World of Warcraft 1.x

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NameWorld of Warcraft
License Retail
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Wine Version0.9.37.
Maintainers of this version:
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OBSOLETE - Version 1

Please Note. This page is now obsolete. It is kept here
for reference only. Please check the WoW AppDB version page for the latest & greatest.

Please post any new messages & test to the latest version AppDB page



Old test results
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What works

I am currently playing WoW without Problems with these settings:

OS: Gentoo Linux 2006.0
Kernel: 2.6.14-gentoo-r5
Graphics-Card: GeForce 6800 LE
Wine Version: 0.9.10

I used the latest gfx-drivers from the nvidia-homepage, not that version which is in portage.
Don't use wine out of portage, because you have to patch wine first.

If you follow the instructions here everything should work fine

if you don't patch wine you are able to play the game, but you can't activate a target (so the game is unplayable)

What does not
I didn't discover any problems yet, so i suppose it works fine

What was not tested
I tested the known issues like the target-activation bug (don't forget to patch wine bevore you compile it!!).

Additional Comments

If you need more details or just want to contact me:

or mail:

kind regards

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20070.9.37. N/A Yes Gold emkay 
ShowopenSUSE 10.2Jan 14 20070.9.29. Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowFedora Core 5Dec 05 20060.9.26. Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 26 20060.9.26. N/A Yes Gold AlanJ 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 23 20060.9.25. Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


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Thanks. [NL]

How to install wine so that World of Warcraft Works !

HowTo added : 17/Mar/2006, N.Law

Last Updated : 18/June/06 by Nick Law

For a history of changes to this HowTo, see end of document


This how to describes how to install the latest copy of wine that works almost perfectly with World of
Warcraft. (see below for known deviations). It describes how to download the wine source archive, how to
apply the mandatory patch to wine, how to compile and link the wine sources, download a couple of important
.dll files, initialise wine for the first time, make some mandatory changes to Wows file, check you
really are running 3D graphics drivers on your video card and finally run the game. References to the wine
source archive, patch file and dll files are all hyperlinks. Just click on them to download straight away.

Also before you start, read through the troubleshooting section at the end
of this howto, which lists some of the common problems that you may encounter.

Finaly, make sure you follow the procedure carefully as a single line missed out will mean your installlation
will not work properly with wow. if you find any errors please let either Nick, Julian or Alexander know.
[The WoW AppDB maintainers].

Mandatory Requirements

Because we are applying a patch to the source code of wine, the computer you are running this procedure
on needs to be setup so that all the necessary libaries / sources / headers that are required to compile wine
are available. By far the easiest method to use is to select the development option from your
distributions installer. For example if you are using the Suse distribution, use YAST and select the entire
development package to install. This takes care of all the dependencies required by wine.

If however you wanted to select the packages one by one, then the wine wiki has a list of all the libraries that
are required.

But my recommendation is to do it the easy way and install all the development software from your

Wine bz2 archives and the Wine Patches needed for WoW

If you are running Wow and you cannot target characters
then applying this patch to wine
will fix the targeting problem (irrespective of the graphics card used)
and Shader Problems (with NVidia Graphic Cards). To download the patch,
see below.

Latest wine archive and patch

Here is the patch for wine 0.9.15. It modifies preloader.c and mmap.c in order to correct the targetting
problem. The "" patch is in fact the "" under a different name.
The "" will patch wine versions 0.9.13, 0.9.14 and 0.9.15 correctly.

wine-0.9.15.tar.bz2 use patch (this is in fact the " patch" )

Older wine archives and patches

For your convenience here are links to recent wine archives and their patches should you want to use an older
version of wine. All these patches modify preloader.c and mmap.c in order to fix the targeting bug, while
the older patches also modify opengl.c and wgl.c.

wine-0.9.14.tar.bz2 use patch (this is in fact the " patch" )

wine-0.9.13.tar.bz2 use patch

wine-0.9.12.tar.bz2 use patch

wine-0.9.11.tar.bz2 use patch

wine-0.9.10.tar.bz2 use patch

The patches make changes to the source files ../libs/wine/mmap.c, ../dlls/x11drv/opengl.c
../dlls/opengl32/wgl.c and ../loader/preloader.c

Applying patches to wine, compiling and Installing

This procedure assumes you are downloading wine version 0.9.15 and and the corresponding patch from the
hyperlinks above. It also assume you have the gcc development environment installed, this is standard
on most if not all linux distributions.

