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RE: Wine 0.9.51
by Jeremy Jackins on Monday December 24th 2007, 12:44
as for full settings, with a geforce 7900 GS I manage fairly decent settings: large textures, 1440 x 900 resolution in windowed mode, most of the fade distance settings at 3/4 except grass which I keep turned off (I don't think it's worth the performance hit), distant land and buildings but no distant trees, bloom lighting, and shadows and water turned to minimum settings. It plays fairly well except for in oddly lit places (i.e. with alot of candles), where it occaisonally gets slow enough that I have to look at the ground. I do get the occaisonal crash, generally it happens when there is alot of fighting going on, several NPCs etc, and I'll cast some spell which seems to tip it over the edge.
I'm using the latest non-beta nvidia driver, the latest Oblivion patch, and followed the guide at uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Linux pretty religiously. One thing you could try to avoid crashes is to follow their advice on the wiki and use the script that disables wine error messages, which does yield some performance gains. I'm not sure, but it seems logical to me that if your cpu is under less stress the game is less likely to crash.