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Application Details:

Version: demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.34

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation using winetricks (see below), running the whole demo

What does not

Running the game w/o using winetricks, full screen mode crashes X (might be a driver problem, see below for a fix)


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The normal installation did not work for me, so I used winetricks. (Just start winetricks, choose 'Install a Game' and select 'Braid Demo'.) At the end of the installation, a warning dialog is shown *behind* the installation window. You can ignore the warning and close the dialog to finish the installation. When I tried to start the game clicking 'Run Demo', the GUI crashed. I activated the option to emulate a virtual desktop in winecfg (make sure that you run winecfg with the right WINEPREFIX!).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20111.3.34Yes Yes NoGoldmyname 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 15 20091.1.31Yes Yes NoPlatinumCalvin Loncaric 
ShowArch LinuxAug 28 20091.1.27Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20091.1.27Yes No NoGarbageHugh Perkins 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20091.1.18Yes Yes NoPlatinumstan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19226 Braid: Both Shift keys needed to move puzzle pieces NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Important info for test results posters
Thank you very much for wishing to spend some time on improving AppDB. I have to warn you that general AppDB policies forbid (a) accepting test results for patched Wine versions and (b) forbid accepting results obtained from PoL-driven Wine installations, only "vanilla" unpatched Wine or Wine that had came by default with your distro are considered to be valid. I'm really sorry for that, but it is the way it currently is. For more details feel free to read discussion on wine-devel mailing list that held place around the 16th of May, 2012. Aside from the requirements above your test results should comply with some simple rules to be accepted:
  • Please, test an application under fresh clean wineprefix;
  • Include exact specs of the computer you had tested an app on (CPU, GPU, amount of RAM and VRAM) in the "Extra Comments" section of the report;
  • Specify versions of essential software components, most notably: is your system 32bit or 64bit, what is the version of the GPU display driver you use and what is the version of the OS kernel;
  • Include detailed information on the native dll overrides you had to use in order to get the game working. If you had installed dlls yourself - include complete information on the sources of dlls and the exact steps you took to install them.
Thank you in advance!
General info about playing Braid under Wine
This game is known to run exceptionally well (i.e. at "Platinum" level) under Wine as long as (a) native d3dx9_36.dll is used and (b) you use closed-source GPU drivers provided by GPU chipset vendor (assuming that you use a card based on nVIDIA or ATI/AMD GPU). There might be problems like low FPS, incorrect rendering or game crashes in case you use OSS drivers. Recent versions of OSS driver for Intel GPUs are known to perform sufficiently well, while nouveau or radeon open source drivers might cause troubles.

Steam version of the game auto-installs DirectX redist for you when your try to start the game up for the first time in a new Wine prefix. Retail game version also comes with bundled DirectX redist and it usually install it into the prefix as a part of the game setup process.

Installing DirectX is essential as the game fails to work properly (and crashes to desktop) in case Wine's built-in d3dx9_36.dll implementation is being used (as of Wine 1.5.5; it might get fixed in future Wine versions). In case you happen to find yourself in a situation when the game crashes soon after start up - most probably it could be "fixed" by installing native d3dx9_36.dll into the Wine prefix. One of the easiest ways to do it is to use "winetricks" script (google about what is it, from where could it be downloaded and how to properly install and use it) by executing "winetricks d3dx9_36" in the terminal window. Be sure to export correct path to your Wine prefix in case non-standard one being used (i.e. run «export WINEPREFIX=<full path to Wine prefix you use>» prior to invoking winetricks).


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