World of Warcraft 4.0.X

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NameWorld of Warcraft
License Retail
Votes Marked as obsolete
Wine Version1.4
Maintainers of this version:
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OBSOLETE - World of Warcraft - 4.0.6a


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What works


* OpenGL mode
* Direct3d9 with shader model 3
* New special effects work
* Launcher works fine
* Hardware Cursor woks excellently
* Logging in


- I have only tested the most commonly used addons below:
* Deadly Boss Mods (DBM)
* Healbot
* Auctioneer
* Ora2 and Ora3
* EPGP Lootmaster (DKP reloaded)
* Recount
* OnRaid
* Bartender
* Dominos
* Xperlz
* Pitbull
(I Know this probably does not belong here, but for those that are using CurseClient to update their addons, that works fine as well.)

What does not


* Unfortunately, setting up sound is quite a hassle for me to do on my system. Most of the sound/operating combinations results in either massive sound latency, poor sound quality, and severe stuttering.
* The only sound combination that works for the is WinXP/2000 mode with OSS whilst using the "padsp wine" command to wrap the sound in PulseAudio. Although it works without stuttering or latency,
the quality is notably low. I like listening to the game sounds and music, so this does prove to be a small annoyance.

 - If I can make an assumption as to what I think might be wrong? The decrease in quality only seems to happen when the sound moves over to a high pitch (in physics that means that the frequency of the sound wave is higher). I believe thus that the frequency of the sounds produced may become distorted by it not experiencing the correct resonance or some damping may be occuring.
- If this means anything to someone from the Wine developement community, then please do have a look into it especially with regards to the wrapping up with PulseAudio. I just decided to give a more scientific approach as to what I believe the problem is when it comes to quality.


* Direct3d 11 pipeline does not work, hence shader model 4/5 effects are not available hence the waters and sunshafts do not look at its best possible output.

What was not tested

Installation (I patched using Windows because I do not have enough HD space to back up WoW in case something goes wrong)

25man raids

Additional Comments

Although the game itself functions out of the box, it is a bit of a hassle to set up the sound correctly and I am not at all satisfied with the quality of output. I will rate this gold then.

If you are looking for more detailed test data on other areas, please refer to the previous test data that was submitted by Kris Blackhall just below this one.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 15 20121.4 N/A Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowSabayon Linux 7Dec 07 20111.3.32 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 10 "Julia"Apr 28 20111.3.18 N/A Yes Platinum James 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20111.3.16 N/A Yes Platinum Zuba 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 27 20111.3.16 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10522 Multiple applications encounter infinite WM_PAINT loop (Platform SDK tools) NEW View
11674 Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2 NEW View
22428 World of Warcraft Battle Chest dvd-install fails with "The folder could not be created." NEW View
24787 WoW 4.x D3D: Player shadow broken with orm=backbuffer UNCONFIRMED View
26414 World of warcraft crashes while changing the display resolution UNCONFIRMED View


Installing World of Warcraft in Wi­ne

NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended for ATI users to use the latest Catalyst package found at 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 1.2.1).
[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!


[ You can install World of Warcraft in wine through a variety of methods, such as using the CD or automatic downloader. 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 Lich 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 Lich 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: A few people have reported that the installer just sits at "Preparing to Install". A solution is to ensure that you have the correct ports opened on your firewall or to temporarily disable your firewall. Make sure you edit / disable your firewall in your router (and on your distro if you use one).

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.

Note: WoW may experience problems if you are attempting to run it from a Windows partition. The WoW folder must NOT be in an NTFS filesystem. Ensure the folder you are running WoW from is in your Linux partition, under your Linux filesystem.

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. Also note that sound quality may not operate at its best with WINE, despite which *nix you are running WINE under.

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.


The suggested way to run World of Warcraft in wine is using OpenGL. You will often gain tons of FPS this way. Operation without the opengl flag is often unreliable and will not start with some cards.

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

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

NOTE: As of patch 4.0.1 hardware cursor functionality has been added for OpenGL mode.

Alternatively, you can either edit your 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.

Last Edited - 7th December 2010 - by Kris Blackhall

Last Edited - 21th  February 2011 - by Danellos


Tweaks and Troubleshooting

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

Sound issues

It should be noted that sound implementation of WINE is still mostly incomplete and you may be subject to buggy sound or bad quality.

If you cannot get any sound at all, try deleting your .wine directory (backup needed files!)
- On Ubuntu, you can find your .wine directory by going to your Home folder, and pressing CTRL + H

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

No sound with ALSA

Try OSS.

No sound with OSS

Try ALSA/Jack.

No sound with JACK


Sound stutter:

- If your sound stutters then there is not much you can do about it apart from adjusting your sound driver in WINE. There are various drivers and settings (e.g. ALSA, OSS, Emulation Mode) which you can try. Do note than Windows 7 mode seems to still be incompatable with many of the WINE sound drivers. Best is to use wither Windows 2000 or Windows XP mode.
- Also try the "padsp wine" command in the terminal.

Unfortunately, most sound stutter problems are a result of bugs in WINE, especially with PulseAudio distros. In time, these issues may be solved. But for now, try to fiddle around with the settings until you get the correct combination.

Bad sound quality or latency:

Its highly likely that this is due to WINE, but first try to fiddle around with your sound settings before drawing to that conclusion. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the sound you get, then feel free to include that in your test results.

Graphics-related issues

Graphics corruption when doing certain quests which causes you to appear to be in a nether world:

Add this to your file:

SET ffxNetherWorld "0" ~ thanks to Adys

White Minimap Indoors with ATI proprietary drivers:

Update the ATI drivers.


Graphical and Icon corruption:

Update your drivers!

NVIDIA-specific issues
First make sure your drivers are updated!


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. Most dristros will have already had a good driver implemented into the kernel, particularly Ubuntu. So you need not worry about it.

There are no known Issues with Intel Cards, however, it should be expected that the FPS will be lower as the Intel chips are integrated and hence share their video memory with the computer's main RAM as well as makes use of extra processing from the CPU.

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

- Ensure that you have disabled any special desktop effects

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

Bad FPS in general:

- Make sure that your latency bar is not red.
- Please set the MaxFPS setting to at least 20-30. This will decrease the resource taking of the game on the computer and thus result in lower temperatures. This will increase the game's performance quite a lot. ~ Thanks to Xio
- Ensure your CPU is not being overloaded with instructions. In other words, whether or not its usage is 100%
- Ensure that you are running the game in OpenGL mode. You can do this by either adding SET GxApi "OpenGL" in the or passing the -opengl argument in the terminal.
- AMD users will want to ensure that AMD Cool 'n Quiet is disabled in the BIOS. Please see your motherboard manufacturer's site documentation for more details on how to do this.
- Make sure the CPU scaling governor is set to "Performance" rather than "OnDemand"~ thanks to Vidar Wahlberg.

NB: If you have a multi-core processor, chances are that your FPS drops is caused by
WoW not identifying your cores correctly. A user has submitted a patch that might solve
this for you if you compile it alongside WINE from source: ~ Thanks to Vitality


No higher-level shadows or water effects available

This will not be available for the OpenGL mode until such a time Blizzard chooses to implement it, which is highly unlikely.

Bad graphical corruption in certain areas with Direct3D

  • Find the following registry entry:


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

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

System-related issues

If you are finding that WoW is installing correctly but at the final step of logging in you receive an error message "There was an error logging in..." try the fix below :-

The problem is related to DLL files needed for the process being unable to "communicate" with each other.

Add the following DLL override to your Libraries tab of Winecfg :-

wldap32.dll (Native)

This should solve the issue and login should not work.

Alternative :-

WoW may fail if you are running it from a windows partition. The WoW folder cannot be in an NTFS filesystem. Copy your WoW folder over to your Linux filesystem.

Linux kernel:

Try to see if your kernel is up-to-date. New kernel releases should appear in your distrubution's update manager.

It is also a good idea to use the kernels that is released by your distro and not compile them yourself as they usually interface better with the entire system in general.

In some distros, particularly the non-Ubuntu ones, you may need to reinstall your proprietary video drivers in order to be able to make use of 3D acceleration once again. Please do so.

Other Known Issues:

Sunshafts cannot be enabled in d3d mode: 

This is due to the lack of a certain type of texture support in WINE's direct3d API. It will be corrected in version 1.3.7. Please note that sunshafts is currently non-existent in the OpenGL mode. More info at:

WoW not recognising shader model 3 in OpenGL:

World of Warcraft's OpenGL mode for the Windows client does not support anything higher than shader model 2. Thus, it will not be possible to make use of this.

