Wine performance bad on FC4.
z77y16 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 21 18:18:24 UTC 2005
Back with Wine 20031212, I installed and played Warcraft 3 on RedHat9. It
ran very nicely.
I came back to Wine recently and thought it be fun to try Warcraft 3 again.
I installed Wine 0.9.1 on my Fedora Core 4 system and reinstalled Warcraft
3. Problems started I began playing. To my surprise, many actions cause a
very perceptible pauses (ex 1/2 to 1 sec). For example:
- Selecting workers at beginning of game -> half a second pause.
- After a worker is selected, pressing keyboard shortcuts to build a
structure -> half a second pause before the building appears under my
- Things do get better afterwards, but the game does not feel so fast.
I reinstalled RH9 on a free partition and confirmed Warcraft 3 plays much
smoother on that version. I can feel some very short pauses, but they're
negligible compared to those experienced on FC4. I tested the following
variables with this test:
- Used wine 0.9.1 on both installs.
- Used nvidia 1.0-7676 on both installs.
- Ran the game from the same fake drive.
- Disabling sound does not help FC4.
- Tried various wine os modes on FC4. They all behave the same : win2k,
nt40, winme, win98.
- Recompiled the 184.108.40.206 kernel on my FC4 system, using FC4's own config as
a base. I made the kernel preemptible, selected 1000Hz timers, selected
appropriate processor... I thought it'd help but it didn't.
The next things I'm going to try:
- Install a fresh FC4 and see what the result is.
- Try a 2.4 kernel on FC4.
In the meantime, does anyone have better suggestions? Has anyone experienced
the same kind of trouble? I have reported this problem at WineHQ already but
I think the problem lies with FC4.
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