If you have ever used the Linux platform for playing Windows games, you are obviously familiar with Wine. This is the tool that became one of the earliest to have made it possible for gamers to enjoy their favourite Windows games on Linux.
“After the development of Wine, came Cedega, which was released by Transgaming Technologies as a means of replacing Wine.”
After the development of Wine, came Cedega, which was released by Transgaming Technologies as a means of replacing Wine. But, the two tools were existing parallel to each other and were both accessible despite the development of Cedega. By the time Cedega was released, Wine had evolved into versions that were far better than its initial version. On the other hand, Cedega had taken up the old version of Wine, even though it was more advanced in a number of ways. It is for this reason that it was referred to as WineX when it was first released.
Today, Cedega is no more but it is still fresh in the minds of gamers who relied on the two for playing Windows games on Linux platforms.
Today, it may not enjoy a lot of attention from gamers across the globe, but it is still in the memories of most old gamers. In particular, it is because of the numerous games that used to run perfectly well on Cedega. As a matter of fact, some games may never run as well as they did on Cedega.
Here is a look at some of the most popular names of WineX games that used to perform exceptionally well on Cedega.
Dungeon Keeper 2
Populous the Beginning
Black and White
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Might and Magic 2
Soldier of Fortune 2
“Each of the games that has been indicated above used work perfectly on Cedega without presenting any serious issues.”
There are other games which are known to have worked perfectly well on Cedega, and even while it was still WineX. Additional names that are also supposed to be present on the list above include Quake 3, Homeworld and JediKnight II.
Each of the games that has been indicated above used work perfectly on Cedega without presenting any serious issues. Most of these games also failed to run perfectly on other tools such as Crossover and Wine. Those that could run on all the three platforms may have been able to work perfectly on Cedega as opposed to either Wine or Crossover. Generally, Cedega competed favourably with all the transgaming tools that existed during the time it was still in use.
Prior to its retirement in 2011, Cedega was renowned for its ability to replicate the performance of Windows games on Linux. Therefore, all the games which are known to have worked perfectly well on the platform, did so in a very exceptional manner.
This means that the games worked well in a number of game-performance aspects, including game speed, sound graphics, user interface, font configuration (not showing a marked difference between the font of the Windows version of the game and the Linux version), 3D acceleration and most important of all, they did not require extra effort for them to work perfectly.