GameSpy.com: Ports vs. WineMay 09, 2001, 01:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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One for the gaming set here, as GameSpy takes on the question of whether Linux gamers are better off waiting for Linux ports (which aren't as plentiful as many would like) or getting behind Wine. Includes commentary from Gavriel State of Transgaming, which is working on bringing DirectX to Wine; and an assortment of pro-ports people including Scott Draeker of Loki, who maintain that compatibility layers are bad news:
On one side of the argument is Transgaming , which sees the reality that the process of creating native Linux ports is an extremely expensive procedure with very little monetary reward. Their solution is to refine and extend Wine , their "development toolkit for porting Windows source code to UNIX systems (Winelib), and?program loader which allows Windows .EXE files to run directly on Intel-based UNIX flavors," so that Windows games will work well under Linux.
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