[Wine] Gaming support with different hardware vendors (esp. ATI)
wine-devel at continuity.cjb.net
Sun Dec 7 16:07:08 CST 2008
I recently got an ATI Radeon HD 3850 card and now noticed that with the
fglrx driver many games that look well in AppDB do not run properly on
this hardware (Supreme Commander ingame: flickering static garbage, Prince
of Persia SoT has several issues that completely garble ingame graphics).
Older games (not using shaders among other things) seem to run fine - need
to do more testing though.
My guess is that AppDB is more or less nVidia-only. However, since I'm not
impressed by nv politics (lacking OSS support; also they recently dropped
support for my old card in their closed driver), getting a new nv card is
1. How much of the ATI trouble can be attributed to Wine, how much to the
fglrx driver?- I read a lot of related discussion  but I'm not sure
what of that trouble is resolved already.
2. Is there a chance *older* ATI cards (X800, X1950...) run better in Wine
with the fglrx driver?
3. Is there a chance older ATI cards run better in Wine with the open
source "radeon" driver? (that for example does not seem to support GLSL
 for otherwise well-supported R300/R400-based cards)
I started a FAQ entry for this . Any pointers with further
information (bug entries...) for that FAQ are much appreciated.
Last questions: How can I help? Should I add bugzilla entries for the
games not working (probably this isn't much help)? Who to contact?
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