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Poser

This was tested with the first release of Poser 7. There are several content updates and a service pack which fail to install under wine.

Application Details:

Version: 7.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.curiouslabs.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.12

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

-  Installation from Poser-7 CD-ROM into Wine

- Running Poser from Wine-installation directory by double clicking on file "poser.exe"

- Loading of figures from Poser runtimes and posing them

- Rendering with Firefly Engine

What does not

programm not yet fully tested under Wine

Workarounds

What was not tested

-Material room
- animation

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Poser is not a gaming programme, therefore the hint to single or multiple player does not apply.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE 12.2Sep 12 20121.5.12Yes Yes GoldRod Schaffter 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Apr 01 20111.3.14Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Aug 05 20101.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 12 x86_64Apr 23 20101.1.38Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 17 20091.1.19Yes Yes PlatinumMike 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

I have setup and am running Poser 7 in Wine in settings provided by "12rounds" on the Renderosity Poser forums. He suggests the following settings:

--Run the most current Wine version (1.0).

--In the preferences force Wine to be using virtual desktop emulation at your native screen resolution and have nothing else selected.

--Install Poser in Wine using Poser installer, but the Sr2 updater doesn't run in Wine so copy modified files from a Windows installation

--When Poser launches, resize the main application to about 300x300 pixels size and organise all tools to be shown in that window -- rest of the windows will flow and stay where you want them to (document window, libraries, parameter dials etc). This maneuver is to prevent an issue that happens when running Poser under Wine that "loses" other tool palettes behind the main window.

Overall this seems to work pretty well getting things started, although it is a bit of a pain having to resize your main window each and every you bring up Poser. What I end up with is the main document window up to one side (with tools and dialogs in it) and the main view window off by itself. The view window still displays stuff a bit strangely on my machine - depending on how far your camera is distanced from the main figure, and clothing (mesh over the character) lets the figure show through the clothing mesh to some degree in an odd moire sort of pattern. The closer one got, the less of the pattern and the more of the clothing was visible.

Render times in my estimation were no quicker.... not really. The biggest thing one has to get used to is the fact that some dialogues still do disappear behind others, which makes the process awkward, to say the least, since focus is now on an inaccessible modal dialogue. Also, Saving As does not allow you to edit the name of the file (increment) - the dialogue is read-only.

 Not sure if the issue is Wine or Poser 7, but the behaviour is such that I find myself compensating too much for interface anomalies for me to consider it ready for prime-time.

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