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Soarin Friday 21 August 2015 at 8:19

Link to my dropbox log file as the text document is over 50k characters..

basically I go to start Battlenet, and it instantly  crashes out, making it impossible to do anything.

schotty Friday 21 August 2015 at 14:33

I have been playing WoW for some time now (since november or so when Draenor dropped).  Battlenet runs rather well, but the games perform nearly perfect.


Firstly, what I have done differently is use the latest wine.  Update that.  Now I have had nothing but problems with the staging versions, so in my case I have straight up 1.7.49 installed.

Secondly you can either go XP or with a few fiddles set the bottle to use Win7 (need to enable an override, we can get there once you get up and running with XP first).

From what I recall, I started with a plain Jane XP bottle and installed corefonts only, and may have added one or two things after.  My usual thing to do when either the PoL script or Crossover crossties fail is to start fresh, and add as errors crop up.

What should work right now to get into B.Net is to set the bottle to XP and update wine to the latest non staging.

Soarin Friday 21 August 2015 at 20:32

Alright, let me try to update to the latest wine and see if that helps, I did try to force the win version in PoL to change to the highest it could, non staging, but it did not work.

Soarin Friday 21 August 2015 at 20:35

Also, according to the WineHQ page here, I am on the most up to date stable version. Muon does not have any wine updates available.

schotty Saturday 22 August 2015 at 21:53

OK.  A few issues can cause this error.  

Well we have a few options at our disposal here.  Perhaps the bottle is hosed, perhaps not.  Perhaps we are missing some system packages, perhaps not.  The best bet is to try fixing missing system packages, then if things are still quirky we know its purely the bottle.  Over at Codeweavers there are pages with the software packages it needs and are a good idea to have (like not needed, but may fix oddball issues with specific programs).  Lets try that out.  As I am a moron when it comes to debian packaging and Ubuntu as a whole, I will simply link to the page and let you make sense of it.  I am aware that RPM and DEB have there differences in how things are done, but thats it.

So, here is the link:  What I am not sure what is meant by the first part of "adding i386 architecture" as on Red Hat, Fedora, and SuSE that is not needed as the x86_64 repos have i686 stuff there.  But after that is the 14.04 section.  Definitely run that command and ensure that all the packages are found and installed.

Next, just to make sure that we are kosher on the driver department, ensure that you have your NVIDIA or AMD graphics drivers installed.  

If worse comes to worse, I did get off my ass and look into how to make game scripts and made a BNET one for shits and giggles.  Head over to the application test forum and take a look there.  I did test it prior to sharing (alot of testing to wiggle out rough edges), it works perfect.  I know know something new :D

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