A useful resource: Goodbye, MicrosoftR

Brandon Stout bms at mscis.org
Fri Feb 2 16:12:34 MST 2007


Hill, Greg wrote:
>>> Really?
>>> http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/games/view.mhtml?game_id=2357
>>> http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/games/view.mhtml?game_id=4229
>>>
>>> Oblivion needs some special case tweaking and stuff but there they
>>> are....
>>>
>>> -Blake
>>>       
>
> Not exactly related to those games, but check out their write up for my
> currently most-played game:
>
> http://cedegawiki.sweetleafstudios.com/wiki/Battlefield_2
>
> This is the kind of thing that scares me away.  BF2 is currently on
> version 1.41, and it has only been tested up to 1.3 on Cedega (1.4 came
> out probably 6 months ago).  They recommend using 1.22.  Now, this game,
> like most, forces servers to upgrade to the latest version and clients
> to have the same version as the server, so there are literally no
> servers out there for the supported version.  On top of that, it can
> only connect to severs not using Punkbuster because the Punkbuster stuff
> doesn't work consistently under Cedega (according to forum posts linked
> to from that wiki page).  Most BF2 servers use Punkbuster in the vain
> hope that it'll prevent some cheaters from playing.  So, basically, even
> though it's "supported" it's realistically unplayable.  And, on top of
> that, it hasn't even been tested through a major patch and a minor
> follow-up patch.  I could understand if it were some obscure title, but
> BF2 is fairly popular.  I realize they may have limited resources, but
> I'm just saying that Cedega isn't a viable solution for many people who
> want to play games on Linux.
>
> Greg

Does the server force an upgrade for RPGs?  RPG games don't have
multiplayer, so there's no need for a server.

Brandon Stout
http://mscis.org




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