blizzard conference

Tom Spear speeddymon at
Thu May 10 12:05:37 CDT 2007

On 5/10/07, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> 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.

I dont know about every other WoW player, but given Blizzard's history
of phoning home with previous games, I dont know how comfortable I
would be with even a check for a wine registry key that phones home
every time I play WoW.



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