 Last edited - 19th Feb 2011 - by Danellos


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Failure to start install
by Nick Kill on Tuesday October 30th 2012, 22:45
I can give you the terminal stuff:

nicholas@amachat:~$ wine /home/nicholas/Downloads/wow_install/Installer.exe
err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows" could not be created, error 2
err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows\\system32" could not be created, error 3
err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows" could not be created, error 2
err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows\\system32" could not be created, error 3
err:wineboot:main Cannot set the dir to L"C:\\windows" (2)
err:wineboot:pendingRename couldn't get file attributes (2)
err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (2)
err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows" could not be created, error 2
err:process:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows\\system32" could not be created, error 3
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"MountMgr" failed to start: 2
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"PlugPlay" failed to start: 2

Did everything this said to do, but No clue how to fix no windows folders

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login crash
by Aaron on Wednesday July 18th 2012, 15:34
This game doesn't work. The blue progress bar gets as far as the R on "Reserved" in "all rights reserved" above it and freezes. So far I've gotten a total of 1 game to work via wine. It seems almost entirely useless to me.

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RE Error: Launcher can not run because its skin archive is damaged ...
by Mike on Sunday November 27th 2011, 16:35
I am receiving the same error on an x64 linux. Now since I run wine in win32 mode, and seen a load of 'can't find libpng, etc.' errors in wine debug, I thought maybe I needed lib32 stuff?

So the fix for me the fix was to install the lib32 versions of libpng, libjpeg, etc ...
Seems when the launcher can not process some pictures, it will complain with this error.

hope this helps

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No screen when using DVI and HDMI
by Christian on Monday May 2nd 2011, 8:12

when I use both HDMI (as sound output device) and DVI (for graphics) of my Radeon HD 5670 the screen turns off when starting wow.exe.

When I unplug the HDMI sound device everything (except the sound of course ;)) works fine.

Is there any possibility to use the DVI output for graphics and HDMI for sound in wine?

Thanks for your help.

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launcher crashes wow
by ken on Tuesday April 26th 2011, 15:31
Launcher had been crashing but wasn't paying too much attention because I'd just go to the wow.exe and start playing np. However today's patch by default starts the launcher once the patch is downloaded and crashes. Advice?

have the -opengl command attached and nada

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Wow crashes when hitting play
by xlordt on Monday April 25th 2011, 15:07
OS: Slackware 64 13.1
cpu: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor
Video: Nvidia / 270.41.06

When I try to run Wow, the launcher opens perfectly but when I
hit play it crashes... the installation was a local copy from a Windows 7 partition... what I did was copied everything over to my linux partition. Can someone please check the error output and head me on the right direction?

Error Output:

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Confirrmed Launcher Crashes
by Ghenghis on Wednesday April 20th 2011, 10:54
Wine 1.3.18 Launcher crashes with this version as well as previous version. Latest version Ubuntu 64 bit.

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Don't have textures
by Novák Martin on Friday April 15th 2011, 14:25
­I'm using wine 1.3.17. I would like to play with wow, but, when i start the game, I don't see the most of textures, only "clouds". I don't see any character texture(I see every bench, or tree, or house, but not the characters, and NPCs). Similar to Assassin's creed broherhood. I don't see the textures, which the VGA card have to generate. (sorry for the bad english)
VGA: ATi HD5450
Proc: AMD Athlon 4200+ X2

archive Data\enUS\patch-enUS.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\patch-enUS-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\patch-enUS-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\enUS\locale-enUS.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\speech-enUS.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\expansion-locale-enUS.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\lichking-locale-enUS.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\expansion-speech-enUS.MPQ opened
archive Data\enUS\lichking-speech-enUS.MPQ opened
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195ee20,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195ece4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f1bc,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),0,0x195f5ec,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195f6f0,0x00000000), stub!
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),0,0x195f1b4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HD-Audio Generic, disabling mixer
fixme:dsalsa:IDsDriverBufferImpl_SetVolumePan (0x1dff38,0x1dfe38): stub
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:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x195dfe0,0x00000000), stub!
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_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_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:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x50020, 0x1356a8): stub

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by Bobby on Monday March 21st 2011, 8:11
if anyone is interested in copying wow folder from windows partition but does not have windows dual boot, here is how i installed winXP dual boot on existing linux machine. I then maintain copies from win partition to linux with rsync -avh . this thanks to the fact that i cannot install wow directly on linux. Link:

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  • RE: by Bobby on Monday March 21st 2011, 8:43
  • RE: by Danellos on Friday March 25th 2011, 4:08
Launcher crash with wine-1.3.16
by Dif on Saturday March 19th 2011, 6:58
I just received the update 1.3.16 and now the Laucher crash few seconds after opening.

This is what WowError report:

This is what the console report:

By running directly Wow.exe I have no problem, so I can use it for the moment, but this issue can be problematic when the next patch is released (since patches are usually downloaded and installed by the Launcher).

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Crash while changing game resolution
by Tim Kornhammar on Friday March 18th 2011, 16:46
I added the bug #26414 where Wine crashes because of a change of resolution in Wine.

I haven't found any clear answer to why it happens yet except it is probably an error within WoW where it tries to read a NULL pointer. Hopefully Wine can be prevented from crashing due to this..

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install Cataclysm with Blizzard Downloader
by Bobby on Friday March 18th 2011, 10:34
I have been trying to get this to work but it stops downloading fairly soon after start. i have opened the ports and tried them with other bittorrent client and they are open. Anyone else have some advice for installing Cataclysm from Blizzard Downloader?

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by LK4D4 on Sunday March 6th 2011, 15:45
Hello, I have serious regression on wine 1.3.15. I can`t run WoW now. There is no interesting messages in log. It`s just died :(
Tell me if you have same troubles, or may be it`s OK.

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  • RE: 1.3.15 by Andrew on Sunday March 6th 2011, 15:53
  • RE: 1.3.15 by Jim on Tuesday March 8th 2011, 11:31
  • RE: 1.3.15 by Kudinov Andrey on Thursday March 10th 2011, 15:45
FPS fluctuates between 2 and 26
by Moody Loner on Sunday March 6th 2011, 15:06
Ubuntu 10.10
Wine 1.3.14-0ubuntu1~maverickppa1
Video: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] 256 Mb with ATI Catalyst 11.2 installed
CPU: AMD Athlon TF-36
RAM: 2.7 Gb
Wow.exe in Windows 7 partition mounted at /win7/Users//World of Warcraft

Well, it runs, and where Windows 7 gives me ~2000 ms latency I have

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Error when Patching
by Andrew H. on Sunday March 6th 2011, 14:09
When I try to patch the client, a dialog box with the following message pops up:

Cannot find 'C:\users\andrew\Temp\Blizzard Installer Temporary Data - 08ffceb6\patch.html?enUS'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct.

The only option is to close the dialog box from the 'x' in the corner, or press OK.

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Cursor is upside down
by vhaarr on Thursday February 24th 2011, 9:52

I have not tested D3D mode or anything else. This is with the current git head only, not latest release.

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FPS boost patch for wow
by Vitaliy on Thursday February 17th 2011, 14:55
For those who have appropriate knowledges to patch wine, here is the patch that adds support for multi-core processors, increasing wow performance to the same level as directX on windows.

Please note it is beta though, but worked for me except of a few times with segfault error.

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ALT TAB CRASH + sound issues
by Gold on Tuesday February 15th 2011, 15:33
Hi guys

Currently running under:

Ubuntu Mav 10.10 x86-64
Kernel 2.6.35-25-gen
gnome 2.32.0

3 Gig Corsair Ram
GF9800GTX+ 260.19.06
Wine 1.3.13

Like the tittle says the game itself is running great, but i cant alt tab or change desktop without getting the game to freeze ... i have experience that bug in earlier ubuntu distro but that was gone in 9.10, was due to some bug with compiz but this time compiz doesnt seems to affect the problem at all. Anyone got maybe an idea of what could cause this ?


Sounds issues is just that i cant listen to music while playing the game, ((or vent) mumble and skype work great though) each time im lauching the game movie player is closing for some odd reason and/or crashes

Thx for your time and I hope someone could check this out for few secs XD

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64bit OS with more than 4 gigs = crash
by Chris Messina on Wednesday February 9th 2011, 13:46
I wanted to share a solution (at least so far) to a problem I've had that has gotten worse with Cata.

Apparently, on 64 bit systems with more than 4 gigs of RAM, WoW will crash with an error along the lines of "Not able to allocate xxx amount of RAM". It seems to happen more quickly in graphically complex areas (big cities with lots of objects). It also is made worse by having the graphics settings set higher. This happens not just in Wine, but in Windows as well.

