Simple but awesome demos of Wine?
wine at eternaldusk.com
Sun Feb 1 14:33:02 CST 2009
It's too bad you can't count on an internet Connection. WoW and City of
Heroes/Villains are two of the most impressive looking (and fast) games
under Wine, IMHO. Heck, even just the login screen for WoW might be a
nice show - with the dracolich constantly landing/taking off while it's
I wouldn't recommend Counter-Strike: Source. It needs to be forced to
DirectX8 mode to achieve a usable speed, and in that mode it looks
pretty poor up next to what people are used seeing on the average
Though boring to some, I think you made a good choice including
DreamWeaver - as the native apps just haven't caught up, yet.
Seth Shelnutt wrote:
> As far as games go, off the top of my head there is WoW, and
> Guildwars. Battlefield 2/2142 both seem good choice. Counter Strike:
> Source and COD4 are gold rated. Lastly Crysis is gold rated too. There
> is an issue with punkbuster but that only effects online play.
> 3Dmark06 seems to work to some degree,
> <http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=13809> .
> Also it might be interesting to show off, how Wine works with CUDA,
> http://gpu2.twomurs.com/index.php?title=Main_Page . There are some
> emails on the mailing list back when I first started working on the
> wrapper. I think it shows just how advanced Wine is. Not only can it
> run a windows program but with a wrapper it transfers the calls from
> windows dll to linux .so to the GPU, with stellar performance.
> -Seth Shelnutt
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com
> <mailto:dank at kegel.com>> wrote:
> I'm going to be giving a Wine presentation at
> Cebit next month. You can see a draft of the
> presentation at
> (I will say lots more than is written there; the
> slides are kept simple on purpose, with just
> the key idea in the caption.)
> A large part of the presentation
> will be demos of platium-rated apps.
> Can people suggest compelling apps to demo?
> Right now my list is kind of boring-sounding:
> Framemaker 7
> Kid Pix
> Photoshop cs2
> It'd be nice to also have some games, but I don't
> play enough to know which ones to pick. I suspect
> online games are out, since I can't count on an
> internet connection.
> I'm tempted to write an autohotkey script to demo each
> app so I don't have to worry about fumbling mouse
> clicks while on stage. The ability to script would be
> a nice demo itself.
> This show is a big opportunity for us to
> introduce Wine to a large audience, so
> any help here would be appreciated.
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