Steve had mentioned the interesting idea of testing Cedega outside of
it's comfort zone. Could it run a Windows program that wasn't a game?
This was a question that had to be answered. Steve and I have been
InternetChessClub(ICC) members for over ten years. The ICC offers it's
members a free Windows client to connect to its servers. They haven't
released a new version of it in a while, but this would do. Another
interesting aspect of it, was I had tested it in CrossOverOffice in
Xandros, during our 3.0 Professional Edition review.
CrossOverOffice is also a commercial version of WINE, it is designed to run Office
applications instead of games, however. It did not work in COO. Would it
I downloaded version 2.34 from the ICC website. Installation appeared
to go well. It is however, a rather simple install though. A icon
appeared in Point2Play. I used it to launch the program. Blitzin, as the
program is known, started up. I entered my login info and hit connect.
Quicker than one of my pawns disappearing in a bullet game, it vanished.
My guess is the networking library the software calls upon is not ported
to Cedega. That's just my wild hypothesis. Regardless, the answer is,
stick to games.