[Wine]Half-Life and Counter-Strike on WINE
David F. Colwell
dfcolwell at dfcolwell.com
Mon May 9 12:12:15 CDT 2005
Both work great on my FC3, wine-20050419, 2.4 GHz box. Key changes to
the ./tools/wineinstall $HOME/.wine/config file are as follows:
"Managed" = "N" ; a significant change
"UseXVidMode" = "N"
"UseXRandR" = "N" ; a significant change
"DXGrab" = "Y"
"Synchronous" = "Y" ; without this mouse reacts VERY slowly
"dir1" = " "/hda1/WINNT/Fonts" ; yeah, I have an existing
windoze dir for fonts
"windows" = "nt40" ; under [AppDefaults\\sol.exe\\Version]
c:\\SIERRA\\Half-Life\\hl.exe -console -windowed
; must use these switches
c:\\SIERRA\\Counter-Strike\\cstrike.exe -console -windowed -noipx
Note: Half-Life doc requires the CD in the first CD-drive, but runs on
either of mine.
My box is a server with no open-gl GPU so all is software driven. Works
good on small, 400x300 window, stutters on larger. A -w 1280 switch has
been blogged elsewhere but has no effect for me, i.e., window size is
selected in app. The -noipx switch tells cstrike not to pole for it,
which is a time consuming step.
Be sure to properly link your CD drive in $HOME/dosdevices, e.g., mine is:
ln -s /media/cdrom d:
ln -s /dev/hde d::
Both are required. The double : is no typo.
Cstrike will complain about the sound being used by another app, so you
won't have any sound.
The update links in the app blow-up. I haven't downloaded/installed any
of the patches available.
Use Ctrl-Alt-F1 and logon so you can issue "killall -9 wine-preloader"
if things go wrong. Then use Ctrl-Alt-F7 to return to your GUI. If
your screen is magnified so it is unusable, just hit "arrow-up" once and
then "return" to relaunch the app then select quit/exit. It usually
returns the screen to normal.
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