If you are using PulseAudio: this is not officially supported by Wine, but some users have reported success using the ESD or OSS audio driver instead of the ALSA driver. This is configurable in winecfg. It is recommended that you do not use PulseAudio with Wine.
WARNING: Common pitfalls
If you experience graphical problems, please try to run your copy with the -safe flag, then file a bug with whether it works differently or not.
If you have problems with reaching the license server, please build from GIT or use this patch.
Experimenting with Offscreen Rendering mode (AKA: fbo vs backbuffer vs pbuffer)
If you're experiencing terrible performance, then playing with the OffscreenRendering key might be something you should try.
Go to the key in the registry (use regedit) - http://wiki.winehq.org/UsefulRegistryKeys lists the useful Wine registry keys, where they are, and how to edit them.
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not found:gl 5626
by Jon Paul Sapsford on Saturday February 28th 2015, 20:38
Installed the game just fine, no issues whatsoever. When I run it (either from the menu or in terminal with the -safe flag) it sits there for like 2 minutes and then pops up a menu that says not found:gl 5626
After some googling I found that the error occurs in Windows a lot when the user's registry is borked up. Can't seem to find anything about fixing it for WINE.
I'm assuming that I need to install something via winetricks, but can't figure out exactly what and don't want to just install stuff for the heck of it.
Spore through Steam
by Dr. Wes Snyder V on Tuesday February 18th 2014, 9:47
I installed Steam per the appdb entry and it works as it should. I then installed Spore through Steam. The install went well and the opening screen opens (had to add the -safe switch). However, when I try to logon it locks up. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del and kill Wine to regain my computer.
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Wine 1.7.12. Any thoughts?