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Cedega 4.2.1 Review - Part 6
LinuxLinks Review
By Kevin E. Glosser

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

There was one more big test left, however. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was next up. Game of the year for 2003, this single player role playing game set in the Star Wars universe brought another surprise to the table. It would provide an interesting opportunity as well. This experiment we'll label "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."

Installation went smoothly. I had read a recommendation in TransGaming's documentation to do a manual update to the latest version of the program. This was achieved by performing the same routine as a normal install in Point2Play. Again, no issues were encountered.

The game started right up and it looked like TransGaming was headed for a perfect score. Like an over ambitious Padawan learner, I was about to learn Cedega is not a Jedi yet. The game configured normally. I started a new game and watched KOTOR disappear like a defeated combatant on the losing end of a light saber fight, poof.

Resorting to my trusty gnome-terminal, I searched for an error message. I wasn't sure if one had flashed earlier, if it did it went the way of Qui-Gon Jinn in Episode One, dead. The error produced was very descriptive. In fact, it wasn't a Cedega error message. It originated from the software itself. Ironically, the piracy protection on the CDROM, named SECUROM, failed. There was a website listed to contact. I checked it out, and found no useful information.

This presented a unique opportunity. I decided to try out TransGaming's technical support. TransGamers have a few support options available to them. Documentation, forums and the method I chose provide adequate support. I opened a ticket on the TransGaming website, detailing my problem. Twelve and half hours later, there was a response! I was informed, the issue resided with the kernel I was using. It was a known issue, and the extremely current 2.6.11 RC 4 kernel had solved the problem. This was nice, but I didn't want to update to a release candidate. I was stymied. However, I could be nothing but satisfied with the assistance I received. It was quick, seemingly accurate, and up to date. Thus ended the last game experiment.


Read ahead

1. Introduction
2. Test Environment
3. Installation
4. World of Warcraft
5. Half-Life 2
6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
7. BlitzIn
8. Conclusion
9. Known Issues
10. Fixes
11. Glossary

Last Updated Wednesday, March 09 2005 @ 03:46 PM EST

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