World of Warcraft (WoW) patch/more address space layout stuff

Mike Hearn mike at
Tue May 30 09:35:07 CDT 2006

On Tue, 30 May 2006 16:08:42 +0200, Tomas Carnecky wrote:
> Since WoW also runs on MacOSX, how does the memory layout on MacOSX
> differ from NT and Linux? 

I have no idea, but the MacOS and Windows versions of WoW will be
different; probably the bug is only in the Windows specific parts of the

> Maybe that's the reason why they won't do a
> Linux port: because they rely on a certain memory layout and the code
> can't be changed that easily.

I suspect the real reason is the usual one: concern over profitability.
They'd need to have a full time Linux dev team as well, because the code
constantly evolves. The problems Second Life is having shows what happens
when you don't do that :/

thanks -mike

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