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    Phoronix: Cedega To Be Replaced By GameTree Linux Software

    Here's something interesting, but all of the details are not yet known at this time as the official announcement doesn't seem to have been issued yet. TransGaming, the company behind the Cedega software for running Windows games on Linux, is going to be replacing the Cedega Gaming Service with something now called GameTree Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODk5Mw

  • #2
    Huh? So they going freebie? To me it looks like Cedega wasn't profitable enough.

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    • #3
      I don't get this either. I mean, if Cedega is going freeware, why not push it all the way down and make it opensource, merging the project with the original Wine? It would be a LOT better for every Linux gamer around, efforts fragmentation is never a good thing IMHO.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tudhalyas View Post
        I don't get this either. I mean, if Cedega is going freeware, why not push it all the way down and make it opensource, merging the project with the original Wine? It would be a LOT better for every Linux gamer around, efforts fragmentation is never a good thing IMHO.

        thats nearly impossible..the split from wine is years ago..
        in addition the tg graphics stack is used in all their products i guess, so it would be impossible to release it as opensource..

        But its a great move anyway..the supported games mostly run ways better in cedega than in wine ...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EarthMind View Post
          Huh? So they going freebie? To me it looks like Cedega wasn't profitable enough.
          You can only piss on your users so long before they tell you to stick it.

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              Ahem, didn't I say Transgaming was going to kill Cedega?

              http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...73&postcount=6

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              • #8
                I really appreciate the news.

                Last fall I decided to cancel my long-year subscription of Cedega as there was absolutly no progress.

                I hope that it will be possible to get access to the Cedega engines, as they really are far superior to Wine/Crossover. If you ever used both for the same game you know what I mean.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by christian_frank View Post
                  thats nearly impossible..the split from wine is years ago..
                  in addition the tg graphics stack is used in all their products i guess, so it would be impossible to release it as opensource..
                  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. At that point, it would be better for everyone if the Wine project could take what was better in Cedega and merging that in Wine itself (assuming it is viable, of course).

                  Originally posted by christian_frank View Post
                  But its a great move anyway..the supported games mostly run ways better in cedega than in wine ...
                  Of course, this IS still good news indeed.

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                  • #10
                    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.

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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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