[Wine] NOLF2 - Registry key?
rwalls at gwi.net
Fri Sep 2 21:14:24 CDT 2005
Glad to see the work that has progressed so far with wine, especially in
the area of DirectX implementation.
So, with that in mind I compiled a fresh copy of 20050830 and began
testing my games. Started with an oldie but a goodie, No One Lives
Forever 2. Usually I couldn't even get past the opening screen. This
time, the game attempts to launch, but then a window pops up and says:
"error initializing renderer. DirectX 8.0 must be installed yadda yadda
The only problem is that there is absolutely nothing in the console to
indicate what failed. Nothing. Clicking OK in the box that pops up
drops me back at a prompt. No debug messages or anything.
Is it possible that there needs to be a registry key set to trick the
game into thinking DirectX 8.0 is installed so that it will at least
attempt to load the renderer? I have a feeling that it's dying before it
initializes anything at all, that it is just doing a simple check for
DirectX and then bailing out when it doesn't find it.
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