefield 2, World of Warcraft, Civilization IV, Guild Wars and the essential Half-Life 2, among other top rated Windows games.

    Mandriva hopes the inclusion of Cedega in the install package will help push Linux as a desktop to the very market that usually wouldn’t give it a second look — the gamers. Or, perhaps more accurately, the mainstream gamers as Linux has had its fair share of Linux based games over the years, but nothing that would come close to mainstream Windows titles.

    To tempt users of the possibilities a copy of FlatOut, a racing and smash-em-up game, will also be bundled for use with the included Cedega engine.

    Also present in the next version of Mandriva Linux will be the latest Gnome 2.16, KDE 3.5.4, and the OpenGL accelerated 3D desktop XGL, marking yet another distribution making the move to include the Linux answer to Vista’s swank eye-candy and snazzy effects.

    The ‘gaming-enabled’ edition of Mandriva 2007 bundling Cedega is scheduled to launch on October 2nd.


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    Sadly, I don't think this 'gaming-enabled' edition of Mandriva will be free for download from official Mandriva sources...

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    Almost all Windows based games requires DirectX (M$ technology) APIs for rendering, i doubt that these games wud play well in Cedega engine..but it's worth to check out considering you don't worry about licenses and all that M$ucks =)

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    Default Re: Mandriva to play Windows games

    Battlefield 2 on Cedega


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    ^^nganu naka C:\Program Files man ang installer bro?..emulation ra diay na =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolstoi
    ^^nganu naka C:\Program Files man ang installer bro?..emulation ra diay na =)
    Di diay ka familiar with WINE and Cedega or Linux in general? Dugay naman ang Wine og Cedega in emulating most of the functions of the primary dlls in running Windows and in emulating DirectX

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    ^^familar ko anang Wine on Linux gamay bai pero karon pako kabantay sa Cedega..dugay2x napud ko walai update aning linux..good thing you started this thread =)

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    Sayang lang gyud nga dili lang gyud free ang Cedega. Mas nindot man gud ang Cedega ka sige man grabe man gyud ka-instensive ang development for gaming compared to WINE which is doesn't focus on just one part of Windows but tries to make most apps (and not just games) to work under Linux. Also mas easier i-configure ang Cedega. Anyone who can read the instructions can get it and the supported games to run (not on every system lang).

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