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Old 05-11-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Games are running slow with winex


I have managed to get Windows games running on Linux, but the problem is they are running really slowly. I changed my system to boot to text multiuser environment, hoping that having x not run would speed things up.
It tells me X11 can't load. Does this meen that winex needs a GUI to run. Any tips on how I can speed things up?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 04:58 PM   #2
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As far as I understand, of course you need X running to run apps from WInex.

As far as speeding wine up, well I really can't help you much there since of never really used the software, but maybe updating the graphics driver will help. Sorry.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:03 PM   #3
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I don't have much experience with winex, but one thing you should definately check is if 3d acceleration is working.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:49 PM   #4
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Can you run other 3d apps natively in linux, and are they fast?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:59 PM   #5
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I have noticed that some games that are installed with mandrake run slowly. Considering their graphics. When I was using windows quake 3 was a breeze, but with winex it generates a new screen every 4 secs. I am using a 366Mhz processor. How do I check if I am using 3D?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
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the thing is if u have ati then the 3.7.0 driver wont work with winex in 3d so either install an older one or the new one
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:28 PM   #7
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I installed the latest Winex version earlier and still have the same problem. I do not know what ATI is. I have tried old Winex and new Winex, as for drivers, do I need to supply my PCI Nwidia graphics card specs?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:47 PM   #8
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No, but you've to install Nvidia official drivers to get 3D acceleration. Drives shipped with most of the current distributions are a generic 2D driver for Nvidia with lack of features as 3D acceleration or TV out. Go into www.nvidia.com and grab the drivers for Linux.

Make a search in this forum about installing nvidia drivers or check Nvidia's README file. If something goes wrong, post it here .

Also, about Quake 3, there'll be a lost of speed regardless for you using Nvidia drivers or not with WineX. You'd better off running Quake 3 natively for Linux, it's just as easy to install:

http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/q3a/INSTALL

plus, it's a good practicing
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:12 PM   #9
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to cange the subject were did you get winex and did you pay for it, second check to make sure you have no background task, then a ram upgrade might help or move to an older version of linux, if you have a new one your probly running out your specks just on the core system finally did you configure your driver just in case i beilive the command for ati is "fglrxconfig" check the ati site and make sure you arn't running all the specks on high

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Old 05-13-2004, 06:01 PM   #10
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I have found what I think is the right driver for my graphics card. Using Mandrake 9.1 do I need Linux IA32, AMD64, or IA64?
How can I check whether I am using 2D or 3D Acceleration?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:14 PM   #11
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You will need the IA32 driver.
 
  


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