Bug Triage: Get Games working

Molle Bestefich molle.bestefich at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 09:31:29 CDT 2005

Bug 717, status NEW.

"StarCraft installer can't create icons."

This bug seems fixed in CVS HEAD, the StarCraft installer now creates
icons just fine.

In addition, the game can now switch to fullscreen mode, which leads
to the mouse cursor not "running invisibly out of the game area", so
to speak.  Kudos!

Please close the bug.

What doesn't work: Sound.
I've got kernel 2.6 with 1000Hz timing fidelity on a 2+GHz machine,
and there is an awful scratching noise in every sample.  That goes for
both the Starcraft music (played off the CD) and the sound effects. 
The fullscreen video displays without any hickups, and the problem
occurs even when the game is idle.  So it's definitely not a CPU
problem but a bug in Wine's DirectX audio implementation.

In addition to the scratching noises, all sound effects are cut off
(faded, it even sounds like ??) prematurely.  It's not a lot, but it's
definitely audible that all sound effects are chopped in the end, so
to speak.

What's untested: Multiplayer modes.

9 years since the game has been released, and we're almost there. 
Kudos!  Hehe ;-)

More information about the wine-devel mailing list