[Wine] Re: GTA:SA+ WIne-RC1 + Ubuntu 8.04[64bit] -> Unhdl. exce.

ulberon wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed May 14 14:26:29 CDT 2008

I don't think you realize, the survey is bogus.  You can't do a survey on a per application basis as there are many games and the vote would be split amongst many different "applications" even though they are all asking for the same thing, game support.  As for people that will "never, ever, ever, ever use anything but m$ office", well, they are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, going to use anything other than m$ windows either.  I feel the exact same way as the OP, game support is far more pressing than any other application with the possible exception of photoshop (all the others have equivalences that are just as good or better, and it's a waste of resources making them work first).

Honestly, the people who won't switch apps probably won't switch OS's either, think about it.  And if it's not too much trouble, there should be a new survey with the following options, "games", "office products", "trade products".  Simple as that.  List examples, m$ goes under office products, autocad, photoshop go under trade, games are obvious.  Look at the forum posts, it's constantly someone trying to get a game to work, it's almost never someone with a photoshop problem.

Games keep Mac OS from being popular, Games are what is keeping people from switching to linux.  If you could boast native support for video games on linux, the games performance is almost always better under linux than vista (based upon the games that do work under wine), and there are people (I know this is hard to believe) that will do whatever it takes to squeeze out 1-2 FPS out of a video game.  This includes tweaking hardware, messing with config files, and switching OS's.

Really something to consider.

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