Mac OS X 10.6.8 - Wineserver question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jkmags, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. jkmags macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    Im curious if anyone knows what WineServer is? It just popped up on my iMac for a Deny/Allow to accept incoming network connections. I have the OS X firewall turned on so I am guessing its a new connection but I cant find a lot of info on what Wine is (as it relates to unix).

    Thank you
  2. jkmags thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    ok, i think i tracked it down. I recently installed Dragon Age for Mac and from what i can find it would appear Dragon age uses wine for its dlc.

    I guess this question should have gone into the games forum section....

  3. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    It's because DA is Cider which is based off Wine which is based on the X11 "architecture":

    So to start the game and get the graphics on screen you connect to a server of sorts and will need permissions to start and also to make outgoing connections which is required for DAO to verify DLC etc.

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