"For those new to Linux or the yet to be converts, Cedega is an
application that emulates Microsoft's DirectX and allows the user
to play a variety of games within Linux that otherwise wouldn't be
possible. While Cedega is not completely open-source and requires a
monthly subscription, it is based upon WINE. WINE, or WINE Is Not
an Emulator, is a popular open-source Linux project that allows a
PC with an x86 processor to run programs that were originally
written for Microsoft Windows. WINE supports a variety of games but
isn't designed solely for gaming and often lacks support for some
of the newer DirectX titles..."
"Though it's updated almost every month to account for various
patches and other incremental improvements, version 6.0 of
TransGaming's Windows gaming API emulation framework, Cedega, has
more substantial improvements. Specifically, Cedega 6.0 performs
markedly better and has improved support for DirectX 9 games. It's
probably not enough of an improvement to sway new users to ditch
Windows and move to GNU/Linux, but current Cedega subscribers
should have something to be excited about with version 6.0..."
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