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Application Details:

Version: demo
License: Demo
URL: http://braid-game.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.34

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Procedure used: - created a new wineprefix, and used that for the subsequent commands - ran winetricks d3dx9 - ran winetricks vcrun2008 - ran winetricks mfc42 - ran braid_windows_r3.exe installer, md5sum - note that during installation a weird tiny dialog pops up, too small to read. I had to press 'enter' with this dialog selected for installation to finish - attempted to run installed braid.exe, by typing "wine braid.exe" - it got as far as the dialog where one chooses 'demo' - then it just exits, with no error messages on the console besides three unimplemented messages for spi_setstickykeys, togglekeys and filterkeys - configured application for virtual desktop and tried rerunning - exact same behavior as before, doesn't run Retried using "Braid_demo.exe", md5sum 05c992c3faf2447b193abc659e31a573 -> - exact same results, both with or without virtual desktop -> rating 'garbage' for me with my configuration and setup and following these instructions.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20111.3.34Yes Yes Goldmyname 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 15 20091.1.31Yes Yes PlatinumCalvin Loncaric 
ShowArch LinuxAug 28 20091.1.27Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20091.1.27Yes No GarbageHugh Perkins 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20091.1.18Yes Yes Platinumstan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19226 Braid: Both Shift keys needed to move puzzle pieces NEW View
21761 Braid demo installer fails to launch Explorer on the start menu directory it created CLOSED FIXED View
22019 Large black rectangles flicker in and out on some games in Steam CLOSED WORKSFORME View
29000 Spectromancer refuses to start: 'Failed to init D3D8 object!' CLOSED FIXED View
30821 braid: turning AlwaysOffscreen on results in severe FPS drop CLOSED ABANDONED View

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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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