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NameWorld of Warcraft
Version3.3.X
License  
URLhttp://www.worldofwarcraft.com
Votes Marked as obsolete
RatingPlatinum
Wine Version1.5.2
Free Download World of Warcraft
Maintainers of this version:
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Description

OBSOLETE - Version 3.3.x

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Everything works, it's about 14-20 FPS on OpenGL and about 7-11 on DirectX. Max graphical settings possible (without using console commands). :)


What does not


What was not tested
25-man raids, 40-man raids (the "classic" ones).


Additional Comments

Tested on private server "Theatre of Dreams". I haven't installed it but just "copy + pasted" from my other computer. It works.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 12 "Lisa"Apr 18 20121.5.2 N/A Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20121.2.3 Yes Yes Platinum Bálint Jancsula 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20111.3.15 N/A Yes Platinum Fernando Otero 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20101.2.1 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 13.1Oct 06 20101.3.4 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9087 Sound in wow breaks when leaving window NEW View
11674 Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2 NEW View
17152 Blizzard Updater complains about javascript being turned off NEW View
21011 World Of Warcraft crashes after start with unhandled exception UNCONFIRMED View
22033 World of Warcraft Crashes on startup (due to broken Solaris malloc()) NEW View
22569 World of Warcraft Crashes when entering game world UNCONFIRMED View
29369 World of Warcraft: sound is lost when switching X Servers UNCONFIRMED View

 
WARNING

ALERT - BACKGROUND DOWNLOADER

The patch for 3.3.x to 4.0.0 needs to be downloaded using the Background Downloader.

First ensure you run Launcher.exe from your WoW folder and you are fully up to date.

Update (22nd September): A small update (10-20MB) is needed for the Background Downloader to work. Run Launcher.exe from your WoW folder to get this update.

Then run BackgroundDownloader.exe by double clicking the exe in your WoW folder. (It may take a minute before it appears).

The patch process should then begin.


This is a big patch - 5.19GB

For me (in the UK) the patch is called - "WoW-3.3.x-to-4.0.0-patch-EU-stages-1-3"...

(Your downloader may download the patches separately or may combine all 3 stages together as it did with me).


NOTE -This will only download the patch so it is ready for installation when it is officially needed.

NOTE - Due to the large size of the patch it may take several hours. The Background Downloader works like a BitTorrent program so you can close it down and carry on where you left off at a later time. You can still play WoW while it is downloading.


 
HOWTO

WoW:Wrath Logo

Installing World of Warcraft in Wi­ne

NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended for ATI users to use the latest Catalyst package found at ati.amd.com. As of release 9.8, this fixes TONS of bugs.

NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended that you have the latest stable wine version installed (currently - wine 1.2).
[Beta versions of wine are unstable. If you use a Beta version, check the test results above to see if it is reported as working with your Linux distribution].

Preliminary Steps:

NVIDIA/ATI: Make sure you have the proprietary driver for your video card installed, or WoW will not run. Once they are installed, check to see if Direct Rendering is enabled by typing the following code into Terminal :-

glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"

If it returns direct rendering:Yes, you're good to go!


Installing:

[ You can install World of Warcraft in wine through a variety of methods, such as using the CD or automatic downloader. If you wish, you may simply run it from a Windows partition, it's your choice ultimately. ]

To install using the downloader just run it with Wine and follow the steps. There are no major problems using the downloader. If you are using the downloader you can jump straight to the  Configuring section.

Below are the instructions for installing from WoW Disks :-

To install from the CDs the files need to be copied over to your computer as attempting to install directly from disk will result in failure.

Create a folder in a convenient location such as on the desktop called wow_install

You will only need to install WoW using the Wrath of the Litch King disks. (The Wrath disks will install the WoW core game and the Burning Crusde as well).

Insert Disk 1 of the Wrath of the Litch King.

When you open the disk you will not be able to see all the files as they are hidden. To get them to show run the following code in Terminal :-

sudo mount -o remount,unhide /dev/sr0

If that code doesn't work try this one :-

sudo umount /dev/cdrom
sudo mount -t iso9660 -o ro,unhide /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0/

Then open the disk again and you should see all the files.

Open the disk and copy all the files to your wow_install folder.

Now insert Disk 2 of the Wrath of the Litch King and follow the same step above to unhide the files.

Copy only the Installer Tome #.mpq files to the wow_install folder. (# will be a number. Basically from Disk 2 copy only the Installer Tomes that have a number in their name (NOT the one without a number, we got that one from Disk 1)).

Once complete eject the disk and run the Installer.exe in the wow_install folder with wine. (Simply right click it and select "Open with Wine Windows Program Loader").

WoW will now install.

Once the installation is complete a shortcut will be on the desktop to run WoW. Of course you will have to go through the patching process.

Note: Some users report that the WoW launcher/updater may freeze during the patching process. If this happens to you, simply close it down (terminate the process) and then just start it again from the desktop shortcut or Launcher.exe. It will carry on from where it was before.


IMPORTANT - Make sure you go through the Configuring section below.

IMPORTANT - Linux distributions using pulseaudio (such as Ubuntu) will probably experience sound issues. See the"No sound with Pulse Audio" section in the Tweaks and Troubleshooting area below for a fix.

IMPORTANT - Launch WoW from the desktop shortcut or from the Launcher.exe rather than directly from WoW.exe. This is because the launcher will check for updates and will auto patch/update the game if necessary. If you launch WoW directly from the WoW.exe (such as in the "No sound with Pulse Audio" fix), then make sure you still launch the Launcher.exe from time to time just to check for updates, not to run the game.

NOTE - The latest patch (3.3.x to 4.0.0) requires the use of the Background Downloader. See the red Warning section below for instructions of how to successfully run the patch.


Configuring

The suggested way to run World of Warcraft in wine is using OpenGL. Although you lose hardware cursor functionality and shadow detail, you will often gain tons of FPS this way. Operation without the opengl flag is often unreliable and will not start with some cards. If you wish, you can install a hack for hardware cursor like functionality here.

Simply add the -opengl flag to the end of your WoW Launcher (recommended) :-

Open the WoW desktop shortcut and add -opengl to the end of the command (leaving a space). (Recommended method).(Recommended for first run after CD or download).

Alternatively, you can either edit your WTF/Config.wtf in your World of Warcraft directory to include :-

SET gxApi "opengl"

(Note that this file is only created after you have logged in once).


The game will now run. If you have any problems or issues please check the sections below for fixes or post a comment for help.


Tweaks and Troubleshooting

You should be good to go! If you are experiencing any other issues, read on.

Stuttering while walking

This is caused by a bug in the latest Xserver release. This should be fixed by the next round of distribution releases this fall. In the mean time, you can disable key repeat by going to System/Preferences/Keyboard in Gnome.

Sound issues

If you cannot get any sound at all, try deleting your .wine directory (backup needed files!).

No sound with ALSA

"Those who have that problem with ALSA, just kill Pulseaudio." ~ Thanks to Xpander

Try OSS.

No sound with OSS

Try ALSA/Jack.

No sound with JACK

Try ALSA or OSS.

No sound with Pulse Audio

"well for those users with a distro using pulse audio (for ex. Ubuntu) if you set wine to OSS the sound for WoW works great, and if you add padsp before wine pulseaudio wraps the OSS sound (like alsa-oss but better) and you can use vent, music etc at the same time :)" ~ Thanks to Patrick Arman

Launch Code :-

padsp wine /path/to/wow/WoW.exe -opengl

If you have sound stuttering in a distro using Pulseaudio (like Ubuntu), then you may have to fully uninstall  Pulseaudio and use ALSA directly. Be warned however that you may loose some system sound capability (such as login music and error sounds). If you want PulseAudio back, then its easy to reinstall. Just follow your distro's instructions on their troubleshooting pages.

ATI issues

- Special effects used in quests such as "Maintaining the Sunwell Portal" as well as other quests in WOTLK that uses this "out of phase look", will not work without a special setting in the Config.wtf, scroll down!

- Turn OFF the desktop special effects if you experience poor performance.

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Mouse cursor slow

This is because Blizzard has not implemented OpenGL hardware cursor functionality in the Windows version. However, there is a patch here that simulates a real hardware cursor.

Graphic corruption

Scroll down and try the registry tweak, if that does not work, reinstall the driver. 

Corruption when doing "Maintaining the Sunwell Portal" and WOTLK 'flashback' Quests:

Add this to your config.wtf file:

SET ffxNetherWorld "0" ~ thanks to Adys

White Minimap Indoors

AMD has fixed this problem with Catalyst 9.8. Cheers to AMD!

source: http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1058

Game Flickers in Windowed mode and is unplayable:

Some older ATI cards have this problem when using advanced desktop effects such as Compiz Config or Beryl. It also tends to happen with the standard high-desktop effects built into Ubuntu. If you want to play this game in Windowed mode, set your desktop effects to "Basic".

Performance issues

Make SURE you have installed the latest ATI driver 9.1. This driver has fixed a few performance issues in game as well as added more options for the aticonfig command. Also, turning off Full Screen Glow helps.

Graphical and Icon corruption:

This tweak doesn't seem to be required as of Catalyst 9.8 - Andrew

Note that this used to be a tweak needed to boost FPS, but is apparently not needed anymore for non-ATI users.

  1. Open the registry editor and navigate to the following key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\

  2. Highlight the wine folder in the left hand pane by clicking left on it. The icon should change to an open folder
  3. Right-click on the wine folder and select [NEW] then [KEY]

  4. Replace the text New Key #1 with OpenGL

  5. Right-click in the right hand pane and select [NEW] then [String Value]

  6. Replace New Value #1 with DisabledExtensions (Notice it's case sensitive!)

  7. Then double click anywhere on the line, a dialog box will open.
  8. In the value field type GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object

    Please note that after using this tweak, the icon pictures may misplace themselves. For example, the icon for "gold" will look like and icon for an orb.

NVIDIA issues

GLXBadDrawable

Make sure triple-buffering is turned off. ~ Thanks to DRH

INTEL issues

Unfortunately, Intel does not make its own drivers for their cards for Linux. Their Windows drivers aren't even that good to start with.

For World of Warcraft to work properly, you need to look for an Open Source Intel Driver that gives you direct OpenGL rendering support.

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There are no known Issues with Intel Cards, apart from bad FPS on certain drivers.

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Other issues

Open Source Graphics Drivers:

If you have low frames with your Open Source drivers, then try the proprietary drivers for ATI and Nvidia. The Open Source Drivers have a lot of performance issues at the moment.

FPS stutter

Set farclip (the view distance slider) to 777 (about midway on the slider) ~ Thanks to Andrew

Bad FPS in general:

Please make sure that you are not suffering from high latency, as this will cause some FPS problems. If the small 'computer' icon shows you more than 600ms, or if it is red, then you are having high latency. Please check with your ISP.

If you play from Africa, you should not be experiencing more than 500ms to European servers. South Americans and Australians should not be having more than 400ms to the USA servers. Please check this and make sure that your connection is stable.

Mouse cursor jumps

"If I show the hide buttons on my Gnome panel and hide the panel before I start the game, then the mouse behaves normally. The hide button isn't visible in-game." ~ Thanks to NV

Please note that the mouse will not be perfectly smooth in OpenGL mode because Blizzard Entertainment does not support Hardware Cursor in OpenGL with the Windows version of the game. However, there is a patch available here

Hard Drive Thrashing

There is no solution yet. It seems it is a windows problem too when you are using more then 4GB RAM.

No fancy shadows available

This will not work until Blizzard add it for OpenGL (Windows version). ~ Thanks to Raphael HuerzelerEmaJukka Tastula

Lags/Stuttering

"Tried the setting "Reduce input lag" and that helped incredibly much for me and the same for the first person I told to try it. Definetly not a placebo." ~ Thanks to Anders Aa.

Low FPS

Disable screen glow effect and the lighting effect. ~ Thanks to Ram

Try to run the game with the -opengl argument in the terminal. ~ Thanks to Fluffles

Ati Users: Make sure you have the latest drivers!

Bad graphical corruption in certain areas

  • Find the following registry entry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\

  • Add a new key (type String) and name it 'OffscreenRenderingMode'

  • Double click the new key and add the value 'pbuffer'

Dalaran and/or other areas cause crashes

This is due to WoW running 32-bit (there is no 64-bit client) and trying to allocate more than roughly 4GB of memory for advanced textures. This is a bug in Wine, since wine, by default, reserves 4096MB (the maximum for 32bit systems) of virtual memory to mimic the win32 memory layout. WoW allocates progressively more memory for textures and this forces the display drivers (which are loaded in the same section of memory) to quit with an GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY error.

Dalaran is a good example of this. Dragonblight and Icecrown may also suffer from this bug.

A possible workaround includes trying is to force Linux to use less memory than what you have, or to make it think it has less memory (eg, limit it to 3GB). The preferred way to do this is to add the mem=3G (for 3GB) or mem=2G (For 2GB) flag to your kernel boot parameters.

How to do this can be found in your particular distro's documentation.

Some people have reported it to work, whilst for others it has not. You may need to sacrifice the advanced textures if you try this.

Linux kernel:

Please make sure that you keep your kernel up to date at ALL times! It seems that with each new release of the Linux kernel, the performance of games under Linux improves. This is probably because the kernel is beginning to handle heavy graphics and multimedia much better now.

Please remember to reinstall your video drivers after installation of a new kernel. Failure to do so may result in not being able to start the graphical user interface and/or prevent games from running.

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Raiding

RAIDING:

Note: that the performance of raids can sometimes be attributed to the quality of your graphics card and its driver... plus various other aspects. If you experience trouble raiding on Linux, it is advised that you do so on Windows until your issues are fixed.

In General:

If you are using a graphics card with 128 MB of memory then you should set everyting to low when raiding, as this will consume less graphics memory.

If you are using a 32bit/64bit processor that is not faster than 1.5Ghz, then raiding will be difficult. Dual-core processors are recommended.

If you are using a graphics card with DDR1 memory, then do not expect the performance to be good at all, even with all the settings set to low. Recommend setting it to 800x600 rez if its a problem.

ATI Users: be sure that your desktop effects are set to BASIC, as this will consume less GPU speed which you cant afford to go to waste right now.

Those who use Ventrilo, your PTT is broken. Please go to the Ventrilo page in the WineAPP DB for more info.

DISABLE QUESTHELPER!!! This goes for all those who play WoW and not just the Linux people. Various other addons could cause drops in fps and freezes/disconnects. BE SURE THAT ALL YOUR ADDONS ARE UPDATED!

TANKING

Currently raiding as a TANK in end game raids, Naxx25, eoe25 os25 vualts25 no probs, i have no problems with sound or video in anyway i get no fps lag at all, all 10 mans and naxx25 have been cleared on ubuntu with no crashes, leveling, battle grounds, spells and arena are all working fine. Ubuntu 10.8 64bit wine 1.1.1, wow 3.0.8. Like i said i Main tank end game raids no problem at all, wish vent played just as nice. ^_^

DPS'ing (melee and ranged)

MELEE: I have DPS'ed with a feral druid in Naxx 25man, OS25man and Malygos 25 man, as well as all 10man instances. I have found Malygos impossible, but that is just my graphics card. I have also found the white minimap annoying. Other than that, I have not noticed anything out-of-the-ordinary related to WINE. Nvidia users should not be experiencing any problems.

