The Holy Grail - Wine 0.9 - thanks to all
rwalls at gwi.net
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......
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.
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