[Wine] Re: Wine and WoW Cataclysm Patch 4.0 troubleshooting thread

JontomXire wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Sep 29 14:31:30 CDT 2011

Ok, after several hours, I installed the nVidia drivers from their own website, and then (this was the bit that took longest) I installed Wine 1.3.28 from the PPA. I had a go at building 1.3.29 from sources, but it complained about not having 32 bit development libraries. I looked around and all I could find was to install wine-deps from the PPA so I figured if I was going to do that, I might as well go the whole hog and install Wine directly from the PPA.

It took AGES! But that's a different matter.

I now have two worries:

1) Wine complains that it cannot initialise OpenGL.
2) When running the game, Wine complains that it cannot emulate DirectX9 without OpenGL.

Now obviously the first is a big problem, but the second is also worrying because I already changed Config.wtf to use OpenGL, so why is Wine trying to emulate DirectX9??

glxgears works fine and gives me 5k FPS (even though it says it is synched to the monitor refresh rate).

So, one thing at a time. Does anyone have any idea why Wine can't run OpenGL?

@dardack: Yes I was the one with the 7600 GS. I know it's a bit old, but it's been running WoW fine for ages. I recently had to rebuild my old PC after my laptop died (including new monitor) and then had to shell out more cash for new mobo, CPU and RAM for this PC. We really need to buy a new car because the wife's has become more expensive to fix than to junk, and my car looks like it's developed a leak in the fuel system somehow (it's LPG). I really cannot afford new graphics cards. It would be cheaper to pay for a Windows 7 license and run the game under Windows. Which was what I was doing before the old mobo died.

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