RANGED: When respeccing to ranged in a 10man, I havent found anything wierd wrong. What I have noticed is that the clicking can be a bit strange at times. As I said, Nvidia users should not be having problems.

HEALING:

Healers need a very fast graphics card and have to be using an Nvidia or ATI graphics card.

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HARDWARE RELATED:


 

NVIDIA: Make sure Vsync is disabled, unless the screen is tearing. If Vsync is enabled, disable tripple buffering.

AMD/INTEL dual/quad-core: May experience difficulties if WoW is only utilizing 1 of the cores.

Nvidia Sound System: May stutter with Pulseaudio. Kill pulsausio in the process manager.

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If You have any additional information you wish to have mentioned here, please post so that we may update!


 
Problems to note:

Hardware Cursor OpenGL:

HARDWARE CURSOR:

Currently the only way to have a hardware cursor in OpenGL is using the patch here.

The new "OpenGL" option in the Launcher seems to be nothing more than an option that disables OpenGL in the config.wtf and enables Direct3d.

Go back to these posts please an voice your support! But guys, please don't "/signed" as this will indicate it as a petition. Rather just say "wtb HW Cursor" or something :) .

European:

http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=7190890758&postId=71901443539&sid=1#0

 American:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=13593920180&postId=135927070884&sid=1#0

 Asian:

No thread yet. Can an Asian user please make one, and post it so we can link it here. It does not have to be in English!

Pixel Buffers ATI:

The problematic pixel buffer support in fglrx has been fixed in version 9.8 of Catalyst. Upgrade your fglrx if you are still experiencing this problem.

 

Patch 3.0.9

The OpenGL option is clearly not available in the new Launcher. We are not sure if it is because it did not do what Blizzard intended or whether they are trying to send a message. However, there might be a good chance that there will be future OpenGL support for the Windows platform.

The bad software cursor has been fixed.

Please just keep posting on the Hardware Cursor request on the suggestion forums, because they have been rather quite lately. inform your friends and gain their support!

HW Cursor update:

NEW EUROPEAN!!! Go an voice your support again please!

http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=8246455348&postId=82455334590&sid=1#0




 
Logout Issues

As more mods are enabled there is a noticeable increase in the amount of time between the logout timer doing its final tick and actually being presented with the character selection screen. Lowering your addon count will fix this, the time seems to be directly proportional the the amount of ram used by mods.

Hence things like quest helper and atlas loot will cause up to 30-40 second delays, this is of course running with the -opengl argument.

Haven't tried with directX, haven't had it work properly, ever, this may just be me, feel free to try, in fact please... try. Investigation is under way, for now try use as few mods as possible and be patient, it may look like its frozen but I promise you WILL eventually see the logout screen. Also, after about 30 seconds pressing [escape] seems to help. But that may just be a placebo.


 
Update for the HowTo section
Dear WINE-Gamers, if you play World of Warcraft please check the HowTo section before. If a tweak is no longer needed (or a new tweak is needed), please tell this information to an app maintainer. So we can clean this section asap.

 
WARNING

ALERT - BACKGROUND DOWNLOADER

The patch for 3.3.x to 4.0.0 needs to be downloaded using the Background Downloader.

First ensure you run Launcher.exe from your WoW folder and you are fully up to date.

Update (22nd September): A small update (10-20MB) is needed for the Background Downloader to work. Run Launcher.exe from your WoW folder to get this update.

Then run BackgroundDownloader.exe by double clicking the exe in your WoW folder. (It may take a minute before it appears).

The patch process should then begin.


This is a big patch - 5.19GB

For me (in the UK) the patch is called - "WoW-3.3.x-to-4.0.0-patch-EU-stages-1-3"...

(Your downloader may download the patches separately or may combine all 3 stages together as it did with me).


NOTE -This will only download the patch so it is ready for installation when it is officially needed.

NOTE - Due to the large size of the patch it may take several hours. The Background Downloader works like a BitTorrent program so you can close it down and carry on where you left off at a later time. You can still play WoW while it is downloading.


 

The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Error with non-existent files
by Macus on Tuesday January 24th 2012, 9:54
Hello everyone.

I downloaded the latest Version of wine with Yast.
And I want to play WoW.

I have allready the file "World of Warcraft" and I start the programm with the command in the terminal:

wine "Z:/home/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -opengl

The programm starts, I can loggin and I see all my characters, but if I loggin with one, there comes an instant error, from WoW and also from wine.
I can't see in the Error reports of wine oder WoW, where is the problem.
But I've looked into the terminal, and there is this:


archive Data\deDE\patch-deDE.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\patch-deDE-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\patch-deDE-3.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch-3.MPQ opened
archive Data\expansion.MPQ opened
archive Data\lichking.MPQ opened
archive Data\common.MPQ opened
archive Data\common-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\locale-deDE.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\speech-deDE.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\expansion-locale-deDE.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\lichking-locale-deDE.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\expansion-speech-deDE.MPQ opened
archive Data\deDE\lichking-speech-deDE.MPQ opened
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195ee20,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195ecf4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f1cc,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f324,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f438,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f5fc,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f5f8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f574,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f564,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f07c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f1b4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:alsa:AudioClient_GetMixFormat Don't know what to do with 32 channels, pretending there's only 2 channels
fixme:alsa:AudioClient_GetMixFormat Don't know what to do with 10000 channels, pretending there's only 2 channels
fixme:alsa:AudioClient_GetMixFormat Don't know what to do with 10000 channels, pretending there's only 2 channels
fixme:alsa:AudioClient_GetMixFormat Don't know what to do with 32 channels, pretending there's only 2 channels
fixme:alsa:AudioClient_GetMixFormat Don't know what to do with 10000 channels, pretending there's only 2 channels
fixme:alsa:AudioClient_GetMixFormat Don't know what to do with 10000 channels, pretending there's only 2 channels
fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Pro Audio",0x195f89c): stub
fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Pro Audio",0x195f89c): stub
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195df60,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195df88,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT/DATA_SEND_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT/DATA_SEND_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT/DATA_SEND_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195db28,0x00000000), stub!
failed to open Z:/home/World of Warcraft/Data/Interface/Icons
failed to open Z:/home/World of Warcraft/Interface/Icons


And here is a picture, where you can see, what gets loaded before comes the error:


www.abload.de/image.php?img=grafikbugbild2ufbp.jpg


Well, I think, the error is really because of my Interface, so I've looked, what is wrong.
And I see: I haven't such files!
This files do not exist!

So, where is the fault? Is there anyon, wo can help me?

Greetz

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other players appear black /log off after I exit
by Kareem on Saturday June 18th 2011, 9:00
I use opensuse 11.4
wine 1.3.17
wow 3.3.5a
I have a 2 problems
one that all players except 4 me appear to be black except for shoulders and hairs
and some time when they pass me that thing happens to me to

two that every time I exit the game the user automatically logs off

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ADMIN MESSAGE
by Kris Blackhall on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 12:16
ALL ADMINS / ALL TESTERS / ALL POSTERS

PLEASE MOVE OVER TO VERSION 4.0.1 PAGE

LINK BELOW :-

appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=20549

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4.0.0 patch problems
by E. Mark Anderson on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 3:08
The new patch that was released yesterday (October 12th) has broken WoW. The launcher starts up, but then locks up and I have to go kill it from the terminal. If I start WoW directly through Wow.exe, it will launch the game, but when I log in it tries to download another update (probably the updated tools), but then it crashes with:

ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe
Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 0073:00732DE4

The instruction at "0x00732DE4" referenced memory at "0x0000012D".
The memory could not be "read".

This issue happens whether I tell wine to act as Windows XP or Windows 7, and the memory addresses are the same. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 with Wine 1.3.4. Anyone else have this issue? Anyone get it fixed?

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by Jen on Tuesday October 12th 2010, 23:53
And another detail: when I'm going to get that error, the news server won't connect in the patcher.

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Error logging in after 4.0.1
by Jen on Tuesday October 12th 2010, 23:44
I had no issues prior to this with wine version 1.3.4 and WoW. After today's patch, I'll get the "There was an error logging in. Please try later" message at the login screen after I put my name/password in. The only thing that fixes it (so I've found) is completely reinstalling WoW. Anyone else having this issue?

Data: slackware 12.2, kernel 2.6.27, wine 1.3.4

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WoW crashes after a few minutes or...
by Jeff on Monday October 11th 2010, 17:30
Or pretty soon after hearthing to Dalaran or any instance with a lot going on it. The screen goes completely blank though I can hear the disks spinning in the tower, no error screen or message given. I have a hunch it involves the bug referred to here: WoW allocates progressively more memory for textures and this forces the display drivers (which are loaded in the same section of memory) to quit with an GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY error.

Dalaran is a good example of this. Dragonblight and Icecrown may also suffer from this bug."

I read further about tweaking my linux kernel, but it seems a little over my head, and I can't figure out how to do it.

I run 10.04 Ubuntu (64bit), wine 1.3.4, Nvidia GeForce 7900. I've run WoW on this machine before beautifully but can't figure out how to make it do so again.

If it helps, here's my wtf.config file:
SET readTOS "1"
SET readEULA "1"
SET readScanning "-1"
SET readContest "-1"
SET readTerminationWithoutNotice "-1"
SET installType "Retail"
SET locale "enUS"
SET movie "0"
SET showToolsUI "0"
SET realmList "us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET patchlist "us.version.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET hwDetect "0"
SET gxRefresh "50"
SET gxMultisample "1"
SET gxMultisampleQuality "0.000000"
SET videoOptionsVersion "3"
SET accountName " oldham_jeffrey@colstate.edu"
SET Gamma "1.000000"
SET Sound_OutputDriverName "System Default"
SET Sound_MusicVolume "0.40000000596046"
SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.60000002384186"
SET farclip "507"
SET specular "1"
SET groundEffectDensity "24"
SET gxWindow "1"
SET portal "us"
SET g_accountUsesToken "1"
SET mouseSpeed "1"
SET lastCharacterIndex "6"
SET accounttype "LK"
SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET realmName "Sisters of Elune"
SET gameTip "14"
SET gxApi "opengl"
SET checkAddonVersion "0"
SET Sound_EnableHardware "1"
SET Sound_ZoneMusicNoDelay "1"
SET particleDensity "0.40000000596046"
SET baseMip "1"
SET groundEffectDist "80"
SET environmentDetail "0.75"
SET weatherDensity "0"
SET ffxNetherWorld "0"

OpenGL mode is on, wine is using OSS for sound drivers. I hope you can help!

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Troubles on Maverick
by Luca Casagrande on Sunday October 3rd 2010, 12:30
Hello everybody,
today I upgraded to Maverick RC and I am experiencing random freeze that force me to reboot the laptop.
Using wine1.3 with ATI card.
Anyone playing wow with Maverick?
Thx for the help
Luca

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Low frame rate
by Vidar Wahlberg on Saturday October 2nd 2010, 11:49
I'm interested in knowing what frame rate people got. While the game runs fine, my frame rate is surprisingly low, about 13-14 FPS in a crowded area (about 60-80 people) in Dalaran, a good battle in Wintergrasp and it falls down to 3-4 FPS.
I had an AMD 9950 CPU, 6GB DDR2 RAM and Nvidia 7950GT which I really expected would be good enough, but with a frame rate of about 10 I decided to upgrade to AMD 965 CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM and Nvidia GTX 460, just to discover that my FPS only increased with a whopping 4 frames per second.
I ran it through oprofile, and the top CPU hogging entries were:
samples % image name app name symbol name
1179241 42.5511 anon (tgid:9791 range:0x401000-0xab6000) wine-preloader anon (tgid:9791 range:0x401000-0xab6000)
390201 14.0798 no-vmlinux no-vmlinux /no-vmlinux
330353 11.9203 libGLcore.so.195.36.24 wine-preloader /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/libGLcore.so.195.36.24
302563 10.9175 no-vmlinux wine-preloader /no-vmlinux
76270 2.7521 no-vmlinux wineserver /no-vmlinux

I've not tried running the game in Windows so I can't tell if the game runs any better there, although I did expect a significantly higher FPS than what I get with the current hardware. Friends tell me get about 3 times my FPS with fairly similar hardware.

Would be grateful if you could tell me your frame rate in similar conditions and hardware (primarily CPU and GFX).

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Binding more than 5 mouse buttons tutorial
by bbkr on Thursday September 30th 2010, 18:39
The World of Warcraft allows to bind only 5 mouse buttons.

This is serious limitation for a game where amount of actions that needs to be accessible very fast can reach up to 20.
Overbinding your keyboard handicaps AWSD movement (crucial for mage or hunter).
Clicking on icons is way to slow for PvP, and your speed is handicapped even more by lack of HW Cursor in OpenGL.

So I created simple tutorial how to bind high-number mouse buttons despite this limitation:

bbkr.org/articles/bind_all_mouse_buttons_in_world_of_warcraft_under_linux/howto.html

I hope you find it useful, comments appreciated!

PS
It has own thread on WoW EU forum: forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=14713557581&sid=1

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Not always disconnected from server
by Dif on Sunday September 26th 2010, 10:16
First I want to apologize to have not reported this earlier since it is a long standing problem and now I cannot longer triangulate the version of Wine that started to show the problem.

I have a unstable ADSL connection and I frequently lose the connection to WoW server (Telecom Italia, my ISP, keep saying that everything is fine and since it has the monopoly of the physical infrastructure, it is pointless to change ISP).

The problem is that, while usually I get "disconnected from server" when the Internet connection is down, some time I don't and I end up hanging around the game unable to interact with anything; further, I cannot logout or exit the game in the regular manner, but I have to kill the WoW process.

The problem is particularly annoying when I am either flying around (especially when using the taxi gryphon to cover long distances) or traveling in an area with few mobs, npc, and players, because I would not realize that I have lost the connection to server for several minutes (and when I log back in I find mysel waaaaay back compared to the point I reached when I realized I lost the connection).

Any idea about this issue?

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Background Donwloader not working at all
by Albert Jasinski on Sunday September 19th 2010, 14:26
There is new patch to download, but Background Downloader is not working:

user@desktop:~/World of Warcraft$ wine BackgroundDownloader.exe
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {6c736db1-bd94-11d0-8a23-00aa00b58e10} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {6c736db1-bd94-11d0-8a23-00aa00b58e10} could be created for context 0x1
fixme:ras:RasEnumConnectionsA (0x630607a8,0xb4e59c,0x6305f610),stub!
fixme:ras:RasEnumConnectionsA RAS support is not implemented! Configure program to use LAN connection/winsock instead!

http error code = 404

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how do I install wine 1.1.27?
by eunchanna on Wednesday September 8th 2010, 11:00
I've found out that when I install wine 1.0.1, wow installer works fine.

but I couldn't get through the license key problem cuz Icouldn't click agree button. So I guess my final choice is to install 1.1.27.
when I checked it, I found out that this site only supply open source. so I've tried to install it, but in the middle way of installing, I receive the message "Permission denied". is there anyone who can help me out?

