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does anyone know how to install DirectX in the regular version of wine or if it is even possible?? the CVS version of WineX kept giving me errors and such ...
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    does anyone know how to install DirectX in the regular version of wine or if it is even possible?? the CVS version of WineX kept giving me errors and such (i expected as much, given the nature of CVS..)... all i wanna do is play Baldur's Gate and C&C Tiberian Sun....
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    Can you get WineX in binary form, instead of CVS? I've read a few blogs about the CVS version not having everything that the binaries have.

    Just a thought, from someone trying to get wine to work still

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    i have no way to pay transgaming for the subscription (i am one of the few people that does *not* have a CC or anything similar)... so i can't just d/l the binaries from transgaming.. if i could get my hands on the stable source it would help me immensely.. but i don't know anyone around here the uses linux that could burn me a cd with the sources on it... unless someone wants to be kind enough to DCC them to me at some time through IRC....
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    I have the same prob. Your post prompted me to do some reading on winehq, in the few areas I haven't been to already. It's supposed to have support for directsound and directdraw, as well as limited support for direct3d. The way it looks, you still can't do the latest directx with it, but most of it should function.

    I'm d/ling the latest binaries for wine now, but I'm on that 10 hours a month plan from my ISP. Looks like it'll be next month before I can tell you what I find out.

    On a side note, I got Exult last time online, and have it working decent now.(no sound, monitor doesn't like the res it uses) The ultima series was always a fav

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    If the game uses opengl, you can enable opengl support in wine when your are compiling it. Atleast you could do so with previous relesese of wine, and I don't think the support is taken away.

    IIRC its as simple as ./configure --enable-opengl or something similar

    Good luck

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    10 hours/month? I would die...I'm online more than that every week.
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    lol. well considering my connection is usually up all day, i'd be really screwed if i was on a plan like that.

    with that kind of plan, im sure it takes great time management skills. what ISP are you using though? i haven't heard of an ISP restricting time like that since AOL back in the mid 90's.
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    I Norway, the biggest ADSL ISP has now come up with a max download plan.. Its like, you pay, about $40 and get to download 5 gigabyte pr. month if I remeber things correctly.

    After you have reached that limit, things go in single ISDN speed, like 64k on broadband. I'm glad I don't have that plan

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    Yeh i dont get isp's one reason for broadband is its quick so you can download big files one of there selling points, But then they put a cap the downstream to a set limit which avoids the point. You might as well get cable if you use broadband for just surfing.

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    well, i got baldur's gate to run, but the keyboard doesn't work in-game... anyone have any ideas on how to fix it??? btw, i'm running a regular ver of wine..
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