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March 30th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Hi, I'm trying to run A3 Mania on wine. A3 Mania is an MMORPG (http://www.a3mania.com/).

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 fully updated and the latest wine from the wine repo. I have an intel 965GM graphics card.

With a clean .wine folder i got some dll errors so I did the following:
'winetricks vb6run'
'winetricks mfc42'

This solved the dll problems and i was able to start the game launcher.

The terminal output reaches something like 'fixme:d3d8:ValidateVertexShader...' and then the system completely freezes. GUI and keyboard become completely non responsive. I can only move the mouse pointer on the screen. My only option is to hard reboot the system.

AFAIK wine should never cause a system freeze no matter what.

What am I doing wrong and how do I get this to work?