WINE vs Cdega for gaming

TheVrolok

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I'm looking for those with experience. Is Cdega worth the 5/month to attempt Linux gaming? I really want to move back over to Linux full time now that I'm playing less games, but I'd rather not be forced to play none. I was a Transgaming subscriber back when it was still WineX a good number of years ago and I recall playing WC3 with no problems. I'm wondering now whether or not anyone has good/bad things to say about Cdega, or even Wine for that matter. On the up side, I've really gotten a hankering to play Doom 3 and Quake 4 again recently, good thing they have native Linux support! :)
 

sourceninja

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I love cedega, it works great for me, but sometimes wine works better. It just depends.
 

Nothinman

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If you already have the games you want to play then try them in WINE first and if you can't get them working there then consider paying for Cedega.
 

uOpt

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Cedega runs more stuff for me than Wine or Crossover.

However, two problems:

1) I have a local patch for one game that I can apply to wine but not to Cedega

2) Cedega can only be payed for through Worldpay. I don't use Worldpay, as when I registered they sent me my password in unencrypted mail, did it again when I changed it and did not reply to my mail complaining about this. There's no way I'm trusting these people with my credit card. If they used paypal I had been a subscriber since the beginning, uninterrupted.