First check gcc is installed, this displays the version number of gcc, for instance on my system it displays
gcc (GCC) 3.3.5 20050117 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux), what version it displays is not important just as long
as it displays something, rather than any file not found messages.

> gcc --version

Next you need to download and install wine from a source archive and compile and link it.
Here is how you do it..

To start, login in as a normal user, not root. (You will need to be root when you enter the
"make install" command later)

-Download your wine source archive (see the download links above) and save it somwhere. For the
purposes of this explanation I will use /home/[yourlogin]/downloads/wine

If there is an existing /home/[yourlogin]/downloads/wine/wine/ directory then rename it
> mv wine wine-old // Do not confuse"wine" with the hidden ".wine" in /home/[yourlogin]/

> cd /home/[yourlogin]/downloads/wine // change to the directory where you stored the acrchive

> tar -xvjf wine-0.9.15.tar.bz2 // extract the source from the archive, this will create the directory

> mv wine-0.9.15 wine // we change the directory to just "wine" because that is what the patch expects

- Download the appropriate "" patch depending on which version of Wine you are
installing(see download links above) and copy it to /home/[yourlogin]/downloads/wine/
(Important ! Where you copy the patch is important it should be in the same directory
as the wine-0.9.15.tar file)

Use the appropriate name for the patch file in the command below i.e
use "" if installing wine version 0.9.12
use "" if your installing wine version 0.9.9 & 0.9.10
use "" if you are installing wine version 0.9.11
use "" if you are installing wine version 0.9.13, 0.9.14, 0.9.15

We are installing wine V0.9.15, so this is the command to use. Yes I know it says 0.9.13-1, that is correct)

> patch -p0 < // Apply the patch

If it complains about not being able to find files makesure you have the patch in the correct directory as
described above and check you have actually unpacked the source... look for the mmap.c file etc..

This is the output it should produce if it finds the files it needs to patch...

patching file wine/libs/wine/mmap.c
patching file wine/loader/preloader.c

then compile & link wine as follows ..

> cd /home/[yourlogin]/downloads/wine/wine

> ./configure
// always check the last few lines of the ./configure output for missing dependencies errors etc.
// If configure reports any problems then in most cases you will need to resolve the problem reported
// before continuing with the installation. With the release of 0.9.12 configure may complain about a
// couple of missing font programs. I tried installing these but whether you really need them I don't know.

> make depend

> make // Time to make a coffee

The next command requires root privileges. Although you should never run Wine as root, you will need to install it this way.

> su
then enter the root password

# make install

Exit superuser or root, then type ...

> wine // Run wine without any application specified in order to create the .wine directory in your home
directory. The .wine directory contains the "drive_c" directory and its subdirectories "Program Files",
"Windows" etc ... If .wine already exists, then that is ok, it will not delete any of the existing contents
i.e. your already installed wow installation or other windows programs will not get deleted.

> wine --version // This command reports the version of wine, it should match the version you just installed.
If it does not match the version you think you installed, you have done something wrong. See if you can figure
out what went wrong. If you can't figure out what went wrong, just start again from the beginning.

DLL Files

The following DLL file is required. Click on the name below in order to download it,
then unzip it and place it in the following directory ...
/home/[your login]/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/


You may also need to install riched20.dll and riched32.dll in
/home/[your login]/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32
if experience the wow installer crashing when you click on the "Install Wow" button.
(See troubleshooting for further information)



Installing WoW

The installation is hopefully quite straightforward, but varies slightly between distrubutions. See the HOWTO -
WoW Installation" on this page for how installation works on SuSE. The installation procedure that follows
should hopefully work on your system, if not take a look at the way installation works on a SuSe system. The
procedure below assumes your CD mountpoint is /mnt/cdrom, substitute it with what it is on your system.

# cd /mnt

Insert the first CD

# mount cdrom

# wine cdrom/installer

Start the installation. When it wants the next CD, do the following

# umount cdrom

Insert next CD

# mount cdrom

Press the OK/Continue button

WoW Configuration

Do not forget to apply the following settings to ../.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of
Warcraft/WTF/ otherwise you may not get any or stuttering sound!

SET gxApi "opengl" //forces wow to run in opengl without having to append --opengl to wow.exe
SET ffxDeath "0"

If you experience stuttering or otherwise bad sound, add the following options as well.
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "150"


SET SoundBufferSize "232"

on seems to work better with this card
# lspci |grep Multimedia
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

3D Acceleration

# glxinfo | grep rendering // And finally maksure you really do have a working 3D graphics card driver.

If it says that you do not have direct rendering, you need to install and activate the appropriate drivers for

your graphics card.


