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

ulberon wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed May 14 21:41:50 CDT 2008

DanKegel wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:26 PM, ulberon <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> I could be wrong, but "game support" isn't a single thing, it's a
> whole bunch of things.
> Each game is going to run into slightly different bugs, just as
> each non-game app does.
> So the split vote probably reflects reality better than you expect.
> I'm confident that the current approach of targeting a small
> handful of the most popular apps (including, it seems, one or so
> games like WoW) until they work well is going to pay off.
> - Dan

Well, to be more explicit then, substitute every time I said "game support" with "directx" and it's the same point.

I think it is fair to say that directx isn't well supported, yet many games run fine with what has been implemented.  How much of the API really needs to be implemented to support whole classes of video games?  I mean, come on, MS outlook is number 10 and MS word is number 6.  I really don't want to be rude, but you have to ask the question: Are the people who voted for those two applications stupid?  Go download openoffice and thunderbird.  Do they want IE8 to work under wine too?

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