[Wine] *Is In Need Of Some Help*

Charles Davis cdavis at mymail.mines.edu
Tue Jun 21 01:46:38 CDT 2011

On 6/21/11 12:25 AM, forthelulz wrote:
> Rubaonti wrote:
>> doh123 wrote:
>>> I have a feeling it might not be too hard to get working unless they put some mega DRM in there... this is what I found for the minimum system requirements... on the download page (http://www.mayngames.com/games/download/xen)
>>> OS: Windows 98, XP, 2000, Vista
>>> CPU: Intel P3 800MHz or AMD CPU of the same capacity
>>> RAM: 512MB
>>> Graphics: OpenGL VGA (above 32MB video Memory)
>>> DirectX: 9.0c
>> The game lets you choose between DirectX or OpenGL, but there's some error when I try to use DirectX(though windows users were having the same problems so it's not wine). So I switched it to OpenGL and the "3D" images or effects look all altered... Is it because I need to update OpenGL? If you know how to do it, please tell me!
> Okay. No offense but I find people like you incredibly annoying. You come on to a forum without doing any self-help (i.e. type you problem into google) and you scream for someone to spoon feed you info? Then when people ask you to elaborate - more whining. 
> Your problem is that you need to get a fucken PC bro. You will continue to have problems with games and other open-source apps because no one uses f-ing macs! Get a pc, load windows 7, and all your problems will be solved. Then you can play the Sims or whatever. But Wine tends to be unstable and if your not willing troubleshoot on your own...save yourself hours of grief. Dump your mactard.
And I find people like YOU incredibly annoying. People who outright hate
the Macintosh platform. I'll have you know I'm a Mac user, and your
comments don't sit very well with me. I like my Macs. And I will never
ever run that piece of crap Windows on any of my computers ever again.

The fact that "no one uses Macs" (which is totally untrue, but is widely
perceived as true by the public at large) is precisely why these things
don't work. The only way to get Wine working better on Mac is for people
to use it on the Mac so we can find out what's wrong! I submit test
results for Wine back to the project. I look at the test results page
(at http://test.winehq.org ), and I am terribly disappointed to find
that 8 or 9 times out of 10 I am the only one who submitted results for
Mac. We need *more* Mac users, not less! And, we need more Mac
developers, too. But that won't happen until more people start using
Wine on Mac!

And one more thing: there's no need to drop F-bombs. Your attitude is
not helping. I agree that people should try to help themselves first,
but we shouldn't be screaming "Get lost, you effin' luser!" into their
ears. That's just rude.


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