This works.What we ask for is decent, functional 3D.
Ah. Windows emulator.Sure. And maybe one day my HD4780 it will work just as well in Wine as a Geforce 9500.
Here's a thought -- why don't you try running a LINUX program on your LINUX drivers?
And since they are OpenGL drivers, try an OpenGL application.
When THAT does not work, then complain.
Your problem is not that you're running the wrong driver, you're running the wrong operating system
Because I'm too lazy to reboot every time I want to run a Windows application/game. The fact is, a lot of games works in Wine now days. All of the ones I'm playing, at least. Unfortunately, they all ran a lot better on my 8800 GT than they do on my HD4870 which was something I did not expect.But again it's also another case of - if wine is that important, why not just use windows and be done with it? Other areas should be considered too.
I can understand casual gamers that use wine, but for a "gamer" (plp who loves to try latest games) i cannot imagine why they use wine.
Anyway, the common error is to use wine incompatibilities (before wine 1.2 and fglrx 10.5 XD) with ati to blame ati opengl 3d performance. This is just ignorance.
You should complain to the WINE people.
The argument that a linux driver is not good because an emulator doesn't run Windows games flawlessly is not a good one, especially since it runs all LINUX games without problems.