Normally I wouldn't ask this here, but I'm a bit puzzled - and the helpful folks over in the related wine thread, I believe are puzzled as well.
Planetside2 (free to play game) on wine-1.5.15 (i486) ran relatively "fine" when I was using a stock install (patched up enough to use htop) of 13.37 64 (multi-lib using Alien's packages).
After a clean install of 14.0 64 (again, with Alien's nicely done compat packages, thanks Alien), the launchpad ceased to be able to connect. I've tried wine-1.5.15 (i486 & x86_64) and 1.5.18 (i486 & x86_64). New prefixes, suggested tweaks, etc, and no change. Used a brand new ps2 destination folder (lots of large files to re-download, so easier to copy them over, if the Launchpad ever behaves), deleted the libs folder Launchpad uses, to force it to re-download, nothing changed.
I began to wonder if this was something a bit deeper than wine, on my move from 13.37 to 14.0. (Yes, "things did change", but what would cause it to no longer connect?)
I've tried the change here (preloader complaint showed up, in 14.0) https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ilable-855667/
and the result is the same, Launchpad won't connect. (I have reverted back, since no change means that wasn't the problem).
So I ask those who might know Slackware's innards a bit better, is this a wine issue I'm running into, or something I need to set in Slackware?
Where should I begin
(NOTE - The program ran as well as it could
, when I was using 13.37 - in 14.0 the Launcher doesn't even connect.)
Launcher, if it's lib folder is deleted, does successfully re-download & re-install "itself", its when it goes to connect to whatever is next, that it gets lost. A typical "failure" has the launcher attempting to open a browser to a specific page, and it doesn't even get that far. It's as if
it completely misplaces the internet (or it seems that way).