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Old 04-26-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Kubuntu 5.10
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World of Warcraft crashes under Wine

I've been playing WoW under Cedega for awhile now; however, I've heard rumblings that WoW actually performs better under Wine. Wanting to see if this was true, I proceeded to compile Wine from source following the directions on the Ubuntu Wiki.

After everything compiled and I installed the new .deb, I ran WoW in Wine from the Cedega install directory. Everything looked great, however the game hard locks while loading into the game world (after character selection) and my only option is to ctrl+alt+backspace and restart X. Sometimes, instead of hardlocking it simply dumps me to the desktop without reseting my desktop res or gamma back to normal. I have tried running WoW in both OpenGL and Direct3D modes.

The Wine debug output follows:

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x7ed42ac7 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
WineDbg starting on pid 0x8
fixme:advapi:SetSecurityInfo stub
fixme:powrprof:DllMain (0x7d560000, 1, (nil)) not fully implemented
fixme:ntdll:NtPowerInformation Unimplemented NtPowerInformation action: 11
fixme:powrprof:DllMain (0x7d560000, 0, (nil)) not fully implemented
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbceedc,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbcf448,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbcf6e8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbcf6e8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbcf650,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbcf63c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbcf158,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 112 (SPI_GETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 113 (SPI_SETMOUSESPEED)
fixme:dbghelp:SymLoadModule Should have successfully loaded debug information for image
fixme:sync:CreateIoCompletionPort (0xffffffff, (nil), 00000000, 00000000): stub.
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT not supported on protocol 4
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONTEXT_VALUE; STUB
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbce4e4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x7fbce53c,0x00000000), stub!
0x7fdb067a: movl        %edi,0x0(%esp)
Module  Address                 Debug info      Name (82 modules)
PE      0x00400000-004ae000     Deferred        backgrounddownloader
ELF     0x7bf00000-7bf03000     Deferred        <wine-loader>
ELF     0x7e897000-7e89b000     Deferred
ELF     0x7e89b000-7e8e7000     Deferred
ELF     0x7e8e7000-7e8f7000     Deferred
ELF     0x7e8f7000-7e924000     Deferred
ELF     0x7e93a000-7e9a3000     Deferred
ELF     0x7e9a3000-7e9d0000     Deferred
ELF     0x7ea02000-7ea33000     Deferred        uxtheme<elf>
  \-PE  0x7ea10000-7ea33000     \               uxtheme
ELF     0x7ea35000-7ea39000     Deferred
ELF     0x7ea39000-7ea42000     Deferred
ELF     0x7ea42000-7ea5e000     Deferred        imm32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7ea50000-7ea5e000     \               imm32
ELF     0x7ea5e000-7ea61000     Deferred
ELF     0x7ea61000-7ea69000     Deferred
ELF     0x7ea6b000-7f22c000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f22c000-7f2b1000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f2b1000-7f2b4000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f2b4000-7f39a000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f39a000-7f3a7000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f3a7000-7f3ac000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f3ac000-7f3c4000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f3c4000-7f3cc000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f3cc000-7f44f000     Deferred        winex11<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f3e0000-7f44f000     \               winex11
ELF     0x7f44f000-7f46e000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f46e000-7f49c000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f49c000-7f4b0000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f4b0000-7f519000     Deferred
ELF     0x7f519000-7f5b0000     Deferred        oleaut32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f530000-7f5b0000     \               oleaut32
ELF     0x7f5b0000-7f5de000     Deferred        winspool<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f5c0000-7f5de000     \               winspool
ELF     0x7f5de000-7f67f000     Deferred        comdlg32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f5f0000-7f67f000     \               comdlg32
ELF     0x7f67f000-7f6a9000     Deferred        ws2_32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f690000-7f6a9000     \               ws2_32
ELF     0x7f6a9000-7f6c2000     Deferred        version<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f6b0000-7f6c2000     \               version
ELF     0x7f6c2000-7f783000     Deferred        comctl32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f6d0000-7f783000     \               comctl32
ELF     0x7f783000-7f856000     Deferred        shell32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f7a0000-7f856000     \               shell32
ELF     0x7f856000-7f8a1000     Deferred        rpcrt4<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f870000-7f8a1000     \               rpcrt4
ELF     0x7f8a1000-7f932000     Deferred        ole32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f8c0000-7f932000     \               ole32
ELF     0x7f932000-7f98e000     Deferred        shlwapi<elf>
  \-PE  0x7f950000-7f98e000     \               shlwapi
ELF     0x7f98e000-7f998000     Deferred
ELF     0x7fa6d000-7fb1e000     Deferred        gdi32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fa80000-7fb1e000     \               gdi32
ELF     0x7fb1e000-7fc4a000     Deferred        user32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fb40000-7fc4a000     \               user32
ELF     0x7fc4a000-7fc69000     Deferred        mpr<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fc50000-7fc69000     \               mpr
ELF     0x7fc69000-7fcb0000     Deferred        wininet<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fc70000-7fcb0000     \               wininet
ELF     0x7fcb0000-7fcf1000     Deferred        advapi32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fcc0000-7fcf1000     \               advapi32
ELF     0x7fcf1000-7fd10000     Deferred        iphlpapi<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fd00000-7fd10000     \               iphlpapi
ELF     0x7fd43000-7fe45000     Export          kernel32<elf>
  \-PE  0x7fd60000-7fe45000     \               kernel32
ELF     0x7fe45000-7fe4f000     Deferred
ELF     0x7fe4f000-7fe58000     Deferred
ELF     0x7fe58000-7fe6d000     Deferred
ELF     0x7fe6d000-7fe8f000     Deferred
ELF     0x7fe8f000-7ff85000     Deferred
ELF     0x7ff85000-80000000     Deferred        ntdll<elf>
  \-PE  0x7ffa0000-80000000     \               ntdll
ELF     0xb7e21000-b7e26000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7e26000-b7e2f000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7e30000-b7e33000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7e33000-b7f62000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7f62000-b7f74000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7f75000-b7f77000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7f77000-b7f8b000     Deferred        lz32<elf>
  \-PE  0xb7f80000-b7f8b000     \               lz32
ELF     0xb7f8b000-b7fa5000     Deferred
ELF     0xb7fa8000-b7fbe000     Deferred
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
0000001c (D) I:\.cedega\World of Warcraft\c_drive\Program Files\World of Warcraft\BackgroundDownloader.exe
        0000001d    0 <==
        0000000b    0
00000008 (D) I:\.cedega\World of Warcraft\c_drive\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
        0000001a    0
        00000018    0
        00000017    0
        00000016    0
        00000015    0
        00000014    0
        00000013    0
        00000012    2
        00000011   15
        00000010    0
        0000000f    0
        0000000e    1
        00000009    0

