[Wine] Squeezing every last drop of performance out of DirectX

Brandon Mayes eff4eye at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 27 18:37:46 CDT 2009

> I think you really should get a clean wine 1.1.20 prefix and reinstall
TF there without installing DirectX
> (or anything else). Then try playing the game without applying all your registry tweaks (with
-dxlevel 81).
> Then try applying those tweaks and see if it helps.

> Installing DirectX on Wine may create a little mess in your prefix, I'm afraid.

So if I were to do this -- what all is necessary?  Can I just run these 2 commands (I'm running Ubuntu 8.10)?

# sudo apt-get autoremove wine
# rm -rf ~/.wine

I know there are going to be some menu entries left around in the gnome applications menu as well.  I can remove those (usually just deleting stuff from ~/.local/share).

I guess I just don't know what you mean by prefix (I'm assuming you mean ~/.wine), nor do I really know why installing DirectX 9.0c would muck things up...Do you really think that installing DX9 is going to actually make performance worse?

FYI, for anyone following this I did copy over the d3d8.dll and d3d9.dll files from my Windows partition and set the libraries to native.  First, the native d3d9.dll caused TF2 to crash as soon as I clicked to launch it (though Steam seemed to work fine), and while the native d3d8.dll file doesn't seem to cause any problems, it doesn't seem to perform any better than the builtin file.

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