Extra RAM for my laptop

I have bought 1GB RAM for my laptop and it now has a total of 1.5GB RAM…. it really rocks!

World of Warcraft in WINE broken

After the World of Warcraft patch update today WINE 20050310 no longer runs WoW. Though it seems that there are already patches out there to correct the problem.

I’m no patch guy so I’ll await the next WINE release with patientce.

Isn't a splash screen just a cheap workaround?

Well Jakub Steiner thinks so… I dunno if I’m a weak person easily subjected to others opinion but I think he is on to something here :-)

Splash screen bringing the truth Splash screen bringing the horrible truth

World of Warcraft under WINE update

Just wanted to say that now magically danish special characters works. Dunno what I did ( or didn’t ), and I don’t care. My good friend Pierre (I wish I had a link I could throw at you) told me that I can use “Num Lock” to make activate autorun. So now World of Warcraft pretty much works just like in Windows.

Perhapes because I’m colored (pro Linux) or perhapes because I havn’t patched Windows for a long time (and it havn’t been reinstall for for a couple of years). But World of Warcraft feels better running under Linux :-)

World of Warcraft working in Linux with WINE

A few days ago I tired to get World of Warcraft to work under Linux using WINE (Not WineX - now know as Cadega). Installing the game was a success. Though some buttons was missing their text I pulled myself through. A while back I expirenced an annoying problem while installing a game (I cant remember which or when). I was prompted to change CD but WINE locked the drive, so I was unable to unmount the drive (at least I think WINE was the problem). Anyway I don’t care if it was WINE, Ubuntu or whoever fixed it, now it just works!

After installation I started the game with the opengl parameter which is neassesary for the game to run:

je@rivendell:~$ wine c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/WoW.exe -opengl

I heard that they are pretty close at having the DirectX9 implementation in a state where it is possible to play WoW with that.

Starting the game I was greeted with the well know login screen (a least for people regulary playing - Those who rarely or don’t play at all or those who never logs out (yes there are a few those also) might recall this screen as a blur?!?)

When I logged in a patch was downloaded with a peer-to-peer program which also just worked. The patch was applied without any trouble (again only some bottons was missing their text).

At my second login I was forced to patch again… but this time the patch program crashed and after e few tries I gave up :-( This morning I saw that the WINE release 20050310 had ben packaged for Debian in WINEs Debian repository, see my earlier post.

I tried again and now it just worked. I experience a few problems though:

  • My fouthe mouse botton dosn’t work which means that I can’t enable auto run.
  • ÆØÅ and æøå danish characters dosn’t work.
  • The sound sometimes scratces, but it is really not that much.

Are you still reading… go play your farvorite game on your farvorite OS :-D