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Still Crashes going indoors
by Chris Spaeth on Friday August 27th 2010, 13:45
Hi,I've implemented all the usual fixes, SET gxApi "OpenGL", fxGlow, M@UseShaders "0", etc and the OpenGL registry DisableExtensions tweak. I'm running WoW with an Intel Video card and just the text drops out when going inside. If I log in indoors the text doesn't drop out until I move often. The only relevant info online is and old tweak of turning off Double Buffering in windcfg which no longer is available in Wine 1.2. Any suggestions appreciated.

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WoW closes during patch download..
by Yvonne on Thursday August 26th 2010, 14:43
I just finally got WoW installed after 2 days of complications. Now when I go to open it to play it, it gets to 10% download on the 3.3.0a patch and then just closes, no errors or anything, it just closes. When I try to open it again, it just gets to 10% and closes again. Could anyone please help?

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Immediate disconnection to server
by Kyle T Strand on Wednesday August 25th 2010, 15:40
I had spent a fair amount to time getting WoW working in Ununtu 10.04 using wine 1.3.1. I was able to play for a good two hours. Then I needed to restart my system and since then, each time I try to log in to my account, it tells me it is connecting, but soon after, it will say 'You have been disconnected from the server.' This happens when I type in the correct or the incorrect password. I could find nothing similar to this in the forums here.

Any help would be appreciated!

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WoW crashes in Wine 1.3.1
by Rinaldus on Tuesday August 24th 2010, 13:16
Wine 1.3.1. When I try to launch WoW, it crashes with error:

fixme:d3d:swapchain_init The application requested more than one back buffer, this is not properly supported.
Please configure the application to use double buffering (1 back buffer) if possible.
fixme:d3d:swapchain_init Add OpenGL context recreation support to context_validate_onscreen_formats
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f1d0,0x00000000), stub!
err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc494f7

In previous versions everything was ok. What happened?

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Fix for wow requiring sudo
by Juho Teperi on Tuesday August 17th 2010, 8:09
I'm runing 2.6.35-15-generic kernel from Maverick on Lucid and I had to use gksudo to run Wow or it would crash with "Internal errors: Invalid parameters received".

Reason is that in Maverick kernel config they have enabled some options to gain more security. wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/Roadmap/KernelHardening#PTRACE%20Protection

You can fix this by changing /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope from 1 to 0.

echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
or for permanent solution add line
sys.kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 0
to /etc/sysctl.conf or new file under /etc/sysctl.d/

This works atleast for me.

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Error when downloading patch
by Mike on Monday August 16th 2010, 16:25
I have Wow installed but I have been unable to run it yet. When I opened the launcher the first time it was downloading the latest patch and got to about 65% when it crashed and said it had encountered a serious error. I've since tried to run it again after restarting and now it only gets as far as 10% before that error occurs. It dosn't tell me anything about the error.

Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a fix?

The terminal output overruns the amount that terminal can actually show but this is the part that looks suspicious.

fixme:mshtml:nsURL_GetQuery default action not implemented
fixme:mshtml:nsURI_GetUserPass default action not implemented
fixme:mshtml:nsURL_GetRef default action not implemented
0[193320]: file (null), line 0: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED) [nsIDOMLocation.hash]" nsresult: "0x80004001 (NS_ERROR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED)" location: "JS frame :: wine:launcher.worldofwarcraft.com/2.0/_js/swfobject.js :: anonymous :: line 8" data: no]
fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_SetRequestHeader (0x26d5180)->(0x32c850 0x25abe0c 0)
fixme:mshtml:nsHttpChannelInternal_SetDocumentURI (0x26d5180)->()
fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_SetReferrer (0x26d5180)->(0x25d1950)

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New Hardware Detected
by Bryguy on Wednesday August 11th 2010, 19:15
This doesn't keep me from running, it's just annoying. When I launch wow, sometimes it starts up with no trouble, but sometimes it says "New hardware detected, restore defaults?" I don't know what causes it. Happens maybe 50% of the time.

Also, when I log in, sometimes wow just crashes right after I type my password and hit enter. The error windows are recursive and they don't go away, but I start it from a terminal so I just alt+tab and Ctrl+c to kill the whole thing, then restart and it's usually fine after that.

Using wine-1.2-245-g17bc7be, AMD Phenom 9850 Quad, Nvidia 9800 GTX.

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Problem with integrated intel (i3)
by zelrik on Sunday August 8th 2010, 23:24
I am on ubuntu 10.04 with wine 1.3.0

Here is where I am at:

i34.tinypic.com/295rgcm.jpg

my .WTF file:

SET readTOS "1"
SET readEULA "1"
SET readTerminationWithoutNotice "-1"
SET readScanning "-1"
SET readContest "-1"
SET locale "enUS"
SET expansionMovie "0"
SET movie "0"
SET showToolsUI "1"
SET portal "us"
SET realmList "us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET coresDetected "4"
SET hwDetect "0"
SET gxRefresh "60"
SET gxMultisampleQuality "0.000000"
SET gxFixLag "0"
SET videoOptionsVersion "3"
SET Sound_OutputDriverName "System Default"
SET farclip "177"
SET spellEffectLevel "3"
SET installType "Retail"
SET patchlist "us.version.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET textureFilteringMode "5"
SET mouseSpeed "1"
SET Gamma "1.000000"
SET accounttype "BC"
SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET Sound_MusicVolume "0.40000000596046"
SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.60000002384186"
SET weatherDensity "0"
SET ffxGlow "0"
SET ffxDeath "0"
SET realmName "Dragonblight"
SET M2UseShaders "0"
SET gxResolution "1360x768"
SET particleDensity "0.10000000149012"
SET environmentDetail "0.5"
SET componentTextureLevel "9"
SET groundEffectDist "70"
SET gameTip "4"
SET groundEffectDensity "24"
SET projectedTextures "1"
SET Sound_SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET Sound_SoundBufferSize "150"
SET gxTripleBuffer "1"
SET uiScale "0.83999997377396"
SET useUiScale "1"

I disabled the graphics features in winecfg and I tried a few values for the reg entry: OffscreenRenderingMode

Any help would be appreciated

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Some graphics shaded/transparent?
by laeg on Sunday August 8th 2010, 13:18
Hello

Please view the screenshot.

i37.tinypic.com/21kbe5j.jpg

Please ignore the black rectangle on the pic, that's just from taking it and doesn't appear in game, what does is some colours being shaded/transparent as you can see on the login screen, which looks horrible when playing in game.

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WoW + Wine + Gentoo
by Terry on Saturday August 7th 2010, 0:09
I have no complaints Running very well..

@AsusBox ~ $ uname -a
Linux AsusBox 2.6.34-gentoo-r1-AsusBox #1 SMP Fri Aug 6 20:39:55 CDT 2010 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

@AsusBox ~ $ wine --version
wine-1.3.0

Nvidia drivers -
Version: 256.44 Certified
Release Date: 2010.08.02

Kernal Patch for login crash..

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c b/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
index 142d70c..725ef4d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/traps.c
@@ -526,6 +526,7 @@ asmlinkage __kprobes struct pt_regs *sync_regs(struct pt_regs *eregs)
dotraplinkage void __kprobes do_debug(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)
{
struct task_struct *tsk = current;
+ int user_icebp = 0;
unsigned long dr6;
int si_code;

@@ -534,6 +535,14 @@ dotraplinkage void __kprobes do_debug(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)
/* Filter out all the reserved bits which are preset to 1 */
dr6 &= ~DR6_RESERVED;

+ /*
+ * If dr6 has no reason to give us about the origin of this trap,
+ * then it's very likely the result of an icebp/int01 trap.
+ * User wants a sigtrap for that.
+ */
+ if (!dr6 && user_mode(regs))
+ user_icebp = 1;
+
/* Catch kmemcheck conditions first of all! */
if ((dr6 & DR_STEP) && kmemcheck_trap(regs))
return;
@@ -575,7 +584,7 @@ dotraplinkage void __kprobes do_debug(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)
regs->flags &= ~X86_EFLAGS_TF;
}
si_code = get_si_code(tsk->thread.debugreg6);
- if (tsk->thread.debugreg6 & (DR_STEP | DR_TRAP_BITS))
+ if (tsk->thread.debugreg6 & (DR_STEP | DR_TRAP_BITS) || user_icebp)
send_sigtrap(tsk, regs, error_code, si_code);
preempt_conditional_cli(regs);

patch -p1 < patchfile

Good Luck!

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Try windowed mode
by Brendan Long on Tuesday August 3rd 2010, 12:57
I had problems where leaving the screen and coming back it would be laggy for a while. Turning on "Windowed mode" and "fullscreen window" fixes it.

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crash in Dalaran
by forthelinux on Sunday July 25th 2010, 7:16
HARDWARE
cpu:AMD athlon XP 2800+
memory:1G
graphic card:NVIDIA Geforce 6800 LE

SOFTWARE
Debian 5.0, kernel 2.6.26, NVIDIA ver 190,WINE 1.2
Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31, NVIDIA ver 185,WINE 1.2

test method
Running round and round in Dalaran 1F

test result
1.never over 3 round3
2.IDE disk out of control(HDD LED is always light) even after
reseting

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d3d9ex
by Joshua on Thursday July 22nd 2010, 23:28
I don't know if anyone else has tried yet, but it seems to work pretty good on my system. Blizzard posted on their tech support forums forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=21723843232&sid=1 and using wines d3d dlls ( not installing d3d9x using winetricks ) I can set it to good graphics and get some nice shadows and hardware cursor enabled and still run at really good fps, almost better than what I was getting in opengl mode, I'm curious to know if anyone else gets as good results as I am, just try it out

wine wow -d3d9ex

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  • RE: d3d9ex by isometrix on Wednesday August 4th 2010, 17:21
Login screen crash
by Oreolek on Wednesday July 21st 2010, 7:25
WoW crashes aftr the login screen.
I installed vc2005run and now Blizzard Error Reporting _can_ handle the crash. I still can't play, sadly.

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by Mike Schramke on Monday July 19th 2010, 15:28
you dont need root acces... infact its better not to have it

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  • RE: by Totzeit on Monday July 19th 2010, 16:27
Success!
by Totzeit on Monday July 19th 2010, 9:47
Was unable to log in without erroring out. Finally got some success running under gksudo.

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Unhandled error on login
by Jordi on Monday July 19th 2010, 5:37
Hi there,

The game crashes just after i click enter after entering my password for the game. It looks like it is a graphical issue, as it happened only sometimes on kernel 2.6.32, wine 1.2 and nvidia drivers 195.36.24
and unloading the nvidia module and loading it again solved the problem.

After upgrading kernel to 2.6.34, the error is always reproducible with same wine and new configuration and nvidia drivers 195.36.24 and 256.35 (latest)

I am running an AMD Athlon64 X2 3000GHz with an nvidia GeForce 8800GTS

The actual error is:
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00200246 at address 0x200246 (thread 0009)

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new install no worky
by Randy Brown on Thursday July 15th 2010, 2:31
well I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 alpha2 and figured that I would try wow. it doesent work with the game crashes when I try to log in with a wine program error. I tried crossover games 8 and 9 and I get an error when i try to log in.

I may try to compile rc7 because rc5 is all that is avalable to 10.10 atm. Is there anything in wine tricks that I may need to install?

thanks
rody

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patching from 3.3.3.11723 to 3.3.5.12213
by Tomi Nousiainen on Monday July 12th 2010, 14:35
Weird problem when trying to update to version 3.3.5. Updater freezes and shows only white window and while after that I get wine error:

Program Error

The program Installer.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are Sorry for the inconvenience.

This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency in Wine. You may want to check appdb.winehq.org for tips about running this application.

If this problem is not present under Windows and has not been reported yet, you can report it at http:bugs.winehq.org.

it creates lots of temp files too. Anyone having similiar situation?

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Sound issue after rc7.2
by Brent Rose on Monday July 12th 2010, 10:47
While the main issue (no sound) was fixed after the 2nd build of rc7 on Saturday (again, thanks for the speed on fixing that!), I have discovered another issue.

In prior releases, I noticed that if I happened to leave my WoW client on all day, the sound would stop after 6-7 hours (even just sitting at the login screen). A restart alleviated the issue.

With this current release, the sound now stops after 90-120 min. Again, a restart will alleviate the issue.

Has anyone else noticed this?

(Linux Mint 9)

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Logout Issue
by Joshua on Monday July 12th 2010, 8:00
I've had some issues here and there with logging out from my characters taking 3-5 minutes, sometimes lagging out and throwing me back to character login screen. I know it is an issue with addons and in particular I found the addon that butchers it up quite a bit, Recount, when it has a good amount of data, running one instance is enough, it takes forever to logout, but if I clear recounts data before logging out there is no issue at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

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Sound no longer appears broken
by Brent Rose on Saturday July 10th 2010, 22:25
The Ubuntu PPA appears to have another rc7 version now. I just updated to it and reverted winecfg back to Windows XP and the sound is now back to normal. Thanks to whomever fixed that so fast!

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sound broken upgrading from rc6 to rc7
by Brent Rose on Saturday July 10th 2010, 12:28
Has this happened to anyone else:

With rc6 (and previous) - sound was fine. I use Linux Mint 9 w/pulseaudio and had Alsa set in winecfg

After upgrading to rc7 - sound is now just buzzing/popping. I've tried using alsa and oss and both produce the same issue.

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At last!
by Mattias Andersson on Thursday July 8th 2010, 4:17
Finally I got WoW 3.5.5a working. The hard bit was to patch my kernel 2.6.34. Stefan fixed the patch & I made it to my local source tree.
Fixed the System32 dll, made it as native. And behold: Blizzard liked my "Windows" RealID & granted Nagrand Realm! Of cource the nVIDIA kernel module disapeared when patching the kernel, so I had to fix that too. Questions on that?

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bash wowlauncher script
by themonkeymoo on Tuesday July 6th 2010, 22:57
I have written a bash script that improves some aspects of WoW performance when running on linux via wine. It does all of the following:

*Loads folders containing frequently-written files into a RAMdisk (this improves performance when large numbers of file writes occur; usually during exit/logout). This can vastly reduce the time it takes to switch characters, as well as somewhat improve addon performance overall.
*Launches peripheral software (VOIP, addon updater, etc...)
*Automatically closes peripheral software and cleans RAMdisk when WoW exits.
*Natively supports:
**mangler (free, open-source, linux-native VOIP client that interfaces with ventrilo servers; requires speex codex)
**WUU (WoW UI Updater; free, python-based addon updater; interfaces with most addon hosting sites)
**nostromo_daemon (configuration and keymapping daemon for Nostromo Speedpad series gaming mini keyboards)
*User-configurable for alternatives to above software and nonstandard WoW install path/RAMdisk path
*Automagically configures your WoW folder to make use of a RAMdisk

USES A LOT OF RAM; IF YOU RUN A LARGE NUMBER OF ADDONS, YOUR RAMDISK MAY CONTAIN UPWARDS OF 1.5GB OF DATA!!!!

