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Windows drivers upgrade?
Peter Ivady
Peter Ivady
Posted 2014-11-23 00:50
Just one simple question: do I need to install any drivers (eg. graphics card, sound, game controller etc.) or DirectX under Crossover?

I have tried running a simple flight simulator (Strike Fighters) the other day and it was very very sluggish, probably because of a graphics card issue.

I was thinking of upgrading the AMD Drivers, but not sure if it's necessary at all...?

Thanks!
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2014-11-23 08:19
You do not need to install Windows drivers inside CrossOver. Those drivers wouldn't work because the OSX drivers have full control of the hardware, and because CrossOver does not implement a Windows kernel to load them into.

Unfortunately I can't say why Strike Fighters is running poorly for you. The information about this game in our application database and the wine appdb is rather thin. People report that it runs, but there's no word about performance.
Peter Ivady
Peter Ivady
Posted 2014-11-23 10:14
Stefan Dösinger Posted:
You do not need to install Windows drivers inside CrossOver. Those drivers wouldn't work because the OSX drivers have full control of the hardware, and because CrossOver does not implement a Windows kernel to load them into.

Unfortunately I can't say why Strike Fighters is running poorly for you. The information about this game in our application database and the wine appdb is rather thin. People report that it runs, but there's no word about performance.


Thanks for the info Stefan!
I will try to fiddle with the settings in-game, maybe I can find a way to run it with better frame rates somehow.

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