Let's fix Steam!
stefandoesinger at gmx.at
Sun Mar 13 03:02:28 CST 2005
I forgot to cc this one to the list!
> Steam has had a serious problem for quite some time, failing with a
> strange debug assertion error popup at the dreaded 27% mark.
> What's interesting, however, is that Steam works perfectly in Crossover
> 4.1 - since I don't think Steam is supported, this is not due to a
> special hack, and the failure in Steam therefore represents a serious
> regression in Wine.
> This, quite simply, will be a really cool app to get working again.
> Plus, we'll need it to try out Half Life 2 once you awesome Direct3D
> boys finish up your work :)
> So, where do we go about this? The installer demonstrating the error
> can be downloaded easily from http://www.steampowered.com/ - however,
> I'm not sure if it's plausible to run a regression analysis since there
> are no patches available against the direct crossover version of Wine.
> At this point, I'm not even sure which file has broken, although I do
> know that it's one we've had problems with in the past based off of IRC
> If anyone could follow up with more info, particularly about the
> specifics of the error, I'm sure we'd all appreciate it greatly.
Yet another update:
I managed to play something(Ricochet and old Half life). Installations was
painless(IE6 is needed, builtin shdocvw with mozilla activex control doesn't
work). I have to set winver to win98 to make the IE6 control work.
I downloaded hl and ricochet and played it(single player / server with no
other players). The graphics worked nice with OpenGL, no surprises here. The
problems I encountered were:
*The games lock up on exit. No error message, wine-preloader just uses 100%
*I got a stange error on the secound start. Wine crashed and showed a lot of
pthread_* functions. I can't reproduce the crash so no log. Sorry.
*Gaming get unstable if I turn of the internet connection. Say, does Steam
download sounds & levels on demand during playing? The half-life folder's
size is only 13 MB compared to ~500MB to the old version's folder.
*I can't get offline mode working.
*The keyboard and window management problems reported yesterday
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