The problem seems to be that WoW, being a 32bit app, is only able to access so much memory, and it runs out of available memory in graphics heavy areas. The solution is to modify the Wow.exe to allow it to be aware of more memory on a 64bit system. There's more to it technically, but that's my understanding of what's going on.

A program to patch the Wow.exe can be found here:

A blue posting that they won't ban you for doing this can be found here:

As always, do so at your own risk, blah blah. I've purposely camped my toons in Org for the past several days, and have been able to stay in the city for near an hour each time without crashing, where before it would dump me out in about 10 minutes.

Hope this helps anyone else who may be experiencing the same issue!

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Crash on startup
by Nick on Wednesday February 2nd 2011, 4:10

I'm running FreeBSD 8.1 with Wine 1.3.12. I installed WOW without any issues; however, the program seems to crash on launch. The only output from my terminal is:

%wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/Wow.exe

X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 1 (X_CreateWindow)
Serial number of failed request: 208
Current serial number in output stream: 210

Has anybody else had this problem or know how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!

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Out of Memory?
by Jen on Tuesday February 1st 2011, 13:00
Is there any update on a fix for the "out of memory" errors?

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Wine crash
by John on Friday January 28th 2011, 20:52
I am having intermittent crashes while playing WoW. Sometimes in 10-15 minutes, and sometimes after well over and hour or two. It seems to happen at random times, I cannot find a way to reproduce it on the spot.

I created a pastebin with my terminal log.

I am running Wine 1.3.12, 32 bit version on Linux Mint Main Edition 10 64 bit.

This is my

My computer specs are:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B65 Processor (unlocked to quad core)
4GB RAM, DDR3 running at 1600mhz
GeForce GTX 460

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I can provide some more information.

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Corrupt image World of Warcraft Help plz
by Federico torres on Monday January 24th 2011, 17:52
Thanks in advance to all of you.

So here is my problem, I upgraded to new version of wine 1.3.11 and ubuntu 10.10 64 bit and since I did that i started to have a very corrupt image in world of warcraft I used to be playable under older version of wine and ubuntu 32 bit,
I just know the basic in the linux world so plz be very detailed on the steps if you have an possible solution to my problem please.
Here is a screenshot of my problem
and this are my computer specs

Microprocessor 2.20 GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor M500
Memory 6144MB
Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics

I updated the computer via update manager in ubuntu and I'm using the newest driver from ati site ATI Catalyst™ Proprietary Display Driver - Linux x86 & Linux x86_64

thanks to you all for the help

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Night Elf Feral Druid Transformations Glitched
by Devin on Saturday January 15th 2011, 12:21
I'm using 1.3.11 and everything seems to work fine except for trying to use any of my transformations as a druid. I can press the skill and it shows the ground effects when changing, but my characters image does not change to a cat, or a bird, bear, tiger or seal-thing.

Also, my character moves and acts as if he was IN that form. In other words, if I switch to flight form, my character can fly. If I'm in cat form, I can use feral charge, ravage, etc. It's just showing my character in human form doing all this rather than the correct form.

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Launcher and Log in issues
by Nick on Friday January 14th 2011, 15:24
With the current version of wine that I am using 1.2.2 I am having issues where I am not able to use the keyboard to log into the game without closing and opening the program multiple times (works randomly) this was not an issue with wine version 1.2.1 . Also if wow has already been run and close I am not able to reopen the program again through wine without error unless I restart linux. I have tried logging out and back in but with no success only a restart seems to work. Also have had intermittent sound issues where if I move the game window and open another program be in mangler or firefox the sound in the game stops until next pc restart and reload game. This was also not an issue in wine 1.2.1 Otherwise everything works well other then some cutting in the graphics and a lag that lasts about 1 seconds every 10-15 seconds occasionally.

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by Xpander on Friday January 14th 2011, 13:24
well first of all. If u disable speedstep from BIOS, ur cpu should be allways at max. so if u want to achiev that why u need speedstep at all?

but if u really like to have speedstep on and get 1.8 ghz at startup.
then in ubuntu's case u can add ur script to startup applications.
that should do the trick
or maybe i got u wrong here...

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  • RE: by Xpander on Friday January 14th 2011, 13:25
CPU usage and scaling on an Intel E4300 1.8Ghz
by laeg on Thursday January 13th 2011, 2:31
"- Ensure your CPU is not being overloaded with instructions. In other words, whether or not its usage is 100% "

I'm trying to establish this, please see the two screenshots.

The processes tab of System Resources shows the CPU usage somehow running at 102%, while the resources tab shows the two cores not running at 100% so I am hoping someone can help me make sense of what appears to be conflicting reports?

If relevant it is an Intel Core2Duo EE4300 1.8Ghz.

"- Make sure the CPU scaling governor is set to "Performance" rather than "OnDemand""

Is it correct that I do this in Ubuntu's gconf-editor by setting my desktop's apps>gnome-power-manger>cpufreq policy_ac's key value to performance as I read in an Ubuntu guide somewhere, or does it need to be capitalized Performance?

Performance is what I currently have the policy_ac value set to, and I didn't need to create it. The reason I am mentioning this is because $cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies returns no such file or directory, does this mean cpufreq scaling isn't available with my particular processor?

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cannot connect to blizzard servers anymore
by zelrik on Tuesday January 11th 2011, 7:59
Since this morning:

"Launcher cannot obtain patching information. Please check your internet configuration."

From command line:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/zelrik/.wine" wine C:\\Program\ Files\\World\ of\ Warcraft\\Launcher.exe
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (15000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 15000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (15000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 15000

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Problems installing
by brandon cook on Thursday December 30th 2010, 20:45
I have done everything up to the point where i should right-click to run with Wine, but I am getting an "Access Denied" message.

Any ideas. I'm sure its something simple

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WoW won't run - error message
by Kalinda on Thursday December 30th 2010, 12:06

I just switched to a 64 bit CPU from a 32 bit CPU and reinstalled my Arch Linux. WoW worked pretty flawlessly on my 32 bit without me having to do anything, but now it won't run at all.

It launches the Blizzard Downloader just fine and downloads the game, but when I press start I get this error:

"Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program."

I have not made any modifications or added any reg keys or anything. I tried it with both Win XP and Win 7 and neither makes a difference.

I have an Nvidia card and I'm running the latest version of the Nvidia drivers. I used to have an Xorg file, created with Nvidia-xconfig, but I deleted it and am now running without one. Xorg.conf or not makes no difference with WoW not working.

I run my wine as a 32bit app, as oppose to 64 bit.

Can anyone help me? I am not sure what to do and no one else here seems to have this error.


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Installer Crash
by N C on Tuesday December 28th 2010, 8:53
Trying to install my client from the dashboard I get a program error with this output:

fixme:shdocvw:ClOleCommandTarget_Exec Unimplemented cmdid 28
fixme:shdocvw:ClOleCommandTarget_Exec Unimplemented cmdid 21
fixme:shdocvw:OleObject_Close (0x1e1310)->(1)
wine: Call from 0x7bc4b0b0 to unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData, aborting
wine: Unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData called at address 0x7bc4b0b0 (thread 0033), starting debugger...

I can't continue from the Launcher.exe.

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For people having "PulseAudio" related sound problem.
by dlbonsai on Saturday December 25th 2010, 7:03
Hi everyone,

That's a long time I've been using WinePulse. What is it ?
It's simply wine, built with PulseAudio support in it.

There's a Ubuntu ppa repository so you DON'T need to build wine and patch it by yourself.

Do not forget to switch to pulseaudio in wine config. "winecfg" under audio section.

Merry Christmas.

PS: WoW Cat. Run perfectly with wine pulse.

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Mic crashes when I'm in Orgrimmar.
by Steve on Thursday December 16th 2010, 19:00
I seem to have this problem with my microphone.

Whenever I run through Orgrimmar, the mic immediately stops working. I can be using in-game chat, TeamSpeak, or Skype, but I will lose all ability to capture sound with my mic until I reload my ALSA>

This happens with other things, like running YouTube, but primarily I've noticed that Orgrimmar is the major offender. Otherwise, it will work fine for hours.

Anyone have any idea why this is happening?

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Installation is damaged wtf
by Rob on Wednesday December 15th 2010, 7:14
Been playing WoW fine for a while now, suddenly after an update today and stuff I'm getting a "installation is damaged use the repairer" message, so I try use the repairer and it's bitching about folder permissions! My whole WoW folder is set to read and write!

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Having tons of trouble!
by Trey on Monday December 13th 2010, 12:45
So, I get Wow installed just fine via the online installer, it then auto launches the launcher and downloads updated tools. Once that completes things go to hell. I can't get the Wow client to work nor the Launcher.