# winecfg // Use this to configure Wine.

Also, if your fonts in winecfg look a bit small and strange compared to how they would look under windows
copy the windows font files into /home/name/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts. This will make
a big improvement to this and other applications.

Starting WoW

If everything has worked so far, try playing the game ... (note the different command if you are using
Fedora Core 5 )

# cd "/home/[yourlogin]/.wine/drive_c/Program File/World of Warcraft"

For most distributions (other than Fedora Core 5 ) use this command to start Wow ...

# wine WoW.exe // you will not need to use the -opengl suffix with our (although you can if want to)

however if you are using Fedora Core 5 then use this command ..

# setarch i386 -L wine WoW.exe -opengl

If you find that your login screen is upside down, your not running in opengl mode, then review the section
above regarding modifying Did you forget to add the opengl line to ?

After you login does wow appear to hang ?, then review the troubleshooting section below, specifically
regarding changing the permissions of Survey.mpq.

Additional Notes regarding deviations:

SP = Stops Play
mPC = Prevents configuration but the game is still very playable.
MPC = Prevents configuration but introduces limitations to make the game difficult to play.
Co = Cosmetic - Nice if it worked but not important as regards playing the game.

(mPC) Changing video setting in game has been reported as crashing the game. (Details required)

(SP, intermittent) The wow backgrounddownloader.exe window pops up in front of the main WoW
screen, from time to time. If you click cancel then you main Wow window goes black and you have
to kill the task, [Cntrl][alt][esc] and then click left on the window (works on Suse, do not know about
other distributions). This problem occurs in virtual window mode and in full-screen.
One solution is to just move the Backgrounddownloader.exe window out of the way and forget about it.

Troubleshooting - common errors and their solutions.

This section lists many of the common problems you might encounter while
compiling & patching wine and installing & running WoW. So if you know of a problem & solution
let us know and we will put it here.

Problem #1 - opengl32 not found when running wow.exe

You installed the patch,compiled and installed wine & wow then when you try to run wow you get the
following error message which may also mention glu32 as well as opengl32 not being found:

guest@linux:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft> wine wow.exe

err:module:import_dll Library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:Program Files/World of
Warcraft/wow.exe") not found err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:/Program
Files/World of Warcraft/wow.exe" failed, status c0000135

Solution : check that /usr/local/lib/wine/ has ownership of root:root and permissions
-rwxr-xr-x, if it does not then you may have not been super user when you ran the "make install" command.
become superuser and repeat the make install command as shown in the howto. Do not just change the
ownership/permissions of as probably all the other files are wrong too, so do a make install.

Problem #2 - Wow appears to hang when downloading dialog pops up on screen

This problem is caused by the Survey.mpq file, the solution is to give it write permissions.
In the majority of cases this should be sufficient to correct the problem, however
for some people (myself included) simply deleting it has worked. So the advice is, FIRST try changing
the permissions as described below, and then only if this does not work (if almost certainly will work), then try
deleting it. It has been reported that if you delete Survey.mpq, wow simply creates it again and you have
the same problem, hence why you should try changing the permissions first.

cd /home/[yourlogin]/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WDB
chmod ugo -w Survey.mpq

if chmod for some reason did not work, then try
rm Survey.mpq

Problem #3 - When installing WoW, clicking on the "Install World of Warcraft" button
causes the Wow installer to crash.

To fix the Wow installer from crashing when you click on the "Install World of Warcraft" button
just download these two dlls (riched20.dll and riched32.dll) into
/home/[your login]/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32

You will also need to add riched20 and riched32 to the dll overide section on the Libraries tab in wincfg.
Select native then builtin for each of these. You may only need to have these overides in place while you
install the game. Although I have both these files in my system32 folder I do not have any overides set for
playing the game. [Nick]



HowTo History of Changes

18/Jun/06 By Nick Law
Changes to howto re. survey.mpq. Added Mandatory Requirements section, i.e. making sure you have
the necessary development packages installed.

14/Jun/06 by Nick Law
Added downloader causing wow to hang to troubleshooting
Added Installer crashing to the troubleshooting section.

09/Jun/06 by Nick Law
Added 0.9.15 source & patch, changing text accordingly.

01/June/06 by Nick Law
Added different start command for Fedora Core 5.

