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  • #11
    Originally posted by LauRoman View Post
    The ability to publish games on GameTree Linux makes me think they want to become something similar to Steam, a sort of app store for ported games. The more i read, the more i get that impresion.
    This would be fair - you pay for the game, not for the software.
    I wonder how this can work for games that are constantly patched (like MMOs)..

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    • #12
      Originally posted by laryllan View Post
      This would be fair - you pay for the game, not for the software.
      I wonder how this can work for games that are constantly patched (like MMOs)..
      The default setting of Steam when launching a game is to first update it then start it. I don't think it is a hard thing to do.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Remco View Post
        Transgaming competes with CodeWeavers at porting Windows applications. I think they're trying to cut off CodeWeavers' money supply by offering something similar to CrossOver at no cost.
        You mean, like Wine has cut Codeweaver's money supply?

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Tudhalyas View Post
          My only fear is that Cedega will remain a freeware program, but without good support from its developers. If a project like this is no longer being worked on, it will be as good as dead in the next year or two -- meaning that you won't likely be able to use it for newer games.
          Considering the sorry state of Cedega's Eve Online port, that was far worse than Wine running the Windows version, even though Cedega got paid for that mess, I'm not sure there's enough life left to Cedega for it to be able to die.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by miles View Post
            You mean, like Wine has cut Codeweaver's money supply?
            I think Crossover had more to do with that with their Crossover product for games.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by miles View Post
              You mean, like Wine has cut Codeweaver's money supply?
              CrossOver has application-specific hacks and copy protection support bolted onto Wine, which you pay for. GameTree offers the same (they think) at no cost. The catch here is that Wine and CrossOver are in much better shape than Cedega and GameTree.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by Remco View Post
                CrossOver has application-specific hacks and copy protection support bolted onto Wine, which you pay for. GameTree offers the same (they think) at no cost. The catch here is that Wine and CrossOver are in much better shape than Cedega and GameTree.
                And that the CrossOver developers contribute their work back to Wine (which is open source).

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by Tudhalyas View Post
                  My only fear is that Cedega will remain a freeware program, but without good support from its developers. If a project like this is no longer being worked on, it will be as good as dead in the next year or two -- meaning that you won't likely be able to use it for newer games.
                  That's better than a annual-subscription program without good support from its developers, which is what I think Cedega was before this announcement.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by Remco View Post
                    Transgaming competes with CodeWeavers at porting Windows applications. I think they're trying to cut off CodeWeavers' money supply by offering something similar to CrossOver at no cost.
                    It's quite the opposite. Wine and Crossover Games now support Windows games much better.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by birdie View Post
                      It's quite the opposite. Wine and Crossover Games now support Windows games much better.
                      That's not the opposite.

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