appdb rating inflation
dank at kegel.com
Sun Dec 31 11:49:58 CST 2006
The appdb says
"Only applications which install and run flawlessly on an out-of-the-box
Wine installation make it to the Platinum list"
But several platinum-rated apps seem to deserve
a silver or bronze rating.
For instance, Call to Duty,
has all sorts of caveats:
- Punkbuster enabled Multiplayer will not work
- Sound out of sync.
- Runs without crashes, but only if installed as root
- requires whacky third-party Loki installer; real installer
fails on cd change (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6594)
- "with alsa, the sound lags ~ 1 second behind the game.... if i
choose oss i got the 166 sound files missing error"
And Diablo II, http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=49,
also has lots of complaints / caveats / complicated howto's.
Should we impose some standards on appdb ratings?
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