[Wine] Re: SimCity4 wants to do a VGA display, but wine gives me an HD
A Nonny Moose
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Nov 11 00:19:59 CST 2010
Interesting you should say that about a system that is five days old. I suppose infant mortality could be the problem. I am not thinking this is a wine problem, but am just reporting the happening. I am currently pursuing this with AMD who made both the graphics chip and my CPUs. I realize that wine couldn't do this deliberately or probably by accident, but you need not be so defensive.
With wine in a beta state, I am curious to know if anyone else has this sort of problem with that AMD/ATI chip set. I am still trying to figure out how it thinks that it should present an HD image in a VGA situation. Mostly, I am researching this with AMD.
The system plays DVDs very nicely on my VGA monitor, so I don't really expect it is a problem with the chip set but the calls within the application that are not what they should be. Too bad it is a legacy app that is completely out of maintenance. EA won't even talk about a failure after 8 years on the market. So a work around must be found, either by us or one of the other groups I am in touch with. EA is also very sensitive about their legal position and won't allow anyone to play with the exe file. Frankly, I think they are a dog in the manger.
I am not prepared to give up on an application that I have used for the last eight years.
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