[Wine] Wow, patching and installing wine

Dennis Neumeier dennismail at gmx.net
Fri Aug 18 01:57:49 CDT 2006

> Wine does not need any patches to install WoW correctly.  You only need to
> patch Wine to run WoW if you have an nVidia card; if you have an ATI one,
> you don't need any patches for Wine at all.

Ah... I should have read through all the lines at 
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=5109 - then I qould have read 
the point that the patch is only needed for nvidia-users... Sorry!

> You never need to re-install WoW, and you only need to compile/patch Wine
> if you want to use the newest Wine version all the time.

Well, that could be an issue, I think. As Blizzard can change code of WoW as 
they like, wine can then be one step behind. And then, it might be necessary 
to patch wine to get WoW running correctly again, I guess. 

This seems important to me, because if this really happens, some people (like 
me) do think about installing a Windows just for playing games then. On the 
other side, there's one point which seems quite interesting to me: Most of 
the games nowadays can be installed on Windows and Mac. Now, what about this 
Mac story? As far as I know, the modern MacOS are based on Unix, so is it 
really that difficult for developers to make a linux port of the game?


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