Transgaming winex 5 cedaga cedega



I’m going to have get used to that new name. Frankly I liked winex – simple and to the point, it was like DirectX, only WineX…. then they went and changed the name to cedega and I can never remember how to spell it cedaga / cedega / cedege… anyway, Whatever it is, I’ve installed version 5.0 now. And here are my first impressions. For starters let me say that I usually don’t test based on the latest greatest games, but the older games I’ve installed and left in my point2play setup to see what improements are made.


When you install Cedega and run for the first time. (Run it as cedega, not point2play)… you’ll get a wizard that can import settings from previous point2play installs if you have any. Then there will be a setup wizard to get you setup for updates to the software and a test of your hardware. From here on out Point2play is no longer a standalone application, it all falls under the executable name “cedega” which should now show up in the menu under “Transgaming”. In some ways this is a good thing, it likely means that you won’t have to keep up with two components to update, the front end and the “engine” which the core “winex” component is now called.

I just had a chance to test a few older programs to see if they launched. For the moment, I’m just interested in two questions…. 1) do my current working games still work? 2)do my older games that didn’t work – run any better? In some cases I’ve got both the demo and full game installed, in some cases just a demo and others just the game. I usually test a few out over a period of time after a new release. So far, the older games that were working seem just fine with the new release. Some of the older non-working games that I’ve tried are still non-working, but tantalizingly closer…

Now, I’m not one to be going out and getting Battlefield 2 or one of the newest games like that. Most of my fare includes the LucasArts Star Wars games going back a ways, various strategy games (Age of Empires II for instance)….

There’s a review up at linux-gamers.net as well.

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