Wine on the front page of Reddit

Erich E. Hoover ehoover at
Tue Jul 3 11:22:38 CDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 11:18 PM, Caleb Hearon <caleb at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> In a conversation between myself (MaggotBrain on the forums) and Jarrex, I expressed some frustration that Blizzard had been banning Diablo III users who used Wine.  He posted some of the excerpts I sent him from WineHQ, and it quickly got to 17 pages on Blizzard's forums.
> ...
> And Wine hackers- great work, I've just finished playing 2 hours of Diablo III and it runs great.

I also have been successfully playing Diablo III for some time, and it
is concerning to me that this has escalated into a media frenzy.  It
is entirely possible that the people that have been banned have either
had unauthorized access to their account or were actually cheating.
It seems to me that outright blaming Blizzard for this situation is a
good way to generate a lot of negative publicity and that this
publicity could result in them intentionally changing their games to
not work under Wine just to avoid these kinds of headaches in the

Erich Hoover
ehoover at

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