[Wine] Who asking users to install native DirectX?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Mon Apr 28 19:10:00 CDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 4:46 PM, DRNewcomb <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Right now, the only contribution I feel I can make to the project
> is by testing applications. I ve noticed that the majority of applications
> in the AppDb seem to be games, so I think it might be helpful to have
> more information about non-game applications.


> But when I install some of my applications, they fail miserably.
> So, I look around for information to help getting my applications
> to work (using Google, AppDb and the like) and I find instructions
> on how to install DirectX and use the DLL overrides.
> I do this and now my applications work much better than with
> the builtin DLLs.   The program that didn t work before, now works.
> So, I guess I've done a  bad thing.

No, you've done a good thing!  Go file bugs for each of these
apps showing the first symptom with no native DLLs, and
listing the minimal set of DLLs needed to get past that problem;
you've found a bug in our implementation of those DLLs.
- Dan

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