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Old 05-03-2006, 02:23 AM   #1
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WINE: Low framerate


WINE is being laggy and unresponsive for me. It installed easily, and runs most of the programs I've tried fine, but the framerate seems to be very low when running games, resulting in jerky graph0ics. The actual game logic seems to run fine, so it's definitely a graphics issue. Some games also refuse to respond to the keyboard either for a few seconds starting up or even at all, but I'm guessing these two problems have the same root cause.

I'm running a 1GHz with 8Mb video memory. The hardware is not the issue--I've had the games in question running on machines much older than this one. I don't see anything in winecfg that sounds like it'd help.

Any ideas?

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Old 05-03-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
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Could it be that the games aren't detecting the hardware correctly and therefore attempting to run in software mode?
 
Old 05-03-2006, 07:52 AM   #3
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Could it be that the games aren't detecting the hardware correctly and therefore attempting to run in software mode?
I suppose that's a possibility, though I'm not running anything that requires anything of a GPU. GeneRally can be run on a 2Mb graphics card. How might such a problem be solved?

I got a few smaller games running; Rats! and my own Bumpermaze. The first works beautifully apart from a slight jolt when sound effects play, but I'll mess around with that later. The latter runs fine until I enter a level with a lot of animating objects where the framerate once again drops (I'd estimate about 2-4FPS).
 
  


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