Fedora Core 2

By Loyd Case  |  Posted 2004-07-28 Print this article Print

We tested TransGamings Point2Play and Cedega 4.0 under Fedora Core 2. In order to test, we had to install our Nvidia drivers by hand at the command prompt, since Fedora Core 2 does not do this automatically. If you dont install the Nvidia drivers no games that require 3D acceleration will work under Cedega. Although this is an obvious point, its worth mentioning since it initially slipped our mind that Fedora Core 2 doesnt install the Nvidia drivers that enable hardware 3D acceleration during installation. We did the bulk of our testing on Fedora Core 2 and heres what we found:
Game Results
Unreal Tournament 2004 (Windows Version)
(Not officially supported)
Installed and also ran pretty well. We could connect to a server and play online without a problem. However, some of the graphics were rendered oddly.
Hunting Unlimited
(Not officially supported)
Installed, game loaded but we were not able to play successfully.
Some kind of mouse/keyboard problem occurred.
Hunting Unlimited 2
(Not officially supported)
Installed but would not play.
Masque Slots
(Not officially supported)
Installed and ran well. No problems with this game.
Dangerous Hunts
(Not officially supported)
Would not install.
Trophy Hunter 2003
(Not officially supported)
Installed but hangs when trying to start game.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
(Not officially supported)
Would not install.
Battlefield 1942 Single Player Demo
(Demo is not officially supported but the full game is, so results may vary)
Installed, would not run.
WarCraft 3 Demo
(Demo not officially supported but full game is)
Installed and ran beautifully. No problems with this one.
Joint Operations Demo
(Not officially supported)
Would not install.
Far Cry Demo
(Not officially supported)
Installed but would not run.

Loyd Case came to computing by way of physical chemistry. He began modestly on a DEC PDP-11 by learning the intricacies of the TROFF text formatter while working on his master's thesis. After a brief, painful stint as an analytical chemist, he took over a laboratory network at Lockheed in the early 80's and never looked back. His first 'real' computer was an HP 1000 RTE-6/VM system.

In 1988, he figured out that building his own PC was vastly more interesting than buying off-the-shelf systems ad he ditched his aging Compaq portable. The Sony 3.5-inch floppy drive from his first homebrew rig is still running today. Since then, he's done some programming, been a systems engineer for Hewlett-Packard, worked in technical marketing in the workstation biz, and even dabbled in 3-D modeling and Web design during the Web's early years.

Loyd was also bitten by the writing bug at a very early age, and even has dim memories of reading his creative efforts to his third grade class. Later, he wrote for various user group magazines, culminating in a near-career ending incident at his employer when a humor-impaired senior manager took exception at one of his more flippant efforts. In 1994, Loyd took on the task of writing the first roundup of PC graphics cards for Computer Gaming World -- the first ever written specifically for computer gamers. A year later, Mike Weksler, then tech editor at Computer Gaming World, twisted his arm and forced him to start writing CGW's tech column. The gaming world -- and Loyd -- has never quite recovered despite repeated efforts to find a normal job. Now he's busy with the whole fatherhood thing, working hard to turn his two daughters into avid gamers. When he doesn't have his head buried inside a PC, he dabbles in downhill skiing, military history and home theater.

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