wine on Alpha (was: Help needed)

Nerijus Baliunas nerijus at
Wed Jun 13 17:31:46 CDT 2001

> Still, you must be aware of a few thing.
> * Wine is not 100% byte order clean.

Alpha seems to be "correct" endian ;)

> * Wine is not 64 bit clean.
>   This is a little worse especially since
>   Win32 often stores pointers in 32 bit integers
>   and this problem really can't be solved in
>   a good way, since extending the size of the storage
>   is not possible at least not if you want to
>   be able to implement a x86 emulator in the
>   future. However I guess it will be possible
>   to force all memory usage to be in the lower
>   32 bits of memory to be able to cope with
>   truncated pointers.

Digital has(d) a lot of very good emulation technologies -
FX!32 which let to run win32 386 apps on NT Alpha with
almost full speed, em86 which runs 386 Linux apps on Linux
Alpha (,
x86emu which is used in XFree86 and MILO to initialize
graphic card's 386 BIOS.


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