[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 4 World of Warcraft

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Jul 21 07:57:12 PDT 2008

Sam Fourman Jr. wrote:
> hello list,
> I loaded up the new PC-BSD Alpha 7-18-2008 today
> I play World of Warcraft a lot in FreeBSD, and I noticed a large
> performance hit, choppy graphics when panning.
> in Base FreeBSD 7.0 this does not happen, I don't do any of the
> tweaks, just stock wine.
> I did a Fresh install with all defaults, chose the Nvidia 173.x.x
> driver (1440 x 900)
> copied over the WOW directory from my FreeBSD 7 install.
> I am using Nvidia 8800 GTS video card.
> I can confirm that this issue did not, happen with a PCBSD alpha prior
> to KDE4 ( kris had a alpha at BSDcan that I copied)
> I am perfectly willing to provide any feedback.
> Sam Fourman Jr.
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Couple of things to check, first of all, which version of Wine were you 
using previously? The latest alpha is using Wine 1.1.0 and this could be 
a regression in there. Also, which Nvidia driver is on the older 
install? Maybe this issue occurred with the upgrade to Nvidia 173?


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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