1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Cedega v5.1 + NVIDIA

Michael Larabel

Published on 21 February 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 5 - Comment On This Article

Once the demo, or full version, of TransGaming Cedega is downloaded and the installer is launched, it will prompt for the installation path as well as the binary path and the startup menu entries. After the installation is complete, if you do not presently have a Cedega subscription, you will be prompted to register for the full version or the 14-day trial. In the event of the trial subscription, it will prompt you for your name, email address, and country. Optionally, it also asks for city and operating system/Linux distribution. Once the fields are properly filled in, an email will be sent to the supplied address, which will contain the time demo key.


After the installation and activation are complete, the Cedega Setup Wizard will appear. This wizard prompts for the TransGamer account and password (if applicable) as well as any HTTP proxy settings. Once that has been completed, the system tests page appears which attempts to check the system for support with OpenGL direct rendering, 3D acceleration, POSIX Threads, copy protection, OSS sound, and ALSA sound. These tests will ensure the various Windows games can be experienced to the fullest extent possible. After completing the wizard, the Cedega program will finally appear.

When launching Cedega, there are buttons to play a specific game, stop the operation, install game, mount CD/DVD, vote, and display the game database. Outside of these main buttons, there are a few notable options in the menus. One of the important areas inside of the Cedega interface is the configuration profile manager. Editing these profiles allow the configuration of general, audio, graphics, and joystick options. Some of the items include the Windows version to emulate from Windows 95 to Windows XP (including Windows ME), TransGaming HUD for frame-rate and memory usage, ALSA/OSS audio devices, graphics quality options, and appending joystick controls. The game installation is quite simple, all that is required is to hit install and then to enter the program title as well as install path (or mount the DVD/CD) and under advanced are other options for configuring the device. In most instances, the game (and its installer) should run flawlessly with no other modifications required.


Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  2. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
  3. AMD Athlon 5350 / 5150 & Sempron 3850 / 2650
  4. Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  2. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
  3. Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?
  4. AMD Athlon's R3 Graphics: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst
Latest Linux News
  1. R600 Gallium3D Disables LLVM Back-End By Default
  2. Fedora 21 Gets GNOME 3.12, PHP 5.6, Mono 3.4
  3. Fedora Workstation Is Making Me Quite Excited
  4. Maynard: A Lightweight Wayland Desktop
  5. Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04
  6. KDE 4.13 Is Being Released Today With New Features
  7. Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source
  8. Intel Broadwell GT3 Graphics Have Dual BSD Rings
  9. Early Linux 3.15 Benchmarks Of Intel Core i7 + Radeon
  10. Red Hat Releases Its RHEL 7 Release Candidate
  11. New Features Coming To Xubuntu 14.04 LTS
  12. NVIDIA Officially Releases CUDA 6
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Change installation destination from home directory
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  4. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  5. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  6. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  7. New tool for undervolt/overclock AMD K8L and K10 processors
  8. How to enable opengl 3.3 on r9 270?