30/May/06 by Nick Law
Check that gcc installed, made minor grammatical changes to text.

25/May/06 by Nick Law
Added the patch for 0.9.14 and updated the text to reflect the change. It is actually just the 0.9.13 patch

19/May/06 by Nick Law
Added the patch for 0.9.13 and updated the text to reflect the change.

08/May/06 by Nick Law
Added a comment to always check the last few lines of the ./configure output for missing dependencies etc.

21/Apr/06 by Alexander N. Sørnes
Simpified Wine extraction (-j option to tar instead of using bunzip2), changed "system" to "system32", as
"system" is win9x and "system32" is win2k (which Wine normally runs as). Also confirmed that the pop-up
window occurs in full-screen mode, and that it is not a problem with Wines new window code.

14/Apr/06 Nick Law
Added a new patch for 0.9.12, This patch is the same as the patch for 0.9.11 but without the opengl
changes. The patch for 0.9.12 makes changes to just two files, those being mmap.c and preloader.c
both these patches are required to correct the targeting issue. If you run wine without these patches
when you click on another player or non player character (NPC) they will not be targetted. The
preloader and mmap patches fix these issues. Tried to simplify the installation process by
removing much of the comments about 0.9.9 etc

06/Apr/06 Nick Law
Moved installation of DLL from after Wow installation to before, changed location that DLL should
be copied to as ../drive_c/windows/system and not system32, and note about disabling exec-shield
in Fedora.

05/Apr/06 by Nick Law
Added a know deviation (Backgrounddownloader.exe). Moved Howto history to end of document,
with last updated at the beginning.

04/Apr/2006 by Nick Law
Corrections to typos, layout change re downloads.

03/Apr/2006 by Nick Law - Added HOWTO on installation of WoW under SuSE. Made reference to the
HOWTO on installation of wow in the main wine installation/patch procedure.

31/Mar/2006 by Nick Law - Changed hyperlink from downloading 0.9.9 to download 0.9.10

30/Mar/2006 by Alexander N. Sørnes - Removed msvcp60.dll, since it does not seem to be required.

28/Mar/2006 by Alexander N. Sørnes - Make the sound configuration changes optional, as it works
out-of-the-box for some cards/drivers.

27/Mar/2006 by Julian Kinne - Minor Changes in "Finishing" Part and Links. It does not matter what
type of win os you choose and virtual mode is not needed cause of ingame function for "windowed" mode.

26/Mar/2006 by Alexander N. Sørnes - fixed dead link for msvcp60, added installation instructions and
removed note about cinematics button not working as it works fine. Also added an easier method for
detecting direct rendering. Some changes to the layout.

Edited : 22/Mar/2006 by N.Law - applied hyperlinks for all downloads, added wine initialisation lines, added
additional mv commands and details about using wine 0.9.10 as opposed to 0.9.9. removed all the stuff
about 0.9.10 breaking wow if you have an ATI card. It Works just fine whether you have Nvidia or ATI.

Edited : 19/Mar/2006 by N.Law - added info re msvcp60.dll & mfc42.dll and minor change to example
path,addition of reference to wow v1.9.4, notes regarding deviations.

Keywords : Installation of WoW on Linux wine World of Warcraft


The Maintainers use the following systems to test
the latest version of wine with WoW

~~ Nick Law ~~

System #1
Distribution: SuSe 9.3
CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
CPU Memory: 1Gbyte
Video Card: ATI 9550 256 MByte
Video Driver: ATI 8.25.18

System #2
Distribution: SuSe 9.3
CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
CPU Memory: 1Gbyte
Video Card: ATI 9550 256Mbyte
Video Driver: ATI 8.25.18
Comments: R

~~ Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes ~~

System #1
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
CPU Memory: 1 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 GT 256 MB
Video Driver: 1.0-8762
Comments: Runs fine with all graphics settings set to max at 1600x1200

System #2
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
CPU: Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz
CPU Memory: 512 MB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce FX 5500 128 MB
Video Driver: 1.0-8762

~~ Julian Kinne ~~

System #1
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+
CPU Memory: 2GB
Video Card: GeForce 7800GT
Video Driver: 1.0.8756


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Cleaning up
by Ken Sharp on Sunday May 31st 2009, 20:09
I'm sure, between six maintainers, you can manage to clean up this page.

All those old comments aren't needed anymore...

