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FD_Doc 11-19-2005 04:13 PM

Is there a DirectX for Linux? or something simular?
Hey, I heard a rumor thats theres no DirectX for Linux? if this is true, that means no games will work... Or is there something simular?

acid_kewpie 11-19-2005 04:15 PM

Er, you heard a rumour that Microsoft, who despise Linux, haven't ported their proprietary graphics engine to Linux... funny that... :rolleyes:

FD_Doc 11-19-2005 04:17 PM

oh so will this work with World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike Source and all that other stuff? or wait... is this a distro??

XavierP 11-19-2005 04:33 PM

Read the site. It's a program to help you run Windows games in Linux.

FD_Doc 11-19-2005 05:58 PM

It says i have to buy this thing... or register or something

XavierP 11-19-2005 06:58 PM

Yes, that is correct. You have to pay to use the full version - about $5 minimum. There is also a free version (CVS version) but that takes some setting up and is missing some of the features.

cs-cam 11-19-2005 07:10 PM

$15 minimum - you need to pay for a three month subscription.

If you plan on playing CS: Source or anything the requires Steam I suggest you sign up for good. Valve make regular updates to Steam and they tend to break compatibility with Cedega. The Transgaming team usually fixes the problem on the same day but to have access to the updates you need to be a subscriber.

FD_Doc 11-19-2005 07:46 PM

So, im looking at alot of money here, isnt there anything else? or does everyone use this..

cs-cam 11-19-2005 08:20 PM

You could try normal Wine and if you look around their mailing list there are a few DX9 patches floating around. Another option is this but it is lacking a few features that real Cedega has. Mostly though, this is what people use. A lot of people who want to play games just dual-boot, those who don't want to dual-boot (like myself) use Cedega.

ethics 11-19-2005 08:40 PM

Also bear in mind your graphics card, some are a right pain to get 3D acceleration etc. working like ATI cards, and you won't be able to play those games without proper graphics functions.

acid_kewpie 11-20-2005 03:29 AM


Originally posted by FD_Doc
It says i have to buy this thing... or register or something
Wow, that shows a huge depth of understanding...

makuyl 11-20-2005 03:37 AM

You could also take a look at

FD_Doc 11-20-2005 03:47 AM

Well I unpackaged and installed from frankscorner, ill see how it works out

acid_kewpie 11-20-2005 07:48 AM

it won't. you might get a couple of games to work, they'll have glitches, you'll get frustrated, say Linux is rubbish and go back to Windows. Use Cedega or don't bother. There is a free CVS version of cedega available, but again, you'll probably have a LOT of diffuculty even getting that installed.

teebones 11-20-2005 07:53 AM

also check if the game has native linux versions aviable. (this way you don't need Cedega or other workarounds to get the game going)

e.g. to name a few: Doom 3 / Quake 1 2 3 4 / America's army have them freely aviable (the executables that is.. not the game content itself :D )

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