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    400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    oops

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    triple ROTFL! I don't play WOW on Windows or Linux so me not bovverred!

    Am I bovvverrrrrd tho! Am I bovvvvverrrd?


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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    WoW using an anticheat system called 'The Warden'

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warden_%28software%29

    However, most 'professional' cheaters (read chinese gold farmers) use another PC on the same lan to intercept and modify data traffic going between the client and the server. Something The Warden is incapable of catching.

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    WoW Roxxors


    thats all I have to say

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    if ya gotta cheat to play the game well the game ain't worth playing

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    Blizzard have banned all linux users as the game is only licenced to be used on windows. Massive post on the offical forums about it. A dev said if you use Linux to play wow you will get banned.

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    Blizzard have banned all linux users as the game is only licenced to be used on windows. Massive post on the offical forums about it. A dev said if you use Linux to play wow you will get banned.
    The EULA actually states you're not allowed to use '3rd party software'. I'm not sure if an entire OS stack counts.

    Anyway how about a link to that forum post?

    Transgaming say they are working with Blizzard engineers to fix the issue and identify any accounts that have been mistakenly banned because of Cedega.

    Here's my link.

    http://transgaming.org/forum/viewtop...asc&highlight=

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    it's not an OS stack issue Geoff in order for you to run wow which is a windows application in Linux you have to run it in an emulator which is a 3rd party program. The game was written by BLizzard for Windows it says windows on the box and not Linux via 3rd party emulator on the requirements on the box, so BLizzard are right.

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    What I read was..... "WoW forces 400,00 people to GET A LIFE"

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    it's not an OS stack issue Geoff in order for you to run wow which is a windows application in Linux you have to run it in an emulator which is a 3rd party program. The game was written by BLizzard for Windows it says windows on the box and not Linux via 3rd party emulator on the requirements on the box, so BLizzard are right.
    Link please.

    Did WinXP 64Bit users get banned too then? Because the 32bit environment in WinXP64 is emulated.

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    The important thing is...WoW roxxors

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    it's not an OS stack issue Geoff in order for you to run wow which is a windows application in Linux you have to run it in an emulator which is a 3rd party program. The game was written by BLizzard for Windows it says windows on the box and not Linux via 3rd party emulator on the requirements on the box, so BLizzard are right.
    Link please.

    Did WinXP 64Bit users get banned too then? Because the 32bit environment in WinXP64 is emulated.

    Lol Geoff thats great! No because it is designed to run on Windows!

    Link? you are the one quoting the EULA, is WINE and CEDEGAR not 3rd party programs then? or does WOW run after a normal install on Linux, does it even install?

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    Hehe, changing the subject I see Disease

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    *gets sad cause he is the only one who thinks WoW roxxors, and goes to sit in the corner*

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    Re: 400,000 Linux users banned from WOW for using Linux.

    * Geoff pyroblasts Jake for 9000 damage.

    WINE and CEDEGAR not 3rd party programs then
    Wine is a Linux compatibility library that implements the Win16 & Win32 API.
    Cedega is a Linux compatibility library that implements everything Wine has plus the DirectX 9 APIs. So no, they aren't programs.

    WOW run after a normal install on Linux, does it even install?
    Early versions of Cedega had trouble running the setup.exe from the CD. You could avoid the problem by copying the CD contents to the hard drive and installing that way. If you installed from the downloadable setup for a trial account that worked fine of course.

    Current versions of Cedega have no installation problems.

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