Heads up anyone playing WoW under FreeBSD

Just a quick note for those having trouble starting WoW, admins, move this where you see fit, but we don't really have a "games" forum.

The latest patch from Blizzard changes permissions on the ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/ folder when you try to run Launcher.exe. There are no error messages and it just appears to "not work" on subsequent attempts to start.

The solution is to chmod a+rwx (or something else to the effect) the above mentioned folder as root, then STOP using Launcher.exe and run the program from Wow.exe in future.

Hopefully this helps someone
 
12-8-2009 update problem

after updating WoW today I get this error in wine.
I will have to investigate hoe to fix it... I will post back



Code:
fixme:actctx:parse_assembly_elem wrong version for assembly manifest: 8.0.50727.762 / 8.0.50727.4053

fixme:actctx:parse_manifest_buffer failed to parse manifest L"Z:\\Network\\wow\\World of Warcraft\\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest"

fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.762)
 
Hopefully this helps you or someone else.

Download and click in order wine install :

- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) 32 bits version
- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) 64 bits version

in this website: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/c … layLang=en

If 64 bits version goes wrong, so try with the 32 bits version.

Good game & have fun.
 
billysponch said:
Hopefully this helps you or someone else.

Download and click in order wine install :

- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) 32 bits version
- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) 64 bits version

in this website: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/c … layLang=en

If 64 bits version goes wrong, so try with the 32 bits version.

Good game & have fun.

At the moment WINE does not support 64bit windows binaries. Also you should use winetricks to install needed VCppR library version.
 
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