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while I try to install eMule using wine............
by cxl on Thursday June 21st 2007, 4:09
I want to install eMule on my mandriva 2007.1 spring.But when I try to , it gave me some signals seems that something went wrong. I have attached below.I have installed wine-0.9.39. Could anybody give some suggestions?

thanks a lot....

[ cxl@localhost ~]$ wine eMule0.48a-Installer.exe
wine: creating configuration directory '/home/cxl/.wine'...
X Error of failed request: GLXBadContext
Major opcode of failed request: 144 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
Serial number of failed request: 18
Current serial number in output stream: 18
wine: wineprefixcreate failed while creating '/home/cxl/.wine'.
[ cxl@localhost ~]$ wineserver: could not save registry branch to /home/cxl/.wine-JuNSR8/system.reg : No such file or directory
wineserver: could not save registry branch to /home/cxl/.wine-JuNSR8/user.reg : No such file or directory

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by Nick Law on Thursday November 2nd 2006, 16:23
More information is needed about your system ...


System Specs :
CPU/RAM : Pentium 4 3.0GHz/1GByte
GraphicsCard/Driver : ATI 9550-256Mbyte /8.28.08
Wine : 0.9.24 non standard release, wow flicker patch applied
DisabledExtensions key added to Regedit for SPEED and to correct corrupt text
KDE 3.4

Nick L

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RE: WoW crashes when i select my character
by Paweł on Monday October 2nd 2006, 8:33
I resolved this issue thanks to Geento users. Howto is here:

And the most important part is to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and in section with fglrx add (Option "UseFastTLS" "2")

Like this:

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "UseFastTLS" "2"

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Direct3D mode works!
by Keegan Owsley on Sunday October 1st 2006, 12:36
Just tested D3D with wine 0.9.22 (available in the repositories but strangely not posted on the front page yet).

D3D mode works! And without vertex scrambling!

Unfortunately, some problems remain:

-First, the X11 cursor is still showing above the WoW cursor. This is a big distraction and probably my main reason for not using D3D by default now.
-Second, FPS is low, much lower than OpenGL. This comes as a surprise because WoW's D3D code is much more optimized than its OpenGL code, and as a result has (historically) run faster, even on linux systems where D3D commands are pumped through OpenGL.
-Third, the minimap sometimes gets drawn in the lower-left hand corner of the screen for a brief frame or two. This is annoying, but not ground-breaking as the minimap can always be switched off and the problem goes away.
-Finally, this mode seems to use more CPU than OpenGL mode. I'm assuming this is due to D3D commands having be remapped to OpenGL ones on the fly. Unfortunately, this causes sound choppiness in-game, and I require a larger sound buffer size in my using D3D than I do with OpenGL.

Those points aside, D3D is a jump from OpenGL. Pixel shaders function nicely (previously turning them on would result in a black screen), and everything looks as it should (particularly when flying over the ocean; in OpenGL the ocean gets clipped and this causes ugly black artifacts on the horizon). Great job wine team!

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by AngryKidJoe on Tuesday August 1st 2006, 11:31
[b]Linux Distribution = Kubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake (686)
Wine version = 0.9.18
Graphics make/model/memory/driver version = NVIDIA/6600/256MB/8762
CPU model / CPU Memory = AMD 64 3200+ / 1GByte[b]

No matter what I set the graphic settings to, they stay the same. About 30 in indoor areas and 10-20 outdoors. The only thing to change anything is Terrain distance. Is it the emulation that's halting my FPS or is there any other options I have to improve them?

Like I said, the ingame options do little to nothing to alter FPS.

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All Discussion moved to
by Nick Law on Wednesday June 21st 2006, 21:15
Please Note. This page is now obsolete. It is kept here
for reference only. Wow Version 1.10.x has been superceded by 1.11.0

Please post any comments to the 1.11.x page instead .. i.e.


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Problems with 1.0.11 Patch
by Jay Bloodworth on Wednesday June 21st 2006, 7:16
There is a new appdb page for WoW 1.0.11. We should probably move discussion there.

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RE: WoW updated itself today, now wine crashes
by Jay Bloodworth on Tuesday June 20th 2006, 23:00
Another post patch problem. I've been running WoW flawlessly for nearly three weeks under wine .9.13 with the mmap patch. After the WoW patch was applied today, I can get to the login screen fine, but I can only see the UI elements: news scrolls, login and password, buttons, but not the backgroun image/animation. Over the ui I get a rolling flicker. Likewise, if I run the opening cinematic, I can see it, but the screen flickers mightily and there is an opaque rectangle just above and to the left of the center of the display. I also get ui but no background/character model on the character select screen. When I select a character, I can apparently login to a realm (based on the music), but I get no display - just a flickering square in the corner of my desktop. If I run without -opengl, I get upside down login and select screens, 3d graphics from off angles once I enter world, and a WoW (hand) cursor that does not entireply follow my regular (pointer) cursor.

