[Wine] Awful, AWFUL frame rate.

Calamity Cat wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu May 20 14:53:39 CDT 2010

Hey guys.
I'm very new to Wine. Very. I've pretty much just installed it.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and upon seeing many videos on Youtube such as "Team Fortress 2 On Wine!", seeing it run flawlessly, and I thought I'd give it a go.

Now, I'm using the Dell Studio 1555, which has pretty awful graphics. It is a laptop after all. I managed however, with a few mods I could get Team Fortress 2 running full frame rate at correct screen ratio and medium graphics - on Windows. I thought I could then run it on Wine with very small ratio and lower graphics, and I would be fine.

I wanted to test run it first, I ran Macromedia Flash 8, worked flawlessly. Then I ran Steam. Pretty bad response time with everything. But, before wasting bandwidth and time, I thought I'd run a smaller, easier game - just to see what it was like (after Steam ran badly). So I tried Plants Vs Zombies.
I got like 1fps. Yikes. Is this normal? PvZ can run on 100mb of RAM on Windows 98.
Also, I tried Civ 4 and AoM. Both just crash before starting.
So please, am I doing it wrong? Are there any settings or something I need? Or is it just not going to work?
What about PlayOnLinux - will that give me better results?

Any help will be much appreciated!

-The Cat

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