Video Card:
trey@FuckShoes:~$ lspci -v | grep VGA
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Using the newest ATI proprietary driver.

Running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit full updated.

Kernel Information:
Linux FuckShoes 2.6.35-23-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 24 11:55:36 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Wine Version:
trey@FuckShoes:~$ wine --version

Here are the pastebin outputs from Launcher.exe

Here are the pastebin outputs from Wow.exe

The Launcher will actually open and then display the Faild to download information about the next patch error.

The client all it does is load and crash I have to use xkill to kill the client. No display nothing.

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Screen is filled with garbage
by Daniel Leese on Monday December 13th 2010, 5:31
I am running a up to date Arch Linux x86_64 with wine-1.3.9-1, ATI Radeon HD 5600, xorg 1.9 and fglrx 10.11.

Direct rendering is working and other native games like tuxracer or supertuxcart work fine.

Myself and other users (see are experiencing extreme graphics corruption with WoW: Cataclysm (4.x). Hase anybody seen such a severe graphics error ( before? Is it working for other people with a similar ATI based setup?

I really hope somebody will shed some light on this issue.

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What i got so far
by Marty on Monday December 13th 2010, 2:16
Hi i have been running world of warcraft, in opengl mode for some time now.

However now is the time to get d3d working properly, it seems that i can get shadows working perfectly however i like them set to good.

it also seems that i can get the water to go to fair, no big deal.

however when i set the water to ultra the water disappears unless you are under it.

i had what i thought was mulisampling working at 4x but it seems that my graphics driver was blocking that and was forcing it to be off.

when i set it to let the application decide then i started having problems.

when i was in-game and set the mulisampling to 1x it worked any higher and it would be a blank screen like it did when i tried to force it from the nvidia settings manager.

What i want is 4x or 8x multisampling with ultra water and sunbeams.
Thanks for any help in advance.

here is a copy of my registry

and here are some screen-shots

before any changes

set to 4x

found out it was in override

what it looked like after i set to program settings

set back to 1x

what it was doing at 4x really

org 1x fair water

same as above but out of a shadow

water set to ultra

underwater ultra

dablackfox@dablackfox-PC ~ $ glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"
direct rendering: Yes
dablackfox@dablackfox-PC ~ $

here is my wtf

here is a few errors from terminal, i weeded out most duplicates.

fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32ed7c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:d3d9:D3DPERF_SetOptions (0x1) : stub
fixme:d3d:swapchain_init Add OpenGL context recreation support to context_validate_onscreen_formats
fixme:d3d:debug_d3dformat Unrecognized 0x4c4c554e (as fourcc: NULL) WINED3DFORMAT!
fixme:d3d:wined3d_get_format Can't find format unrecognized (0x4c4c554e) in the format lookup table
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32f198,0x00000000), stub!
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server socket
jack server is not running or cannot be started
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server socket
jack server is not running or cannot be started
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server socket
jack server is not running or cannot be started
err:mmdevapi:ACR_ReleaseBuffer Starting from 1014
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32f338,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HDA NVidia, disabling mixer
err:mmdevapi:ACR_ReleaseBuffer Starting from 1014
Unable to read archive hash/block table: "Data/wow-update-13287.MPQ"
fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation (0x198e390,0x198e990): stub
fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries

err:mmdevapi:ACR_ReleaseBuffer Starting from 1014

fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 5000

fixme:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal entry already in cache - don't know what to do!

AL lib: ALc.c:1808: alcCloseDevice(): destroying 1 Context(s)

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wine 1.3.8/ubuntu 10.10 crashes
by orodos on Friday December 10th 2010, 23:21
Having a heck of a time trying to get WoW to rock. Fresh install of OS and apps on an ASUS k52f laptop. i3, intel hd, 4 gigs ram.

Suggested .wtf settings applied from < >

SET ffxDeath "0"
SET ffxGlow "0"

Using < SET gxApi "opengl" > instead of -opengl flag on startup command.

So I start up wine & WoW:

padsp wine "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe"

Launcher is good, downloads and applies patches. When clicking [PLAY] wine pukes an error, Launcher.exe has encountered a serious error.

Terminal output:

Assertion 'pa_atomic_load(&(b)->_ref) > 0' failed at pulsecore/memblock.c:589, function pa_memblock_unref(). Aborting.
wine: Assertion failed at address 0xf7797430 (thread 0009), starting debugger...

Debugging info isn't given, wow.exe loads, login screen, sound, everything seems to work. Can adjust settings for sound and video, progress to character selection screen. After selecting character, load screen loads fine. Immediately after load screen finishes and character is in realm, WoW freezes. Have to ctrl alt esc and force close with system monitor.

Terminal output:

Can't figure out what to do, but it seems to be a wine/pulseaudio problem. Have tried selecting oss in winecfg and prefixing padsp. Toggled various OS's in winecfg. Have also tried and removed the suggested regedit from the ubuntu WoW help link above. Toggled different combinations of audio and video settings in WoW. Sound does work when using the padsp prefix.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

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Oh man, if anyone can help with SOME of the issues..
by paradox on Friday December 10th 2010, 0:23
i have my terminal stuff posted here:
does anyone have any ideas at all? i tried following the ubuntu forum's Wow guide with no luck.

i'm running ubuntu 10.10 and wine 1.3.8
i also have Kernel Linux 2.6.35-23-generic
2GB or RAM
and a Duo Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz processor.

again my terminal errors are posted here:

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login problem
by fogtrin on Thursday December 9th 2010, 9:54
today i copied wow installation from external disc, and i can't log in to game. It shows blizard error "unable to connect. please try again later", but my friend can log at the same time, realm was online. Please help

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Crash: Unhandled exception when starting WoW
by Sarah on Thursday December 9th 2010, 8:10
Since WoW is running perfectly well on my desktop box on Ubuntu 10.04 with Wine 1.3.8, I copied the whole game folder over to my recently aquired notebook to give it a try. It doesn’t work, of course.

When I run wow.exe with Wine, I get the following console output:

err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7e778586

The wow.exe process then quickly climbs up to 100% CPU usage and stays there. Nothing else happens. I have to kill the process manually.

Acer Aspire 5739 G
Intel Core Duo P7450 2.13 GHz
Geforce 240M
Ubuntu 10.10 (64 bit)
Kernel 2.6.35-23

The following I already tried to fix the problem:
Wine 1.2.1 and Wine 1.3.8 from the Maverick repositories.
Nvidia drivers 256.53 and 260.19.21.
Setting kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 0
Deleting the, in case something in there might cause the crashes.
Starting with and without -opengl parameter.

I really need help here. Is there anything else I could do to make WoW behave?
The launcher works fine, by the way. Only the game itself doesn’t.

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4.0.3a ACCESS_VIOLATION crash (following authentication)
by Florian on Tuesday December 7th 2010, 19:49

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 x86 and Wine 1.2.1 .
GeForce 8500 GT
Driver: 260.19.06

My wow install is a recent backup of an XP install ( WTF & Interface folders deleted) which I pasted into wine 's "Program Files". I ran the REPAIR.EXE under Wine successfuly, then updated through launcher.

Here's about my first tries to run WoW under Linux / wine.
I read a few turials before, but I might have forgotten crucial thingies.

The crash occurred right after authentication.

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Installation error
by james on Tuesday December 7th 2010, 16:11
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and wine 1.2.1 although I have tried 1.3.5 as well and still get the same issue.

The installation screen comes up and when I press install I get program error "The program WoW-4.0.0-WOW-enGB-installer.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close"

I have been hunting around for a solution and cannot seem to find one.

I am very new to Ubuntu and loving it, but any help with this would be appreciated.



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intel 945 dual-tmu error
by Bryguy on Sunday December 5th 2010, 9:00
I've got a laptop with intel 945 graphics that ran wow reasonably well under wine before the 4.0.x patches. Now that I've installed them, the loading screen works fine, the character selection screen works fine, but when the world loading screen bar finishes the game crashes.

I found that if i *re-enable* pixel shaders and vertex shading in winecfg, the game will load, but the frame rate is unusable even for auction house and the like; it runs at about 0.5 fps in most places.

This is all under d3d. If I attempt to run the game under opengl (which has never worked well on this hardware), I now get an error that I must install graphics hardware with "dual-tmu support". This is a laptop so obviously, that's impossible.

Did something happen that made vertex shading/pixel shaders mandatory in the newest patches under d3d, and if so is there a way to disable it? As I said, I got usable (15-20) fps before under d3d on this machine. All graphics settings are at minimum, all the usual workarounds (ffxglow 0 etc) have been applied.