This is Fedora Core 5, kernel 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 on an Athlon 64 x2, with nvidia video and drivers.

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RE: WoW updated itself today, now wine crashes
by Hunter555 on Tuesday June 20th 2006, 18:49
By the way this happens as soon as you start the game in opengl mode. It doesn't even get to the login screen.

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RE: WoW updated itself today, now wine crashes
by Ben on Tuesday June 20th 2006, 18:03

I'm using 0.9.15 and I was getting the same thing. There is an addon over at curse-gaming that will automatically close the minimap inside buildings and this fixed the crashing for me. My character was in IF so it immediatly crashed on start. Prob same thing happening with you. If you create a new character you will see that its works fine outside.

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Taking a break till next week
by Nick Law on Tuesday June 20th 2006, 17:12
Hi Guys,

I'm taking a break till 26/06/06, I'll probably look in on the website between now and then but may not respond to any questions. I hope to catch up with any outstanding work next week.

We had a few problems with the website this week which resulted in some broken links and corrupt pages, I cleaned up the patch links but today noticed the dll links were bad. I fixed those this evening, If you spot any errors I have missed, please let me know.


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System Hangs
by G on Tuesday June 20th 2006, 9:29
Hy everybody.

My box is built with a AMD 64 X2 3800+ processor, a Motherboard Asus A8V socket 939 AGP, a graphic card ATI Radeon 9600 with 256 MB AGP 8x, and 512 MB RAM (I don't remember the brand) in dual channel configuration, at 400MHZ.

I configured my bios to work mainly with auto config, but I disabled the ECC memory and AMD cool'n quite technology, because I've experienced this same problem in windows. Anyway after this change in the setting of my BIOS everything works well and stable.

At the end I installed Ubuntu 6.06, with fglrx driver, and I followed this howto step by step, getting everything works very fine for configure and try my World of Warcraft installation. It seems that everything goes on well, but when I tried to play a bit, my system totally hangs. I mean that everything on the screen stops working, everthing freezes, and I can do nothing apart then reset the machine.
Any ideas? Thank you very much in advance.

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RE: Error while connecting
by steven on Thursday June 15th 2006, 11:09
Could it be the "Survey" file problem?

Have you tried removing write permission of Survey.mpg in WDB direcotry hence executing "chmod ugo-w Survey.mpq"?

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by bavedila katumua omega on Thursday June 15th 2006, 8:59
I use wine 0.9.15. with the patch. I go suze 10.0
The Wine's installation goes well. The trouble was at the installation of Wow step.
I have a cd/dvd player/recorder . when I insert a WowDisc1, susze10.0 mount automatiquely a dvdrecorder. so I type wine /media/WoWDisc1/Installer

a little window of installation of Wow appears . When clicking on the installation button, the window freezes.

behind I got this:
Missing symbol {Error%dOpening%s}! (SymbolTable::UnmappedSymbolSubstitution)
Missing symbol {ContactTechSupport}! (SymbolTable::UnmappedSymbolSubstitution)
fixme:font:CreateScalableFontResourceW (1,0x10526308,0x10526208,(nil)): stub
fixme:richedit:RichEditANSIWndProc WM_SETFONT: stub

Anybody could Help me?

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RE: Error while connecting
by Nick Law on Thursday June 15th 2006, 2:46
It may be worth looking at the patch it's downloading i.e. put it someplace else and see if it then works ok.

I think the patch files are in ..
/home/[yourlogin]/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft/wow-patch/

You may find one or more files with the extension .MPQ
i.e. wow-partial-1.MPQ etc

This is what I currently have in this directory
-rw-r--r-- 1 alt users 102652727 2006-06-09 00:56 wow-partial-1.MPQ
-rw-r--r-- 1 alt users 30820230 2006-06-09 00:56 wow-partial-2.MPQ

Just move them all someplace else, restart wow & see if that helps


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RE: Error while connecting
by Nick Law on Thursday June 15th 2006, 2:10
That output is as you would expect on a working install, so no problems there.

