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  • fettouhi
    started a topic Banning Linux Users For Using Linux...Really?

    Banning Linux Users For Using Linux...Really?

    Anybody here play Diablo 3 via Wine? Not anymore...

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5978861022

  • FutureSuture
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    Blizzard Admits Linux User Was Wrongly Banned, Offers Refund

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
    At this point, I think no conclusion can be drawn, but the more testimonies, the better.
    I think it's pretty obvious that people are lying about cheating.

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by a user View Post
    just because YOU didn't got banned using wine does not mean others cannot got banned due to using wine.
    it only may proof (actually not even this) that it is not their intension to ban wine users. but wine could still be what has triggered their scanner.
    Actually, by now it seems there's four guys on battle.net thinking they were banned because of wine and a couple of guys over here reporting they are still happily using wine. At this point, I think no conclusion can be drawn, but the more testimonies, the better.
    Regardless, taking $60 from customers and then telling them "you can't play anymore because we determined so" (no actual reason given, whether it was wine or not) is darn close to a big FU, therefore reason enough for gamers to take their business elsewhere. Luckily for me, I smelled rat when I heard about RMAH and sit this one out.

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  • Larian
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    Originally posted by psycho_driver View Post
    Why are we arguing about a game needing to be run under wine in a thread about a different game that has to be run under wine?
    I just said that I couldn't find a native client for Path of Exile ... which makes sense, seeing as there isn't one. But since we're asking questions about relevance, why did you advertise for another Windows-only game when we're talking about people being banned for using WINE to play a Windows-only game? (See how that works both ways? )

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  • a user
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    Originally posted by joshuapurcell View Post
    I've played Diablo 3 enough to get a couple of characters up into the 50s. I played earlier this morning for a short while... no problems connecting. Whatever flagged these very vocal gamers for getting banned was not the fact that they are using wine.
    just because YOU didn't got banned using wine does not mean others cannot got banned due to using wine.
    it only may proof (actually not even this) that it is not their intension to ban wine users. but wine could still be what has triggered their scanner.

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by 0xBADCODE View Post
    But it's way better when games provide native linux client. Like Ryzom, Xonotic/Nexuiz, Vendetta Online, etc. So you don't have to install weird piece of software, 32-bit libs (in case of 64-bit OS) and so on. Wine is not a proper support of Linux platform. Proper support is to make native Linux client which does not requires bugged stuff like wine.
    One step at a time. Show developers that money spent for linux development is money well spent and maybe they'll spend more by providing truly native clients. Though, with all shifty APIs and everything, Wine may the the only sensible target for a while.

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  • psycho_driver
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    Originally posted by 0xBADCODE View Post
    But it's way better when games provide native linux client. Like Ryzom, Xonotic/Nexuiz, Vendetta Online, etc. So you don't have to install weird piece of software, 32-bit libs (in case of 64-bit OS) and so on. Wine is not a proper support of Linux platform. Proper support is to make native Linux client which does not requires bugged stuff like wine.
    I'd contend that wine is one of the most successful open source projects in history.

    Why are we arguing about a game needing to be run under wine in a thread about a different game that has to be run under wine?

    There's still a very real possibility that Grinding Gear Games will look at a linux port at some point down the road, as well.

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  • 0xBADCODE
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    Originally posted by psycho_driver View Post
    If you look around on the forum (http://www.pathofexile.com/forum) you'll find very detailed instructions for running the game in wine. It runs pretty well for me.
    But it's way better when games provide native linux client. Like Ryzom, Xonotic/Nexuiz, Vendetta Online, etc. So you don't have to install weird piece of software, 32-bit libs (in case of 64-bit OS) and so on. Wine is not a proper support of Linux platform. Proper support is to make native Linux client which does not requires bugged stuff like wine.

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  • psycho_driver
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    Originally posted by Larian View Post
    I don't see anything about a Linux client. Did I miss it?
    If you look around on the forum (http://www.pathofexile.com/forum) you'll find very detailed instructions for running the game in wine. It runs pretty well for me.

    That game really is way closer to what D3 should have actually turned out like than the 'real' D3. It will be free to play (supported by non p2w micro transactions) in a couple of months. Right now it's $10 for beta access, and well worth it. I had about 350 hours of playtime on my Templar before the last legacy migration. I just started a new Maurader and I'm enjoying playing through the game again from level 1 with no twink items.
    Last edited by psycho_driver; 11-04-2012, 01:44 PM.

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