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3rd January 2010, 01:55 AM
Hi, and as the title said...
My problem is with wine and World of warcraft, and since the one installing fedora on my computer no longer is in my life, help!?
My problem is that since i uppgrated wine i cant login to world of warcraft and the message that turn up is that it cant fine the latest patch (witch i reinstalled two horrible times already). I've got the patch and its where all the other patches are, and still i cant make it work.
(And if this is the wrong place to post this then im terribly sorry)
3rd January 2010, 03:07 AM
Thread moved to the Gamers Lounge (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=60) and given a proper title.
6th January 2010, 03:35 AM
Can you be more specific, You upgraded wine recently, and when you try to launch wow "retail" or "private" wow cannot find the patch ? Or os wine not finding the patch.
I have a dual boot system and my wow folder is located on that so i just point wow to the wow.exe and it runs. If wow needs to be patched you need to run the launcher instead of wow.exe it will auto patch then. Was wow installed thru wine or ?? was it an existing folder on a windows system.
25th January 2010, 04:16 PM
I'm not sure if you are still checking this thread or if the problem is fixed but:
There is an issue with WoW that resets the permissions for some of the folders after each patch or update to the game, that might be what you are running into. It's not hard to fix, just annoying because you have to go and reset the permissions each time there is a new patch.
An easy way to see if this is the problem is to go to your .wine directory. Assuming you are in the gnome version of fedora you may have to use one of the dropdowns at the top of your screen and check the box "show hidden files" (this resets itself so you will have to check it again if you need to do this next patch). Then click on your home directory and look for a folder called ".wine" (that dot in front of it is what made it hidden). Click on that, then on program files. Your WoW folder should be in there and it may have some icons around or over the folder for it that look like a padlock. Right click on the folder and do down the menu to permissions and give yourself permissions for whatever is offered (just read, write,and move may be enough but doing it all makes sure you don't miss something and have to come back). Now you should be able to start the game and have it see the patch in the folder. If that folder didn't have the lock icons on it keep clicking down through the WoW folders until you find the one that does and change it's permissions that same way. If none of them need the permissions changed then this wasn't the problem.
Those directions for finding the folder may be a bit off, I am in kde not gnome and was going by memory, but hopefully they are close enough to get in the general area and able to see if that is the problem.
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