Play error every 15 min

by Andraleigh | 09/04/2008 22:50:50


hi, im on a 10 day trial. I like the game and is interested making it permanent but I play for 15 min and then I recive this error: ( I removed user name and the computer name ).

World of WarCraft (build 8125)

Exe: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
Time: Apr 9, 2008 5:40:43.625 PM
User: *********
Computer: **********

This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
Exception: 0x80000003 (BREAKPOINT) at 001B:004A952C

I don't wanna pay to play if I can't play for more than 15 min at a time :-( . can you help me?

by Johnhys | 09/04/2008 22:52:39



Can you tell us more information about your computer? You can find most of the information if you go to Start -> Run -> type dxdiag and press Enter. (Windows Vista: Press the Windows Key (the key with the Windows logo on your keyboard) + R (at the same time). Type in DXDIAG and press Enter or click 'OK', this will open the DirectX diagnostic tool.)

I'll need the following info:
System tab
Operating system:
DirectX Version:

Display tab
DDI Version:

by Johnhys | 10/04/2008 01:02:47


Thanks Andrealeigh,

Try to set WoW to run in Software Transform and Lighting mode. This mode uses a different method to display graphics which tests the Direct3D on the system. This will put WoW in an unsupported state as WoW does require Direct3D; however for testing purposes it is a valuable step.

  • Right-click on the shortcut you use to start WoW and select "Properties"
  • You should see a target line in the new window that is already highlighted.
  • Add -swtnl to the end of what is already there, be sure that there is a space between the hyphen and the end-quote and that there is a space.

    It should look similar to this:
    "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe" -swtnl

    Let me know how this works for you.
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