Poser 6, released from Curious Labs in 2006 - as installed from the CD: no service packs installed, at this point.

Application Details:

Version: 6
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.0

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What works

Preview window (mostly), rendering, importing characters into scenes. All text is rendered correctly.

What does not

Window management. Poser uses several small windows confined into a parent window; these small windows are not minimized with the main window, and appear on every workspace. They contain no window manager borders (but the main window does).

There is also a problem where the OpenGL preview "wipes out" the title- and toolbars of the preview window. The toolbar buttons appear again when mouse is moved over them. The OpenGL content also seem clipped wrong. However, these are just visual artifacts, and don't make the program unusable.


What was not tested

Installation: Poser had been installed prior to updating Wine. However, the installer has worked perfectly under every previous Wine version I've tried it on, so it is unlikely that it would cause problems here either.

Any other Poser features (like Hair- and Cloth rooms, python scripting, animation, etc).

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Additional Comments

Well, _finally_ :). Just solve the remaining visual artifacts and windowing problems and you have a winner. Out-of-box settings were used for Wine. However, you'll need msvcp60.dll and msvcirt.dll from real Windows.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20081.0.0Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 20 20070.9.46.Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora Core 6Jun 26 20070.9.36.Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20060.9.22.Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20060.9.18.N/A No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Initial Impressions

The program is launched from Applications-> Wine-> Programs-> Curious Labs-> Poser 6-> Poser. It loads fairly quickly, but that is perhaps because my libraries are relatively small. The palettes and windows are their own objects, separate from the background screen and the controls on that screen. These windows and palettes have the annoying property of wanting to be always-in-front of everything, even non-Poser forms and windows. I'm running Beryl, which has screen behaviour rules Poser (perhaps that's true of any WINE programs) doesn't obey. The border around the Document Window in the Pose room seems to flicker to black, to where you can't see the tabs, or options menu or anything else on that border.

The parameter dials *and* the text box associated with the parameter dial work in the customary fashion, with little to no lag time.

Loading a saved character takes no more time than in Windows.

Saving a character takes no longer than in Windows.

Rendering seems slightly faster, given the same setting, but I'll do proper stop-watch testing of this soon.


2013-05-03 Admin note: the instructions below are old and may no longer apply to current Wine. They are being kept here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them. 

This tutorial helps you install poser 6 on your linux box, with everything working just fine.

This is what 've done to make poser 6 work.

- First install ie4linux.

- copy the wine environment created with ie4linux(~/.ie4linux/ie6) to your own wine environment (~/.wine).

- run winecfg, goto "graphics" and select "emulate virtual desktop"

- Copy msvcirt.dll to wine "system32"

- Download "xp codec pack", and install it

- Install "Poser 6"

Now everything should work correctly, you should be able to make movies using "ffdshow video codec", i've tested "mtjpeg" and "uncompressed" enconders.

Hope this helps.


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