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Why is WINE so hit or miss? one program runs perfactly another jumps and skips( graphicaly), the third locks up the rest don't go at all. Is CROSSOVER worth the ...
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    Why is WINE so hit or miss?


    Why is WINE so hit or miss? one program runs perfactly another jumps and skips( graphicaly), the third locks up the rest don't go at all.

    Is CROSSOVER worth the $60.00...has anyone tried it dose it work flawlessly? Or at leasst better than wine alone. I'd try it today but no laptop.
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    wine is hit and miss because they are having to go by the documented APIs and there ane quite a few that are not publically documented.. so if a program uses those undocumented APIs, then the programmers have to take the time to figure out what exactly those APIs are and how to write code to interpret the calls made by the program to the system..

    short version: microsoft won't fully document their APIs.
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    Gotcha, backwards engineering ah!
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