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Old 06-17-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
shadowsnipes
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How Well Does WINE work for your Slackware?


WINE 1.0 was just released recently and I am wondering how well various apps work in WINE for my fellow Slackware users.

Most of the registered testers in the appdb seem to use Ubuntu or SUSE, and it has been my experience that WINE in Ubuntu does not work like WINE in Slackware.

I'm particularly interested in posts from users who are successfully using M$ Office (2003 or 2007), as M$ seems to be doing a good job making sure that OpenOffice can't make documents completely compatible (and yes I do know about CrossOver Office).

If you had to do anything special for your setup (use native dlls, etc) please post instructions so that many Slackware users can benefit.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:28 AM   #2
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I've almost got Team Fortress 2 to work. After shooting in the game it crashes.
I haven't tested on other things.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 04:08 AM   #3
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it's on my TODO list :-(
 
Old 06-18-2008, 10:55 AM   #4
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I run Quicken (year 2000 solution)
Jazz Jackrabbit 2
Ignition
Re-volt
DeusEx
Half Life
 
Old 06-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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This was in my mailbox this morning, from Alien Bob:
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wine: Finally after 15 years of development, here is release 1.0
Get your Wine-1.0 Slackware-12.1 package here.

I've gotten Wenlin 3.0 with the wl341up.exe update to work as well as in Mickey$oft
Windoze eXPeriment with nothing more than the default settings. There is a hack to save
files -- something to do with the filename -- but I forget it atm.

Have tried Adobe InDesign CS2 in 1.0.rc4 -- it installs but does not work well.
You can check out the information from a Gentoo user at Wine HQ appdb for the tweaks.
I'll try it again with Wine-1.0 when I can figure out how to remove everything that is
presently installed (for wine and InDesign) and do a fresh install.

My daughter has a lot of old learning CDs. They now work better in Wine 1.0.rc1 than
they do in Mickey$oft Windoze eXPeriment or Win98. Some of them are:
Quote:
Big Math's Adventure from Dorling Kindersley books
Jump Start Artist (and many others) from Knowledge Adventure, Inc.
I should also try Photoshop 7.0. Haven't with latest releases of Wine ...

Photoshop and InDesign, and an ornery bank or two, are all I need Windoze for.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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Well, after several years of experience and frustration with using Wine and investing in an NVidia Graphics card, Wine now does 90% of what I want it to do 90% of the time.

DAZ|Studio runs very well despite the rubbish installer that DAZ insist on using. It works as well in Wine as it does in Windows, which is not saying much.
Poser runs OK most of the time but also freezes so badly it locks up Wine, XOrg and Linux. Magic Sysreq key FTW.
I gave up trying to get Pegasus Mail to run long ago, and no there are still no Linux GUI mail clients that are even half as good as Pegasus Mail.
Steam and Half-Life2 and co run great.
Eve-Online works better in Wine than the official CCP Cedega-based client does.

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Old 06-18-2008, 10:20 PM   #7
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I have yet to test it, though It seems Whenever I run wine on other distros, it seems to run games better than on Vista and Xp for me.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 01:35 AM   #8
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Wine is a beast, it depends on the version and the graphic cards driver.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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Currently the programs I run in WINE are:
ies4Linux (for Web development/testing only)
ScreenRuler
TurboRisk
Uno Hearts
e-Sword

I've tried Worms Armageddon and Jazz JackRabbit 2 in WINE before, but the results were not satisfactory. I haven't tested them in a while so perhaps they would work better now. [Edit]JJ2 works fine now[/Edit]

I'll probably be trying out Office 2003 soon.

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I have yet to test it, though It seems Whenever I run wine on other distros, it seems to run games better than on Vista and Xp for me.
This is probably because Windows itself uses more resources than WINE does on top of Linux. This is particularly true if you use any Anti-virus/spyware software or if you have viruses/spyware/too-many-auto-updates on Windows.

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Wine is a beast, it depends on the version and the graphic cards driver.
Great point. I'm hoping that most people will soon be testing against WINE 1.0+. I use Robby Workman's WINE slackBuild to build my package and I am using version 169.12 of the nvidia driver.

Last edited by shadowsnipes; 06-20-2008 at 09:37 AM.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 10:47 AM   #10
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I like this, Bruce:

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Mickey$oft Windoze eXPeriment
I might put that in my profile.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #11
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I'd like it if they get UT3 working on there. Maybe they'll do it before UT3 is ported to Linux. Currently it does 'work', but is not playable

That'll teach me, next time I'm not buying any game until they release a linux port for it and I see it.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 02:29 PM   #12
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I have Wine 1.0 installed.

Works:
Broderbund 3D Home Architect
ABBYY Fine Read (read works but not scan, I can use Kooka for that)
Astrolog32
Atlantis Nova
XnView

Doesn't work:
Cool Edit Pro (last remaining Windows app)
 
Old 06-19-2008, 02:37 PM   #13
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Doesn't work:
Cool Edit Pro (last remaining Windows app)
Is Audacity lacking any features that you need?

Eric
 
Old 06-19-2008, 02:53 PM   #14
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Is Audacity lacking any features that you need?

Eric
I have Audacity 1.3.5 installed as well. I like it for recording, there aren't the latency issues that there are with windows apps. But for user friendliness and ease of use when editing, you just can't beat Cool Edit (and presumably, Audition). I have hopes for Audacity, it has improved a lot of late, but for now I'm hanging onto Cool Edit (and by implication, Win98 and my i865 chipset motherboard). I have also tried (and abandoned) Ardour.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:19 PM   #15
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I have Audacity 1.3.5 installed as well. I like it for recording, there aren't the latency issues that there are with windows apps. But for user friendliness and ease of use when editing, you just can't beat Cool Edit (and presumably, Audition). I have hopes for Audacity, it has improved a lot of late, but for now I'm hanging onto Cool Edit (and by implication, Win98 and my i865 chipset motherboard). I have also tried (and abandoned) Ardour.
I may be wrong about this, but I thought there some quality studio suites out there to use on top of Audacity for full editing purposes? LMMS, MuSE, jokosher for instance. Mind you, I haven't used any of them--and they may be GTK specific.
 
  


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