If you run winecfg and check out the dll overides section in libraries do you have any overides set ?


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Using wine with windows install of Wow Possible?
by Jeremy on Wednesday June 14th 2006, 7:56
Hi all,
I have a system that dual boots FC5 and XP. I installed WoW into windows but did it on a FAT32 drive that is accessible by FC5. Now, can I install wine and have it use my already installed (and patched!) application?

Also I recently rebuilt the system so I have the latest patch on hand, how would I apply it to WoW installed with wine instead of downloading the whole thing?

Like someone else said this is about the only thing keeping me on XP. I would love to convert fully.



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RE: font package
by CCMCornell on Monday June 12th 2006, 11:38
What would having the original MS fonts do for WoW under Wine?

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by dean on Sunday June 11th 2006, 6:06
Ubuntu users if you've had this problem I've found a solution (HUGE thanks to Nick Law):

1) make sure your repositories for apt-get and synaptic are up to date (depending on what version of Ubuntu you have (ex. sarge,breezy,dapper) the repositories are different so just google search for your kind)

2) open up Synaptic Package Manager (System --> Administration) scroll down to libc6 (if its not there check your repositories) if it's not installed (a clear square) right click-->mark for upgrade-->apply. If it is installed green square scroll down to libc6-dev and repeat.

3) fin!

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RE: Memory Writing Error (mmap?)
by Nick Law on Friday June 9th 2006, 19:12
Hi Zach,

can you provide the following information on your system as per the example below

Linux Distribution = Suse 10.1
Wine version = 0.9.15
Graphics make/model/memory/driver version = ATI/9550/256MB/8.25.18
CPU model / CPU Memory = Pentium 4 3.0GHZ / 1GByte


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another issue...
by Suz on Friday June 9th 2006, 13:40
i got thise while trying to run WoW.exe

err:module:import_dll Library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Archivos de programa\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library GLU32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Archivos de programa\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Archivos de programa\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe" failed, status c0000135

seems like opengl32.dll is missing... but currently *it is* in "drive_c/Windows/system32"


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so everything went OK, but...
by Suz on Friday June 9th 2006, 13:06
when the installer windows pops, i see the text ("Install World of Warcract", "Readme", "exit", etc...) in a veeeeeeery small font :( any tip on this?

thanks, suz

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0.9.15 Released, Howto updated, and Wow/Wine News
by Nick Law on Thursday June 8th 2006, 18:41

You will find that 0.9.15 was released today. The WoW Howto has been updated to provide information and links for the appropriate patch to use with this new version of wine.

If you've not already seen the wine news item regarding Wow then please check out


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Dual-TMU error
by Alex R. on Wednesday June 7th 2006, 9:57
Hi there,
whenever I try to start WoW with the parameter -opengl or alternatively with the two entries in the config file, I ran into an error. A message from WoW appears, telling me my graphic card doesn't support dual-tmu. I can't tell whether it works on Windows or not. I'm playing on my Laptop with an i915gm graphic card. The only way to play the game is to start WoW without any additional options, meaning to run it with DirectX. That's slow and looks ugly.
If someone knows how to resolve this error, please let me know.


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slackware slackbuilds
by brett taylor on Tuesday June 6th 2006, 21:36
if you run slackware, you should use robw810's slackbuild scripts:

I believe they work for all versions of slackware. he also posts wow patches for new wine version faster than this page is updated.

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Install problem
by dean on Saturday June 3rd 2006, 7:57
OK i've gotten past the 'frozen button issue' but when I copy all the CDs to a folder and run the installer from there I get the error from WoW not the terminal(after I agree to the TOS):

Unrecognized key "options". (AttributeParser::Parse)

The reason I am not running it from CDs is because it all works and installs the first disc perfectly no errors, but when I get to put in the second CD the terminal wont let me eject my cdrom because it's in use.

is there a workaround to either of these problems? I am using breezy Ubuntu.

Please help! Im so close!!!

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Patching WoW
by Chris on Friday June 2nd 2006, 4:57

This isn't strictly a wine question, but the blizzard background downloader has just downloaded a 98Mb patch for WoW, but it hasn't applied it. Everytime I start WoW it checks through the patch but doesn't install it. The patch is in the wow-patch directory, and called wow-partial-1.MPQ. The partial thing makes me wonder if it's finished downloading, but the blizzard downloader assures me it has. ;) I've actually deleted the file & re-downloaded it to make sure.
If I start the BNUpdater it just says that there's not patch to apply. So - does anybody know what's going wrong, and how to install these patches?