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Error 132, aka 'my huur-duur moment'
by spoony on Thursday December 2nd 2010, 8:02
I just spent the last week trying to get this figured out. Everything graphics-wise seemed to be working fine on a fresh install of Ubuntu Lucid and I appeared to be using the correct driver (I have an nvidia 220 M). I tried everything under the sun, from updating to the latest wine beta to trying a bunch of different things with winetricks to upgrading/downgrading my kernel.

I finally got a clue when I tried running two 3d-accelerated programs at once and suddenly both of my cores went to 95% usage. I poked around nvidia-settings a bit and realized I was using a two year old driver. I have no idea *how* that happened as that version of the driver doesn't even seem to be in the Ubuntu repos any more, but eh. Updated to the latest (had to manually remove the old driver as well) and WoW (copied from a windows install) now runs flawlessly (wine 1.3.8, all defaults, with -opengl). Everything else seems quite a bit happier as well.

Moral of the story: that *bold text* in the instructions saying to make sure your drivers are up to date is probably the best advice to follow if you are having this error and are using an nvidia graphics card XD

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X11DRV_wglCreatePbufferARB and Data/wow-update-13164.MPQ
by Marty on Wednesday December 1st 2010, 16:50
anyone else getting these errors while running in -opengl

err:wgl:X11DRV_wglCreatePbufferARB ((nil)): unexpected iPixelFormat(0)

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New wine/kernel - Eastern Kingdoms inaccessible.
by Ian Westcott on Monday November 29th 2010, 1:57
Every single time now that any of my characters enter the Eastern Kingdoms continent, I get disconnected from the server. This happens when I create a new character that starts there, enter on a boat or zepplin, or try to connect on a character that logged out there. I get the loading bar, then the server kicks me. I've even deleted the Interface folder and WTF folder, cleared the cache completely, even run the Repair tool, and nothing helps. I connect to these characters on my Mac laptop, and everything's fine.

This has only been happening since the most recent patch that put in all the game geography changes.

OS: Fedora 14 (kernel, Xorg 1.9.1.
Wine 1.3.7, using Nvidia driver 256.53.

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WoW Crash on Login
by Christoffer on Sunday November 28th 2010, 14:11
So, I've been trying to get WoW to work and I've come so far so I get to the login screen.
But when I try to login it gives me and instant crash.

Terminal Output:

What bothers me most is the two following lines:
"wine: Unhandled page fault on execute access to 0x0033ed10 at address 0x33ed10 (thread 00dd), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: page fault on execute access to 0x0033ed10 in 32-bit code (0x0033ed10)."

Dunno really what it means but it bothers me :p

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More informations about the section "System-related issues"
by Proculation on Sunday November 28th 2010, 1:04
OS: Arch Linux
Wine Version: 1.3.8

If you get an error logging, be sure to have lib32-libldap (the 32bits version of openldap) installed in /usr/lib32.

I guess it goes for other distributions too.

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problems with alt
by thomas on Friday November 26th 2010, 21:48
when i hit alt- and click the mouse i get the linux desktop and not WoW. also, it will periodicly freeze, so the game becomes unplayable and i must kill the process and restart the game, any ideas?

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Random Annoyances
by Daniel on Wednesday November 24th 2010, 19:26
I am running Wow 4.0.3 on Linux Mint 9 using Wine 1.2.1 I use PlayonLinux to manage Wine versions, and I have used up to 1.3.7, which I think is the most current version. Usually, it'll run OK. But I have run across several problems.

1. Logging on: When I log on, sometimes the computer will become completely non responsive. The cursor moves, bot the sound stops, no buttons can be pushed, and keyboard shortcuts don't work. This happens only after I enter my login information and press enter. The only way around this is to reset my computer.

2. Disconnection: getting DC'd is a common problem. When I ran WoW under Windows, it happened. Now, however, when I get DC'd, instead of returning to the login screen with the disconnect error message, I stay in the game until I minimize it and kill that process.

3. Minimizing: The problem lies not with the minimizing, but with getting back into the game after I use my web browser or something. I think I fixed it by running Windowed(maximized), and just switching desktops, but I haven't tried that extensively. In any case, the first 2 problems are much more annoying.

4. FPS: Every so often, I will get a huge drop in frame rate, stay that way for a few seconds or so, and go back to normal. This is independent of being in high-lag areas like Dalaran or major population centers. I used the MaxFPS tip found below, but again I haven't tested it thoroughly yet. May just be a hardware issue (see below).

If anyone has any information on any item, it will be appreciated. I am new to Linux, so I am still learning. I am hoping to get WoW running at least as well in Linux as on Windows.

Comp Specs (4-5 years old)
AMD Athalon 64 3200+
2.5 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4350
Driver Packaging Version: 8.723.1-100408a-098580C-ATI (proprietary)
2D Driver Version: 8.72.11
OpenGL Version: 3.2.9756 Compatibility Profile Context
Kernel 2.6.32-21-generic
Linux Mint 9 32-bit (will upgrade to 10 soon)
Gnome 2.30.2

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Lost connection to Updater
by Jen on Tuesday November 23rd 2010, 11:14
Since 4.0.3, I've been having problems with the Launcher. It'll patch, but when it gets to applying the patch, it'll time out and I'll get a message saying "Lost connection to the Updater."

Computer having issues: slackware 13.1, wine 1.3.37, kernel 2.6.36-rc7

Computer able to patch without issues: slackware 12.2, wine 1.3.34, kernel

Here's the terminal output:

Any ideas?

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Switching workspaces resized WoW
by Ian Westcott on Sunday November 21st 2010, 15:15
First, everything worked perfectly under Fedora 11, but yesterday I updated to Fedora 14 and now something is very funny with the graphics support.

The problem: I run WoW at full-screen mode at 2560x1600 (same resolution as my desktop). Now when I switch desktops in Gnome (Control-Alt-Arrow) and come back, I can only see the game in the middle 2048x1280 or so. It's a viewport into the game, not a full resize, so some of the game window is no longer visible. Instead, the desktop is visible around it (and I can even interact with it). The game thinks it's still running at 2560x1600. Any thoughts?

Also, it looks like the hardware cursor isn't working right -- it's a grey outline in the shape that the cursor should be. Everything works, it just doesn't look like the details of the cursor are being drawn.

System: Fedora 14, kernel (stock Fedora), nvidia driver 256.35 and 260.19 (tried both). This happens both on the wine 1.3.3 binaries that worked fine under F11, as well as the wine 1.3.7 binaries that come with F14.

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Issue unknown
by real name on Saturday November 20th 2010, 8:18
Updated with Launcher.exe in windows.
Wow.exe works in windows, but gives error with wine.
Tech support in WoW seems baffled, I am at least.
Done everything next to debugging.

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Graphic issues NVidia at specific situations
by Michiel on Wednesday November 17th 2010, 8:53
At a few points I have noticed a few things that no longer seem to work, or require different parameters to make them work:

I use the latest NVidia drivers and run the game in OpenGL with wine-1.3.7 on Slackware Linux 13.1 64-bits, multilib.

- Underwater: I got a 'starry' sky. When I set the water redering to low, I could see under water again. (good enough solution for now for me)
- When flying to the north from Argent Tournament grounds at some point the world does not render, all I see is a "black hole in the clouds" (a blackish circle with cloud-white in the corners. No solution found yet.
- When prophet Tharon'Ja turns you in an undead I get the same issue as above where I have no solution yet.

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New patch
by Benjamin Lawrence on Tuesday November 16th 2010, 18:48
Version 4.0.3 is out, by the by.

Tried a new version, splashed out time on a whole new Ubuntu 10.04 (not going to .10 just yet), new wine, new Warcraft installation. After several attempts, couldn't get it to install under any distribution of wine, other than from the downloader.

Copied it from my windows PC, after it installed flawlessly.

Running Launcher.exe generates the "Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" fixme. Running WoW.exe generates no such error, but further down the line gives a slew of errors coming out (wine 1.3.7). Seems to work with wine 1.2 however, still.

Will be playing with it today while on the phone, seeing if there's a more recent wine that likes the new game patch

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  • RE: New patch by Benjamin Lawrence on Tuesday November 16th 2010, 18:49
  • RE: New patch by bbkr on Wednesday November 17th 2010, 16:48
Login Crash at "Success"
by Benjamin Lawrence on Wednesday November 10th 2010, 0:35
So I've been running WoW fine for months now. Not sure if there was a mini-patch or something, but yesterday, it just stopped. Went overnight from "platinum" to "gold" (the graphics settings in opengl bug me), to "silver" - after logging in there's a problem now.