WHAT IT DOES NOT DO!!!:
*Set up a RAMdisk on your computer
**You must have a user-accessible RAMdisk already set up on your system. If you use a recent version of Ubuntu, this is already available at /dev/shm by default (and the script will use this path). Setting up a user-accessible RAMdisk requires root access and editing of your /etc/fstab file.

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SET UP A RAMDISK OR WHAT A RAMDISK IS, DO NOT USE THIS SCRIPT.

The script is available at sourceforge.net/projects/wowlaunchersh
It consists of two separate files (wowlauncher.sh and wowlauncher.funcs); both are required for the script to function

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Launching WoW freezes entire PC
by Gareth on Monday July 5th 2010, 5:05
I play WoW on both my laptop and desktop machines, bot have ATi cards, and both run Kubuntu 10.04 with the latest version of WINE. I have an intermittent problem where launching WoW with the -d3d flag (must have hardware cursor and the game runs fine apart from this issue), occasionally before the login screen even displays in the window that opens, the entire machines just freezes. I have to do a hard reboot to get back into the game. This can even sometimes happen multiple times in a row. A lot fo the time it just works great and if it does load up properly all is fine thereafter until I have try and get back into the game later, and it may or may not freeze.

I have noticed no pattern. This can happen after PC has been on all day or after a night with the machine off; sometimes if I have been playing and have to restart the game it can happen, sometimes starting up for the first time. If anyone has any idea please feel free to comment and I will try any fix at this point.

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Arch x64 bit solution for RealID login problem
by Joseph Williams on Thursday July 1st 2010, 21:41
how to setup wow working under arch linux x64.

install kernel-lts from Core and nvidia-lts-256 from AUR
edit boot menu to allow you to select the LTS kernel.

install bin32-wine 1.1.44-2 from AUR wine version very important as this version has the Starcraft 2 patch for real ID and without this version you are forced to use DirectX.

Once all the above is install and the boot menu is set restart system and select the new LTS arch linux then run game as normal.

PERFECTO :)

note: be nice to yourself and use yaourt to install packages from AUR it can save you having hours of headaches with this

I gota big help from here:
bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=784639#p784639

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Patch 3.3.5
by Thomas Benn on Thursday July 1st 2010, 11:18
Howdie.
Quite a few people have problems with the patch, but I am not sure if I face the same error or something more unique.
When logging in WoW downloads the patch, closes down to install it, but fails, saying something like "The application could not be started for some reason. Please close all applications and try again."

Is that is? A kernel downgrade would help?

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RealID and WoW
by MacNean on Monday June 28th 2010, 17:31
Has anyone had the issue of realid stops communicating with battle.net after awhile on wine (only on linux) or under linux/wine it says unknwon for my realid friends instead of the location. Whereas neither of these issues happens under windows.

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How to fix 3.3.5 issues
by woefulwabbit on Thursday June 24th 2010, 8:12
There are currently two separate issues that causes crash while logging in with the new 3.3.5 patch.

1. Using Linux kernel version >= 2.6.33 together with wine version >= 1.1.44 will cause a crash. Downgrade one or the other to fix this.

2. Using opengl mode with wine builtin wldap32 also causes a crash. Install vcrun2005 or copy wldap32.dll into windows\system32, override wldap32 with "native, builtin" in winecfg

Hope this helps

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My solution to 3.3.5
by Geoff Rivell on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 11:42
Everything was perfect on my laptop but crashed on my desktop.

So I went through a whole routine to figure out what was different.

Here is what I did to fix my desktop:

1) winetricks vcrun2005
2) winecfg, I had WoW have its own Windows version (under Applications) so I had to highlight it and then move to Libraries tab. msvcr80 has to be native, builtin.

That is all. Nothing to do with native LDAP or not. I don't even compile in support for LDAP and I doubt if I did it would change anything. My laptop uses opengl, my desktop d3d. Doesn't matter which I use.

And yes I'm using 3.3.5.

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OpenGL Hardware Cursor in Cataclysm
by Daniel L on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 10:53
Hi everyone

I have tested Catclysm Alpha/Beta client on a private Sandbox server, And when i patched the client i saw in the patch note that Cataclysm will include hardware cursor for opengl and i have tested it with the latest wine rc4.
I have also posted a new version of wow here on wine db. 4.0.0 but it hasnt show yet. it is being validated.

I just wanna to say that hardware cursor problem is fixed in opengl mode. finally i say. works very good. i have submitted a screenshot also, it is under validation also.

Thx for the support over the years. and thx to the wine team for an exelent work.

Kind Regards Daniel L

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Problems with latest patch - something to try
by Mr Nobody on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 10:38
I heard an unconfirmed rumor that installing vcrun2005 may help this situation - can anyone confirm?

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by Jim on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 10:12
It works on my box, but not on my roommate's box. On both boxes Wine is built from source. I'm running OpenSUSE, he's running Fedora.

So weird.

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Same
by Joshua on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 9:01
I'm having the same issue,

wine: Unhandled illegal instruction at address 0xdced40 (thread 0009), starting debugger...

after I try logging into the game, it says Connecting ... then does that.. both in d3d and opengl modes..

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3.3.5
by Joshua on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 8:53
Warcraft kicks me out with

wine: Unhandled illegal instruction at address 0xdced40 (thread 0009), starting debugger...

after logging in it says "Connecting... " then that happens.

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  • RE: 3.3.5 by Mateo on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 13:09
    • RE: 3.3.5 by Bob on Friday June 25th 2010, 14:08
Is there a current tutorial for optimal wine config settings?
by mike d on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 8:25
just wondering if there are any optimal config settings I need to be looking at. with the exception of having to choose an audio driver, warcraft pretty much ran out of the box on wine but I'm sure there are tweaks I can use seeing as how I have a laptop and it's not very powerful.

amdx2 64bit
2gb ram
geforce 7150go

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get message "hardware has changed. load default settings?"
by mike d on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 8:23
every few warcraft launches I get the message box that says "hardware has changed. load default settings?". I click no, but I must have something improperly configured.

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which version of windows to config?
by mike d on Wednesday June 23rd 2010, 8:22
I currently have wine set to play this under windows xp. I read somewhere to choose windows 2000 though.

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latest wow patch problems
by Andrew on Tuesday June 22nd 2010, 19:30
WoW segfaults at startup with the latest patch.
Anyone else having this problem?

Debian AMD64, wine 1.2-rc4

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OpenGL + Hardware Cursor
by Daniel L on Tuesday June 22nd 2010, 11:41
Hi everyone

I have tested Catclysm Alpha/Beta client on a private Sandbox server, And when i patched the client i saw in the patch note that Cataclysm will include hardware cursor for opengl and i have tested it with the latest wine rc4.
I have also posted a new version of wow here on wine db. 4.0.0 but it hasnt show yet. it is being validated.

I just wanna to say that hardware cursor problem is fixed in opengl mode. finally i say. works very good. i have submitted a screenshot also, it is under validation also.

Thx for the support over the years. and thx to the wine team for an exelent work.

Kind Regards Daniel L

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frozen screen
by Tomek on Tuesday June 15th 2010, 10:09
Hi!
The problem is that when trying to switch between screens / desktops, wow window is frozen and can not return to the game. I must quit and restart. Works on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and wine 1.2-rc3

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Error #132 Referenced Memory Cannot be Read
by Ghenghis on Saturday June 5th 2010, 17:49
I updated something in Ubuntu and when I run Wow I now get the above error.

I then updated to the test release version of Wine 1.2-RC2 to see if that would fix the problem but it doesn't. Anyone have an idea what may be causing this please let me know.

It worked fine until I updated.

Thanks in advance for any help that may be offered.

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I have a problem
by Mike Schramke on Thursday May 27th 2010, 1:19
I have an issue, and I really don't know what to do. I've tried different distro and everything. Im on Xubuntu 10.04 now. My laptop is a G71. It opens ok. Will play good for about a minute and crash. And most of the icons don't work, and the ones that do work are a little glitchy. Here's the terminal (before all the debugger, most relivate part):

failed to open Z:/media/A4ACB50AACB4D7CE/wow/World of Warcraft/Data/Interface/Icons
failed to open Z:/media/A4ACB50AACB4D7CE/wow/World of Warcraft/Interface/Icons
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address (nil) (thread 0028), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x00000000).
Register dump:
CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b
EIP:00000000 ESP:003afc10 EBP:003afc70 EFLAGS:00210246( R- -- I Z- -P- )
EAX:000083f1 EBX:00002000 ECX:00000de1 EDX:14275070
ESI:00000000 EDI:10891930
Stack dump:
0x003afc10: 0065e513 00000de1 00000000 000083f1
0x003afc20: 00000080 00000080 00000000 00002000
0x003afc30: 14275070 00000080 10891930 00000080
0x003afc40: 00000000 00000000 00000080 00000080
0x003afc50: 0000813d 00000007 00000000 00000100
0x003afc60: 14277070 00002000 14275070 000083f1
Backtrace:
=>0 0x00000000 (0x003afc70)
1 0x0065e748 in wow (+0x25e747) (0x003afcc8)
2 0x0065e802 in wow (+0x25e801) (0x003afcd8)
3 0x00644e5c in wow (+0x244e5b) (0x003afce4)
4 0x00642535 in wow (+0x242534) (0x003afd08)
5 0x007f301f in wow (+0x3f301e) (0x003afd48)
6 0x0088da29 in wow (+0x48da28) (0x003afd78)
7 0x0088aacc in wow (+0x48aacb) (0x003afda0)
8 0x0088c11a in wow (+0x48c119) (0x003afdf4)
9 0x0088c161 in wow (+0x48c160) (0x003afe0c)
10 0x00406d7d in wow (+0x6d7c) (0x003afea8)
11 0x7b858a24 in kernel32 (+0x48a23) (0x003afee8)
12 0x7bc707f4 call_thread_func+0xb() in ntdll (0x003afef8)
13 0x7bc709c0 call_thread_entry_point+0x6f() in ntdll (0x003affc8)
14 0x7bc4bb9a in ntdll (+0x3bb99) (0x003affe8)
0x00000000: -- no code accessible --

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New 1.2 RC1 and -d3d mode
by Gareth on Monday May 24th 2010, 2:51
Since I have installed the Wine 1.2 RC1 I now have full d3d capabilities. Problems before were related to texture/shadow mapping and caused graphics artifacts all over the screen while trying to play in d3d mode. Now those problems are gone, I can use the hardware cursor and my WoW gaming has now jumped to a totally new level.

My timing to switch 100% to a Linux desktop couldn't have been better :)

PS: A friend of mine running nVidia graphics has been able to fully utilise d3d with no problem for a few releases now. I am just happy that finally ATi cards are useable in d3d mode :D

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Low framerates with WoW 3.3.3
by Bipin Kumar on Thursday May 20th 2010, 9:44
i am trying to run wow 3.3.3 in ubuntu 10.04 32bit using wine 1.1.42. My problem is that i am getting extremely low framerates(16-18 fps max) while running wow using command wow.exe --opengl. the graphic settings are set on the higher side but stuff like antialiasing/anisotropic filtering are not enabled. in windows 7 i get good framerates(upto 60) using same settings. my hardware configuration is intel C2D T6600, 4 GB DDR3 and Nvidia Geforce 130M (512 MB graphic memory). has anyone faced such problems or have any possible solutions

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Videos!
by Jake ward on Saturday May 15th 2010, 19:15
How to install the game : www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTk9y5QKzQk

Gameplay video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1ilpvKVP4

Enjoy :)

Using wine version 1.1.44 throughout the videos

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mouse/camera issue
by Chris on Friday May 14th 2010, 22:03
Hi there

I am having a bit of an issue in WoW under Wine 1.1.42 ... a week ago it was working fine and today I upgraded Ubuntu to 10.04 and now I am getting an odd behaviour with the mouse/camera. If I click either button of the mouse the camera flips instantly to looking straight up at the sky. Camera pans back down if I move but obviously this has a big impact on playing the game - I can't steer with the mouse or pan my view around.

Has anyone seen this or can make any suggestions as to where I might start to look for a solution to this?

Thanks

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WoW crashes before crash
by Arthelius on Friday May 7th 2010, 13:54
Hello,

I have a diabolical intel 945GM I have followed all existing guidelines concerning the configuration, of course I used SET gxApi "opengl" in the config and always returns the error # 132 at the beginning, I can put it in direct3d but using several configuration with performance low and buggy.

Interesting Facts:

Ubuntu 10.04

$ Lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

$ Glxinfo | grep direct
server glx version string: 1.2
client glx version string: 1.4
GLX version: 1.2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 7.6

$ Glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

Wine 1.1.43

Any other info ask me

Honestly I am a novice user of ubuntu which is enjoying it, but these things really drive me crazy, I will appreciate forever who help me find a solution

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Almost working perfectly
by nick on Thursday May 6th 2010, 1:13
Ok so. I'm running ubuntu lucid. I have a Intel mobile chipset 4 and the game runs great. I normally run about 22-30 fps. Except, Underneath my character there is black. Best way i can explain it would be a tear on the ground with the circum. of a little less than a consecrate. Any Ideas. I'm figure it's cause it's intel or that i'm just a linux noob.

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by NonameDen on Wednesday May 5th 2010, 16:44
Any help pls with that =(

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WOW crashes after start
by Arthelius on Thursday April 22nd 2010, 7:37
Hello,

I have a diabolical intel 945GM I have followed all existing guidelines concerning the configuration, of course I used SET gxApi "opengl" in the config and always returns the error # 132 at the beginning, I can put it in direct3d but using several configuration with performance low and buggy.

Interesting Facts:

Ubuntu 9.10

$ Lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

$ Glxinfo | grep direct
server glx version string: 1.2
client glx version string: 1.4
GLX version: 1.2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 7.6

$ Glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

Wine 1.1.42

Any other info ask me

Honestly I am a novice user of ubuntu which is enjoying it, but these things really drive me crazy, I will appreciate forever who help me find a solution

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Severe decreasing FPS when I rotate! :(
by Rinaldus on Thursday April 15th 2010, 0:20
I noticed very annoying bug since Wine 1.1.41. When I try to rotate in game, FPS decrease very much. When I launch Wine 1.1.36, FPS is normal. I had to logout in raid yesterday to launch Wine 1.1.36 because I couldn't raid good due to very low FPS in Wine 1.1.41.
Wine developers started to change something in DirectX since 1.1.41. They broke it, I'm sure.

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Installing Wow
by Mike Grunewald on Saturday April 10th 2010, 11:08
I know this may not be the answer you are looking for but I installed World of Warcraft over 4 years ago in Windows, copy the folder to my ext Hard drive and when in Linux just double click on wow.exe and play wow.

Its much more easy to install it in windows once then use that install in linux.

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Cata beta opt in
by Iksf on Thursday April 8th 2010, 9:24
Kk so for some people on battle.net there is now a beta opt in option. However this requires one to run a system scan. As far as i can tell this scan works, even though it might come out with the wrong details, for example now apparently i have a 9300 nvidia card not a 8400. Most amusingly my friend who uses Genuine Vista cannot run the program as i locks up and crashes. Wine ftw!

