[Wine]Direct X setup question

M-Halo masochisthalo at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 19 16:21:47 CST 2004

Compare the registry entries on the various machines
for the DirectX version...  I ran into a similar issue
trying to get Sonar XL 2.0 installed; installing on
one machine told me my DirectX wasn't installed and
the other gave me no grief.  Basically, I (eventually)
realized that at one point, I used frankcorner.org's
registry file on one of the machines; in his registry,
 a different version of DirectX is listed.  You may
need to hack the registry entry.

Of course, I don't think there is a standard for a
program to check the DirectX version.  Again, using
Cakewalk/ Sonar as an example, if you try to install
it on a real Windows box with DirectX 9.0a, you will
get an error saying that DirectX is not installed. 
That's simply because the application came out before
DX9 even existed.  So, Cakewalk had to put out a
program that allowed people with DX9 to install their


--- Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>    I have 4 machines here. Two are Gentoo, one of
> which is my laptop
> which has had lots of wine stuff installed. I have a
> second new Gentoo
> box, as well as two Fedora 2 boxes. These last 3
> boxes have never had
> Wine on them. all 4 boxes are currently using
> Wine-20041019 compiled
> from the same tarball so they should be very
> identical.
>    The problem is that my laptop, which has had
> almost every Wine
> version since December 2003 on it, will install and
> run a specific
> program (Acid Pro 2.0) while the other 3 machine
> will not. All of the
> other 3 machines die during the install with the
> message:
> Error Message
> This product requires a newer version of Microsoft's
> DirectX Media
> than you have on your computer. You may download the
> DirectX Media 6.0
> installer from our website www.sonicfoundry.com.
>    I have tried copying the config file I'm using
> from the good laptop
> to the other machines but that didn't fix the
> problem. Presumably this
> means that the Direct X software Acid is looking for
> came from some
> other Windows program that I installed on my laptop?
>    Any ideas on how I can get past this and discover
> how the good
> Direct X got on here?
>    However, it was my understanding the Wine
> emulated Direct X these
> days and none of this was necessary. Is that
> supposed to be the case?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark
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