The Holy Grail - Wine 0.9 - thanks to all

Randall Walls rwalls at
Fri Oct 28 21:04:34 CDT 2005

Not to get sappy or anything, but I think most wine users have a 'holy 
grail' application, an app that they would do almost anything to get 
working. Mine was a game from about 5 years back called Battlezone II. 
Wonderful game, one of my all time favs. I have spent the better part of 
2 years trying to install and run it under wine. Every monthly release I 
would download fresh source, compile, test, always with varying degrees 
of success. I've googled for hours on end, tried every native dll 
imaginable, every tweak, every tip, every hint, sacrificed a few goats, 
prayed to the linux gods and pledged to give up my soul, but the game 
was never playable......

....until now.

Everything works. EVERYTHING. Graphics are flawless, with the exception 
of the fonts being a bit funky, but I can deal. Everything else is 
exactly as it should be. I was, frankly (and no insult intended), stunned.

So, thank you, everyone, all the devs, the testers, everyone, for doing 
what you do. (and for giving us linux gamers a little light at the end 
of the tunnel). I would have to say, from my single experience at least, 
that the 0.9 release has been well worth the wait, and has delivered in 
a way I didn't think possible.

I'll throw something in the appdb just as soon as I can figure out how 
to get a screenshot or two.

Randall Walls

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