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  1. #1
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    Feb 2010

    Exclamation Ensure quality of Wine Client before making a permanent shift off Mac Client

    Dear DDO Devs,

    I have tried the wine client recently and whilst things seem to run pretty well at the start, the graphics gets really clunky and laggy to the point where it's impossible to play.

    My experience personally is things start off smoothly for the first 5-10 minutes before a unavoidable notification box pops up asking me whether to enable/disable my mic (which I have clearly already selected enable in the past). Upon that, things go downhill and the entire client starts to lag into oblivion.

    I stumbled upon one of Cordovan's stream and overheard him saying that the Wine Client would eventually be the default client and the Mac client will start to be phased out. My only hope is that the Wine Client does not carry over these issues during its live implementation.

    Not sure how many other Mac users share my sentiment, but this has been my experience so far so I would just like to share about it.

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    Dec 2018


    The wine client is broken worse than the regular mac. It won't connect at all.

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    Community Member lordnelson1001's Avatar
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    Mar 2018
    Massachusetts, USA


    Today there's a new post about the Wine Client, suggesting that they want it to become the new default for playing on a Mac really soon--by October.

    In August I spent several hours reinstalling the game and the Wine client, and like you OP, I could *enter* the game world, but the function and display was so poor that I couldn't see myself using it going forward. I spent another couple of hours reinstalling the game again from Steam with the older still had all the long running bugs, but it's worked for me since I began playing.

    I play on a fairly up to date MacBook Pro on Mojave 10.14.6 and haven't had any issue with programs that hog a lot of resources (other games, design and photography tools, for example), with loads of free disk space and plenty of memory, so it's not an issue of a low-end machine,

    At the time, there wasn't any documentation or announcement about the Wine tool, even the link to the client could only be found in a couple of remarks from company staff in passing, more or less, "if things aren't working well, try the new Wine Client."

    I want to believe that this new client can work, and that the bad experience I had was just a result of an early/incomplete version. But the last six weeks have left me a bit worried.

    If anyone has installed the version from the link that went up this week, and had a good experience, could you report in?
    Orien - Saarri / Ninxu

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