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Wine - Graphical Errors with 3d, graphics card?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:14 am
by IcyGamma
I installed WINE and also tried the commercial alternative CrossOver but on both any games that use DirectX graphics seem to fail on me. Messed up graphics, glitches, unreadable text. Its terrible! I am on a MacBook and I think my graphics card is an Intel GMA 950 chipset or one similar. Yes, they are terrible graphics cards. But the confusing thing is all other distros have run my games fine with WINE, including Ubuntu. It makes little sense. What should I do? Do I need to install a driver, or do I need to get hold of DirectX. Its very strange.

Re: Wine - Graphical Errors with 3d, graphics card?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:53 pm
by Acid_1
If it's Cedega/CrossOver you should post on their site. I recommend Cedega if you're interested in gaming. Apparently they have better game support, but don't take my word on it. However, often times there are tutorials on WINE's website in order to get games to run, as well as a compatability list.

Re: Wine - Graphical Errors with 3d, graphics card?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:20 pm
by IcyGamma
Hmm, ok. I am going to browse the WINE website. I will report back if I find an answer in case anyone else has a similar problem.

Re: Wine - Graphical Errors with 3d, graphics card?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:30 am
by amla
I have succesfully ran quite many games using Wine (with a NVidia card, ATI stuff is awful for this purpose, don't know Intel), so I suggest you:

1) Install the latest Wine release (as official Ubuntu repository contains a rather old stable version). You may want to add the latest release repository found here: http://www.winehq.org/download/deb

2) Check if your program is supported (http://appdb.winehq.org). This is only a quick reference place to check as it is maintained by Wine users and likely it does not contain latest releases tests.

3) Subscribe to http://bugs.winehq.org and report any bug you may find (I highly recommend this). This site is directly maintained by Wine developers and they often deliver a quick response to most problems as long as you send proper reports.

Re: Wine - Graphical Errors with 3d, graphics card?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:27 am
by Acid_1
[quote="amla"]I have succesfully ran quite many games using Wine (with a NVidia card, ATI stuff is awful for this purpose, don't know Intel)[quote]

Hehe, when isn't ATI aweful? (I just like it :P). But I use an integrated Intel on my craptop. It plays Civ4 under Windows fine, and though you can set it up under WINE I never bothered to (I mean if you have a legit copy of Windows anyways, why not?). But for simpler/older (2005~) games, Intel seems to work okay.