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you can check out www.happypenguin.org for a game list with screens and info. I like tux racer, wesnoth, blobwars, pingus, and frozen bubble. I havn't tried any games like Doom 3 because my computer doesn't have that much power but I have played Warcraft III.
Quite honestly its not much at all to sign up for a month and download all you need, when i get more time to play games i'm definately signing up for it as i have been impressed with what i got from a .deb packge a friend gave me to try.
as for getting hold of it for free, i'm sure you can get hold of it in exactly the same way you get hold of any commercial software for free, however there are a number of different vertions (some older vertions work better with some games and newer vertions work better with others) so your best off signing up for it as it is worth it.
Originally posted by pharmd how does one obtain cedega without paying for it?
(trying to keep in the spirit of linux)
Cedega is basically an enhanced version of Wine, specially aimed at getting games to work. Since it's derived from Wine, which is open source, their additions to the code are also open source, so you can get hold of a version of Cedega without paying.
However, the paid version of Cedega also includes several additional libraries for things like DirectX that many Windows games rely on. These libraries are specially licensed by Transgaming for inclusion in the commercial version of Cedega, which means that the freely downloadably version cannot include them. Therefore although the free version does include all their extra code enhancements to Wine, there are still a lot of games that won't work with it.
The Unreal Tournaments all play very nicely on linux. I have the install script for the first Unreal Tournnment. You need the GOTY edition for this script which you can buy at Wal-Mart for like 10 bucks. The newer ones have it. Americas Army runs awsome in linux as well as Quake 3.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Originally posted by Spudley ...
However, the paid version of Cedega also includes several additional libraries for things like DirectX that many Windows games rely on.
Not DirectX,... M$ would never license it for this purpose. All the DirectX funtctionality is essentially a hack to fool the computer into thinking its running a Windoze envirnment...
Originally posted by Spudley
These libraries are specially licensed by Transgaming for inclusion in the commercial version of Cedega, which means that the freely downloadably version cannot include them.
That part is correct. Only the things that are licensed are the CD copyprotection schemes.
there may be a problem with that i was on the steam forums they are in the beta stages of the valve anticheat system2 which scans your memory for cheat programs and results in a perminent ban from secured servers so even if you could get it to work because of vac2 not created to run on linux it may cause some problems.
Originally posted by netsurf there may be a problem with that i was on the steam forums they are in the beta stages of the valve anticheat system2 which scans your memory for cheat programs and results in a perminent ban from secured servers so even if you could get it to work because of vac2 not created to run on linux it may cause some problems.
And I would bet money Valve isnt gonna make a patch to be able to install on Linux.