Originally Posted by grocal
Unfortunately I'm switching back to classic Firefox. All because of X-Fire incompatibility. Please do remember it's not a matter of any plugins (as some sometimes say). Whenever X-Fire launches xfire64.exe
as its child process Waterfox crashes (if running) or crashes on start up (if starting). My previous solution was just to delete xfire64.exe from X-Fire directory thus preventing X-Fire from running it, but lately I've noticed that due to lack of that process in memory most of Steam games tend to be reported by X-Fire as being played even they are not (that gave me inaccurate game play timing on X-Fire webpage, for example playing Dota 2 for 40 hours in last two days). I'll give Waterfox a try once in a while but stability is more important to me than other Waterfox virtues.
Hmmmm. I noticed when everyone says there's a problem, it's always blamed on Waterfox. Most of the time it's not Waterfox. Anyway, lets get down to business. Have you tried other 64bit builds of Firefox to verify it's 100% NOT the XFire plugin/addon? Here's a good one to try:
If XFire works with both of the above builds, then please report back here so we can take a closer look at why Waterfox has this problem.
If XFire does not work with the above builds, then you need to contact XFire support to make a better 64bit plugin/addon.UPDATE
: I just read through the XFire FAQ and found the following answers for you:
First thing I noticed is the system requirements which doesn't mention 64bit:
Why aren’t the Windows games (Pinball, Minesweeper, etc.) detected on Windows Vista 64?
On Vista 64 the default games run as a 64-bit process which Xfire cannot detect. We may release a 64-bit Xfire client in the future.*
Some of my games are not detected on Windows Vista 64 or XP 64. Why?
Xfire is a 32-bit application and cannot interface with a 64-bit process. We are planning on releasing a 64-bit compatible client in the future.
This mostly affects Steam users since Steam will detect your OS and force HL2 based games to run in 64-bit mode. However, there is a command line switch you can add to force them back into 32-bit mode. Here’s how:
In Xfire, go to Tools | Options | Games tab.
Under Installed games, highlight the game you wish to run in 32-bit mode.
In the “Extra command line Parameters” field add this line:
Click Apply | Click Ok.
You should now be able to launch this game in 32-bit mode from Xfire Tools | Launch menu.*
Xfire In Game messaging does not work for me at all. Why?
There are a number of factors that allow Xfire to run along with your games and send and receive messages from within the game. Things to check on your system are as follows:
What OS? (Vista, XP, Windows 7, etc...) Is your OS 32bit or 64bit?
Xfire In-Game messaging is currently only supported on Windows Vista, XP and 2000. If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or XP, some games will run in 64-bit mode and Xfire will not be able to detect them at all
.Edited by djkilla - 6/20/12 at 12:13pm