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Old May 18, 2011   #1
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Default Install and play WoW on Linux

Hi all, I ll try to explain how u can play wow on a linux machine. First I want to apolizise me for my bad english so I ll work with few pictures

1. Download crossOver games

A lot of linux users knows that WINE is a good program to run .exe applications, but I prefer CrossOVer games. Xpver Games is like the best of WINE without any configuration.
u can download it from here


The methode ill explain for is best that u already have the whole WOW folder some where on your machine.


2. open CrossOver Games

Once the program is installed go to menu - crossover games - install windows software


3. select the game



I will see that crossover games already know world of warcraft, select it and click on install

4. cross over games installs the game



u see that crossover games is installing few fonts, also some other packages that is needed to run world of warcraft like MS c++



when u see some like that, just click yes

5. cancel the installation



we already have the wow folder on our machine so we dont need to install. if u need to install it, let it run.




if u cancel the install, u will get this error. Just click "skip this step".


6. let crossover games know where your game is installed.

ok, so we made some bottle like that is called by crossover games. This means that have made some virtual space to run your exe, in our case the wow.exe

go to menu - cross over games - manage bottle

u will see that world of warcraft is in the list. Now u need to let xover games know where the game is.

click on "run command"



and browse to your wow folder and select wow.exe (not the launcher if u play private)



when u selected it u should get this one:


you can create a launcher so u put a shortcut on your desktop or something.


7. run it.



then u should click on "run" and wow should start now.



if u created a launcher on your desktop u can use that shortcut in the future so u dont have to do the fellow steps again.

So, i hope it worked and i hope u can enjoy playing wow by using Linux or ubuntu .

i use linux mint 11 btw.
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Old May 19, 2011   #2
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Works on 11.04?
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Works on 11.04?
yes because linux mint and ubuntu 11.04 are pretty the same
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Old May 20, 2011   #4
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Wow! :eek:

I'm simply amazed. I remember when WoW came on Mac (officially) and a lot of videos were made where a Mac and a "PC" (Windows) were laughing at a Linux... :p

Thanks for this guide (even though I already have a Mac, and so don't really need this information)!
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Old May 21, 2011   #5
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Wow! :eek:

I'm simply amazed. I remember when WoW came on Mac (officially) and a lot of videos were made where a Mac and a "PC" (Windows) were laughing at a Linux... :p

Thanks for this guide (even though I already have a Mac, and so don't really need this information)!
ye, games and linux is still not that good combo but programs like WINE and xover games allow us to play in kind of windows enviroment.

but thx that u like it. ;-)
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Old May 21, 2011   #6
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gonna try this on fedora, good guide
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I play on the latest version of ubuntu with wine, and it works 100%.
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I play on the latest version of ubuntu with wine, and it works 100%.
yes wine is good too , but crossover games is like the best of wine. I tried with wine too and i had some issues, that is why i use Xover now.

but ye, wine is good too
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thank you alot.
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thank you alot.
you are welcome
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Old May 22, 2011   #11
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Meh I tried it and it didn't work. Couldn't start up Wow after all the installations.

But I guess it's good, when I'm on ubuntu I rarely have anything to decrease my attention from work lol.

Also, 7 days trial only made me uninstall right after. Would've uninstalled even if it worked.
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yes wine is good too , but crossover games is like the best of wine. I tried with wine too and i had some issues, that is why i use Xover now.

but ye, wine is good too
I always use wine to play wow, the only issue i had was with the sound stuttering, but it was easy to fix.
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I always use wine to play wow, the only issue i had was with the sound stuttering, but it was easy to fix.
only sounds? cause i had some troubles with mouse too in wine
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only sounds? cause i had some troubles with mouse too in wine
I run wine on a box with 64_bit fedora with a dual core cpu and an x1600 pci-e pro 512. I constantly get 50 fps in most areas(25 in dalaran). The only thing I can't get working correctly is openGL. Others have simply added it to their config.wtf file (SET gxApi "opengl") When I do this it crashes my game when I load in every single time.

Sound and mouse oddly worked right away with no changes necessary.
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only sounds? cause i had some troubles with mouse too in wine
For everyone who want to play WOW with wine in ubuntu, use wine v1.3.19.
Please go to this link: [SOLVED] Wine: WOW mouse problem Ubuntu 10.10 [Wine1.3] - Ubuntu Forums
I already explain everything there in the last post.
Wish you have fun
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