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TransGaming Inc
Traded as TSX-VTNG
Industry Video games
Founded 2001
Founders Gavriel State
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Vikas Gupta, CEO
Gavriel State, Chairman
Revenue Increase $2 million USD
Decrease $0.25 million USD
Decrease $0.5 million USD
Slogan Broadening the Playing Field

TransGaming Inc. is a company specialized in video game portability technology. The company has its head office in Toronto and a research hub in Ottawa. It was founded by Gavriel State, who ran the Linux product division at the Corel Corporation.[1] The current CEO is Vikas Gupta.



TransGaming's flagship product called Cider is a technology marketed towards developers that allows Windows games to run on Mac OS X. It shares much of the same core technology as Cedega but is designed for video game designers and publishers. Like Cedega, Cider is a proprietary fork of Wine.

At the 2007 World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC07), Electronic Arts announced their return to the Mac, publishing various titles simultaneously on both PCs and Macs, using Cider on the Mac.[2]

In a newsletter dated 2007-11-13, the company announced that Cider's improvements will be merging back into Cedega.[3]

GameTree Linux[edit]

Main article: Cedega (software)

GameTree Linux is a developer program dedicated to the further development of Cedega, which is a compatibility layer for running Microsoft Windows games on Linux.

There are games that run on Cedega but not on Wine, and games that run on Wine but not Cedega. Users that want to play a specific game usually look for it on the games databases available on the web.[4][5]

GameTree Mac[edit] was launched in Beta, March 2008, with a focus to offer the Mac gaming community an online retail distribution point for published Mac titles.


SwiftShader is an advanced software renderer with Direct3D 8/9 class features, including shaders.


In 2009 TransGaming Technologies launched a game development studio. Their first product was Armin van Buuren – In The Mix for the Nintendo Wii console. In November 2010, a new game was announced, entitled Garage Inc..[6]

GameTree TV[edit] is a games platform for consumer electronic devices using the Intel CE media processors. It was revealed in January 2010.

Digital rights management (DRM)[edit]

In a press release dated 2008-08-20, TransGaming announced that they "will utilize Sony DADC's SecuROM digital rights management (DRM) solution for all video game titles enabled through TransGaming's Cider portability engine for Mac games."[7] TransGaming's use of SecuROM is notable because of the company's decision to use SecuROM technology for all Mac games enabled through Cider, irrespective of distribution channel (download vs. retail) and whether SecuROM was used for a game's Windows PC release.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Board of Directors". TransGaming. Retrieved 2009-01-04. [dead link]
  2. ^ AppleInsider | EA's new Mac games will demand Intel-based systems
  3. ^ "The Den" (Members only). Cedega. TransGaming. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Wine Application Database". Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  5. ^ "GameTree Linux Wiki". Cedega. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Transgaming Studios Soon To Release "Garage Inc." Across Multiple Platforms". TransGaming. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  7. ^ "TransGaming to Utilize Sony DADC's SecuROM Technology". TransGaming Inc. 2008-08-20. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Cider-powered games to get SecuROM DRM". Develop Magazine. 2008-08-22. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
  9. ^ "TransGaming Adds SecuROM To Ciderized Titles". Inside Mac Games. 2008-08-21. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 

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