Optimizing a Windows Game in Wine - Administration
If you've come to Linux Ubuntu from Windows, you probably left behind a few favorite computer games. You may already know that Wine can help you play them again; in some cases, however, the solution is less than perfect.That's where this tutorial can help.
To illustrate the rest of the configuration process, let's use an actual example. Suppose I want to play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in Wine. The following are the things that I've already done (before game optimization).
Step 1. I copied the game folder to C:Program Files in the Wine Linux Ubuntu directory. (see screen shot below):
You can locate the C:Programs Files in Applications => Wine => Browse C: Drive => then double click Program Files.
Step 2. The game was then executed by double clicking the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas folder, right clicking on gta_sa.exe , and then clicking “Open with Wine Windows Program Loader.”
Step 3. I tested the game, and it was not in the optimal mode. Two problems were found. First, the game was a bit more laggy overall than it played in Windows. Second, the frame movements or frame rate was a bit slow.
Step 4. According to the Wine database, the game is fully supported, and it is rated as “Gold” with the following technical requirements (for version 1.0):
Wine version 1.2
Setting Vertex Shader Support to None (procedure to be discussed in the next section)