Cedega Install

Part 1 - Obtaining Cedega

For : Mepis Linux

by : je.saist

This will probably go down as one of the longest delayed Guides I have ever done. I originally promised this install Guide to Transgaming during Intel's after-hours E3 party literal years ago. Cedega has never been a high priority for me to get running, primarily because I would personally rather see developers and publishers step up directly and offer native clients for their games. While some like NC-Soft seem open to considering releasing Linux Clients, others like EA will probably never even consider it.

System Components:

Abit NF7-S 2.0  /  AthlonXp 2500+ @ 3200+  /  1gig DDR 400mhz 2,2,2,5 / XFX Geforce 6600 GT

Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4

Part 1: This Part covers obtaining Cedega from the Official Cedega Site

Part 2: This Part covers installing Cedega into Mepis Linux, which will require an apt-get install -f.

Parts 3-4: These two parts cover actually configuring Cedega for use.

Alright, here we go. The guide that holds the record for me being lazy on.  Of course, before we could ever run Cedega, we need to go get it first.  Now, this guide presumes that you have subscribed to Cedega. If you are not a Cedega Subscriber, this guide, and future Windows Games on Cedega guides will do you no good.

If you want to subscribe to Cedega, go here.  Cost is $5 per month, 3 months minimum start.

If you want to download and compile from source, you can go here.

1: Go ahead and open up Firefox.

2: Yes, I have no homepage set.

3: We are going to http://www.cedega.com

4: Transgaming's front page. We are interested in the upper right hand corner.

Now, I can't help you with

5: In the login box's, type in your username and password

Then Left Click on Login

6: If you've subscribed to Cedega, this should the page you see upon logging in.

7: We are looking for Downloads in the Green Bar.  

Left Click on Downloads.

8: We should now be at the Downloads page.

9: Left Click on Most Recent Prepackaged Files

10: Cedega has a lengthy license listing. Not all of the components are GPL'd.

11: Scroll to the bottom of the page.

12: Left Click on I agree

13: Now we should be at the prepackaged files.

14: Sadly, while Lindows is listed, Mepis is not... This page really needs to be updated.

Anways, what we are looking for is the .deb file

15: Left Click on the .deb file, in this case cedega-small_5.2.3_all.deb

16: Firefox should now ask to save.

17: Left Click on OK to save to disk.

18: Since the Cedega_Small is just a front end, it won't take long.

19: Go and and Close the Download box.

20: Close Firefox as well.

Go on to Part 2 to install Cedega into Mepis Linux.

Skip to Part 3 and begin Configuration?

Skipping even further to Part 4, is that a good idea?