[Wine] WoW hardware cursor hack, Eve virtual desktops & CSS voice.

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 8 10:12:48 CDT 2010

laeg <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote at Jun 8, 2010 9:53 AM
>Wine 1.2-rc2
This is great.
>Ubuntu 9.10
This is acceptable.  I would NOT recommend moving to Lucid.  This has created problems with sound in games (see Esound issues in this forum.)  It appears that Lucid LOVES pulseaudio and getting this to work in Wine is a real bother.
>I'm following instructins on tweaking World of Warcraft and wondering if a hardware 
>cursor hack referenced under 'Step 2: Configuring' at
>http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17421 would have any
>adverse effects on other games?

This might be why it is not in the base Wine code.  A 'hack' to make something work in one program may and probably will break other programs.
>Would I need to edit it to account for the fact I already have Wine 1.2-rc2 installed
>from the Wine repo? If so where? I'd rather not have two versions of Wine installed if
>I can avoid it as I still consider myself not too much more than a novice to linux.
Don't know, but patches created for one version of Wine may not apply to others.

>It was suggested to make Eve Online run better and not crash when alt-tabbing-out to
>configure it alone to run with Wine emulating a virtual desktop, allowing directx apps
>to stop the mouse leaving their window, and allowing the window manager to decorate the
>windows and control them. Should I do this for all games?

There is a problem with not allowing the mouse to leave the window when you are using virtual desktops.  This is that the mouse's actions are trapped to the size of that window when you are not in it.  This is a major reason that the mouse fix has not been accepted in many forms.  It would be great if a fix could be found that only applies to the current Wine session that releases when switching to a different application (say you suspend the game (pause it) and switch to respond to a mail message and then switch back to the game, the mouse should have full range of the screen at this time.)
>In CS:S even though when I test my mic in the options it plays back fine, online people
>can hear my voice but they report the quality is very, very poor and it's hard to make
>out what it is I'm saying. I've tried ALSA, OSS and JACK so far. Pulseaudio is
>completely removed from my system. Is there anything I can do, and could it just be the

Could be any number of things, but I would suspect your Internet connection first.  I have problems when I use a Wireless WAN connection, but when I'm connected to the Internet via a wired connection the problem goes away.  Again, switching to Lucid is not suggested because of your comment above on pulseaudio.

James McKenzie

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