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Old 03-13-2011, 04:40 AM   #1
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Slow performance on wine (Squeeze)


Hi all,

Yesterday I switched from Ubuntu to Debian Squeeze. Now I got 1 problem, I'd try to play a game (GTA San Andreas / SA:MP) under wine. The game itself loads correctly only the it runs pretty slow. Got a frame rate of 10 - 15 fps max. I know my graphics card is fast enough, it ran fine under ubuntu (and even windows).

I got a Nvidia 8800 GTS card and I installed the drivers using this guide.

Because of my experience in Ubuntu with wine I installed the latest wine beta from the wine website, because it usually had better performance and it supports more games.

I played a bit with the wine settings, like disabling vertex shader support and pixel shader (this also did the trick on ubuntu, especially on older hardware).

Is this a problem with the driver I installed? The method I used to install my driver has installed 195.36.31 driver version, not sure if this is the right version. If not, anybody got a clue which version I should install and using wich method?

Edit: I installed the latest drivers now using this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-749929/

It is a little better now but still far from perfect. What else could be the problem?

Last edited by habl; 03-13-2011 at 06:40 AM.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 04:18 AM   #2
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I'm play heavy games on Debian too, although not windows games, i find that liquorix kernel gives the best ingame peformance. Worth giving it a shot. http://liquorix.net/
 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:15 AM   #3
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Because of my experience in Ubuntu with wine I installed the latest wine beta from the wine website, because it usually had better performance and it supports more games.
you mean, you built everything from source and not used those .deb packages. The packages are very old (stable is at 1.2, while developing is at 1.3).
For debian, the newest packages are here -> http://www.sk2.org/wine/ .They are not in the repos yet.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #4
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you mean, you built everything from source and not used those .deb packages. The packages are very old (stable is at 1.2, while developing is at 1.3).
For debian, the newest packages are here -> http://www.sk2.org/wine/ .They are not in the repos yet.
Ok, that was kinda stupid of me, I just assumed I had the latest version, but actually it was 1.1.42. I'm installing the newest beta from source now, will tell if it worked or not.

Thanks for the responses!

Edit: Yes that did the trick. Runs faster then ever now. Only got some problems with the wine fonts now. But will solve that later.

Last edited by habl; 03-15-2011 at 04:13 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #5
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Look at what version most people are using. From my experience with wine the version makes all the difference.

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...rnTo=&iId=3780

edit: Newer doesn't always mean better with wine. Seems like they fix bugs/performance with some apps and break it in others at times. (I haven't used wine in a long time so that might not be the case anymore).

Last edited by xaos5; 03-22-2011 at 06:08 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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I know the wine versions can differ a lot, only I expected debian to install 1.3.x and didn't even look at the version I was running.
For what I experienced with San Andreas just an 1.3.x version should do the trick. I'm kinda surprised older versions are still used a lot with this game. For me thats just a disaster =)
 
Old 03-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
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I've noticed depending on your graphics card version can play a huge roll also, That is probably why others can use an older version.
 
  


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