Excuse me WORLD, but I though everyone should know that the World of Warcraft is finally working on my Fedora 10 system. Good frames, hardly any glich’s. Wrath of the Lich King and the other zones load without error.
The goals of this post:
– show the world it is possible to play WoW on Linux
– new reason to stop wasting an entire computer on Windows XP
– reasons why Wine is like 3 years too late and no one should care
– LAB: install WINE and World of Warcraft
For the record I’m using:
Fedora 10 18.104.22.168-170.2.35.fc10.i686
intel 945G chipset
NVIDIA 9750 PCI-E Graphics (NVIDIA Driver version 180.29)
Soundblaster Live Value
The World of Warcraft is finally working well on Fedora 10. I’ve tried with several different versions of Wine and Fedora, but there is always some bug. Distorted images, messed up mini map, and zones that would stall half way through loading. Now I got a what appears to be a fully functional copy of WoW running in Linux.
All I can say is ‘omfg’ over and over again. I can finally relegate Windows to Virtual Machine status forever. Or at least till they release a great OS at a reasonable price. Which will likely not happen any time soon. I’m betting that Microsoft’s strategy will revolve around patent litigation and FUD marketing against it’s competitors.
LAB: Install WINE and World of Warcraft
Okay now for the Lab… this one will be easy. We’re Yumming our way through.
Now login to your WoW account and download the install files.I installed the game by download, be aware it takes a lot of disk space. Also it takes forever.
After the game has been downloaded and installed go to you ‘C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\’ directory. By default the C drive is located in ‘/home/$YOURHOME/.wine/’.
Open a terminal to start WoW with OpenGL option. Much better performance.
WoW should start up! Download you patches and mods. I installed the Dominos mod for my bars and it worked great! Just unzip the mods to the WoW addons folder as if it was Windows.
My mage farming Yeti’s:
The Death Knight Residnteagle:
Agitation in Warsong:
75 frames per second! I wasn’t doing this well on my Windows XP box w/ same graphics card:
So I’m happy this works, but it’s three years too late. I can barley stand to grind another level… like millions of other disenchented ex-WoW addicts that wish for features like: player housing, guild pvp, a decent built-in VoIP interface (that sounded good)… um also more battlegrounds, more arena’s, flying in the old zones, and more classes. But besides all that, WoW is still the best MMO game available. I can afford to pay Blizzard for now. But to commit more than a couple hours a week to a game with this little new content… is hard. I’d rather blog and work on Linux projects. Send replies with your WoW Wine success stories, please include OS, hardware, and wine version.