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I just installed Wine on my Gentoo system (just “emerge wine”, oh how I like portage!). Thinking that winex was required to run anything involving DirectX, I tried out StarCraft with a feeling that it wouldn’t work.

Installation works fine, intro loads, game loads! Further than I thought I’d get. But then, alas, no keyboard! So I couldn’t even type my name in to start a game. However, a quick Google revealed the solution. Adding a couple of lines to the wine config file (’[AppDefaults\starcraft.exe\x11drv] “DXGrab” = “Y”’, if you’re wondering) sorted that out. So now I have StarCraft working. Which is nice.

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