Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Rince, Feb 16, 2006.
From the Transgaming website:
Thank you, Rince. I was about to post this myself.
Edit: I tweaked the title just a little.
I didn't include Linux in the title to lure windows fanboys into the thread ;-)
I don't worry about Windows fanboys. I worry more about the poor Linux noobs who want to play games like this but haven't heard of Cedega. They would have passed over this thread, completely.
Noob Linux Question: Do Linux programs like Cedega perform better than other OS, say Windows? Would Cedega handle Civ4 better than XP, or would it be the same/comparable. Thanks!
Since Cedega doesn't have to do any real "emulation", it is considered roughly equal in speed to running the same program in Windows. In practice, some games are noticeably faster in Cedega than in Windows. (I don't know about Civ4, yet.)
I for one would be interested in feedback from anyone that has played the game on both platforms as to how performance compares with regard to both speed and stability issues.
Ive just tried it, it seems to work ok. Installation worked fine. But i couldn't apply patch 1.52 (Civilization 4 installation not found), there problably is a workaround for this but i simply copied my Windows Civ 4 install "over" the one in the $home/.cedega directory.
The game starts and i play with "full" graphics speed. I even loaded Sevo-mod successfully
Sound is completly missing for me and i'm looking for a way to fix it right now.
And why would that be?
I got sound working, it was an issue in the CivilizationIV.ini, "EnableVoice = 1" had to be changed to "EnableVoice = 0".
I would think people use Linux because its stable and ... ITS FREE.
Now if I had to PAY SUBSCRIPTION to play games I bought on Linux, when I could easily play it on my windows systems for free-relatively, I think I would choose Windows.
Would work so much better if Cedega is like any other Linux application - free and open source, but nooo.
I didn't realize Cedega wasn't free. I assumed it was when I read it was Linux.
The only reason Cedega isn't "free", is because transgaming has to license the dlls needed to handle CD-protection. *ALL* the source code for Cedega is free. Free as in speech, free as in beer.
And you only need the subscription (minimum 3 months, at $5/month) long enough to download the version you want/need. Once you have a version on your PC, it is yours to use as you see fit. If you don't want to pay anything (cheapskate ) then you can download the source from cvs and compile it yourself. Of course, you can't play games that run from copy-protected CDs, then....
CHEAPSKATE! I'm outraged!
By the way, I'm building the Kremlin in my backyard so I can double my purchasing power. Cedega will only cost me $2.50, and it will be done in 3 turns. My wife is outraged too. See Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.
And where do you get this free beer?
I've often wondered this - beer isn't free. In fact its heavily taxed and not universally available.
I tried cedega 4.x.x for a while when it promised civ 3 support and could never get it to work, so i'm cynical about this version too.
prenumero - which distro are you using?
I've learned to mistrust Transgamming's word but it's good to hear random anonymous people saying it is working . I'll give it a shot myself next week. For curiosity anyone try multiplayer? (esp. LAN)
I installed Windows for one reason: to play CIV. Good to hear I won't have to dual boot anymore.
I won't install Windows, even for Civ. That makes it a lonely world, on occasion....
This is indeed nice to hear. I was waiting for Cedega support before I bought Civ4 since my windows box died, although, I don't know if it had the spec to support the game either. I did things backwards and gave my uber box to linux.
And some of us don't mind paying $5 a month for a subspription to a piece of software since we didn't have to pay several hundred for the rest of our programs. If i can have an operating sytem and an office suite, and graphic arts software, etc. for free, that's saving me what, $500? so i still save $495 by having linux. it's a good deal.
On the Civ 3 issue, i haven't had civ 3 working since WineX 3, but PTW worked on Cedega 4. It stopped working for me on Cedega 5. Go figure.
[Edit] Asked a stupid question, found the answer.
Life isn't complete without a screen shot.
For me, it runs much faster but mostly due to the fact that my linux partition runs Raid0 SATA drives with a crap 30g as my windows parition. For the most part, games run faster. There seems to be the same memory leak I was getting in windows though. Can't leave the game running overnight then play it without some lagging.
I had the same problem. You have to install the game and patch in win98 compatibility then switch to winxp to play in that order. That worked for me.
You can always use wine or do as suggested and compile it yourself and crack the protection (you better have bought the game cheapskate )
A subscription to Cedega would take 2 years to equal what it would cost to buy a windowsxp pro lisence
Thanks, grayskunk! Great to see it in action!
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