[clug] Future CLUG talk

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Jun 12 23:45:03 GMT 2008

Hi David,

This sounds great - looking forward to it.

One comment: if you are really going to use M$ PowerPoint (tm) to do a
slideshow - can that be run under wine? Otherwise, why not use an FOSS


Bob Edwards.

David Adams wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've been thinking about giving a talk in a couple of months at one of 
> the CLUG meetings regarding the recent advances in Wine, specifically in 
> relation to games and gaming. I've never given a talk at a CLUG before, 
> nor have I attended very many meetings (two, in fact!), but since I 
> haven't quite graduated yet and am probably going to be quite bored this 
> holidays I think this might be one way to amuse myself (plus brush up on 
> things like Vista).
> I was going to do side-by-side comparisons of a handful of Windows games 
> running in Windows XP, Windows Vista Home Basic (It's all I have a 
> license for, unfortunately; came with the laptop) and Ubuntu Hardy Heron 
> via Wine. I'm going to try to stick to default settings as much as 
> possible here, which means games like Call of Duty 4 (which run fine if 
> you compile your own version of Wine and patch it) will not be tested. I 
> want to keep this as simple as possible, much like end-users do; if it 
> won't work with minimal fuss on a default Hardy Heron wine, I'm probably 
> not going to test it. While that massively disadvantages Windows, we 
> *are* trying to run Windows applications on a Linux base- so I think 
> that's fair.
> Right of the top of my head, the games I'm considering displaying are:
> - World of Warcraft
> - Call of Duty 2
> - Quake 3 (old favorite... plus there's a native Linux port so we can 
> compare!)
> - Whatever takes my fancy.
> I'll also throw in a few benchmark programs. Specifically:
> - Aquamark 3
> - Some version of 3D Mark.
> The presentation would probably be half an hour or slightly more and 
> would probably consist of a Powerpoint Slideshow of Doom with heaps of 
> screenshots, graphs, etc.
> Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions regarding this?
> Cheers,
> Dave.

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