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Fun bug with 1.1.41
by Christian on Wednesday April 7th 2010, 23:11
Not seen this reported anywhere before. But I get a fun graphical glitch. If I page out of the game (using Ctrl-Alt-Left or -Right or whatever, to switch desktops), when I page back in, the window has shrunk by about 20% (even though it is "full screen" still, according to the game).

Fun. Only way to fix is to restart the game.

Can't get debug info, none seems to be coming out. Will try harder tomorrow.

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Inconsistent crashes
by JJ on Tuesday April 6th 2010, 13:57
I've had loads of trouble getting WoW patched to the current version using Wine 1.1.14.

I could start Wow.exe occasionally, but after downloading the next patch, I the game would crash during startup (usually just when the line "archive data\enGB\agreements.mpq opened" was output from wine). A reboot would sometimes do the trick.

I finally managed to get the actual game up and running. Created a character, and tried to enter a realm. Crash! I then tried to restart the game, but this time it would crash during startup at the agreements.mpq line.

Upgraded to wine 1.1.41. Rebooted. Started the game again, found my character, tried to enter the realm. Crash!

Restarting the game now crashes again at the agreements.mpq line. wine outputs the following line as the first:

"err:winediag:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo The Mesa OpenGL driver is using software rendering, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly"

This error did not occur during the "successful" running of the game, so something weird is going on.

Another weird thing is a wine dialog that sometimes appears during the startup. It says "Hardware changed. Reload default settings?". Whenever I have clicked yes, the game crashes at the agreements.mpq line. Clicking no usually makes the game work (until I enter a realm). If the dialog doesn't appear, it always crashes at the agreements.mpq line.

I'm running an old Radeon X300 graphics card, and to my knowledge, the driver is completely standard open-source "radeon" driver (help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver).

Does anyone have an idea about what to do?

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WoW downloading patch
by holly on Monday April 5th 2010, 23:20
Hi,

I FINALLY got WoW to install using the website downloader, but now I am having issues with downloading the patches. I get to 10% and receive the error message referring me to the website:
appdb.winehq.org and if my issue hasn't been solved to post. If not this error message then the downloader goes gray and I have to force close the program. I am a complete computer idiot, haha, and am probably missing something important here, so if some genius can point me in the right direction I would be eternally great-full.

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WoW downloading patch
by holly on Monday April 5th 2010, 23:15
Hi,

I apologize if this problem has been posted and solved, but I am having no luck here. I FINALLY got WoW to install using the website downloader, but now I am having issues with downloading the patches. I get to 10% and receive the error message referring me to the website:
appdb.winehq.org and if my issue hasn't been solved to post. If not this error message then the downloader goes gray and I have to force close the program. I am a complete computer idiot, haha, and am probably missing something important here, so if some genius can point me in the right direction I would be eternally great-full.

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Ptoblem a patch 3.3.3.a
by Tomek on Saturday March 27th 2010, 8:10
Hello!
I have a problem with wow patch 3.3.3.a. It shall be collected at the time you start the installation but it is not possible. Still have an old version of the game. Please help!

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Random X Server Crashes Since 3.3.3
by Russel Kubes on Thursday March 25th 2010, 21:12
Has anyone else had an issue which started with patch 3.3.3 where randomly while playing WoW, the X Server just stops working, and you get dropped to TTY1. Then shortly after X restarts and you get put back to the (in my case) Ubuntu log in screen?

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Instantly disconnected on the character list.
by Ahmed W. on Tuesday March 23rd 2010, 15:38
Only since 3.3.3 went live, and only on one specific server (Thrall), it works fine using vmware.
No errors / whatsoever using WINEDEBUG=+wininet,+winsock

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WoW randomly crashes wenn tabbing between windows
by Felix on Wednesday March 10th 2010, 14:54
I'm running WoW with Wine 1.1.40 and Kubuntu 9.10 in OpenGL-Mode. I usually turn of Compositing and key repeat when playing WoW.

When I tab between windows (usually WoW and Firefox), the game sometimes crashes with the message "WoW.exe has encountered a serious problem...." The problem seems to occure randomly. Sometimes I can switch windows 50 times without a single error message, other times it crashes 5 times in a hour.

The terminal error message is as following:

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000018 at address 0x6916469e (thread 0009), starting debugger...

I already deleted my Cache and WTF folder, deactivated my addons and moved WoW from my Windows to my Linux partition. But nothing had any positive effect.

Please tell me if you need further information and thank you for your efforts!

MfG
Felix

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Can't install WOW
by godzilla9 on Saturday March 6th 2010, 20:44
When I try to run the installer it says "No installer data could be found" I am pretty new to Wine and Ubuntu but I love WOW plz help

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Wow crashes when I open the mailbox
by Jerry Waller on Friday March 5th 2010, 23:40
WoW crashes randomly (not every time) when I open the mailbox. Just started is the last couple days. (maybe soemthing inthe latest patch? I just installed the altoholic addon, and thinking that might be the problem, removed it but it still has random crashes. What information do I need to give you to to help myself and others with this problem?

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Minimap fix on Intel
by Ariel Ryan-Pagano on Monday March 1st 2010, 17:28
I'm running an Intel GM965/GL960 graphics card with Direct3D. Just thought I'd put this out there for anyone else who's having problems with the minimap not working properly when indoors or in capital cities.

In regedit, in the following folder:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D

Add a String "OffscreenRenderingMode"
Set the value equal to "backbuffer" (no quotes)

This made the minimap work right for me, so I thought I'd just put it on here for whoever might find it useful.

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WoW wont start.
by Flaffen on Sunday February 28th 2010, 8:38
When I try to run WoW I get this error:
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 228
Current serial number in output stream: 228

I have wine 1.1.39 I think and Ubuntu 9.10, also running with open source Ati drivers for my Radeon 9200 Pro.

I have no idea what the problem is as I'm a newb with linux still.

Can anyone help?

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New error
by Jeff Herb on Saturday February 27th 2010, 9:23
Installed wine on a new setup and this is my error code when I attempt to start WoW.exe

err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7ec1da06

AMD: Phenom X2 Quad Core
2x NVIDIA 285GTX
4 GB RAM
3x HANNS-G connected to a Maxtor TH2G

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SEVERE framerate issues
by Mark Trotter on Wednesday February 24th 2010, 16:24
Hi all

I am extremely new to the whole linux thing. i have installed ubuntu 9.10, wine 1.2 (version 1.1.31) and fully installed/patched wow to the latest 3.2 version but i am suffering extreme lag issues whenever i try to run wow.exe. I have tried all fixes i have read so far and i have even installed catalyst 10.2 for my ATI radeaon 9200 graphics card. Admittedly this is an old desktop but i am using it as my test bench before dual-booting my laptop with the aim to getting more FPS out of wow. can anyone suggest a way forward??please!! If you need anymore info you will need to give me the idiots guide cause i am that new to this OS

Thx

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SEVERE framerate issues
by Mark Trotter on Wednesday February 24th 2010, 16:15
Hi all

I am extremely new to the whole linux thing. i have installed ubuntu 9.10, wine 1.2 (version 1.1.31) and fully installed/patched wow to the latest 3.2 version but i am suffering extreme lag issues whenever i try to run wow.exe. I have tried all fixes i have read so far and i have even installed catalyst 10.2 for my ATI radeaon 9200 graphics card. Admittedly this is an old desktop but i am using it as my test bench before dual-booting my laptop with the aim to getting more FPS out of wow. can anyone suggest a way forward??please!! If you need anymore info you will need to give me the idiots guide cause i am that new to this OS

Thx

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nearly-all-black display with directx, full screen glow?
by Peter Seebach on Tuesday February 23rd 2010, 10:34
Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit, current kernel, nvidia 190.53 (also 32-bit) drivers, GeForce 9800GT. Wine 1.1.39, rebuilt with the keyboard-event patch to work around the x server sending bogus key release events, and -march=k8. (That last may be a bad idea, but I'm a sucker for shinies.)

* full screen glow, opengl: Looks fine, except I had a lot of crashes.
* full screen glow, directx: Only the top line and left column of pixels are visible, all the others are black.
* no full screen glow, directx: Looks fine. Might be a bit slower than opengl but other functionality improved. But no antialiasing available.

Any suggestions, clues? I actually have a radeon on order because I wanted to see whether the ATI drivers have improved, but I'm not strongly committed to switching, I just want to have a look.

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Other players appear "white"
by Ariel Ryan-Pagano on Sunday February 21st 2010, 23:32
I've got this strange graphics bug. All player characters, except for me, appear completely white (no textures whatsoever), except for things that are more separate from their actual bodies, like cloaks, hair, bulky shoulderpads, etc. Any idea at all what the deal is with this?

My lspci yields the following for my graphics:

Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)

I'm using the intel graphics driver from the launchpad repositories as described in this thread:

ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130582

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The problem with running around
by Tomek on Saturday February 20th 2010, 8:18
Hello!
My problem is that the character does not want to run, pulling leg on the ground until when it changes direction, or jump. From that moment on running as it should. The problem comes when stopped and re-running test

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Wow crashes on startup
by Chris Duston on Thursday February 18th 2010, 0:07
Hello all,
My problem is fairly vague but at least reproduceable. I am running Ubuntu 9.10, GeForce card (something like a 6800) with driver version 190.42, Pentium 4 2.4 Gz. Ubuntu works fantastic, no problems.

The problem is Wow crashes at startup. I enter the wine command, I get a black screen, and then before I get any graphics the whole computer freezes and I need to do a hard restart (no response from mouse or keyboard, and processor light has gone off). This seems to happen using both d3d and OpenGL mode, although I have had some luck switching between the two (when one doesn't work, try the other). But, on the other hand, mostly is just doesn't work.

Any suggestions? I've tried error logging like this

WINEDEBUG=+reg wine Wow.exe -OpenGL > error.log

but nothing ever gets written to that file.

Thanks guys, just pointing me in a (possibly) right direction is good enough.

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no key repeat, no sound
by jeff on Sunday February 14th 2010, 16:55
thinking of going back to windows install to play game. don't want to but looks like I might have to.

updated to wine-1.1.38, same problems.

can run the "test sound" in winecfg, and it works, but no sound in game
no matter how I tinker with alsamixer etc

no matter how I config, or turn on/off keyboard repeat, there's no key
repeat in the game. Has dropped my dps by about 1/3 or more, and no sound makes it hard to hear things coming.

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Keyboard repeat not working in game
by jeff on Sunday February 14th 2010, 16:09
It worked until I updated to fedora 12 and the latest yum version of wine 1.1.36

xset -r doesn't work, and in the gnome keyboard, turning off repeat doesn't work either

is there perhaps a registry trick for this ?

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Fix for sound
by Scott on Sunday February 7th 2010, 0:47
This fixed wow not getting sound via wine for me, so I thought I'd share it. I had to set the "Windows Version" from the default of Vista to XP, and then my wow had sound the next time I launched it. After that I tried a few of the OS versions, and it seems that only the Vista and 2008 settings don't work for me.
For reference this machine was a Dell Latitude laptop, with the HDA-Intel driver (snd_hda_intel).

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3.3
by Sean on Friday February 5th 2010, 12:17
Please stop using this page. 3.3 has been out quite a while now and there is a new page for it. New test results should no longer be posted here but on the 3.3 page.

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To all those having trouble installing patch 3.3.2
by Jim on Tuesday February 2nd 2010, 18:04
This afternoon I attempted to run the patcher under wine. Everything downloaded properly, though as soon as I began to patch the game, the installer would crash.

I had to install the patch under windows and copy the entire game directory over into my wine drive.

Make sure you backup your WTF and Interface folders before you copy everything over if you want to retain your settings.

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Stutter stepping characters / half speed running
by Lance on Sunday January 31st 2010, 16:10
This problem is caused by the "Enable keyboard repeat" option in kde/gnome.

In KDE4 you can disable this in the "Configure Desktop" or systemsettings application.

I found it really annoying to have this off all the time so for kde4 I wrote a wow launching script that turns it off only while running wow like so:

#!/bin/bash
sed -i 's/KeyboardRepeating=true/KeyboardRepeating=false/' ~/.kde4/share/config/kcminputrc && kcminit
padsp wine /media/d/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/Wow.exe -opengl
sed -i 's/KeyboardRepeating=false/KeyboardRepeating=true/' ~/.kde4/share/config/kcminputrc && kcminit

Adjust the path to your Wow.exe as needed.
Remove the padsp if you are not using pulseaudio.

I believe the same sort of scripts can be found for gnome by googling.

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Intel GMA x4500
by Scott Tincman on Friday January 29th 2010, 23:21
I've been trying to get WOW to run on my laptop with the Intel GMA x4500 and thought I'd post my results so far.

OpenGL mode causes a crash upon loading a character. Have been trying everything to get this to work and no luck

Direct3D mode does not crash but needs a few tweaks to be playable
-I had to set off screen renderer to backbuffer, which alleviates a stuttering when playing, I did this through winetricks, but I think there's a registry key to make it work (OffscreenRenderingMode=backbuffer)
-I had to disable the GLSL use by direct3d, again did this by using winetricks, but I'm sure there is another registry key

With all the settings down low, I can get 30-40 fps in Ironforge, however, there is a graphical glitch every 10-20 seconds. For me, this is a blip of the area map in the bottom left corner. Hopefully will find a solution soon, any hints would be appreciated :P

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How many threads running for WoW + Wine
by fenrir on Thursday January 28th 2010, 7:28
Hi Everybody,

I will change my machine soon, and I want to optimise it for WoW.
I don't know if I should go for dual cores processor, like core i3 overclocked at 4GHz ++ or a quad cores processor like a core i5/i7.

I need to know how many threads the game is running with wine.

Thanks.

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by sinan on Tuesday January 26th 2010, 4:36
same

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can't open in opengl mode
by sinan on Tuesday January 26th 2010, 4:09
when i setup the game opengl mode(from wtf file or -opengl) only a black screen appears, it work in directx mode but with low framerate.

i'm using ubuntu 9.10 with wine 1.1.37

sorry for my english..

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Pit of Saron
by Eldhenn on Tuesday January 26th 2010, 4:07
Anyone encountered graphic artefacts or disconnects on Pit of Saron? Especially on the first and second boss?

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Black screen when running WOW
by Rob on Friday January 22nd 2010, 7:26
Ive recently tried to install wow on my laptop, im using ubuntu 9.10 and the latest version of wine. All i get when i run it is a black screen the sound and the mouse pointer.
When i run it in terminal i get:
fixme:advapi:SetSecurityInfo stub
archive Data\enGB\patch-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\patch-enGB-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\patch-enGB-3.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch-3.MPQ opened
archive Data\expansion.MPQ opened
archive Data\lichking.MPQ opened
archive Data\common.MPQ opened
archive Data\common-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\speech-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\expansion-locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\lichking-locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\expansion-speech-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\lichking-speech-enGB.MPQ opened
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ed30,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:d3d_caps:init_driver_info Unhandled vendor 8086.
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ea44,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f234,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f374,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f50c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f508,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f484,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f474,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ef8c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f0c4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:dsalsa:IDsDriverBufferImpl_SetVolumePan (0x15b1b8,0x15b0b8): stub
fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Pro Audio",0x39f7a8): stub
fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Pro Audio",0x39f7a8): stub
failed to open C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39de70,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39de98,0x00000000), stub!
do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.
Try adjusting the vblank_mode configuration parameter.
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONTEXT_VALUE; STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONTEXT_VALUE; STUB
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0"
after 60 requests (60 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 38 (X_QueryPointer)
Resource id in failed request: 0x4a0000b
Serial number of failed request: 309
Current serial number in output stream: 309

Does anyone know what could be the problem?