Last edited by eqisow; 04-26-2006 at 01:28 PM.
Old 04-26-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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OK, I've done a bit of fiddling and made a some progress. I tried reinstalling from the CD using Wine, it went smoothly but I still had the same problem. After that I moved the .reg files from the Cedega directory and overwrote the ones in the Wine directory. WoW now runs under Wine with only a few problems. These include a stuttering sound in laggy areas as well as sometimes not resetting res and gamma to desktop defaults upon exiting. Also, the WoW Updater opens up every time I start the game. Not in the normal way, but it just pops up in front of the log on screen. I can close it and continue as normal, but it is a bit odd.

I think that Wine seems generally faster but is also a bit more rough around the edges that Cedega. (barring the fact that in Cedega alt+tab doesn't work and going to Windowed mode freezes the game) Anyway, are these issues fairly normal? If so, I don't really know what I'm going to do. A less laggy experience versus a seemingly more stable and smooth experience...
Old 06-02-2006, 12:07 AM   #3
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im having the same problem but dont have the liberty of swapping out reg files from a Cedega install...

WoW installed fine. I have the most recent version of Wine, Nvidia drivers, and fully patched WoW... Yet still after selecting my character, when the game starts to load into the realm, it crashes.

SOOO CLOSE ... yet soo far... can anyone help? im still researching as best i can....
i use SuSE 10.1

thanks in advance

Last edited by swiftrance; 06-02-2006 at 12:10 AM.
Old 06-02-2006, 06:53 AM   #4
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Here are my registry files. Give them a try:

You will right to right click and save target/link to download them.
Old 06-02-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I really thought it was going to work once i found the hidden .wine folder but still same problem after replacing those files. I'm just gonna pay for cedega, i cant wait any longer without my daily dose of WoW lol

thanks again


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