AppDB, ratings and native vs. builtin trouble

Austin English austinenglish at
Wed May 16 12:56:00 CDT 2012

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 5:14 AM, Alexey Loukianov <mooroon2 at> wrote:
> With the recent release of Diablo III we're are at the same spot: game
> installer auto-installs vcrun2008 redist as a part of installation process, so
> end-user experience is like this game "works out of a box". Problem is that D3
> installed isn't working unless user patches Wine's AcceptEx implementation
> with Erichs patchset, so for vast majority of Wine's userbase installing D3
> would be something like "copy already installed D3 from other PC" - and that
> would bring the problem of the game requiring native VC++ 2008 runtime on the
> surface.
> How should we treat/assign ratings for these cases?

Copying an install form windows is unsupported and should be treated as such.


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