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Hardware cursors for OpenGL
by Jarno Kuusela on Tuesday January 19th 2010, 11:20
Hardware cursors for OpenGL -> HOWTO: ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7643957&postcount=82

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by Xpander on Saturday January 16th 2010, 1:41
Dalaran 15-35 fps
10man raids(ICC): 20-40 fps
25man raids(ToC): 10-30 fps
Flying on world: 40-120 fps

1280x1024, windowed, opengl, all detail max,view distance half, shadows low, Multisampling 4x

Specs:
CPU:AMD x2 6000+ @3,3ghz
RAM: 4GB ddr2 800mhz
GPU: Nvidia 8800 GTS 320MB

System: Ubuntu 10.04 32bit alpha
wine: 1.1.36
Nvidia Driver: 195.22
Kernel:2.6.32-10 pae

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probably u need to overclock ur cpu to 3ghz or something, that might give u nice boost in framerates

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What's your FPS in WoW 3.3 ? (+computer specs)
by Jarno Kuusela on Friday January 15th 2010, 13:33
What's your FPS in WoW 3.3 and what's is your computer specs?

I just wanted to check out if there is much different between hardware, so is there any good to get new cpu, graphic card and stuff to increase FPS in WoW.

Dalaran: 10-25 fps
10man raids(ICC): 10-40 fps
25man raids(ICC): 8-20 fps
Flying on world: 20-90fps

1680x1050 resolution and rest graphics on minium.


Specs:
CPU:c2d e4300 @ 2,4Gz
RAM: 4GB ddr2 800Mhz
GPU: NVIDIA 9600 GT 512

System: Kubuntu 9.10
Wine: 1.1.36
NVIDIA driver version: 195.30
Kernel: 2.6.31-17


Sorry about bad english.

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by Drew on Saturday January 9th 2010, 23:34
for your clicking convenience here's the reduced 215KB screenshot without the interfering parenthesis: www.emerall.com/Wow-300.png

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display corrupted unusably
by Drew on Saturday January 9th 2010, 23:28
I'm trying to test out WoW, never played it before. I got a sampler CD, installed WoW. It wanted to upgrade, that proceeded successfully (I think it's now giving me WoW 3.2, the Lich King).

But after the upgrades, it now starts up with the display completely corrupted. I took screen shots (full size 1.2MB at www.emerall.com/Wow.png or reduced 215KB at www.emerall.com/Wow-300.png)

The corrupted display only started after WoW pulled in the upgrades to 3.0, so I know the entry box in the middle is username/password. By trial and error I guess the button on the right is for video/audio configuration.

But basically it's unusable.

I'm using wine on Debian unstable. 2.6.32 linux kernel. The corrupted display occurs the same for both wine 1.0.1 and 1.1.32. My computer has both an integrated Intel graphics card and a discrete ATI radeonhd card. The corrupted display occurs for either card, with any of the intel, radeonhd (X.org) or fglrx (ATI proprietary) drivers. I'm using -opengl (SET gxAPI "OpenGL" in Config.wtf).

Can anyone identify what's wrong?

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Cant find my WoW folder
by Chris on Wednesday January 6th 2010, 23:34
Came back to linux after a year off of just running XP for the use of WoW, love the ubuntu with a passion... Now

Overcame numerous herdles so far, installed vent, found mangler (CHEER) removed vent yeah, had to manually install all updates for wow and yeah all good, now trying to log into the game get a black screen, trying to enable opengl but i cant find my wow folder for the life of me. tried the
sudo updatedb
locate Wow.exe

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks

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by Milos_SD on Friday January 1st 2010, 7:32
I don't know why is WoW 3.3 in bronze rating. I didn't had any problems updateing, loging in, and playing it. I have sound even I have pulse installed. Frame rates are better then they ware 5 months ago. In Dalaren I had 5-15 fps, now it is at least 25fps (and now I play it on max details). :)

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  • RE: by Jarno Kuusela on Friday January 15th 2010, 13:26
    • RE: by Milos_SD on Friday January 15th 2010, 15:21
can't start with wine 1.1.34
by Alexander Berntsen on Tuesday December 29th 2009, 8:19
Wow.exe fails like this,

fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
fixme:dwmapi:DwmIsCompositionEnabled 0x33d064
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0xa6ce918, overlapped 0xa6ce920): stub
fixme:iphlpapi:GetAdaptersAddresses no support for IPv6 addresses
fixme:shell:DllCanUnloadNow stub
wine: configuration in '/home/alexander/.wine' has been updated.
err:module:attach_process_dlls "DivxDecoder.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\mnt\\windows\\Users\\Public\\Games\\World of Warcraft\\Wow.exe" failed, status c0000005

and Launcher.exe with: The program Launcher.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. the backtrace says:

=>0 0x0049cecb EntryPoint() in launcher (0x0032fee8)
1 0x7efbb3d4 call_thread_func+0xc() in ntdll (0x0032fef8)
2 0x7efbb5b0 call_thread_entry_point+0x70() in ntdll (0x0032ffc8)
3 0x7ef989fa in ntdll (+0x389fa) (0x0032ffe8)

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Recent Wine/WoW Updates
by Roger B. on Thursday December 17th 2009, 20:43
I was wondering if any other Ubunto 9.10 users with the most recent Wine and WoW Combo and must recent Nvidia Drivers have experienced any sharp decreases in performance.

It used to be that WoW always ran way better for me in linux then in windoze, but as of recent (I am very very sad to report) it has been running better in windoze.

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Patch 3.3.0a won't apply
by bob on Tuesday December 15th 2009, 16:41
I couldn't get wow to apply the patch 3.3.0.11159, so I manually copied it from a Windows Laptop, put it into the wow directory and ran it from a terminal. The output follows:

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$ wine WoW-3.3.0.10958-to-3.3.0.11159-enGB-patch.exe
err:wineboot:pendingRename couldn't get file attributes (3)
err:wineboot:pendingRename couldn't get file attributes (2)
fixme:ntdll:NtPowerInformation semi-stub: SystemPowerCapabilities
bob@tatooine 22:19:41 $ fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HDA ATI HDMI, disabling mixer
fixme:dsalsa:IDsDriverBufferImpl_SetVolumePan (0x145f90,0x1463b0): stub
fixme:dsalsa:CheckXRUN Unhandled state: 0
wine: Unhandled stack overflow at address 0x7e25d42e (thread 0020), starting debugger...
err:seh:setup_exception_record stack overflow 1056 bytes in thread 0020 eip 7efcdd85 esp 12310f10 stack 0x12310000-0x12311000-0x12410000
err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x110058 "heap.c: main process heap section" wait timed out in thread 0019, blocked by 0020, retrying (60 sec)
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Anyone else having the same problem, or know how to fix this?

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Missing config.wtf
by Tomas Jurka on Tuesday December 15th 2009, 13:12
Hey I have repaired my wow and now i cant find the "config.wtf" anywhere. How to set opengl now? (patch 3.3.0a)

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Multi core mode
by Kjuib on Tuesday December 15th 2009, 0:10
since updating wine and wow my processor has been floored when I run WoW. anytime I try to process something outside of WoW the game chokes and chugs. It appears to be trying to use both my cores and had a hard time sharing. Is there a way to only allow WoW to run 1 core?

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Updater
by Mikhail Usaf on Saturday December 12th 2009, 6:46
There are various issues with the updater. The main issue you will encounter is permissions changes on the WoW folder itself, just remember your linux 101!

sudo chmod 777 "World of Warcraft"

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  • RE: Updater by Mikhail Usaf on Saturday December 12th 2009, 6:52
Wow continues to crash.
by A.G. on Friday December 11th 2009, 14:03
With new 3.3.0 client it crashes in any time - it was at least twice when I switched from another desktop to desktop with WOW, it was on teleport from Dalaran to Darnassus, it was when selecting recipes from profession trainer and yet another time, cannot remember context. May be I had to run it in debug mode but I could not think it will be so often. :(
With previous versions I cannot remember if I had any crashes that just told me to write about it to this cite.

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Read error when "force closing" bank
by Mike on Friday December 11th 2009, 11:43
Could somebody confirm that bug ?
Open your bank , then walk back or ask a friend to start a trade , to force the closing of bank window : it crashes my client with an access violation (read error) , it's doing the same on my wife's system.

Mine :
Ubuntu 9.10 64
Wine 1.1.33
Nvidia 185.18.36

My wife :
Ubuntu 9.10 32
Wine 1.1.34
Nvidia 185.18.36

Launching game with :
padsp wine '/home/myaccount/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World Of Warcraft/Wow.exe'

It occures on opengl and d3d.
Hope there is enough information.

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by Mason on Thursday December 10th 2009, 13:54
i downloaded the patch just fine, but when it writes in the patch it stops at 2%, and a text-less box appears with the options "Repair" and "Ok" at the bottom...and whenever i try to log in it goes to the updating screen and repeats the whole scenario
i have been using wow with wine for a while and this is a new one to me :P

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  • RE: by Luis Alvarado on Thursday December 10th 2009, 23:40
    • RE: by Mason on Tuesday December 15th 2009, 14:50
'World of Warcraft.temp'
by beaufleur on Thursday December 10th 2009, 9:24
I downloaded World of Warcraft last night using the InstallWoW.exe. It created a 'World of Warcraft.temp' folder. When it finished downloading, this folder and its contents was all I had. There was no ordinary 'World of Warcraft' folder in the c-drive. Everything in the folder had a .temp suffix too.

What can I do to fix this?

Many thanks.

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Blizzard Authenticator Problem?
by Brian on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 17:42
I'm having the same C++ errors as stated earlier, yet when I look at the error text, I see the html's position was CENTER. Could this possibly be a bug between wine and the blizzard authenticator? Any help will be appreciated.

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Fix for 3.3
by Luis Alvarado on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 13:26
You actually do not need winetricks or any other hacks for the 3.3 to work. Install it like you would normally do, configure winecfg to your needs (actually it comes perfect as it is) and then download this patch from Microsoft: www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?familyId=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displayLang=en

Run it and it will install Visual C++ 2005 SP1. This will fix the login problem with some c++ manifest many people are having. Tested this on 4 different PCs before posting and all are working perfectly like this. BTW i do not know if this is right but if you are using winetricks then you will get less help from the devs than using the official wine version without modifications.

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WoW background Downloader not working
by Barrie on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 8:38
can not get the latest patch to install.

When i run the background installer i get an error window Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library.

Runtime Error!

Program: Z:\hom...

This application has requested the runtime to terminate in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.


I have also tried,
the winetriks solution - no luck
the updating from the download from Microsoft solution - no luck
editing the manifest - no luck

I have not been able to patch WoW and the background downloader wont run, i have even copied over the patch from a Windows machine and it still doesnt work?

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my fix for the runtime error..
by Paul J R on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 7:02
I was on 9.04 using wine 1.0.1 and decided to do the on-the-fly upgrade to 9.10... I did the wine tricks thing in all of those and still didnt have any luck. Upgraded to wine 1.1.32, still no luck.

I edited the manifest so it contained the correct version information and thats what fixed it for me.

i.e. change this line:

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Visual C++ Runtime crash
by Mike C on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 4:17
Just to confirm, got this error on 3 different wine versions (1.1.30, 1.1.33 & 1.1.34) albeit patched before updated to 1.1.34. Installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) from www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?familyId=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displayLang=en fixed it flawlessly =)

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C Runtime Error after attempting to log in
by Aphax on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 2:17
If you are getting this when you try to log in, and also these errors on the console:

fixme:actctx:parse_assembly_elem wrong version for assembly manifest: 8.0.50727.762 / 8.0.50727.4053
fixme:actctx:parse_manifest_buffer failed to parse manifest L"Z:\\mnt\\data1\\Games\\World of Warcraft\\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest"
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.762)
...
fixme:actctx:parse_assembly_elem wrong version for assembly manifest: 8.0.50727.762 / 8.0.50727.4053
fixme:actctx:parse_manifest_buffer failed to parse manifest L"Z:\\mnt\\data1\\Games\\World of Warcraft\\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest"
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.762)
fixme:actctx:parse_assembly_elem wrong version for assembly manifest: 8.0.50727.762 / 8.0.50727.4053
fixme:actctx:parse_manifest_buffer failed to parse manifest L"Z:\\mnt\\data1\\Games\\World of Warcraft\\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest"
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.762)

I found this was trivially fixed by just copying over the Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest file from the WoW directory before it was patched. (Since you won't have this version of the file after patching, I placed it online for your convenience at dump.aphax.nl/files/wow/ - just do the right-click and save as thing, for some reason Firefox won't give a save dialog when I use the link directly).

HTH

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severe video degredation
by gotsanity on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 1:18
I ran into an issue with severe slowdowns and video degredation while in the pit of saron. When encountering garfrost and tyrannus I ended up getting severe video fragmentation (looked like an angular spirograph gone bad). Any idea where to start?

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Try this
by Silas on Tuesday December 8th 2009, 16:57
I tried winetricks as well and it didn't work for me. Downloading and installing the 2005 SP1 Redistributable from MS and installing it worked for me. You can get it at:

www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?familyId=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displayLang=en

Just run wine vcredist_x86.exe

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  • RE: Try this by Emily Clarke on Tuesday December 8th 2009, 17:08
  • RE: Try this by Jerome Leclanche on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 10:17
20643 patch to 3.3.x affected by launcher
by Richard Griffith on Tuesday December 8th 2009, 12:40
Currently see bug #20643 with wine 1.1.34

Any time you run the launcher the permissions on the wow folder are set incorrectly. Just manually reset them immediately after you start the launcher and it works.

Process for patch would be

Start WoW.exe (you should be normally doing this now) it will download the updater then kick over to the patch download tool. then do the patch. As it relaunches the game after the patch it will go through the launcher. **BEFORE** hitting [Play] in the launcher fix the permissions on your Warcraft folder.

If you are starting the patch process from the launcher you might have a problem as it will mess up the permissions then kick over to the patcher.

I have patched to 3.3.0 successfully.

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New patch has broken system
by Christian on Tuesday December 8th 2009, 8:48
Hi
It looks like the final patch to 3.3 has broken WoW+Wine. I'm getting some interesting errors and the game won't progress past the login screen. It looks like they're shipping a new MS C runtime library.

$ wine Wow.exe -opengl
fixme:actctx:parse_assembly_elem wrong version for assembly manifest: 8.0.50727.762 / 8.0.50727.4053
fixme:actctx:parse_manifest_buffer failed to parse manifest L"C:\\wow\\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest"
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.762)
fixme:advapi:SetSecurityInfo stub

When login is attempted (I know they're down at the minute but anyway) a little windows popup shows up saying:

(Title) Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
(Content) Runtime Error !
Program C:\wow\Wow.exe
R6034
An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
Please contact the application's support for more information (Wine crashed on last line- think that's what it said)

So, it looks like they've shipped an updates MSVCRT library and wine is somehow barfing on it.

