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RE: Idea about why FFXI works on later versions of Wine for some and not others
by Alan Gindlesperger on Monday July 6th 2009, 7:45
I have a new thought regarding why you have poor graphics performance on your system. It's similar to my last one, but rather then say that somehow one of the libraries that Wine uses as a dependency is different in Fedora then in other distros (which isn't likely), perhaps whoever packages Wine for Fedora doesn't include all the dependencies? If you ever tried to compile Wine from source yourself, you know that the first step is to "./configure". If any development libraries are missing on your computer, you will be notified what they are, and what features will be lacking because of this. You can still complile and install Wine, but it will be slightly crippled. Perhaps there's a library that optimizes graphics performance that isn't being used when the Fedora manager compiles Wine?
Of course, while I know more about Linux now then I did when I first got into it, I'm still kind of a Linux noob (less then one year experience), so I could just be talking out my you know what.