[Wine] Re: Swarm (win95 game) leaving fragments
Feyelno nek dusa
mantar.feyelno at YourPantiesSirWilliamfrontiernet.net
Mon Mar 19 00:48:19 CDT 2007
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 17:58:22 +0000, B.Hoffmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> installed the old space shooter Swarm and it is running fine pleased to
> say except artefacts of lasers and rockets that have been fired staying on
> screen for up to another 6 seconds.
> This is as you can imagine a bit irritating as they move with and stay on
> the screen.
This is an old bug in (I assume) wine's pre-DirectX 8.0 code. It's been
around forever, and also affects my copy of Jeff Minter's Gridrunner++..
That game is completely unplayable, as the uncleared elements fill the
screen quickly. I think I filed a bug for it years ago.
That bug's not present in the cedega/winex fork, so you might try that.
Its support for old games is often poor, though. (GR++ stopped working in
one of the recent versions, but I haven't checked in a while.)
Hopefully it'll get fixed sometime soon, DirectX is undergoing some major
- Mantar --- Drop YourPantiesSirWilliam to email me.
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