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Old 09-09-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Half-Life with Wine Question


I'm running Fedora Core 2 on my HP ze4805us laptop with wine 20040716, I can get just about everything to run properly except I'm having a hard time getting Half-Life to run right. I can get it to come up to the main menu, but when I select new game, it freezes up on me. I have to Ctrl-C out of it.

Is there a secret to getting this to run right? Would WineX work better than wine for this game? If so, do I have to uninstall wine before installing WineX?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 09-10-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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Make sure that on Half-Life's menu, you've your display set to OpenGL, ratter then DirectX or Software rendering. Although, I don't like Half-Life, it does, works perfectly for me with WineX/Cedega, and so does Blue-Shift with the High Resolution Pack.

I highly recommend you getting WineX. And no, you don't need to remove wine to use winex, they use different folders (wine uses .wine and WineX uses .transgaming_drive, for instance). But that is for the WineX "paid" version. I've heard that the CVS version really does, overwrites wine. Somebody here may confirm this....
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Megaman! That helped. Now when I go start the game it allows me to select a new game and attempts to start the game. But when it starts to go through it's little train ride, it just acts like it's stuck on the track, bounces forward and backward, and that's it.

Going to try WineX see if that works any better, but I can't remember where to get the free version just to test it before I purchase it. I remember getting it before, but can't remember how I did it.

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Old 09-11-2004, 02:59 AM   #4
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no problems efanning .

There was a freely available version of WineX here:

http://frankscorner.org/index.php?p=downloads

but the server seems to be down for the moment. Anyway, remember the address and give it a go later . I could not find that rpm anymore, otherwise I'd upload it somewhere for you .

Also, at Frank's Corner, you will find some tutorials about how to build WineX/Cedega from the CVS version. I never did it myself, but it has been reported to "work" sometimes...
 
  


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