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FD_Doc 11-19-2005 05:13 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 05:15 PM

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

http://transgaming.com

FD_Doc 11-19-2005 05:17 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 05:33 PM

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

FD_Doc 11-19-2005 06:58 PM

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

XavierP 11-19-2005 07:58 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 08:10 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 08:46 PM

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

cs-cam 11-19-2005 09:20 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 09:40 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 04:29 AM

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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 04:37 AM

You could also take a look at http://www.frankscorner.org/

FD_Doc 11-20-2005 04:47 AM

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

acid_kewpie 11-20-2005 08:48 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 08:53 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 )

Ruben2 11-20-2005 10:05 AM

If you want it for free you can try Wine and use the installer from Loki installers for linux gamers to install the game.
I got Mafia and Morrowind (not the Construction Set though) working with it quite nice. Mafia even loads much faster than on Windows :)
Though configuring wine needs some understanding of how Linux works.

Haiyadragon 11-20-2005 05:51 PM

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Originally posted by Ruben2
Though configuring wine needs some understanding of how Linux works.
I've heard this before but I don't understand. There are like 5 options or so.... People are talking about hours of configuration trial and error... Last time I checked, wine and cedega don't work with anything except very old games. I would really like to learn how I can "configure" wine more.

cs-cam 11-20-2005 05:56 PM

Quote:

Last time I checked, wine and cedega don't work with anything except very old games.
Really? I use Cedega and I just finished up a nice game of CS: Source. Now I don't know what you class as old, is that old? Please, just because you can't make something work doesn't mean everyone can't, there are plenty of recent Windows games that work fine under Wine also...

ethics 11-20-2005 06:04 PM

Never winter nights has linux binaries too, i never got it to work but if you like RPGs thats one to try ut, a bit old but a classic

XavierP 11-20-2005 07:06 PM

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Originally posted by Haiyadragon
Last time I checked, wine and cedega don't work with anything except very old games.
I think that this "last time" was a few years ago. Cedega (the most recent name for WineX) hasn't been out for more than a few months and it runs many new games not too long after they are released.

Haiyadragon 11-20-2005 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by cs-cam
Really? I use Cedega and I just finished up a nice game of CS: Source. Now I don't know what you class as old, is that old? Please, just because you can't make something work doesn't mean everyone can't, there are plenty of recent Windows games that work fine under Wine also...
Very helpful.

Let me put it like this. If I can't make it work, none of my friends will be able to do it. And as I said before, I would love to know what I can try to make it work.

ethics 11-20-2005 08:23 PM

Research helps...

http://www.winehq.com/ - their site
http://www.winehq.com/site/documentation - a list of all their documentation
http://frankscorner.org/ - another useful resource

Usnig all that surely you can work through it, i'm going to give it a try in the evenings, if i am successful i'll try and let you know how i did it :)

cs-cam 11-20-2005 09:55 PM

Cedega 5 is really stupidly easy. With this release they've combined Cedega and Point2Play into one and you can't really go wrong if you try. You install the RPM/DEB/TGZ and run cedega and you get a pretty GUI and a walkthrough for entering your account details and installing your first game.

Haiyadragon 11-21-2005 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ethics
Research helps...

http://www.winehq.com/ - their site
http://www.winehq.com/site/documentation - a list of all their documentation
http://frankscorner.org/ - another useful resource

Usnig all that surely you can work through it, i'm going to give it a try in the evenings, if i am successful i'll try and let you know how i did it :)

What usually happens is around step 3 I get an error nobody has ever seen before.

cs-cam 11-21-2005 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Haiyadragon
What usually happens is around step 3 I get an error nobody has ever seen before.
Ha, and you reckon my post was helpful :D Now you've made your problem so very clear for us I'm going to get stuck into Google and see if I can't tackle this one for you!

Haiyadragon 11-21-2005 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by cs-cam
Ha, and you reckon my post was helpful :D Now you've made your problem so very clear for us I'm going to get stuck into Google and see if I can't tackle this one for you!
Thanks. Let me know :p

cs-cam 11-21-2005 07:03 AM

Sorry, I went out.

firej55 01-15-2008 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FD_Doc (Post 1959868)
So, im looking at alot of money here, isnt there anything else? or does everyone use this..

This is why Linux is not popular because nobody wants to pay a dime for anything if people would just be willing to pay for something then mabye people (who are trying to make a living) will actually develop things for linux that make it as easy as windows. THINK ABOUT IT!

acid_kewpie 01-16-2008 04:20 AM

please don't drag up dead threads.

elliott678 01-16-2008 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firej55 (Post 3023818)
This is why Linux is not popular because nobody wants to pay a dime for anything if people would just be willing to pay for something then mabye people (who are trying to make a living) will actually develop things for linux that make it as easy as windows. THINK ABOUT IT!

Strong words from someone who has "only played with it[Linux] a little".

acid_kewpie 01-16-2008 04:33 AM

please don't reply to previously dead threads.

FreeSwan 01-16-2008 04:49 AM

Hi All

DirectX open source version available...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/opendx2/


cheers,
FreeSwan

arashi256 01-16-2008 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreeSwan (Post 3024249)
Hi All

DirectX open source version available...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/opendx2/


cheers,
FreeSwan

Hmmm...

As of 2004-08-03 11:32, this project is no longer under active development.

acid_kewpie 01-16-2008 06:53 AM

super. so please let this thread DIE! this is *NOT* an active conversation.

Tinkster 01-16-2008 12:38 PM

not leading anywhere sensible - closed.


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