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

n0dalus n0dalus at
Mon May 29 22:55:19 CDT 2006

On 5/30/06, Mike Hearn <mike at> wrote:
> This has been discussed previously. It looks likely that to fix this so
> WoW works out of the box requires extensive and intricate changes to the
> core of either Wine or the kernel to provide a more accurate match to the
> NT memory layout model.
> I rate the chances of this happening anytime soon as being low. It's not
> that people don't care, it's more that there are no developers with the
> time/motivation/skill hanging around who want to work on it, it seems.

It would be really great if someone could document the patch and
explain what exactly is stopping WoW from working (as well as which
changes would cause problems for other programs). I think there would
be more chance of getting developers working on the problem if the
problems involved were clearer and easier to see/understand.

> Alternatively there could be (should be!) pre-built versions of Wine that
> run for all users customized for WoW specifically.

Given the amount of users who use wine to run WoW, would it be
possible to have the patch included with a compile-time option? Would
it even be possible to make the patch a runtime feature?


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