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This howto describes how you can install and play World of Wacraft using Wine under Ubuntu-x86.

World of Warcraft can also be played under Ubuntu by using Cedega, this howto, however, is for regular wine.

The authors of this howto gives no guarantees, this is totally YMMV.

== Installing Wine ==

To see how to install and configure Wine, see ["Wine"]

== Configuring Wine ==
If you want Wine to output audio using your alsa default device (so it might get routed through dmix for instance) open regedit and set the following:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Alsa Driver] "DevicePCM1"="default"

== Installing WoW ==

== Configuring WoW ==
Add the following to the file WTF/Config.WTF in your wow folder.
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "130"
SET gxApi "OpenGL"

Also, in order for patches to work, we need {{{mfc42.dll}}} from a windows installation (or in {{{.wine/drive_c/windows/system}}}. When the patch program starts, it might ask something about Mozilla ActiveX. Just hit "no" and you should be fine. ''Note that the installation of activex that happens if you choose "Yes" does not work properly.''

''You may have to increase the sound buffer a bit, YMMV''

'''FYI''': WTF = WoW Text File

= Playing =

Now you should be able to play WoW by using {{{wine WoW.exe}}} from your WoW directory.

'''GLHF''' ;-)

You may have trouble with gnome-panel showing up above the WoW "window".

This is easily solved by setting a hotkey for fullscreen mode in gnome and using that hotkey when the problem arises.

Another problem that may arise if you are using CONTROL in your switch workspace key combo, tho that is easily fixed by changing the combo.

= Related =
Maybe sign this? ;-)

For more information regarding WoW under wine see Darckness' gentoo support thread:

To discuss this, please post at

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