Not really an operating system, but it pertains to them. I am seriously thinking about getting linux and running cedega on it for all my gaming needs, I was just wondering from people who have used it if: a)It is necessary to buy a subscription in order to use it to run games, and, b)What is your opinion of it from experience?
You're probably better off using WINE because you don't pay jack and it's just about as good.
Wine doesn't emulator or do anything about direct X. It only emulates Windows APIs to run windows Programs.
But Cedega is for games not windows programs. I don't know how well it runs I heard they were making a Macintosh version and thats the Version I would be getting when it is released.
Unfortunately for me, my appetite for games is a tad more advanced and, unfortunately, expensive, than HL1...
EDIT: So I do have to pay if I want to use cedega? its not just pay for support?
Quake 4 (through Cedega), and the Unreal Tournaments, and I believe Neverwinter Nights work well in linux too
I did not mean to imply that you can't game on linux..just that if you want to be able to play most games, especially most of the newer ones, that Windows would be an easier way to go.
It's really too bad that more game manufacturers wouldn't make linux versions of their software. If as many games were available for linux as there were for Windows, then I'd probably run linux.
Unfortunately, cedega doesn't completely support all games. And not all of them run without problems. Agreed its probably the best platform for running games on linux. But the performance issues and limited library of games maybe something to hold you back. I personally was a gamer and played most of the newest games. But after switching to linux a month back, ive found its pretty tough to emulate games on linux. Also cedega isnt free, so that is another issue for me