|Bridge Base Online in Cedega|
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PrefaceFor some time, the Bridge Base Online (BBO) software was the only reason for me to have a Windows installation besides Debian GNU/Linux. Unfortunately, BBO does not run in Wine, and a Windows NT4 installation in qemu was way too slow to be usable (on a 500MHz Pentium III), so I had to use a native installation, or buy an expensive vmware license.
Following a hint by Gerardo, I tried Transgaming's Cedega (formerly called Winex). In April 2005, I subscribed to Transgaming ("subscribing" is their method to sell software, it is a minimum of $15 for 3 months), and installed cedega_4.3-1_i386.deb. The good news: BBO does run there.
Ups and DownsBBO does run in Cedega 4.3 (4.3.2).
BBO does not run in Cedega 4.4. It fails in the same way as plain Wine does. (You can log in, but can't do anything interesting like going to a table or chatting.) [Update 2005-07-16]
As said above, it works with Cedega 4.3. There are some glitches, though:
FontsBBO uses the symbol.ttf font to display the suit symbols. Copy that file to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/symbol/symbol.ttf, the freetype library will find it there.
Bottom LineFeel free to contact me about BBO in Cedega - my username is Myon. Hope to meet you there!
|Christoph Berg | Page last changed Sat Jul 16 13:47:34 2005 CET|