[Wine] Re: Petition for PunkBuster Support/Version for WINE in Linux
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Sep 17 01:25:25 CDT 2008
> I started this petition the other day.
> As legitimate owner of a game, regardless of platform (providing that it will actually run) - one should be entitled to the online experience attached to the game.
> Sadly, for many Windows(tm) games under WINE this cannot be done because of the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat protection which does not allow those using a WINE based API to access a PunkBuster protected server.
> There is PunkBuster support for Linux game servers, so there is already in-house knowledge of Linux at Even Balance. CodeWeavers and Transgaming are distributors of commercial branches of WINE who would work with Even Balance to support their largest demographic. (the gamers!)
> Anything that is which allows WINE users to access PunkBuster protected servers will be appreciated. (full implementation or not!)
> This petition is to show community and market support to the parties who will be involved in providing PunkBuster support for community and commercial WINE based products.
> Also, for those who want to criticize the way I have approached this, I don't care (unless you really do have a better idea which I might take on board)..
Please learn how to write Wine
second, just who are you petitioning? it's not clear from the link...
I think you should have researched this better, PunkBuster works for some games but not for others, I can attest to it working fine for me after applying two patches that are on bugzilla.
I recall someone saying that some PB enabled games like Americas Army (linux client) is shipped with PB, so support in some form already exists which could be used in a similar manner by EvenBalance without any action on Wine's behalf since they could probably ship something which accesses the linux native library.
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