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.