Hello people. First of all, I hope I'm on the right division of the forum with this topic.
Ok, here's the situation :
I'm developing a Direct3D 9.0 game on Windows and it's all good. Lately I started thinking about making it cross-platfom. I need it to run on Linux and eventuallty Mac OSX. I installed Ubuntu on my rig as a second boot, installed Wine + Winetricks and found out my DirectX 9.0 game runs just fine on Ubuntu under Wine.
Now my question is - Is it a good idea to deploy a 3D application ( or any arbitrary application) on Linux using Wine. I mean, forcing users to install Wine and run it through it ?
As Wine could install some Microsoft components and libraries, such as Visual C runtime libraries, MS windows dlls which are part of the operating system, am I looking for trouble and legal issues if doing it that way ?
Does anybody deploy a Windows application on Linux using Wine and is there some way to make the instalation and configuration automatic in order to not force the user to install Wine beforehand manually ?