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Post by mdw2 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:43 pm

Hi guys,
I upgraded to Linux Mint 19 a while back (I'm currently on 19.1) and ever since that I've been having issues launching some games on the Launcher. Specifically, the games Overwatch and World Of Warcraft. I use the currently latest version of wine, wine-4.0-rc5.
After I launch with the commands

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cd\ Files\ \(x86\)/
export WINEPREFIX="/home/marvin/"
wine start\ Launcher.exe 
I receive many 'fixme' error messages in the console and actual one error message:
0037:err:ole:CoCreateInstanceEx apartment not initialised
After clicking PLAY for Overwatch, i get this error:
017e:err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 2528 bytes in thread 017e eip 000000007bc99559 esp 0000000000140c30 stack 0x140000-0x141000-0x240000
The launcher displays "Game is running" instead of "Play" for a few seconds before switching back to "Play" and the game .exe appears on htop for that time but disappears again. No application launches.

After clicking PLAY for World Of Warcraft, i get this error:
01ba:err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 1776 bytes in thread 01ba eip 000000007bc99559 esp 0000000000140f20 stack 0x140000-0x141000-0x240000
Here an application technically starts and fully appears on htop but the app does not actually load, not even a loading screen.
I assume that the errors are not directly connected. I have already reinstalled the launcher to no success.

I know this isn't much to go on but I hope that someone can help me with this.

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Re: games don't launch

Post by DarkShadow44 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 am

What you quote are two crashes. Did you update wine during the changes? If so, does using an older wine version help?

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Re: games don't launch

Post by Bob Wya » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:42 am


See: WineHQ AppDB: Overwatch / Current Version.

There are a number of bugs, filed against Overwatch, that are marked STAGED.
So you'll want to retest the game with Wine Staging 4.0-rc5.