recently I had a new problem with war2 over linux!
After getting a few units everything was getting slow! It wasn't lag it was just sluggish!
I mentioned it to Disgruntled and he said that it is the graphics card and that I need to install the proprietary drivers of nvidia.
So I went to check and !!! guess what, I had the drivers installed.
I was out of ideas but I decided to check if it happens in single player too.
And the problem appeared there too.
After exiting war2 by accident I noticed that wine was giving me an error message about 32bit and opengl.
I go what?
I have opengl and the drivers work fine (or at least report it works fine)
Then I did what every computer scientist should do when he gets a problem that makes no sense! Reinstall :-D
So now that I shared my pain let me give you an explanation.
It appears that the NVIDIA drivers or opengl got an update! But the link among the two was not recompiled... As a result even if everything was reported fine the two where not working.
Solution: Deactivate driver->reboot->Reactivate driver->reboot
Also useful to know that war2 requires the propitiatory drivers to play smoothly.
To linux players:
Major tasks pending:
(1) Getting a recording app to consistently work.
(2) Getting the cpu 100% problem handled.
(3) Create a war2 package for distribution?
does anyone ever done something similar with (3)?
It would be cool if users could go to the software center and get even just a link to en.linux.war2.ru with a nice step by step description of how to install war2!
That will certainly get us some people trying it out!