It gets to "Success", then comes up with an exceptionally helpful error dialogue with no information on it. I have a bug entry from the terminal, but not sure where to put it. Only one time have I had any other info on it - it came up with a 0xC0000005 error.

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arch w/ 260.19.12
by brian a on Saturday October 30th 2010, 18:51
if this will help anyone..

on arch make sure you have nvidia nvidia-utils and lib32-nvidia-utils-beta installed.

then launch wow with LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib32/:/usr/lib/" wine Wow.exe

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Other Linux Distros - We need your results!!!
by Danellos on Saturday October 30th 2010, 13:50
It seems that there are quite a few people here who don't use Ubuntu
and haven't submitted any test results for WoW. It would be much
appreciated if the users from other distros could please submit some
test results.

At the moment we have too many Ubuntu test results and this is not
exactly healthy for WINE as a whole due to various reasons. So
non-Ubuntu users, we kindly request that you submit some test

And please make sure that the submissions are accurate, well-tested,
and written in a decent level of English. Please see the
recent test results that were accepted for examples on how we expect
them to be submitted.

Thank you.

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Error: Launcher can not run because its skin archive is damaged please run repair. (SOLVED)
by Paul Romeril on Saturday October 30th 2010, 11:53
(This is all on Gentoo Linux, though it MAY apply to other distros.)

After updating to Wine 1.3.6, I got the following error after running Launcher.exe and then (AFAIK) proceeding to the WoW page *before* letting Launcher complete the "Installing minor updates" (or whatever).

The NEXT time I ran Launcher, I got the following error:

"Launcher can not run because its skin archive is damaged please run repair."

So, I ran Repair. No joy.

(Gentoo specific)
Ultimately, I re-ran the "emerge -uvND world" to update all the packages and ran across issues with the "openldap" package that required resolution using the "revdep-rebuild" tool. Even then, I was still getting the error.

So I downgraded to Wine 1.3.4 and poof! the problem went away!

I also let Launcher finish applying other updates this time, though this was (apparently) separate from the initial issue.

Using Wine 1.3.6 on Gentoo (or possibly on other distros) seems to cause a regression or trigger a new bug. I have seen posts from other users running Windows *natively* and Blizzard has not provided a comprehensive solution for them either.

Wine 1.3.4 works, and I have not tried either (unstable) 1.3.5 (which is the latest version in the Portage tree as of 2010-10-30) or the (stable) 1.2.1.

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Launcher graphical issue
by nicola manca on Friday October 29th 2010, 5:50
this is an old bug I think buto someone know hot to render WoW Launcher's option pages? if I select "Game Option" or "Launcher Option" the window is all gray and the only way to go back is to press Esc button. Instead if I select Connection info all is fine...

any tips?

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For those who are interested in a native client
by Danellos on Thursday October 28th 2010, 2:56
Hello all

This for those of you who are interested in a native client for WoW.

I have been doing some searching around Google and the WoW NA forums and could not find a topic on the United States WoW forums with with regards to the request of a native client. All I could find was this one (which got locked I assume because of the trolling):

If anyone of our US friends is willing to make a new thread on the suggestions board ( then please post the link here and I will add it in the last notes box, like I have done with the European thread, so that people can express their views there if desired.


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Linux Installers for Blizzard Products
by Daniel Balieiro on Tuesday October 26th 2010, 7:04

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error #132 (0x85100084 Fatal Exception
by bethany M on Monday October 25th 2010, 21:06
the error is as titled
basically says An instruction at "0xFFFFFFFF" referenced memory at "0xFFFFFFFF"
The Memory could not be executed
Press ok to terminate the application.

is there any idea how to fix this? uninstalled everything already
even made winne 64bit since my ubuntu 10.10 is 64bit

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4.0 System Requirements
by Chris Spaeth on Monday October 25th 2010, 15:15
I haven't found any system requirements for WoW Cataclysm, because Blizzard hasn't released them, but here are my results for the recent 3.3.x to 4.0.x patch.

On my Compaq 2.4 Ghz single-core desktop with 2 GB ram and Intel graphics: Download and install worked flawlessly, then told me my video card is not longer supported.

On my Toshiba 1.4 Ghz single-core laptop with 1.2 GB ram and an ATI Radeon card and a 40 GB hard drive. After reinstalling linux (Kubuntu 10.04) and removing a few programs, I installed the 3.01 full client. Then I had to open Wow.exe directly or transfer the incremental patches to the WoW folder. The launcher will try to patch directly from 3.01 to 4.0.x which DOESN'T WORK. I then moved the contents of the Update folder from my other drive to save downloading the 4.76 GB patch. The system checks the files, then installs. My computer stalls around 38% and the screen behind the updater goes black. Then it chugs along (I believe its because of the RAM and only 1 GB of swap. I am still awaiting the result!

I'm not sure at this point, if WoW can be crammed onto a 40 GB drive because of the extra space needed for temp files. Use Filelight to find unneeded old patches and temp files. The worst offenders are all patches below 3.3.5, the contents of the Windows Tmp and Users/"User_Name"/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files folder. I believe you can save 5-15 GB by eliminating them, but be careful. MPQ files and the contents of the Updates folder need to be saved for the upgrade. I hope this helps those trying to upgrade on a shoestring. Personally, I may be a few hours away from switching MMO's to Planeshift or Runescape. Good luck!

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WoW hangs and freezes
by Dmitriy on Monday October 25th 2010, 14:40
Few weeks ago I've installed ArchLinux x86_64, KDE 4.5.2 and Wine 1.3.3.
After that I started to get freezes on Cataclysm beta. Sometimes it freezes only for 15-20 seconds, sometimes it just hangs forever. Sometimes I can Ctrl+Alt+F2 and kill WoW.exe to get back control of my system. Sometimes no keystrokes work and I have to use Reset.
Usually it happens after playing for a while, but it can repeat very often once started, even after rebooting the system.
There is nothing special in wine log, and no lines appear during these freezes.

This also happens in LXDE, but it never hangs forever, only freezes for few seconds.

If anyone knows what can cause such issues, I would be very glad to hear any advices, cuz its really annoying to get such freeze when u're healing heroic instance :P

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Kernel cause of login problems?
by Mike C on Sunday October 24th 2010, 20:21
Had the log on problem after patching on both my linux boxes (PCLinuxOS 2010) and changed the kernel from back to and it that fixed it on both boxes.

2nd box was a fresh install of PCLinuxOS 2010.10, fresh Wine (1.2.1) - crashed on default kernel but fine on no other changes

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Intel graphics driver
by Daniel Fazakas on Sunday October 24th 2010, 13:06

"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."

Can someone point me towards such a driver? I haven't found anything in the package manager.

My graphics card is the one integrated into the Core i3-330M processor.

I managed to run WoW in d3d mode, with decent fps, but all characters appear white with a large black polygon underneath. When I start with -opengl, the game crashes.

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Anti-Aliasing with ATI
by Xpander on Tuesday October 19th 2010, 19:17

Im having problems to get Anti-Aliasing working with WoW in OpenGL and also in Directx mode.
-I used regitry tweak multisampling=enabled
-tried to force different settings from catalyst
-used the AA settings from WoW settings

Nothing works, still ugly edges on textures :(

im using ubuntu 10.10, Catalyst 10.10 beta.

Does anyone else have the same issue or is there way to get them working somehow?

For example Amnesia: Dark Descent (native linux game) runs nicely with maximum AA, either from catalyst enabled or ingame..

Other than that WoW runs really nice in OpenGL mode..just need new Water effects and shadows now.

thx in advance

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ATI user's question
by Dmitry on Tuesday October 19th 2010, 2:23
Hello! Can I fine with the comfort of playing with video ATI HD 4670 (proprietary driver installed system ubuntu 10.10 x64) as well as the NVIDIA cards? I would like to hear comments of people who play on ATI in this game.

System: AMD Athlon II 215, 2 GB RAM, ATI 4670
Driver packaging version 8.78.3

P.S. I've tried more than a year ago, had a low FPS and not the best display of graphics (blinking).
Thank you!

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Wow Crash fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation (0x1249d4d4,0x1249dad4):
by Huile on Monday October 18th 2010, 23:42
I have recently updated Wine to 1.3.4
i am running ubuntu 10.4
NVIDIA driver 260.19.12

I am unsure if this is a Wine or WOW or Ubuntu/linux error.

