[Wine] HoMM 3 - SoD not working under FC6, but does in FC5

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Mon Jan 1 12:44:46 CST 2007

On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 17:55:23 +0000,
  "L. Rahyen" <research at science.su> wrote:
> On Monday January 1 2007 16:55, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > As a side question, do you have any tips for speeding Heroes up under wine?
> 	In fact it is already speeded up a lot. Under old Wine it was terribly slow 
> even with 1.4 Ghz Sempron! Now most games which uses DIB (including Heroes 3) 
> works fine on most computers. But even now DIB is slower than under 
> windows... There some technical reasons for that; however it is possible to 
> improve performance farther. But for now it is nice to see that such games 
> are playable on most hardware.
> 	If computer is very old (200-300 Mhz for example) then you will run into 
> troubles with performance and only real solution is to improve corresponding 
> Wine's code (or upgrade the hardware but this isn't "real solution" of 
> course).

Yeah, the old machine was a dual PII running at 200-300Mhz. And I suspect
that only one cpu is really used playing Heroes3. It seems something like
10 - 20 times slower under wine.

However, that particular machine is getting near to retirement and we are
only using it for Heroes, because my office is too crowded to hav two
people playing hotseat. I will be moving shortly and have a lot more space
in my office, and we will probably be getting another computer in the not
too distant future, so I don't think Heroes3 will be a problem in the long
term. Speed ups for some other games I would like to play under wine are still
welcome though.

Thanks for all of your help.

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