Thoughts?
Christian

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Fedora 12 problems
by Ferry Landzaat on Sunday December 6th 2009, 7:50
I upgraded to F12 last week and have had nothing but problems since then.
On F11 i was using wine 1.1.25 and nvidia 185.18.36. F12 includes 1.1.32, which makes WoW freeze when i alt-tab to another app on the same desktop in fullscreen mode. This has always worked fine before, and it goes away when reinstalling 1.1.25. Switching to another desktop and back makes WoW continue to run again, so it doesn't really lock up, it just doesn't update the screen anymore.
However, I'm not sure i can still use 1.1.25, cause I've been getting hard lockups since the upgrade (and my screen starts flashing a few seconds after the lockup) and i'm not sure if this is nvidia or wine related. It happened twice today (both within 1 minute after entering the WoW server), so i got fed up and decided to do some more testing. I was unable to reproduce the problem with UT2004 (played for 20 mins, no problems at all). Then i installed 1.1.32 again and haven't crashed since.
So... not sure if this is all wine related, it might be nvidia too, but i tried on 2 different drivers (190.xx and 195.xx) and they both have the same issue. I'm not sure 185.xx will still compile on this kernel though, so i haven't tried that yet.
Anyone else recognise any of this and have some thoughts on it? I just want my freezes to go away (either the hardware freezes on 1.1.25 or the temp freezes on 1.1.32), and don't care what version of wine or nvidia I'm running.

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Make trial version working
by Régis FLORET on Thursday December 3rd 2009, 13:57
it's seem that the laucher (Launcher.exe) doesn't work. Just start WoW.exe in the World of Warcraft Trial directory (~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files).

Be patient and have a (very) strong Internet connection.

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WoW on dual headed display setup with TwinView
by Jan on Thursday December 3rd 2009, 4:10
If you are using a NVIDIA TwinView display setup (two screens, desktop spans over both, X screen resolution is e.g. 2560x1024 (2x 1280x1024)) WoW/wine starts in fullscreen mode on _one_ display, thinking it's on a 2560x1024 screen and will scale down to 1280x1024, changing the aspect ratio, so everything looks stretched and you have a black border on both sides.
If you don't want that, you can either
1. change to windowed mode and resize the WoW window to fit over both screens or
2. disable TwinView in your NVIDIA X settings, restart X, start WoW in full-screen mode at your native display resolution or
3. configure a virtual desktop (in winecfg) with a resolution lower than your native resolution. Otherwise you won't see the lower menu bar

HTH

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Compose Key
by Rodney Moss on Thursday November 26th 2009, 7:23
My compose key used to work in wine, and wow, but doesn't any more.
It still works fine in X, by any of a number of means.
It would be very handy if it worked in wow nowadays with all the odd characters in names.
Does anyone know what i have to do to wine to get it working?

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Fatal Error
by Lucas on Wednesday November 25th 2009, 11:28
I'm getting error #132 - Fatal Execption when I try to run WoW.exe. It's not installed, it's just the folder. Does someone know how to correct this ?

I read everything (or tryied to) but I couldn't find an answer to this error.

Here's the screen: img510.imageshack.us/img510/7292/wowerror.png

Thanks.

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Hi
by Maximiliano on Monday November 23rd 2009, 16:33
my question is...
If i have a Ubuntu Live cd. Can i intall wine to play games?
Another... Can i setup my ubuntu like windows? As a default Gateway, DNS, IP. The English is not my best work. I´m Spanish. Well, Can i?

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WoW doesnt start
by Marc Boettcher on Thursday November 12th 2009, 16:32
It was about time after almost 1,5 years to fresh install Ubuntu. I also did some hardware upgrades. I opted for 9.10 64 bit. Right after the installation was finished I downloaded the latest ATI drivers and installed them....aticonfig --initial -f ...Reboot. glxinfo | grep rendering shows a big fat YES. Next step was to add the wine ppa. Next thing in line sudo apt-get clean...and all the rest of it. Wine installed. First run of wine configuration also done...

since I played WoW on my previous Ubuntu installation I already have:

SET gxAPI "OpenGL"

in my Config.wtf

However....

wine WoW.exe

results in:

X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 136 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
Serial number of failed request: 236
Current serial number in output stream: 236

Nothing else done on my Ubuntu installation other than described above. Anyone have an idea what that could be?

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World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.2.2a
by Sean on Thursday November 12th 2009, 0:21
There seems to be a problem with the launcher in the latest 3.2.2a patch. Every time the launcher is started, it changes the permissions on the Game folder to disallow read and write access to the folder's owner. I have to reset permissions, and start wow from wow.exe, not the launcher. Does this problem occur in windows or is this only happening in wine?

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Running WoW gives display error
by A.J. Bonnema on Tuesday November 10th 2009, 11:03
Hi All,

After a successful installation under Fedora 11 using Wine version 1.1.32 of WoW 3.2 from a downloaded client, running WoW.exe doesn't work. As I am using a 64 bit AMD processor (and 64 bit Fedora), i used wine32. I am quite sure that the video driver is installed correctly and has hardware-rendering and glxinfo confirms this (Direct Rendering: Yes). Also, I can play Linux games that need direct rendering.

However, WoW will not run:

bash-4.0$ wine32 "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe"
err:wgl:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo couldn't initialize OpenGL, expect problems
fixme:advapi:SetSecurityInfo stub
archive Data\expansion.MPQ opened
archive Data\lichking.MPQ opened
archive Data\common.MPQ opened
archive Data\common-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\speech-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\expansion-locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\lichking-locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\expansion-speech-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\lichking-speech-enGB.MPQ opened
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ed54,0x00000000), stub!
err:d3d_caps:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Can't find a suitable iPixelFormat.
err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
err:d3d:WineDirect3DCreate Direct3D9 is not available without opengl
err:d3d_caps:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Can't find a suitable iPixelFormat.
err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
err:d3d:WineDirect3DCreate Direct3D9 is not available without opengl

The output is exactly the same if I add -glopen to the statement.

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Possible new tweak?
by Ireneusz Gierlach on Sunday November 8th 2009, 17:08
I recently stumbled upon interesting tweak, for Morrowind, which also improved performance in WoW (from ~20 to ~35 and up FPS on lowest settings for me) and I was wondering if anyone can confirm this.

What I did was I changed the registry accordingly:
(right click new string value call it whats in the first "" and then double click that new string value and change it to what's in the second "")
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
"OffscreenRenderingMode"="pbuffer"
"RenderTargetLockMode"="textex"
"UseGLSL"="enabled"
"VideoMemorySize"="512" //change this to your video ram size mine is 512


Why I need this confirmed is:
1. It sayd Direct3D and I use OpenGL and I don't see why it would affect it.
2. I recently had magnitude of updates and I'm on Mandriva Cooker 2010.1 and perhaps there was something in those updates.

Thanks to anyone who tries, and I wish to hear from you :D

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-opengl not working on eee
by Christoph Haag on Sunday November 8th 2009, 16:02
I tried to use WoW on my eee 1000h.
It actually does run but it is very slow with d3d.

When trying to start it with -opengl it does not start (critical error)
Pic: omploader.org/vMnE3aw
The full error is: omploader.org/vMnE3bA/wow.txt


00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

wine 1.1.32-1
xf86-video-intel 2.9.1-1
xorg-server 1.7.1-1
kernel26 2.6.31.5-1

Should I open a bugreport?

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Crash in wine-1.1.32
by Andrew on Thursday November 5th 2009, 21:50
opengl mode - nvidia drivers 1.90.42. Debian running Linux kernel 2.6.31-1-amd64.

Only seems to happen when i switch workspaces in KDE from the workspace WoW is running in to another one - and only after running WoW for a few hours.


wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000018 at address 0x7e3bc09e (thread 0009), starting debugger...

opening bug with the full output.

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Shiny new problems on Karmic (ubuntu 9.10)?
by Peter Seebach on Saturday October 31st 2009, 0:04
Using the Jaunty apt source from BudgetDedicated, WoW blows up instantly when I try to start it:

err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7ec00a06

This hardware was running wine okay under Jaunty. I can't find anything relevant googling around. Have current (190.42, same as I had before) nVidia drivers. I'm assuming it's karmic-specific, but I haven't found anything yet. WoW then sits around consuming 100% CPU without doing anything.

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Info about patch 3.2.2a
by Anders Johansen on Thursday October 29th 2009, 16:32
I had to manually download patch 3.2.2a because of an error with the client "Failed to apply patch".

If anyone else get this error, just find a mirror online and download the patch.

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by Brian van den Berg on Friday October 23rd 2009, 4:54
What should happen with Wine if MS releases a DirectX for populair Linux Distributes(Ubuntu,Debian, etc...?
post feedback

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  • RE: by joseph on Monday November 9th 2009, 19:20
For Latest Test!
by Brian van den Berg on Friday October 23rd 2009, 4:49
I want to know your Specs of your PC, the most thing i need to know if u have AMD or Intel Processor and ATI or Nvidia Graphics Drivers

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Open source ATI drivers
by Sean on Wednesday October 14th 2009, 17:03
For those interested, I managed to get WoW working with the open source ATI drivers (x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati 6.12.4) in Gentoo with good preformance. I switched to the Open source driver when ATI discontinued support for their older chipsets. To get the game working, you must set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\OpenGL -> DisabledExtensions to "GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object;GL_ARB_vertex_program" or you will have bad graphical corruption. Also make SURE you are using the latest version of x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati as older versions have very poor preformance. My video card is "ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]"(64MB). I get good preformance in the old world (kalimdor and eastern kingdoms @ 35-60 fps), and the game is "playable"(18-30 fps) for questing and 5 man dungeons in outland and northrend(I even get nearly 10 fps in dalaran during high traffic hours!). I have not tried any raiding with the open source driver, as my video card is not really good enough for it. I have uploaded a screenshot which will hopefully show up soon. The game works in both fullscreen and windowed modes, I am currently running at 800x600 in a window with most game settings turned pretty far down(this card never preformed very well at high resolutions even with the fglrx driver) I have very few problems with this driver (excepting the white minimap indoors), and would suggest trying it if you have an older r200 or r300 chip, as gentoo has masked fglrx versions that work with these older chips.

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OpenGL hardware cursor out of the box
by Freddie Tilley on Saturday October 10th 2009, 3:38
Is it me or does the new wow 3.2.2 support a opengl hardware cursor now? Can anybody else confirm this?

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Agree is grayed out
by garnold on Friday October 2nd 2009, 10:21
I am running Wine 1.0.1 an have just installed WoW. The install went well but now I can't get the patches to install. I get the installer but when I have to agree to the terms I scroll down to do so and never get the agree button option?

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"glxinfo | grep rendering" maybe sometimes lie
by mario n on Wednesday September 30th 2009, 16:01
im trying a lot of things to correct my fps issue (another topic below)
im in the way to install the latest drivers from nvidia (dont know why ubuntu take so long) so first i remove the ones i had been using.
it cross my mind if wow could run without the property graphics drivers from nvidia, if so how good?
well the answer is, it could get to the login screen at like 1 frame every 5 seconds an the cpu at 100%, dont try to enter the world... wait give a second i will try now, enter the username and password was hard, it takes a 5 seconds delay, i can chose the character but a black screen after that
the oddly part is that i put "glxinfo | grep rendering" in a console and i get a "direct rendering: Yes"
it should say NO, dont you think?

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by Xpander on Friday September 25th 2009, 7:29
how much video memory u have?
i have same issue sometimes when switching zones, fps drops heavily, so i look on the ground like 5 sec and then its gone..
also same happens on windows, i bet its the old G80 chip bug, i hae 8800GTS with 320MB memory

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  • RE: by Xpander on Friday September 25th 2009, 7:30
    • RE: by mario n on Friday September 25th 2009, 10:28
      • RE: by Xpander on Friday September 25th 2009, 12:02
        • RE: by mario n on Saturday September 26th 2009, 6:55
          • RE: by mario n on Saturday September 26th 2009, 6:56
            • RE: by Michael Jenkins on Saturday September 26th 2009, 11:41
              • RE: by mario n on Monday September 28th 2009, 11:39
                • RE: by Michael Jenkins on Tuesday September 29th 2009, 12:56
                  • RE: by mario n on Wednesday September 30th 2009, 9:49
                    • RE: by Michael Jenkins on Thursday October 1st 2009, 9:39
FPS drop a lot after a 60-120 seconds of play
by mario n on Wednesday September 23rd 2009, 9:52
I dont know if it is normal, or if anyone had experience this?
After 60 or a little more seconds of playing my FPS drop from 66-77 to 22-24, the difference is visible in low resolutions,but still playable. on the other side, if put the highest resolution the game go from enjoyable to not playable in a matter of 60+ seconds.
I dont know nothing about drivers or wine, but maybe some buffer is not handling well, and start filling up after a few seconds, lol, you are good to smile, i just dont know what im talking about.
i use ubuntu 9.04 32-bit, nvidia drivers from ubuntu 180, wine 1.29

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Today's Patch - WoW-3.2.0.10314-to-3.2.2.10482
by NiceBloke on Wednesday September 23rd 2009, 1:47
Is anyone else having problems with the patch today?

Firstly, the actual download would just hang and not actually start the download. So I grabbed the patch from a filesharing site.

Then, I ran the downloader (WoW-3.2.0.10314-to-3.2.2.10482-enGB-downloader.exe) and that scanned the downloaded patch, got to 100% and then just hung again.

The console output ended like this:

List of UPNP devices found on the network :
desc: 192.168.0.1:5431/dyndev/uuid:0000e068-80a0-00e0-50a0-4898000808e0
st: urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:InternetGatewayDevice:1

Found valid IGD : 192.168.0.1:5431/uuid:0000e068-80a0-00e0-50a0-489802086048/WANPPPConnection:1
ExternalIPAddress = 90.220.144.*** (I've hidden my IP here)
InternalIP:Port = 127.12.34.56:3724
external 90.220.144.***:3724 TCP is redirected to internal 127.12.34.56:3724 '1'

So, I can see there is some redirection going on - but I've never had this problem downloading patches before.

Can anyone offer any advice?

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Anybody can answer me?
by Danieru on Thursday September 17th 2009, 17:29
Well, I searched for help, but nobody can help me, the bug only happens to me.

I hope that anybody can help me. TryWoW.exe (the demo of WoW) crashes, so even I can install the game.

There is some screenshots below that explain my problem.

My system:

Intel Dual Core 2.2 Ghz.
1 GB RAM.
Graphic card Nvidia 8800.
Ubuntu 9.04. Kernel 2.6.
Lastest nvidia drivers installed and working.
Wine 1.29.

Before, I ran WoW very nice. But now cannot.

Please, help.

Thanks!

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WoW crash
by Greg Vaughan on Tuesday September 15th 2009, 22:18
Hi

In game I was unable to Glyph my secondary spec so I deleted the Cache and WTF folders... as per the Help section :(

Now I cannot get them remade as the thing crashes I guess this is due to no OpenGl setting but as I can't login I don't have the file to modify...

