Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2005 18:29 UTC, submitted by javaman83
Games Transgaming has released Cedega 5.0 today. "TransGaming is very excited about the introduction of the new Cedega scheduler which allows for better control over processes and threads under the Linux 2.6 kernels. With pixel shaders 1.4, your games will look more realistic and deliver better graphics quality than ever before. Preliminary FBO support has also been added as an experimental feature for users to try out on their favorite titles. Other improvements to Cedega designed to improve correctness and performance have also been included." Read the release notes.
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by on Tue 8th Nov 2005 19:53 UTC

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while its awsome the work they are doing and the titles that our now working in linux. could cedega's exhistance actually be causing developers to not bother porting games to linux?

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by morgoth on Tue 8th Nov 2005 20:04 in reply to "good thing bad thing"
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2005-07-08

I've said that for some time now. Why port when you can use Wine or Cedega or Crossover? Bad for business. Software developers/vendors need to get off their fat and rich and lazy asses and start porting. It's odd that they'll port to Mac OS, which has less users than Linux. But when asked about porting to Linux, they'll hide behind their usual bullshit "there's not enough users to justify it". Then why the f--k do they port Mac OS versions then? Hypocrisy at its best. I pretty much don't buy any proprietary software these days (including games). That's my method of protest. If they won't support me, and my chosen platform, I'm certainly not going to support them. If you keep letting the bastards get away with it, you're going to end up being f--ked over like Sony is now doing. In fact, it's well known that several games developers also install rootkits, a la Sony with their games. Do we sit here and take it? Or do we sue the ass off of the bastards responsible? We need real governments that aren't the puppets, poppets or pawns of large and greedy corporate interests.

Dave

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by on Tue 8th Nov 2005 20:13 in reply to "RE: good thing bad thing"
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there is a lot more game for linx then mac os...

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by Shannara on Tue 8th Nov 2005 21:35 in reply to "RE: good thing bad thing"
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2005-07-06

Had to give a -1 for continously debunked myth that there are more Linux users then MAC users ... This was one of the best jokes that was ever invented ...

You see .. There is a HUGE difference between a USER and a GEEK. Majority of the people who use linux are geeks, or either forced to use the 'dead horse'.

Windows and Mac OSX are geared towards users, thus gamers. While Linux ... well.. keep lauging .. haha

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by Wrawrat on Wed 9th Nov 2005 01:28 in reply to "RE: good thing bad thing"
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2005-06-30

It's odd that they'll port to Mac OS, which has less users than Linux.

Careful with numbers. For instance, servers are rarely used for gaming (save by some BOFHs)...

That said, they are not entirely wrong. I am wondering if there is a market for people willing to buy closed software on an open platform. ROI shouldn't be neglected, since it can possibly easier/less expensive to support closed platforms than open ones. Note the possibly keyword, since it's kinda hard to confirm/dismiss with the current data, especially since many (most?) Linux users that bought games have usually a good technical expertise on computers.

That said, many great games are free. The better ones ain't always those with flashy 3D eyecandy.

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by Huehuecoyotyl on Wed 9th Nov 2005 15:13 in reply to "RE: good thing bad thing"
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2005-11-09

Zealots are beating a dead horse. I don't think the Linux porting effort was underway before Cedega. Eventually Cedega will go under and the Wine project will inherit the code. I don't think Cedega has influenced developers at all. I know of no releases optimized to work with it on purpose.

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by dmdavis on Tue 8th Nov 2005 20:57 in reply to "good thing bad thing"
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I don't think so. I think that Cedega shows that there is demand for games on Linux. Not only that, but it shows that people are willing to pay for games on Linux, since Cedega isn't free and you need to buy the games anyway. The more Cedega use there is, the more ROI the game makers will see for making Linux games.

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