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Old 02-11-2003, 12:15 AM   #1
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starcraft w/ wine in RH 8.0

I know there's a bunch of sites out there about running StarCraft through Linux via wine, but I have yet to find anything that address my problems. I have Red Hat 8 installed in a dual-boot with windows 98 se. StarCraft is already installed on my windows partition, and Linux does see/recognize the partition. Using the terminal I go into the directory where windows is installed, and type "wine starcraft.exe" The opening FMV begins to play but it is rather choppy, and it won't let me skip it. Eventually the program just freezes. I have read that it's best to close down X before running it, but I don't know how to do this. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks...

Old 02-15-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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Well, sometimes Wine just doesn't work very well. I haven't tried Starcraft with it, but I can suggest a couple things that have worked for me in Wine:

1. Use the source, rather than an RPM or other binary distribution of wine.
2. Use a fake-windows installation, rather than running programs on an existing Windows partition.
3. You have to run Wine in X, if you want any graphics, so shutting down X is not going to help
4. If all else fails, consider paying the nominal subscription fee for WineX (at, since it is probably more likely to support games using DirectX than the standard Wine distribution.

Edit: Here is some info about running Starcraft in Wine:

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