Tien F Lee tl47 at
Wed Apr 23 00:22:24 CDT 2003

Actually, WineX 3 is out for good.

WineX 2.x worked with WarCraft III with nearly no flaws for me. 
Sometimes, the problem might not be that the programs don't work in 
WINE. Rather, it does not work for everyone. I haven't tried WineX 3 
with WarCraft III yet... or anything other than a very old game 
(DUNE2000), which also works flawlessly. What do I mean by no flaws? 
Well, there are no graphics glitches, no multiplayer problems, and I 
have almost finished the whole game running in Linux. Installation also 
worked without any special workaround (just winex /mnt/cdrom/setup.exe).

Diablo should also work with WineX without a problem. Maybe you need to 
purchase the license to use with secure ROM stuff (i.e. copyprotected CDs).

As for non-games, Codeweavers' products do work very well with the 
programs they advertise it to work with. Of course, you pay good dough 
to make your life easier. Otherwise, just fiddle with WINE... it should 
be possible to get it to work if Codeweaver's wine works...

BTW, last I checked (admittedly a long time ago), VMware doesn't really 
support much DirectX. So your games will most certainly not run...


Matt Bailey wrote:

>If it's the configuration that's causing problems, have you tried 
>winesetuptk? I use that, made generating that messy config file a very quick 
>and simple task.
>Btw, WineX 3 is in beta right now. I've not tried it (not a subscriber) but I 
>assume it will be more stable and compatible than the current release. Maybe 
>worth a try.
>I do see, however, that Wine has a way to go before Windows can be 
>extensively dumped by gamers.
>	-Matt Bailey
>On Tuesday 22 April 2003 02:56 pm, you wrote:
>>Ok, I chose Wine over vmware because it is open source... and since I
>>like open source pholsophy I thouhgt it would be best... Then I tried a
>>CVS version of winex (winex200) but that didn't work either... Today I
>>found a good place to download vmware... adn I think i just might try
>>it... (I have WinXP installed anyway...)
>>Diablo worked almost perfectly under wine... after a few hours of
>>breaking my head configuring and reading and chatting...  and
>>seriously... It took me longer that I would have ever expected...
>>I'll try vmware.
>>thanks anyway.
>>El dom, 20 de 04 de 2003 a las 21:40, Matt Bailey escribió:
>>>Well, it's still alpha software. My experience has been that almost
>>>nothing runs with little or no problems. I have a very few apps that run
>>>well, some others that run ok but have problems, others that only
>>>partially work (usually unusable) and the rest just don't work at all.
>>>What's odd is that X-Plane, a fairly intensive 3D/sound/joystick flight
>>>simulator, works almost flawlessly (mostly just decreased performance,
>>>and an occasional sound hiccup). Also my Nascar pinball game works
>>>perfectly. :) Fairly simple stuff like installers, Paint Shop Pro, etc,
>>>varies from ok to nearly unusable. Paint Shop, for instance, runs ok but
>>>is very slow and the colors on control buttons are wrecked. Most
>>>installers run at first, but some can't finish. Another pinball game from
>>>the same people as the Nascar game (Sierra) won't run, even though the
>>>Nascar one does. Strange stuff.
>>>Are you linking to a seperate Windows partition or just using fake
>>>Windows in Wine? I'm linking to a Win95 install, I think that helped
>>>quite a bit.
>>>	-Matt Bailey
>>>On Sunday 20 April 2003 06:35 pm, you wrote:
>>>>Ok, I've tried wine with about 10 different aplications and it always
>>>>returns SOME kind of error... and it closes... the only one I can run
>>>>without ANY problem is DiabloII.... not even half life runs on wine...
>>>>Using wineX didn't solve any problem.. in fact I think it it even
>>>>Any idea why wine won't work with virtually no game at all???
>>>>thanks a lot
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