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Old 01-21-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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Warcraft 3 Won't Run Anymore For Normal User


Okay, I had to do a re-installation of Slackware a week or so ago, and I've been anxious to get back to Warcraft III (and PSX games, but that's another story for another thread). Unfortunately, when I try to run the game, (in WineX) it complains that there is no CD in the tray. However if I try to run it as root, the game launches fine, but I'd rather not run it as root (I mean I shouldn't have to). Here's the part about my DVD-Rom drive in /etc/fstab

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/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,user,rw  0   0
Any ideas?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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maybe you could try a nocd patch? try googling for it.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:23 PM   #3
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I dunno. I've just been having odd problems since I re-installed Slack. Like I missed some crucial package that somehow controls my joystick not being loaded by modprobe joydev and somehow makes normal users unable to play WC3. I'd prefer to not have a workaround, I want to find out what the problem is, but I haven't been able to find it yet
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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Have Wine run in winnt or win2k mode. Warcraft3 needs that. Either set this globally in your wine config:

[Version]
; Windows version to imitate (win95,win98,winme,nt351,nt40,win2k,winxp,win2k3,win20,win30,win31)
"Windows" = "win2k"

Of define it specifially for war3.exe:

;[AppDefaults\\war3.exe\\Version]
"Windows" = "win2k"

Also upgarde Warcraft3 before trying to play with it. I personnally couldn't play until I upgraded it. You will find upgrade packages on Blizzards WC3 patch page.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 10:40 PM   #5
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maybe permissions on your cdrom, try chmod 755 /dev/cdrom. try chmod a+rx /mnt/cdrom while its not mounted

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Old 01-25-2004, 11:05 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by mondaypickle
maybe permissions on your cdrom, try chmod 755 /dev/cdrom. try chmod a+rx /mnt/cdrom while its not mounted
That did it! I thought I already did that, but I guess I must have missed it ^_^. Also fixed another problem I had.

If anyone had similar problems this is what I did:
[as root]
$ chmod a+rx /mnt/cdrom;chmod a+rx /mnt/cdrom1 (for both my drives)
$ chmod 755 /dev/hdc;chmod 755 /dev/hdd (since /dev/cdrom is just a symlink, I used the file it links to)
After that, everything worked! Once again, thanks for your help.
 
  


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