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RE: EQ2 with Shaders 3.0 should work with Wine 1.1.43
by Colin Wetherbee on Saturday July 10th 2010, 16:26
Cranked to maximum in most places.

Shaders 3.0 is still slow, but Shaders 1.0 works great with Wine 1.2-rc7. EQ2 GU57 promises some significant performance improvements for Shaders 3.0, so look for those in the coming weeks. :)
RE: EQ2 with Shaders 3.0 should work with Wine 1.1.43
by Benj on Tuesday July 13th 2010, 11:26
Sony has announced that many Shader 3.0 patches have been uploaded to the test server. I have followed up on this with the following tests. I am not submitting a test report because I used the test server.

Wine 1.2-rc7, Shader 1.0, Balanced Setting
I received about 20-25 fps with occasional shader errors, such as the sky being black.

Wine 1.2-rc7, Shader 3.0, Balanced Setting
I received about 30-35 fps with every texture rendered incorrectly. Everything except the black sky was rendered as a pale blue. I'll see if this bug is in Windows, or if the new patches broke compatibility.
RE: EQ2 with Shaders 3.0 should work with Wine 1.1.43
by Benj on Tuesday July 13th 2010, 12:02
I've conducted the same tests with Windows 7. Please note that all four tests were in the noob section of New Halas. This low-traffic area may not fully represent the rest of the game.

Windows 7, Shader 1.0, Balanced
I received 60-120 fps with no shader errors.

Windows 7, Shader 3.0, Balanced
I received 50-70 fps with no shader errors.

It looks like Wine still has a lot of work before reaching Platinum.