[Wine] Wine DirectX on Mac OS X

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at sprintpcs.com
Fri Apr 18 22:16:02 CDT 2008

ergZay wrote:
> I have been for a while now waiting to see if this would get fixed or improved at all, but it has not been so. What is the current status of trying to get OpenGL or DirectX programs (anything in Wine that requires OpenGL) to run on Mac OS X. I have, in all my searchings of the net, found no possible way of doing so at the moment. Wine compiles fine and finds openGL (both release version and git) but when programs are run says that OpenGL is not installed on this system. I have been assuming (right I think) that this is the same for any Mac OS X system. I have been wondering though why is there almost no effort to fix this? I've heard it has something to do with a bug in Apple's X11, but many other linux ports that use OpenGL work fine and what about a workaround or is just no one wanting to got to the trouble?
This is not a Wine problem but rather the 'broken' X11 that Apple 
provides does not have complete OpenGL support.  You can try 
deinstalling Apple's X11 and go to Fink and use the X11 that is 
available.  You will need to install XCode to compile it and hope that 
it works.  I have another program that depends on some of this 
'brokenness' and thus I cannot deinstall Apple's X11 on my system which 
is also running the latest version of Tiger (10.4) and I DO plan on 
upgrading to Leopard (10.5) to get around some of the features that are 
broken in Tiger's X11.

You may also want to look at Crossover Office for the Mac or Crossover 
Games for the Mac to see if CodeWeavers has a working version of OpenGL. 

James McKenzie

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