I am using nVidia 8600 with the 180.x drivers on Linux Mint and Wine 1.01 (I was using 1.29 and downgraded using Synaptic in case that was an issue)

More Info...

At first it would just switch to an 800X640 resolution then crash with an unable to access memory error... I then unticked "Full Screen"
in Options on the launcher which allowed the WotLK cinema to run... but then it crashes straight after that...

The Folders Cache and WTF have been remade in my WoW folder but WTF is empty (as expected cause I can't log in) Cache has a WDB Folder in it which in turn has two Folders enUS and enUSxxxx these are empty...
I ran a repair from Blizzard to see if it would do anything and maybe it created these...

Any thoughts as to what may be the issue would be appreciated...

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  • RE: WoW crash by Greg Vaughan on Tuesday September 15th 2009, 22:30
    • RE: WoW crash by Luke Toppin on Wednesday October 7th 2009, 3:53
Nvidia problems after wow 3.2
by Naught on Tuesday September 15th 2009, 4:24
ASUS P5QSE plus, I Core2 Quad,4Gb, Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+, Ubuntu 9.04
MSI P45D3 Platinum, I Core2 Duo, 4Gb, GeForce 8800 GTX, Ubuntu 9.04

I have been running WoW under wine for a couple of years now without any (to me disturbing) problems. After the latest patch I have run into some very anoying problems (or rather one problem multiple times);

I experience the "Dalaran type" crashes several other ppl report, however after multiple such crashes my GPU has actually died. This has happened 3 times, twice on two different GeForce 9800 GTX+ cards and once on a GeForce 9800 GTX card on 2 different computers. The graphics cards have been replaced (waranty) but after the second replaced 9800 card crashed (always directly after a WotLK crash) and was replaced, I have been loth to run WoW.

I have not found any other posts that would indicate that this has happened to others so I would be very interested in knowing if others have experienced this.
Anyone with ideas as to why this may have happened? The cards do not appear to run excessively hot (68-72C).
Runing WoW under windoze does not (so far) seem to affect the cards.

I will test run WoW on the new replacement 8800 card under wine to see if the same thing happens again, but would like to have someone give me some hints as to what to try in order to find out what may be happening. Else if the card dies it will have been sacrificed for no good.

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WoW installation fails with 1.29. Even Crossover Games cannot do it
by Danieru on Friday September 11th 2009, 7:28
Well, i'm a little disappointed with this version of wine. Last year I ran WoW with 1.11 and it worked fine. But, for sure, it must have a bug in this version (i believe).

When I run TryWow.exe (the trial version of WoW, downloadable from Blizzard page) appears several messagebox without any message, then, when finished the update, Wine crashes.

Although can sound incredible, CrossOver Games demo also crashes and shows the same errors.

Here some images at different step of installation.

img193.imageshack.us/img193/1456/popupafteraceept.png

img182.imageshack.us/img182/1526/popupbeforeinstall.png

img38.imageshack.us/img38/3964/popupwheninstalling.png

The final message, Wine crashes

img200.imageshack.us/img200/9650/pantallazoprogramerror.png

Any help? Thanks!

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Frequent Disconnect
by Daniel Teichman on Saturday September 5th 2009, 1:37
I'm running the latest version of WotLK client and the latest stable release of WINE. Reducing graphics settings and switching between OpenGL and DX doesn't seem to keep me from getting periodically disconnected. This does not occur when I run the game off my Windows partition.

This is particularly game-breaking because the disconnect is not graceful. I am free to roam around while the client doesn't know about the disconnect. Moreover, I have to forcibly kill the client as it will attempt to notify the server of my exit. Logging back in has at least a few minutes' delay.

On a side-note: The full screen glow effect does not work in DX mode.

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Crashes, causes Ubuntu Logout.
by Terry Johnson on Thursday September 3rd 2009, 1:21
I went from 1.1.26 to 1.1.28 yesterday. No changes in my WoW startup that's always worked fine. Now my wow freezes on startup half the time. When I get it to work, and I close wow when done, it causes Ubuntu to autologout. Been at it for hours, any help would be appreciated!

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Crashes on Startup
by Alexander Dixon on Tuesday September 1st 2009, 16:32
I was getting quite frustrated as a first time Linux user trying to get everything going. After sticking with it I got the game all installed but I kept getting error #132 crashes. Tried blizzards website which was of no help as far as specifics go because it's a general error. Turning off Allow Pixel Shader (If supported by hardware) off fixed this problem. I'm not sure if something else was related I am running a Nvidia 8600gt video card so I'm sure my hardware supports it.

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Almost Perfect, FPS issue
by Christopher B. Pye on Monday August 31st 2009, 0:50
The game runs great, but it regularly reduces its framerate down to 1fps, and the only way to fix this is a restart. It does it no matter where I am, but it seems to happen faster in Shattrath (I do not yet have WotLK). The framerate is typically 50+ FPS, even in Shat.

Slackware 12.2, WINE 1.1.28, NVIDIA drivers are about 174, I think.

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Intel and WoW
by Andrew on Friday August 28th 2009, 12:17
Hey there,

I have already successfully installed wow and the cursor mod on my laptop and am now attempting to do it for a friend of mine. On my laptop i run an nvidia card and had no problems installing wow or the cursor patch.

On this second computer however, it has a Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset. The problem is that the display is extremely buggy when i get into wow and the cursor does not show up at all. I've tried rolling back my driver and didn't see any change after doing so.

glxinfo | grep render returns the following.

Failed to initialize GEM. Falling back to classic.
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset 20090326 2009Q1 RC2 x86/MMX/SSE2

I'm going to keep toying with it but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Andrew

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Problem
by guillaume on Thursday August 27th 2009, 3:14
Hello,

I've installed WoW but the login screen is buggy as you can see on this picture :
www.pici.se/pictures/large/CiQmdKRiV.png

I have an intel graphic card.

Anyone know how to fix it ?

Thanks

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  • RE: Problem by Andrew Comminos on Thursday August 27th 2009, 3:50
Ubuntu 9.04 = flawless
by Richard Mahoney on Wednesday August 26th 2009, 20:05
It runs flawlessly, it's virtually identical to Windows with the added bonus of being almost immune to keyloggers!

I made a executable shortcut on my Desktop called "Wow.sh" with this in it:
aoss wine "/media/Media/World of Warcraft/Wow.exe" -opengl

Platinum, indeed.

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very low fps
by Steve Michalis on Wednesday August 26th 2009, 10:21
i have taken the game ready and working from my windows installation, and i haven't changed anything except updating addons. when i run it, even with the lowest settings available, like all sliders to the left and every effect deactivated, the image is still choppy. my gfx card is a 8600gts and i think that it shouldnt be a problem of the gfx card in any case, i think it is strong enough for this game. i mean it worked better in the past with an even weaker gfx card, it doesn't make sense now for it to not work well :/// also, either switching to opengl does nothing good, or i am doing something wrong. i mean, i tried to switch to opengl, and what happened is that a 4x antialiasing option got activated in my resolution dropdown menu, lowering my fps further(and disabling it didnt help the fps either), and after switching to opengl mode i couldn't alt-tab anymore :/

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Installs, but won't run
by Michael on Wednesday August 26th 2009, 6:43
I have a fresh install of LinuxMint 7 (23bit Gnome) and the latest NVidia driver (180). I installed Wine 1.1.28 and was able to successfully install WoW including patching to 3.2.x. The WoW Launcher comes up okay, but when I click "Play" it resizes my display and then crashes. I downgraded to Wine 1.1.27 since I read that there were some regressions with 1.1.28, but the behavior didn't change.

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odd install
by chris on Tuesday August 25th 2009, 21:39
OK, Here is my story. I followed this tutorial, checked the graphics driver, no prob. Installed 1.1.23 as tutorial recommended. After figuring out how to unhide the dvd mount, it installed fine. Here is my interesting problem. The directory I chose to install was the normal c/prog/world of war/. I started the install and walked away for an hour. I come back and its installed no prob. To verify it installed i check the .wine/c_drive/Program_Files/....and there is no World of Warcraft directory....SO i cant find the WoW.exe HOWEVER, when I autorun from the DvD, WoW.exe starts and continues to update like its installed fine. Where is this mysteriously installed if not in /home/.wine/c_drive....etc

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by Kevin on Tuesday August 25th 2009, 13:27
Found this page on core selection for WoW. Don't know if it helps with the whole 1 core problem. Perhaps someone with a little more knowledge than I could check it out.

forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=1778017311

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by cody on Monday August 24th 2009, 10:44
I'm using Linux mint 7 I installed WoW and its patches using wine 1.1.27
other versions I use have not been able to succeed I also used Blizzard downloader. Good luck

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  • RE: by Daniel on Monday August 24th 2009, 11:55
    • RE: by cody on Monday August 24th 2009, 15:17
      • RE: by Daniel on Monday August 24th 2009, 19:28
      • RE: by Daniel on Monday August 24th 2009, 19:28
        • RE: by cody on Monday August 24th 2009, 22:02

by Daniel on Sunday August 23rd 2009, 18:52
I don't have Windows. I have to do with a Linux machine. I'm using Linux Mint 7, and I remember now I have a usb stick with Fedora 11. I'm gonna try it when I get home. I'm at work right now :(

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  • RE: by Peter Hoff on Sunday August 23rd 2009, 20:23
    • RE: by Daniel on Monday August 24th 2009, 9:26
      • RE: by gwydion.dot on Monday August 24th 2009, 12:45
Patch 3.2.0 fails to install!
by Daniel on Sunday August 23rd 2009, 7:37
I've download the client (3.0.1.8874) and it was installed ok. Wow started to download patch 3.2.0, the process went ok too. Then the installer opened a dialog and the computer froze at 70% of the instalation. I've restarted the computer, clicked repair in wow and it said it was all ok. So I've clicked the patch again and this time it didn't lockup, but I got message box again at 70% saying "the update could not be applied. The file "C:\Games\Wow\WoW-3.2.0-enUS-patch.exe" appears to be corrupt. You may need to download this file again.". So I did. I've download the patch directly from a web site, but Ive got the same result with this file again. I've read in the Blizzard's forunms this 70% mark is when the installer starts to copy things. And I also read ppl are having this problem in windows when the program could not get writing rights.Thers another hint I'm trying now, that some guy updated the client to 3.0.3 and then applied the big 1.2 gb patch. Let's hope for the best.

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HOWTO
by Andrew Comminos on Thursday August 20th 2009, 15:25
A How to Install WoW section has been added to help newbies install WoW :)

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Catalyst 9.8
by Andrew Comminos on Tuesday August 18th 2009, 13:38
Attention all ATI users!

AMD has released Catalyst 9.8 for Linux today, and it includes tons of improvements for the WoW in wine (e.g white minimap fixed, no longer needing registry tweaks, performance boost). Upgrading to this version is highly recommended.

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Black screen with WoW cursor
by ben on Monday August 17th 2009, 21:17
I installed brand new Ubuntu then brand new Wine, downloaded WoW and it installed without so much as a hiccup. Go to fire up WoW and it runs through the intro cinematic, then where the normal "accept these terms" screens should be just show as a black screen with the WoW gauntlet cursor. I've tried changing settings in my config file but no luck. Any ideas anyone? Thanks a ton!

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cannot install WoW
by Luuka DeMinstrelle on Monday August 17th 2009, 10:15
hey guys, Luuka here. I just recently updated to version 1.1.27 of Wine on Suse 11/1, KDE 4.3. I'm having a great issue even trying to install the damn game. I keep getting cannot install terrain.mpq files, which stops the whole installation. I tried the online installer and the CD installer, same trouble.

What could I be doing wrong? I would be so happy to have an issue other than that, but I can't even install the game, much less than play it! Some help would be appreciated.

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Sorry WINE, Not Quite Good Enough
by Joey Lee on Friday August 14th 2009, 18:36
Well I been happy with games like Sim City 4 and UT2004, but when it comes to WoW, WINE doesn't quite cut it. The game runs much slower then on windows and I am unable to use certain graphics features, the water and fog also look really bad and the textures won't go up to their highest resolution. I have tried several tweaks like the hardware curser and the firegl drivers, but that only solves about 1/10th of the problems.

Because this is my most played game, I am going back to windows as my main os, linux is remarkable software, it is more stable, but because of this one game, I cannot stay on it, sorry guys, I am still locked in microsoft's corperate hold, I am a big gamer and linux isnt much on gaming, even with wine.

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Render Errors in OGL and Flipped Screen in D3D
by TV on Wednesday August 12th 2009, 4:41
Hi,

i cannot get it to work. When starting with option "-opengl", i get render errors like "spikes", flashing textures, missing objects and no mouse cursor.

When using Direct3D, the rendering looks good but the whole scene is flipped by 180 degrees.

Any ideas what to do?

Wine: 1.1.27 (from Scott Ritchie's Repository), also tried latest stable version
Linux: Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
Fglrx: Catalyst 9.5
System: AMD Phenom II X4 940, Sapphire Radeon HD4870, ASRock AOD790GX, 4GB OCZ Reaper DIMM DDR2-1066

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Crash
by Hickin on Tuesday August 11th 2009, 11:49
I sometimes get wow to crash. Dont really know if it depends on wow or wine but i get this error before I start submitting things to blizzard:

fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39dab8,0x00000000), stub!
failed to open C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Data/Interface/Icons
failed to open C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Interface/Icons

In the error which is sent to blizzard it mention diffrent mounts/weapons/iteams so i seems to me that my wow crashes since these things are to close to my char. and cant be displayed and therfor my wow crashes. But Im only guessing.

// Hickin

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  • RE: Crash by Hickin on Tuesday August 11th 2009, 11:51

by Josh on Friday August 7th 2009, 14:43
If I delete the cache files in Cache/WDB using the repair tool, there is a noticably long delay just after the loading screen disappears and the game comes up, in which everything is frozen, often with my character half faded-in as the freeze happens as everything is "appearing".

err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x5979a24 "?" wait timed out in thread 0028, blocked by 0040, retrying (60 sec)

The above appears in the console. Then after a few more seconds the game continues to load and everything works fine. Starting the game when it already has cache files created does not causes this delay, however before 3.2 I never had this problem even when I deleted the cache. Can anyone confirm if this happens in Windows, or if its a wine-only problem (albeit a minor one).

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3.2
by Andrew on Friday August 7th 2009, 10:06
Works more or less the same as 3.1 for me, which is to say pretty well. Most video settings maxed, running with vsync enabled, so capped at 60FPS.
40-60FPS outdoors, 15-25 in crowded areas of Dalaran. Sometimes dips to less than 15FPS in 25 man raids during battles, but certainly playable.
Why does the game frequently get downrated based on the individual's hardware performance, which has nothing to do with WINE?

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Problems with 3.2
by Luis Alvarado on Thursday August 6th 2009, 7:08
Many problems regarding crashes of the game, lag, fps drop and others are not the fault of wine but the fault of the 3.2 patch which Blizzard already mentions in the information box when you login or in several places in the official forums.

This problems should not be pointed to Wine's Fault but to the 3.2 problems that came with it. Blizzard is working hard on this to fix several problems like the ones mention in this page.

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