STO under Wine/Linux/Mac
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Join Date: Oct 2012
12-13-2012, 04:27 AM
Hello heidiqute and darthborehd,
STO is a 32 bit application and you need a working 32 bit driver infrastructure to play 3D games. If you are using a 32 bit version of a Linux distribution (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) everything you need should be installed by default but you should check if the graphic cards driver (AMD/ATI, Nividia, Intel) is installed and is working.
But if you are using a 64 bit version of Linux then you have to install the 32 bit compatibility libraries. It depends on the used distribution how to do this.
".. said that it could not access direct draw."
The 32 bit graphics driver is not working/installed and/or the used User doesn't have the needed access rights to access the graphics card.
Please note not every Wine version works with STO. Sometimes a specific Wine version doesn't work so you have to try an other version.
- Gentoo Hardened 64 bit version
- integrated Intel core i7 graphics (HD 4000) with working driver (32 bit + 64 bit)
- the 32 bit compatibility libraries are installed
- Wine 1.4.1 installed, 32 bit version only