I have been researching this subject for months and cannot find a fix

I will be at different parts of the game. in different zones. or whatever. it will happen occasionally after i was recently killed. or on a zone in or zone out of instance

things i have done to correct this problem

Updated ubuntu
updated wine
Reinstalled wine
Reinstalled different versions of wine
Reinstalled ubuntu 9.x
Reinstalled ubuntu 10.4
Reinstalled ubuntu 10.8 (i think it was the newest beta)
Reinstalled ubuntu 10.4 (currently on this version)
Reinstalled wine 1.3.4 (currently on this version)
Reinstalled Wow on both windows and ubuntu boxes (copied from windows to ubuntu) countless times

Now when this error occurs is usually on a texture or a map. or a piece of armour or something like that.

the wow error application (provided by wow) will say that it could not read the file

for example


World of WarCraft: Retail Build (build 13164)

Exe: Z:\media\os300\World of Warcraft\wow.exe

Time: Oct 18, 2010 6:19:29.879 PM

User: eltito

Computer: fatso


This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #134 (0x85100086) Fatal Condition

Program: Z:\media\os300\World of Warcraft\wow.exe

Failed to read file character\human\male\humanmale.m2.

Debug Details:

[0] err=0 text=SFileReadFile - character\human\male\humanmale.m2 - Data\oldworld.MPQ

WoWBuild: 13164


Now there is other files and things that will do it. it will happen in mulgore. and crash on a texture file from the map.

when i was installing wine the last time i was reading that there was some memory management thing that ubuntu uses to handle virtual memory. if you go to places that are populated enough. it will load to much stuff to memory and you will get an error that is almost the same as this. but on a different file in the game. For the life of me i cannot find this post. or this guide on how to change this. or even what its called.

If this error has been reported in a different place and resolved with a fix hack whatever, could i please get a link to it. and if that is the case i am sorry for posting here again.

thank you

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Beware of CPU frequency scaling
by Vidar Wahlberg on Sunday October 17th 2010, 7:46
It appears that the CPU frequency scaling governor "OnDemand" is not optimal for WoW, or at least not on Ubuntu 10.10. Forcing all cores to run at max speed I managed to increase FPS from roughly 14 to 20 in crowded areas in Dalaran.
FPS is still very low, but at least it's slightly more pleasant.

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Any way around it?
by Daniel on Sunday October 17th 2010, 4:00
Does that mean that we can't experience the new water effects since directx 11 doesn't work (as far as i know)? Or is there some way around this?

I have the same problem with my Nvidia 8800GTS on 10.10 x64..

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No window refresh on unminimize
by Riles on Saturday October 16th 2010, 11:32
After getting WoW reinstalled it seems to be running pretty well, except for a graphics/video problem.
When I go from minimized to unminimized the window doesn't seem to refresh, the border & titlebar are there, but the desktop & other windows behind it are all that's visable. The cursor changes and responds to where mailboxes, npcs, etc. should be, so I know the window isn't frozen.

My system:
Ubuntu 10.04
Wine v1.1.42
ATI Radeon HD 4200
4G DDR2 ram
AMD Athlon 2 x4

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problem on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick
by Rocky Burt on Saturday October 16th 2010, 9:14
Just a note that the game crashes on login with the default wine install on Ubuntu 10.10. After some searching I found this fix...

echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope

More info here:

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Login issues
by Joshua on Friday October 15th 2010, 9:32
Everything worked fine until this latest 4.0.1 patch, I downloaded and updated my installation in windows and whenever I run the game in linux everything starts fine, the launcher seems okay, it even downloads the 'Breaking News' on the left pane but when I enter my information and click Login I get "There was an error logging in. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Technical Support at:..." error message, and everything works 100% in windows, so it isn't an issue with my network. Is anyone else experiencing this or have any ideas of where to start troubleshooting this?

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Launcher Requires Write Permission
by Riles on Thursday October 14th 2010, 6:03
Last night when I logged in Wow started downloading the patch it said it had 5 hours so I let it run while I slept. I woke up to an error "Launcher requires write permission to the E:\World of Warcraft\ directory to successfully patch the game. Please enable write access to the directory using an administrator account."
I found this as in issue in an old patch, the resolution was to run BKGND-downloader.exe from the wow folder. BKGND-downloader.exe checks the local data then exits with a message that tells me that wow.exe is up to date.
Running wow.exe it logs into the downloading screen then crashes.

Some help anyone?

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Game not even trying to connect
by Kevin Moebius on Thursday October 14th 2010, 1:46
I can not login with a completely copied World of Warcraft installation (from a working installation on Windows XP). Because the updater would simply refuse to download anything (even with port 3724 forwarded in router), I let the windows install patch itself and copied the result.

On windows, I see the blue Icecrown start screen and I can login and play

On linux, I see the new Cataclysm start screen (Is this even supposed to happen, nearly two month before release?). When I try to login, there is immediately the message "Your connection to the server has been cancelled" (translation by me, german message is "Ihre Verbindung zum Server wurde unterbrochen".

I don't know the difference between the two installations, except for wine behaviour. This is wine 1.2 on kernel 2.6.34. Does anyone have similar issues? What can I do about it?

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Blizzard Updater is failing....
by Dustin T on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 19:59
Hopefully this is the correct place to post this. The downloader finished the big 4+gb download but is failing to install, stops at backup-enUS.mpq, 3% complete.

This is what I get from the command line, running 1.2.1, Ubuntu 64 bit:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/removed/.wine" wine C:\\World\ of\ Warcraft\\Launcher.exe

wine: Unhandled exception 0xc000000d at address 0x1270023:0x00564ad0 (thread 000d), starting debugger...
Process of pid=0040 has terminated
No process loaded, cannot execute 'echo Modules:'
Cannot get info on module while no process is loaded
No process loaded, cannot execute 'echo Threads:'
process tid prio (all id:s are in hex)
0000000e services.exe
00000014 0
00000010 0
0000000f 0
00000011 winedevice.exe
00000018 0
00000017 0
00000013 0
00000012 0
00000019 explorer.exe
0000001a 0
You must be attached to a process to run this command.
No process loaded, cannot execute 'detach'

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How long does Preparing to install take?
by Rob on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 16:15
I've downloaded the 5.3gb patch (EU here) and attempting to install it seems to stick on the "Preparing to install" part, I've tried it with the newest and previous versions of wine and I'm running ubuntu. I'm also not using a firewall.

When I look in my WoW folder it seems to have created a few misc temporary files but that's about it.

My question is: How long did it take you guys on that section, just so I know if I've got a problem or it takes a ridiculous amount of time. Thanks all.

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4.0.1 Randomly Crashes
by Zachary on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 15:54
I can launch WoW and successfully login, however once I actually select my character and enter the game anywhere from immediately to about 5 minutes in I get a dialogue box saying: "The program Wow.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close wine." As well as instructions to come here etc. Thats all the error output I get, and the crashes dont seem to be related in any way except for that.

I don't really use Wine for anything except for WoW, so I'm not really familiar with its error outputs or anything.

Thanks in advance for any help, its greatly appreciated.

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WoW 4 now depends on OpenGL 2.0+
by oliver on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 15:44
I've been playing WoW for years on my, now ancient, IBM T42 using a Radeon mobility 9600. The ubuntu 10.10 OSS ati drivers with modesetting disabled only support OpenGL 1.5. (on Mesa 7.9-devel).

Wow starts with and old (not quite correct) error.

"Please install a 3D accelerator card with dual-TMU support"

Checking the gx.log I notice failures on OpenGL checks:

10/13 21:03:29.896 Texture Target Support:

10/13 21:03:29.896 GxTex_2d - true

10/13 21:03:29.896 GxTex_CubeMap - true

10/13 21:03:29.896 GxTex_Rectangle - true

10/13 21:03:29.896 GxTex_NonPow2 - false

10/13 21:03:29.896 GxTex_Volume - false

10/13 21:03:29.896 NPTNoDependentReads - false
10/13 21:03:29.924 CGxDevice::D3d9AdapterID(): RET: 1, VID: 1002, DID: 514c, DVER: 6000e.a19d6

10/13 21:03:29.924 ConsoleDeviceInitialize(): output device does not have suitable texture & rt format support

Launching the older wow 3.* still loads up just fine (albeit only to the 'please install patch).

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4.0.0 patch problems
by E. Mark Anderson on Wednesday October 13th 2010, 3:15
*** Duplicate of post in 3.3.5 listing ***

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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WoW doesn't recognize my video card
by Andrei on Tuesday October 12th 2010, 20:37
I have nVidia 8600, latest drivers, wine 1.3.4
Changing WoW video settings, I see that it doesn't actually recognize my video card. The "predefined settings" bar is all red, with lowest settings available.
I can set most things to high, but certain features that require Shader 3.0 are greyed out.
glxinfo direct rendering is on, lspxi shows card as 10de:0400
I have d3dx9 libs 24-42 native.

