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    Default Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    Hi to all

    I find that in my older years I'm much more given to conspiracy theories than in any any other time in my life. I have tried since SUSE 10.2 to get something running on wine, mostly games so that my 5 year old son can play his games on linux and not switch to windows, it never works.

    Prior to SUSE 11 being ready for installation, I ran UBUNTU 7.11 and found that most games worked and now none of those games work in SUSE 11 and the latest wine.

    So you can see where I get suspicious.
    Come on SUSE just admit that your microsoft's B...tch, repent, and allow wine to work.

    Regards
    muzza

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    Wine is not an emulator.

    If you want games etc. to work, use a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or VMware and run Windows through that.

    Come on SUSE just admit that your microsoft's B...tch, repent, and allow wine to work.
    Negative.

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    > If you want games etc. to work, use a virtual machine such as
    > VirtualBox or VMware and run Windows through that.


    Only if it's a 2D app. Few 3D games work well enough to be called 'working'
    even under VMware. That may change, but it's not currently a reality.

    You have two options really.

    1) Find the app you want to run in the Wine APPdb.
    http://appdb.winehq.org/ and see if there are tips on getting
    your app to run...or confirm that it's status is 'garbage'

    2) Fork over some change for Crossover Games
    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/

    Again, I would check the wine APPdb because if it's listed as 'garbage'
    there, it's only a slight probability it works under CrossOver. Now, if
    the status is Gold or Platinum, it may make getting the game installed and
    running for you much easier and make it worth the cost...about the price of
    a game title.





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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    Wine is not an emulator.

    If you want games etc. to work, use a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or VMware and run Windows through that.


    Negative.
    Hello Chrysantine, thanks for this,

    Yes indeed its not an emulator, it just intercepts instructions designed to run on windows and executes them using some other instructions. It has been designed to allow a linux user to simply load windows applications without the need to run windows or an emulator, but in SUSE it dosent seem to work.

    All the emulators in linux are not up to scratch yet, nearly there, but not yet.

    My question is simple how can the best wine ever, under the best linux (suse), not run any games, that functioned under the second worst linux (ubuntu) and and older wine?

    Positive

    regards
    muzza

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    I am able to play cs 1.6 in opensuse 11 using wine.

    So from my point of view it is working

    Boom, headshot!

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    Quote Originally Posted by mdraicch View Post
    and and older wine?
    Regression perhaps? Configuration differences? PEBKAC?

    Seriously tho', you can always "upgrade" to the latest WINE in the build service and see if there are some problems with the wine that is available on SuSE by default.

    I don't really know as I don't use any Windows applications.

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    mdraicch wrote:

    >
    > Chrysantine;1852931 Wrote:
    >> Wine is not an emulator.
    >>
    >> If you want games etc. to work, use a virtual machine such as
    >> VirtualBox or VMware and run Windows through that.
    >>
    >>
    >> Negative.

    >
    > Hello Chrysantine, thanks for this,
    >
    > Yes indeed its not an emulator, it just intercepts instructions
    > designed to run on windows and executes them using some other
    > instructions. It has been designed to allow a linux user to simply
    > load windows applications without the need to run windows or an
    > emulator, but in SUSE it dosent seem to work.
    >
    > All the emulators in linux are not up to scratch yet, nearly there, but
    > not yet.
    >
    > My question is simple how can the best wine ever, under the best linux
    > (suse), not run any games, that functioned under the second worst linux
    > (ubuntu) and and older wine?
    >
    > Positive
    >
    > regards
    > muzza
    >
    >


    Sometimes it depends on the defaults each implementation of wine was
    compiled and set up with. SuSE's setup may differ from Ubuntu's.

    I've had very good luck running software when I use 'winecfg' to tweak the
    defaults a bit. Some games are looking for WinXP, not the Win2k that SuSE
    wine defaults to. Also the sound tends to work better with Alsa selected,
    versus OSS, this too is changeable in winecfg. Also having the
    windows 'desktop' contained within a window instead of being controlled by
    the kde/gnome manager helps too.

    I'll agree, sometimes it seems like Ubuntu has advantages... but like
    Torvalds says, (speaking of Gnome) "If you think your users are idiots,
    only idiots will use it." Sometimes it's too easy. (OMG! I'm not trying to
    start a war here... Gnome is good, have fun!)

    Maybe their packagers spent more time pre-tweaking wine to make it
    more "compatible" or something. dunno. I enjoy the power of SuSE and
    linux, and while some things are frustrating or difficult to set up, it's
    rewarding in the end and I'm always learning. People nowadays seem to have
    forgotten how to think and troubleshoot and work things out. (not implying
    you, but in general).

    In the past I had subscribed and used Cedega to run the directx/3d games.
    Yes, it costs $5 a month to subscribe, but you can literally subscribe,
    download and setup, unsubscribe and only pay if you ever want an upgrade.
    It works quite well. That's an option.

    Those screaming that a person should use 'virtualbox' or 'vmware' don't seem
    to get it... I wanted to NOT have to administer a windows box and its
    inherent horrors... and this is where wine fills that need. (and
    occasionally cedega, but not so much anymore)

    Hope it helps

    Loni

    (I am *so* going to pay hell for those statements aren't I?)
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    lornix@lornix.com

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    I agree with lornix. I`ve been using openSUSE with wine for 8 months now and sometimes I do have trouble running my games on my computer but after some tweaking in winecfg, I get it to work properly. Most of the times its only that I have to check the box to emulate a desktop or change sound sound options. openSUSE is one of the hardest distros out there but when you spend some time tweaking it, it`s the best distro.

    P.S. I run OpenArena, Warsow and FarCry using wine and they run at about 90 FPS where my windows runs them at about 70 FPS.

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    Maybe you have & maybe you haven't but did you open Konsole(terminal) & do winecfg?
    That's how I got wine to work in my 11.0 install.
    Code:
    robbie@dapc:~> winecfg
    I'm just a curious cat
    My 64 bit: RADEON RX 570 |CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600
    MOTHERBOARD B450M D53H GGABYTE
    Opensuse Tumbleweed Plasma 5

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    Default Re: Has anyone got wine working in SUSE??

    Quote Originally Posted by lornix View Post
    use 'virtualbox' or 'vmware' don't seem
    to get it... I wanted to NOT have to administer a windows box and its
    inherent horrors... and this is where wine fills that need. (and
    occasionally cedega, but not so much anymore)
    No more or less horrors than your average Linux install really.

    If you think we're all zealots that use Linux merely because we "hate" Windows or think it's "insecure and buggy", you're gravely mistaken and deluded.

    Wine is a fun idea but it takes too much time to get things working as well as having at best mediocre functionality, often producing glitches than you can't get around (or if you do, you lose a critical piece of functionality - cough DX9, cough) - a place a true emulator fills this slot perfectly. If you're only bent on playing games on your Windows "the horrrors" are unlikely to affect you in any way.

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