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May 10th, 2009
May 10th, 2009
May 10th, 2009
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May 10th, 2009

[User Picture]08:49 pm - Okay... City of X? You're being a pain in the ass now.
Previously, I had all the visual bells and whistles working just fine under CoX. Suddenly... that broke. Looked into it... they appear to have re-worked their video-card abilities detection routine, and this time it's far more dependant on a lot of registry results instead of just OpenGL capabilities strings.

Side effect? It breaks under all forms of Linux WINE out there. So you're stuck using the low-quality graphics framework that disables most features, if not the 'emergency fallback' framework that disables ALL features in the game.

Still appears to work flawlessly under Cider, the commercial closes-source WINE-based suite though. It appears they added some secret sauce that's been pre-coded into Cider but specifically breaks all the documented work-arounds for Linux. In fact, ALL of those workarounds now force you to the 'emergency fallback' graphics framework, while resetting all video-card options in WINE at least returns you to the low-quality framework. So... yeah, malicious coding at it's finest, it appears.0 commentsLeave a comment
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