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Old 02-26-2007, 03:21 AM   #1
WhiteyDude
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WoW Problems - Getting nothing "mousing over" NPCs. Running WINE latest


Greetings all,


I've spent the last 2 hellbent days installing SimplyMEPIS on my system. It's not that I'm a noob, it's that my system is :P. Anyhoot, things are finally starting to look good. I've decided to boot up WoW and see what it is I pay $25 a month for.

It's not too bad so far, framerate of < 10fps, but I'm sure that can be fixed with some tweaks. Right now my major problem is inside the gameplay of WoW.


Whenever hovering my mouse over an NPC/beast/mailbox etc (anything you can interact with by right/left clicking on), it simply won't let me click on them. Interestingly enough, it also won't show the little "tooltip" telling me who they are either.

My entire interface works, and I attempted to play without any addons loaded - same problem. The rest of the gameplay works, and I was able to select some enemies with Tab to test things out.

Before you ask, I use the -opengl switch ^_^.

Any suggestions?

Also, if anyone has any tweak guides for WoW on WINE, WINE in general, ATI video cards, or general linux performance boosting... I'd very much appreciate them .

And I do want to "pimp out" my distro, in the most frontend way possible :P. Anyone got some sexy wallpaper sites? :P And advice on setting up opacity globally? Maybe some tutorials? System Info programs? :P.

Specs:

Intel Pentium 4 3GHz
2MB cache
ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro]
Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (wireless)
Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 i386 (21/07/06)

Few other cases of this I've found through google (no relevant solution I can see):

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=519490
http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...&post_id=13193
http://transgaming.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3149
The last one is the most promising looking, but as far as I can see it only has cedega workarounds/fixes... It's a 13 page topic though, so I'm looking through it for WINE fixes...


Oooh... EDIT - thought I should probably put in some of my errors through WINE when running WoW...

Code:
whitey@1[World of Warcraft]$ wine ./WoW.exe -opengl
fixme:advapi:SetSecurityInfo stub
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 112 (SPI_GETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccedd4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf33c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf5dc,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf5dc,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf544,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf530,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf04c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
err:wave:DSDB_MapBuffer Could not map sound device for direct access (Input/output error)
err:wave:DSDB_MapBuffer Please run winecfg, open "Audio" page and set
"Hardware Acceleration" to "Emulation".
err:wave:DSDB_MapBuffer Could not map sound device for direct access (Input/output error)
err:wave:DSDB_MapBuffer Please run winecfg, open "Audio" page and set
"Hardware Acceleration" to "Emulation".
fixme:sync:CreateIoCompletionPort (0xffffffff, (nil), 00000000, 00000000): stub.
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_RECEIVE_TIMEOUT: STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_RECEIVE_TIMEOUT: STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 45 STUB
fixme:opengl:wglQueryPbufferARB unsupported WGL_PBUFFER_LOST_ARB (need glXSelectEvent/GLX_DAMAGED work)
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 45 STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_RECEIVE_TIMEOUT: STUB
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccd058,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccd0b0,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccf2d0,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccde24,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:opengl:wglQueryPbufferARB unsupported WGL_PBUFFER_LOST_ARB (need glXSelectEvent/GLX_DAMAGED work)
fixme:opengl:wglQueryPbufferARB unsupported WGL_PBUFFER_LOST_ARB (need glXSelectEvent/GLX_DAMAGED work)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fccde24,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:opengl:wglQueryPbufferARB unsupported WGL_PBUFFER_LOST_ARB (need glXSelectEvent/GLX_DAMAGED work)
fixme:opengl:wglQueryPbufferARB unsupported WGL_PBUFFER_LOST_ARB (need glXSelectEvent/GLX_DAMAGED work)
fixme:imm:ImmAssociateContextEx (0x30022, (nil), 16): stub
Thanks gang,


-nfsnobody

Last edited by WhiteyDude; 02-26-2007 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 05:07 AM   #2
vangelis
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I suppose you have installed the latest ati (proprietary) drivers to get maximum 3d boost?

For wine to play correctly the game you need a wow patch for wine. I've read some months ago a tutorial on linuxformat for this.

And yes, cedega is failproof and the easiest way to play wow.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 07:31 AM   #3
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Cedega and WoW seem fucked up to me, It lags like a bitch.

Also there's a lot of glitches in the graphics.

I wish that Blizzard would port over a version of WoW for us
 
Old 03-07-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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a blizzard fun site once was collecting signatures to send to blizzard so as to make a native linux wow, it was around 50000 when the page stopped being there anymore... dunno what happened. But I'm sure blizzard would have some more (thousands) of year subscriptions if they made a wow for linux
 
Old 03-08-2007, 01:48 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vangelis
a blizzard fun site once was collecting signatures to send to blizzard so as to make a native linux wow, it was around 50000 when the page stopped being there anymore... dunno what happened. But I'm sure blizzard would have some more (thousands) of year subscriptions if they made a wow for linux
Yeah, I've seen a few dead links to it...


I got it running under Cedega btw - a bit laggy, but around the same as windows :P.


And tbh, a few thousand more subscriptions is nothing to them. The way they probably see it, most of the users who want it on linux are already playing it (and paying for it) on windows. That's true, otherwise why would you want it ported over, if you don't play it? Also, they have no guarantee on how many new accounts they'd get from it, and I'm sure they'd pay their programmers a lot to create a linux version, not to mention extra support staff, probably hiring new programmers specialized...

They could do it, afford it easily, but from their perspective, it's probably no definite profit. And even if it is, you know how much they're already raking in. It's not worth their effort.



-nfsnobody
 
  


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