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Schnizle
05-30-2011, 03:18 AM
I'd rather not have to boot into Windows.

ImWithTheBand
05-30-2011, 04:15 AM
I agree, it would be nice. However I'm not quite sure that DDO (or LoTRO for that matter) are large enough that the development costs of a cross platform client could be overcome by a 5-8% increase in players.
If you don't like booting into Windows, I suggest Parallels or CrossOver (or WINE). Even Parallels is relatively fast on a recent Mac. CrossOver tends to crash on loading screens in my experience, even if it is a little bit faster.

mournbladereigns
05-30-2011, 04:18 AM
lol
/NOTSIGNED

krogyy
05-30-2011, 04:38 AM
DDO works almost perfectly under wine (http://www.winehq.org/) provided you use an alternative launcher (http://www.lotrolinux.com/download.php) that is also much better that the .Net mess Turbine uses.

i played with DDO under linux using wine since i joined in 2009 and save the very occasional crash it worked pretty damn fine. clearly there is some fiddling to make it work but if you are interested i can help.

http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/Installing

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2910

Schnizle
05-30-2011, 05:18 AM
DDO works almost perfectly under wine (http://www.winehq.org/) provided you use an alternative launcher (http://www.lotrolinux.com/download.php) that is also much better that the .Net mess Turbine uses.

i played with DDO under linux using wine since i joined in 2009 and save the very occasional crash it worked pretty damn fine. clearly there is some fiddling to make it work but if you are interested i can help.

http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/Installing

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2910

I'll check out Wine. The game used to work with Crossover Games, but I can't get it working now :(

thanks

ImWithTheBand
05-30-2011, 06:01 AM
I'll check out Wine. The game used to work with Crossover Games, but I can't get it working now :(

There was a change somewhere around CXG 9 that cause a number of issues with DDO, but I think that CXG 10 solves this. There is more info available here http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=4048

Schnizle
05-31-2011, 01:38 AM
There was a change somewhere around CXG 9 that cause a number of issues with DDO, but I think that CXG 10 solves this. There is more info available here http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=4048

I bought the latest version and it doesn't work :( Can't even get to character select screen.

ImWithTheBand
05-31-2011, 01:46 AM
I bought the latest version and it doesn't work :( Can't even get to character select screen.

Follow the link that I posted above and go to the "tips & tricks" tab. http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=4048;tips=1 The first post may help solve your problem.