Howto: Installing World Of Warcraft with Wine
Here you all go, I wanted to make a walk through sense there dont seem to be any on the internet that are 100% right.
Part 1: Configuring Wine
Download the latest source code for wine, extract it into a directory. www.winehq.com
Download these patches
place these patches in the top directory of the wine source then open up counsle and type:
patch -p1 < wine-wow-fixes.patch
Now you should be ready to compile wine in counsle do:
patch -p1 < wine-cvs-glx.diff
and finaly (make sure to be using root for this part, if you dont know how to get into root just type su - and enter your root password):
make depend && make
Now make a file with a text editor in /etc called ld.so.conf, that contains a single line specifying a directory: /usr/local/lib. after this, while in root, run ldconfig.
At this point you will want to run wine to make your fake C:\ drive.
Now we need some dll's and the mozzila active x control dowload them here
mozzila active x: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/w...2.exe?download
Now we can put the .dll files in the system folder:
Then well install the active X control:
mv msvcp60.dll mfc42 ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
now run winecfg
1. In the Applications tab change Windows version to Windows XP
2. In the Graphics tab:
1. Enable Pixel Shaders
2. Set Vertex Shader to Hardware
3. Enable Allow the window manager to control the windows
3. In the Audio tab set to OSS output
Part 2: Installing World of Warcraft
Now well install World of Warcraft. Get out your cd's and copy all of the first CD to a directory, after this copy the MPQ's from the rest of the CD's to the same directory.
for example(for the first cd)
then for the rest
Once you have them all copied from copied, run the installer
Go through the installer, i would suggest taking out all the spaces in the directory where its installed, for easier acces in the future.
wine /directory/were/you copied the cd's/installer.exe
Once you have installed WoW, the /World of Warcraft/wtf/Config.wtf file needs to be modified. Add the following lines:
After this you can start up world of warcraft
SET gxApi "opengl"
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "100"
SET gxColorBits "24"
SET gxDepthBits "24"
if you did all of it right it should start up and you can log on your acount and the updater should update your game and youll be set to go.
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/worldofwarcraft/wow.exe -opengl
After this you should have a great gaming experiance, although its debatable, in my opinion it runs even smoother than in windows, with a 65-80 fps constant, on my hardware.
heres a screenshot: