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Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 6 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 7th 2008 4:14PM Signing up for another giveaway

Why are the servers down and other questions {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 7:38PM I really need to transfer servers. The one I'm on tends to be among the last to come up.

Servers starting to come back online {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 5:56PM Got any threes?

Reader UI of the Week - Special Patch 3.0.2 edition {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 10:39AM Squeenix is the addon for the square minimap,

Blizzard Authenticator may or may not be for sale again {WoW}

Jul 11th 2008 3:58PM It annoys me when people say that. It's as if there's a hidden third possibility.

The state of WoW on Linux {WoW}

Jun 29th 2008 3:01PM I'm not sure why this was directed to me. Compiz works fine with WoW. You may want to if your system's specs aren't very high. Yes, you should run in OpenGL instead of the default DirectX.

The state of WoW on Linux {WoW}

Jun 28th 2008 10:26PM Both are rendering under OpenGL too. Better comparison than a "DirectX vs OpenGL" debate.

The state of WoW on Linux {WoW}

Jun 28th 2008 10:23PM I think the performance on both are close on my box. I hit the "defaults" button in Video Settings and disabled vertical sync.

Averages (Ubuntu 8.04 / Windows XP)
Orgimmar at bank: ~20fps / ~23fps
Azeroth: ~55 fps / ~55 fps
Shattrath: ~25fps / ~25fps
Outlands: ~40ps / ~45fps

Neither seem to handle large populated areas. I do need to upgrade my motherboard and CPU since they're pretty dated.

My specs:
AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ (Dual Core) - 2.21GHz
3GB of RAM
Nvidia 8800GT 512MB