[Request for feedback] Improved DirectX in Wine ports (packages available)

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 02:36:09 UTC 2014

On 31 March 2014 13:58, David Naylor <dbn at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> It has been requested by some community members that the custom DirectX patches by stefand [1] be integrated into the Wine port.  As this requires a non-trivial amount of work I would like to assess the community's interest in these patches.
> For those who do not know what these patches do: it is reported that they improve the performance of DirectX games and could possibly fix regressions on FreeBSD.
> To try out the packages please either install the packages directly from the mirrors [2] or issue the following commands:
> # mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos
> # fetch -o /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos http://people.freebsd.org/~dbn/repos/wine-cs.conf
> # fetch -o /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos http://people.freebsd.org/~dbn/repos/wine-cs.cert
> # pkg update
> # pkg install -r wine i386-wine-cs
> The packages, although labelled 1.7.15 (for the Wine version they are based on) are based on cs-0.6.
> If you find the packages useful, please report back to me.  If there is sufficient support (i.e. enough people reply in the positive) then I'll publish the packages on a regular basis and maintain the appropriate ports.
> Regards
> [1] https://github.com/stefand/wine/releases
> [2] http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/local-distfiles/dbn/repos/wine-cs/

It would be a pleasant change, assuming it doesn't cause occasional
lockups.  Are there any particular applications that would be worth
testing (I doubt the ancient stuff I occasionally run under wine will
be heavily influenced by these improvements)?


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