appdb rating inflation

Enverex ben at
Sun Dec 31 12:16:27 CST 2006

Dan Kegel wrote:
> 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 (
> - "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,,
> also has lots of complaints / caveats / complicated howto's.
> Should we impose some standards on appdb ratings?
> - Dan

Call of Duty didn't work at all last time I tried it but that was a
while ago.

Diablo 2 installs fine and works perfectly but it seems far too many
rather dim people try and use it or make it out to seem like you have to
do a lot to make it work. It works "out of the box". Even the copy
protection works. Works in Single player, works in Multiplayer, works on
Battle.NET, even works with mods. So it is deserving of a platinum (I
can't find a fault with it). The "howto" is just for laymen because lots
of people that have no idea how to use Linux were likely trying to
install it all the time a while back. Same issue we're seeing now with
WoW in the IRC channel.


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