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RE: Lagy and Terrible graphics
by AnomalyDetected on Wednesday February 11th 2009, 22:14
The CD error usually means securom copy protection is failing. First update to the latest version of Warcraft 3 (which no longer requires you to have the cd) to work around that issue. Latest Warcraft patches from Blizzard are available here:
us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=21220 Download it to your Warcraft 3 folder and run it from from there.
Once that's done, try Christopher's suggestion of launching it from the command line with the -opengl parameter and optionally -window.
(wine ./Frozen\ Throne.exe -opengl -window)
Most people find that opengl mode works better for them than wine's direct3d implementation so far.
Do you know what graphics drivers your card is using? Do other 3d games run well at all? Try typing "glxinfo" from a terminal window and see if one of the first lines says "Direct Rendering: yes". Also try running "glxgears" and let it run for at least 5 seconds. It should say in your terminal how many fps you are getting. If it is ridiculously low, that could also be indicative of a graphics driver problem.
If you didn't specify to use a restricted driver when you set up Kubuntu, it may be that you are using an open-source nvidia driver or even just a plain VESA driver that isn't supporting your card's 3d features and potential. Check the restricted driver's manager and enable one of the Nvidia drivers if it is an option.