User forum thread: "how can we improve WINE?"

Ben Klein shacklein at
Sun Apr 5 22:04:06 CDT 2009

2009/4/6 Austin English <austinenglish at>:
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
>> I agree with Henri here. UseGLSL and OffscreenRendering are
>> approaching the point where they don't need to be changed. Detecting
>> the amount of video memory should be preferred over setting it
>> manually. Most of these settings the users *shouldn't* be screwing
>> around with even via regedit (UsefulRegistryKeys could be renamed to
>> UsefulIfYouKnowWhatYoureDoingRegistryKeys).
>> Native DLLs are not approaching the point where they don't need to be
>> touched (or at least, not as fast as the D3D settings). There are
>> still many cases where native gdiplus, quartz, dinput, d3dx9_## etc.
>> are required to get your app working, and having these configurable
>> via winecfg provides a *much* easier way to do application-specific
>> overrides than doing it manually via regedit.
>> Of course, it's not me Warren has to convince, but AJ :)
> We've been approaching that point for a while, but we're not there
> yet. In an ideal world, winecfg shouldn't be needed at all. But the
> fact is that we have it to make adjustments to settings to allow
> applications to run. Until D3D is fixed, something like this will make
> it easier on the users.

Why not make ALL the UsefulRegistryKeys editable via winecfg? (I'm not
advocating it, I'm asking for opinions :) )

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