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RE: Got it working reasonably ok, on dual core CPU
by Wiebe Cazemier on Saturday February 24th 2007, 5:01
To your first question: This is kind of complicated, and can depend on your distribution. Applying a patch is normally done by downloading the source and then running "patch -p[nr] < patchfile". Because my distro, Gentoo, is source based, I was able to let the package manager run the patch automatically. But, this is also some hassle to get working. Information about how to apply patches can be found elsewhere, but if you don't know anything about it, it's best to stay clear of it. Also, it may require installing using the "make install" task of the Wine source, which you should never do on a distro with package management. When you have such a package management, installing things manually can mess things up (no dependency tracking, or decent uninstall ability for example).
What I don't understand BTW, is that the patch isn't part of Wine yet. I was under the impression it was going to included in Wine some time ago, but there already have been numerous new versions, and the patch still isn't included.
To your second question: you of course have to run "taskset 1 nice -n 19 wine ra95.exe"