I've been googling around for a while, can't find an answer, it's probably something obvious, but it's hard being a noob.
Thanks in advance.

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Upgrade to 4.0 using offline patch?
by Andrei on Tuesday October 12th 2010, 17:01
What I've done in the past was download the patches manually (esp helps if you go from 3.0 fresh install to 3.3.5) and run them by hand.
I decided to do the same thing now, and downloaded the 3.3.x to 4.0 patch by hand from a mirror.
The problem is...I can't update anything.
Background Downloaded.exe sits for half a minute and says "No new patch data is available", and Launcher.exe plain says "Update Failed".

Does anyone know a solution to this, other than downloading the patch through torrent?

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by Danellos on Thursday October 7th 2010, 10:25
Can anyone else confirm whether or not the OpenGL under water crash bug in FullScreenGlow was fixed? It appears to no longer be an issue for me with my Nvidia card.

If anyone else still has this problem, I will edit the notes again and put back the text warning of the crash.

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WowError Crash Upon Execution
by Chris Fetterly on Saturday October 2nd 2010, 18:55
Hi all, ubuntu 10.04 nub here. Any idea as to the source of this error after trying to launch a fully updated WoW beta.exe? Wine related? Running 1.1.42 with winepulse patch.

This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
Program: PATH REMOVED FOR PRIVACY\World of Warcraft Beta\WoW.exe
Exception: 0x80000100 (unknown exception) at 0023:7BC4B590

WoWBuild: 13117
SET readTOS "-1"
SET readEULA "-1"
SET readScanning "-1"
SET readContest "-1"
SET locale "enUS"
SET showToolsUI "1"
SET readTerminationWithoutNotice "-1"
SET installType "Retail"
SET portal "public-beta"
SET realmList ""
SET patchlist ""
SET hwDetect "0"
SET gxRefresh "61"
SET gxMultisampleQuality "0.000000"
SET gxFixLag "0"
SET videoOptionsVersion "3"
SET movie "0"
SET accounttype "CT"
SET Sound_MusicVolume "1"
SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.60000002384186"
SET farclip "1057"
SET groundEffectDensity "96"
SET realmName "Lost Isles (US)"
SET gxResolution "1920x1200"
SET gxMultisample "16"
SET maxFPS "0"
SET maxFPSBk "0"
SET mouseSpeed "1"
SET Gamma "0.000000"
SET Sound_SFXVolume "0.69999998807907"
SET Sound_ZoneMusicNoDelay "1"
SET groundEffectDist "220"
SET environmentDetail "125"
SET gameTip "77"
SET Sound_MasterVolume "0.5"
SET gxTripleBuffer "1"
SET g_accountUsesToken "1"
SET gxVSync "0"
SET weatherDensity "1"
SET componentTextureLevel "9"
SET shadowLevel "0"
SET gxApi "OpenGL"
SET ffxGlow "0"
SET terrainMipLevel "0"
SET particleDensity "40"
SET uiScale "0.63999998569489"
SET Sound_EnableMusic "0"
SET lastCharacterIndex "3"
SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
SET showItemLevel "1"
SET checkAddonVersion "1"
SET Sound_EnableHardware "0"
SET Sound_NumChannels "32"
SET gxWindow "0"
SET specular "0"
SET textureFilteringMode "1"

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.deb package for Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64
by Patrik Båt on Saturday September 18th 2010, 13:38
Yes, I have made a GIT debian package with the patch for the “wine: Call from 0x7ef8b416 to unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData, aborting” read more here

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PTR crashes on startup
by Ryan on Tuesday September 14th 2010, 14:08
When I try and launch it, the launcher works, but WoW.exe crashes referring to .\W32\Locale.cpp. The error is error 134 (0x85100086) Fatal Condition.

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by Marcus Hambraeus on Sunday September 12th 2010, 13:31
Anyone got the PTR-version of Cata to work? The launcher freezes after a couple of seconds while downloading updated tools, telling me it lost connection to the updater.

This is the output from console:

fixme:hnetcfg:fw_profile_get_FirewallEnabled 0x135be8, 0xfae24c
fixme:hnetcfg:fw_profile_get_FirewallEnabled 0x135c00, 0xfae24c
fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation (0x33d04c,0x33d044): stub
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (3000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 3000
fixme:wininet:URLCache_FindFirstFreeEntry Grow file
err:wininet:CommitUrlCacheEntryInternal no free entries

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  • RE: PTR by Reed on Sunday September 12th 2010, 14:25
wine-1.3.2 and WoW-
by Benedikt on Sunday September 12th 2010, 2:00
with wine-1.3.2 do not work WoW- (latest version)

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after install the newest patch
by Benedikt on Saturday September 11th 2010, 12:22
celuldor@OffLine:~/.wine/drive_c/Programme/World of Warcraft Beta$ wine '/home/celuldor/.wine/drive_c/Programme/World of Warcraft Beta/Wow.exe'
fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation ((nil),0x11efd24): stub
fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation (0x11ef640,0x11efc40): stub
fixme:nls:GetUserDefaultLocaleName (0x11efad4, 85) stub!
celuldor@OffLine:~/.wine/drive_c/Programme/World of Warcraft Beta$

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by Dag B on Thursday August 19th 2010, 3:40
"ganz genau dasselbe passiert übrigens auch unter windows7, wenn man dort wow-beta im opengl-mode startet und die vollbildleuchteffecte einschaltet und dann tauchet"

He says the full-screen glow-effect also makes WoW beta crash under Win7 under water in OpenGL mode. This is "good" news, as it will probably be fixed by Blizzard at some point.

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Runtime errors on the latest patch
by Benedikt on Monday August 16th 2010, 13:43
update from launcher must must make unter windows
than copy in wine

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Runtime errors on the latest patch
by crash21 on Saturday August 14th 2010, 4:49
I'm getting Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library errors when trying to download today’s patch.

this is what wine out puts to the terminal:

http error code = 404
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONTEXT_VALUE; STUB
fixme:win:RegisterRawInputDevices (pRawInputDevices=0x339a50, uiNumDevices=2, cbSize=12) stub!
wine: Call from 0x7ef8b416 to unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData, aborting
2010/08/14 09:46:47 Downloader/Source/main.cpp(68) : Assertion failed: (null) "
Blizzard Core Exception: unknown exception
Native Exception Code: 0x80000100
Exception Address=7EF8B416
EAX = 0xd8df90
EBX = 0x7efe3ce8
ECX = 0xd8de48
EDX = 0x7ffc0000
EDI = 0x3514ef
ESI = 0x0000
ESP = 0xd8df90
EBP = 0xd8dfe4
EIP = 0x7ef8b416
EFLAGS = 0x0206

Its seems to download some of the files but doesnt finish or apply the patch.

Installing the game and patch went fine up until now.

using wine 1.3 patched.

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install & play
by Benedikt on Friday August 13th 2010, 3:48
die installation unter wine konnte mir einfach noch nicht glücken :-)
aber unter windows installiert und ordner dann nach linux kopiert kann man priema spielen

mit einer ausnahme
man darf nicht tauchen
in dem momment wo der kopf unter wasser geht crasht der client :-(
ps da ich kein englisch kann bitte ich jemanden der dieses kann meinen test auch für andere zu übersetzten :-)

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NDA lifted
by Furyhunter on Sunday July 4th 2010, 4:47
The NDA has been lifted. You can now post as much as you like about the beta.

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Bêta Install
by Gwilh on Friday July 2nd 2010, 16:21
Today, Blizzard give me the possibility to play the bêta. Sa, i can't install it on my Ubuntu 10.04. This is what said my shell :

wine: Call from 0x7bc4af20 to unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData, aborting
wine: Unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData called at address 0x7bc4af20 (thread 002b), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetFileValidData called in 32-bit code (0x7bc4af20).

Any solutions ? :D

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Alpha was workin
by Michael Hofer on Friday June 25th 2010, 3:30
The leaked alpha was working, just like 3.3.3 does now.

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by Daniel L on Friday June 25th 2010, 3:05
Okey No test data on alpha/beta but i can say whatever i say i comment?

This text is above the comment areas.

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

So if i would post comments with changes that is beneficial to the wine communitys World of Warcraft Gamers. is that okey?
Like the progress of the OpenGL Hardware Cursor. and the possibility of Shadow in OpenGL

Kind Regards Daniel L

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Guys, this is NDA
by Furyhunter on Thursday June 24th 2010, 18:09
You can't post screenshots related to this, or any information in. This is against the non-disclosure agreement, and if they find out your account will be terminated.

As important as it is to AppDB, you just can't do this.

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