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#1 zman2150

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 08:04 PM

I'm a newbie, so don't flame me too much on this smile

I was wondering if it is possible to play a multiplayer game such as alpha centauri or halo on a linux os for one player, and have the other player be playing it on a windows system.

You see, I'm probably going to buy a new comp and I'm not sure if I should save $200 by going with Linux over Windows, and I want to be able to play MP games with my friends.

#2 martouf

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 08:43 PM

if the game runs OK under winex/cedega, then: yes

the MP game needs network connectivity to be MP and the network
is blind to which OS you're running.



#3 Dapper Dan

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:19 PM

According to Transgaming.com, Halo doesn't work at all under Cedega/Winex. I don't know about the other. Just because a game works in single-player is no guarantee multi-player will work as well.

#4 OldSpiceAP

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 02:43 PM

I've had success getting Alpha Cenaturi to run on linux with the latest CVS from transgaming of their winex/cedega product. ITs also only 15 dollars to try their full software. I don't know about multi-player, but I don't know why it would not work. Microsoft games that require DirectPlay are a problem, as wine and winex have little or no implementation of this. So multi-player Age of Empires II is a no go (me verrrrry sad).





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