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World of Warcraft under Wine

World of Warcraft works perfectly under Wine. See for help the numerous web ressources on how to make WoW run under Wine, for instance at:

  • If the ALT key seems not to work in the game, try running Wow with a simpler Window Manager. The best solution being to run it as the sole client of a second X server, without a window manager (See WineGeneralTricks).A good trick also is to remap your Windows key, if you have one, to the META modifier and use it.
  • The AddOn directory in Interface should be capitalized with a capital O for wowmatrix to work
  • For Cataclysm to run, I had to do as root: echo 0 >/proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope Also, not using -opengl seems to work better, as Blizzard is not maintaining opengl support for the windows version anymore.

Not only this, but a lot of auxiliary programs also works:

-- ColasNahaboo - 2008-07-19

Update WOTLK 2008-11-13 There is a ownership issue when trying to install the "Wrath of the Lich King" extension. The DVD must be mounted with the ro,unhide,uid=$UID option, see this post

Topic revision: r23 - 13 Dec 2010, ColasNahaboo
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