blizzard conference

Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes alex at
Thu May 10 12:06:14 CDT 2007

Torsdag 10 mai 2007 18:46, skrev Scott Ritchie:
> On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 08:22 +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 May 2007 05:34, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > > Hey, that's only an hour away, maybe I / Lei / Nigel can drop by.
> > >
> > > But what's the "itchy /etc/hosts bug"?  Is that
> > > ?
> >
> > I would assume so. I don't know if telling them is going to fix anything,
> > though. For new games, I hope they're not using
> > gethostbyname(gethostname()) anyway. For the other issues that are
> > hitting us with that bug, all seem to be valid winsock programming. I'd
> > rather have someone talk to them about better overall wine compatibility.
> Does anyone have statistics we can present about how many Wine users
> playing Blizzard games there are out there?
> The closest thing I've ever seen was a steam-based hardware survey Valve
> released a couple of years ago.  Even then, there were tens of thousands
> of Wine users playing Steam games.  With Wine more popular now and World
> of Warcraft often working better than in Windows, it seems pretty
> reasonable that there would be even more Wine-based WoW players.
> Perhaps we could ask Blizzard to just include a simple test for Wine's
> registry key in their software and then keep statistics on it.

Blizzard is at least co-operating with TransGaming on World of Warcraft, so 
they are at least aware that there are Linux users out there. :)

Perhaps someone could act as a representative for CodeWeavers?  It might make 
Blizzard more attentive.  I can try to get some info from TransGaming about 
the co-operation, if anyone thinks it would be useful.


Alexander N. Sørnes

> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

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