Counter-Strike, Wine and FreeBSD

Aaron Gibson agibson at
Mon Aug 15 20:45:43 GMT 2005

quick question, I'm guessing you used wine in ports? I never seemed to
be able to get the fonts to work properly with Counter-Strike 1.5. Can
you post your wine config file?

The alternative was/is cedega, but I felt more inclined to boot windows
than pay even more money to get a game to work (my .02)

Props to ID and epic for supporting alternative platforms. UT* and
Quake/Doom series work very well as I understand it (I played UT2004 and
QuakeIII on FreeBSD with great success)


Andrew P. wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm sorry to bother you all guys, but this issue has really become a
> crusade for me :)
> I'm trying to play Counter-Strike 1.5 on FreeBSD - over network
> The easy part was to install wine, closed-source nvidia drivers,
> launch CS1.5 - and even play on the local listen server with some
> bots. Mouse was not very responsive, but overall performance was
> great. It should be noted that CS1.5 did not need any native dll's -
> only wine's built in modules.
> The problems start when you try to connect to a network server. It
> would just hang. It took me three days of messing with wine, googling,
> and meditating - to finally decide to ask for help at
> freebsd-questions :)
> Things I tried: using virtually all combinations of native dll's from
> Win98 and WinXP, trying each and every option in .wine/config, trying
> all kinds of CS1.5 options, etc.
> Things I didn't try yet - they would require some expertise with
> wine/freebsd: careful debugging of relays and messages, building wine
> from cvs (port is not that old), IPX instead of IP (wild idea), etc.
> Come on, people, could somebody help me with this? CS is the single
> most popular FPS game out there. I could just give up and fall back to
> Linux/Cedega, but that just wouldn't be cool :) I'm sure that if we
> sort it out with CS1.5, Steam and Source will just be a matter of
> time. And some hundreds of geeks won't have second thoughts about
> FreeBSD on their desktop/laptop computers.
> I set up a separate Category on my forum in case anyone needs it:
> Thanks guys,
> Andrew P.
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