Low speed of running win-application under Wine

moonie moonie at gaganc.org
Tue Oct 9 17:45:46 CDT 2001

Andrey Simonenko wrote:
> Craig Ringer <craig at nospam.postnewspapers.nobotstothisaddressdelme.com.au> wrote
> in message
> news:3BBDF571.1070701 at nospam.postnewspapers.nobotstothisaddressdelme.com.au...
> > Andrey Simonenko wrote:
> >
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > It is normal that Windows applications run _very_ slow
> > > under Wine? I'm talking about simple application, like
> > > notepad, winmine.
> > >
> >
> > I've been able to run some pretty serious stuff (games inc Diablo II,
> > Homeworld Cataclysm, Counter-Strike, bits of MS Office 2000 etc) at
> > reasonable and useable speeds sometimes almost comprable to native win32
> > execution. So its not a general wine thing... unless your definition of
> > "slow" is like some of the users I admin for here at work :-/
> [skip]
> > My system is an AMD Duron 650 running linux-2.4.10 && XFree86-4.1.0 with
> > debian(sid) and 300+ mb RAM so its not exactly overpowered and yet most
> > things run genuinely fast under wine.
> > I hate to suggest this (no flame pls) but _JUST FOR TESTING_ have you
> > tried it under linux on the same machine (perhaps its trying to do
> > something odd with /proc??). I don't know BSD so PLEASE don't kill me if
> > this is nonsense!
> >
> The probles is in XFree86-4.1.1 and its Riva TNT driver, which doesn't work on
> my Riva TNT2, even KDE-2.2.1 works very slowly on this system.
> I installed KDE-2.2.1 and Wine (last release) on another one my computer with
> already installed XFree86-3.3.6, which is much more slowly (Celeron 300A, 128M
> of RAM and video ATI 4M 3D-smth.) and KDE2 and Windows applications under
> Wine work in speed as I expected.
> I managed to run just very simple applications under Wine (NotePad, WinWord,
> WinMine) and everythig work, I have some problems with russian fonts in windows
> applications' menus, but it isn't very big problem for now.
> Currently I don't know at all how to enable sound in Windows applications.
> And currently I can't run complex games under Wine.
> Thank you very much for your help, if it doen't take too much of your
> time, please give URL with information about running complex games
> under Wine or explaine in some words about running Counter Strike under
> Wine.

I run HL, CS, DoD, FA and TFC in Wine, you will need the 3d nvidia
drivers installed to play OpenGL games.

moonie ;)

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