[Wine] Wine sometime really surprise me

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 11:03:36 CDT 2011

On 3/10/11 3:46 PM, oiaohm wrote:
> Lot of the old 2d games with issues trace to this bug http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421
> ioky its one of the earilest bugs in wine not closed yet.   Work is still being done to attempt to close it.
> ioky Issue is lack of testers to report bugs and regressions on a lot of applications in a lot of cases.    So if some more retro people start doing more testing wine developers will know more when some of those retro games have issues.
> Now of course some of those retro best of breed games people should consider redoing there engines.
Why?  Remember those 'gaming' companies are out to make money.  There is 
very little of that left with many of the older games being in the 
public domain.  Sure, it would be nice to see some of the old Windows16 
games converted to Windows64 games, but the original company is not 
going to do this.  Maybe a private or public third party could do this, 
but it is not, in many cases, going to be done by the original game 
company, either because they don't see a financial reason to do so, or 
they are not around any more.

James McKenzie

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