xlive: add initial stub dll (1/3)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Tue Nov 2 07:34:08 CDT 2010

Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com> writes:

> This dll is not a core part of windows (at least, not yet), but I
> think it should be considered for inclusion in Wine. A bit of
> explanation is necessary:
> xlive.dll comes from Games for Windows (1,2), whose installer depends
> on .Net 3.5 (can be skipped with the /nodotnet parameter). Native
> fails on wine, however, unless a native msasn1.dll is provided,
> because xlive.dll is digitally signed (so implementing our own
> msasn1.dll won't help). As it currently stands, users can't play any
> 'Game for Windows' that doesn't have a Windows license.

That's not a good enough reason, particularly considering how ugly the
resulting code is. And it seems unlikely that this is ever going to move
beyond the nasty hack stage, given the lack of documentation.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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