New winetricks-alpha 20110306: new game Crysis 2 Demo and seven others, new dll dinput, lots of bug fixes; ie8 now works

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Mon Mar 7 08:51:25 CST 2011

On 03/06/2011 10:53 PM, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Do you think people just load dlls at random, and then complain when they
> break things?
Reading forum indicates lots do. Most people still think that if they use 
more native dlls Wine will work better.

> You may have a point there, but increasingly, users don't
> play around with individual DLLs, they expect canned recipes for whole games,
> so maybe fewer people will try it than you think.
That's why users use windows. They still think it can do everything as-is...

> Would it help if I put a warning on the verb?
I think it's a good idea to warn them about consequences of using native dinput.

> Or do you think that having it at all is a bad idea?   If so,
> you probably think that about a lot of winetricks verbs.
Not really. If users want to experiment with stuff - it's up to them. Wine 
is OSS after all. If some one wants to shoot themselves in a foot we can 
show 100 different ways to do it. But they still have to pull the trigger.

> Are there others in particular that you have seen cause grief?
Mostly complete DX. Users install that and expect Wine to have flawless d3d, 
including Intel/ATI GPUs.


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