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[FC5] 0.9.12 works, 0.9.13+ doesn't
by Michael on Tuesday May 30th 2006, 12:21
Wine 0.9.12 worked fine with the regular mmap patch. Any version before,
and any version after do not work.

The following is required to run WoW with the mmap patch on 0.9.13+ on Fedora Core 5:

setarch i386 -L wine wow -opengl

Now WoW works fine. Disabling prelinking and exec-shield *HAD NO EFFECT* so PLEASE DO NOT RECOMMEND DISABLING PRELINKING OR EXEC-SHIELD. (eg. sysctl or PRELINK=no)

The Wine message of "Do you have exec-shield or prelink active?" is INCORRECT!

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RE: fps in wow at ridiculous levels
by DK on Monday May 29th 2006, 7:23
Thanks for the kind reply.
I'll try your settings (read: plug in your config file, just to be sure) and report back asap, maybe tonight.

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RE: problems with 0.9.14
by john on Sunday May 28th 2006, 0:50
If I choose to run it in a virtual desktop through wine cfg, it works, but throws some real bad errors in the console? Weird

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RE: Error when running ./configure
by Nagy Balázs on Saturday May 27th 2006, 3:10
export CC=gcc

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RE: Problem with wine > 0.9.11
by Clif on Friday May 26th 2006, 22:50
I am able to run WoW in 0.9.14 now. I just upgraded to Ubuntu Dapper 6.06. I guess the new version of X or something was needed.

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RE: 20.9.14 crash..
by Nick Law on Friday May 26th 2006, 15:33
Hi Christian,

Have you had wow running on this system before ?

Did ./configure or make report any errors ?

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GNU/Linux guild anyone?
by Christian Fernandez on Friday May 26th 2006, 11:25
I am thinking in creating a guild of wine/Linux users across

what do you think?

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Compiling error
by Cliff on Tuesday May 23rd 2006, 8:16
Im running SuSE 10.1 and the ./configure goes thru with no errors but when l do make depend l get the previous error

Help would be greatly apreciated

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Mouse Jitters
by Christian on Saturday May 20th 2006, 12:12

I have finally got WoW goin with wine 0.9.13!! Good bye Windoze! Im having a slight issue with the smoothness of the mouse when in the warcraft window. The movement is quite jittery, this is only a minor issue but can be annoying, has anyone experienced this?

Im using FC4 with 2.6.11 and wine 0.9.13 with the latest patch.

P.S. The mouse is fine while in the window manager, its just when it enters the warcraft window that the problem occurs.


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Wine 20050725 working with WoW, except...
by Michael on Thursday May 18th 2006, 18:28

I am running Suse 10 automatically installed Wine 20050725 so I tried running WoW with it...and it runs GREAT....except that I can't click on anyone.

I see that there is a patch if you manually install wine....but is there a way to patch wine if it is already installed?

Thanks for the help!


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WoW with Wine 0.96, mouse problem
by Hickin on Wednesday May 17th 2006, 13:23
Hello, Ive got WoW installed without any major troubles, happiely for me :)

But when I get into the game Im unable to select or even highlight diffrent NPCs or iteams such as enemies or mailboxes... Quite hard to play without this ability :S

Anyone know how to fix it?

Amd 2600+ Xp
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
Wine 0.9.6

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0.9.12 Wow patch downloaded over 1000 times
by Nick Law on Wednesday May 17th 2006, 12:27
I just noticed that the World of Warcraft patch has been downloaded over 1000 times in one month (and that's just the 0.9.12 version from wineHQ.

With that many people out there running Wow on wine, that may hopefully provide a some incentive, so that wine can be modified in such a way that the patch is no longer necessary.

The wow 0.9.12 patch for wine is available from

The patch for 0.9.13 to follow shortly

Nick Law

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RE: Could not load
by andy on Sunday May 14th 2006, 18:33
I am also running FC5, and have managed (after a really long wine compilation, wow install and patch process) to get the game working to the point where I'm able to log in and run around and basically it seems on the surface to be running totally fine. However I'm also getting this problem where i can't click on anything in the main window of the game. i can click on inventory items, action bar items, any of the buttons, but i can't select an enemy, or an ally, or a box or anything like that in the game window. has anyone figured out how to fix this?

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RE: Won't Start/Run With OpenGL
by Jason Parrott on Saturday May 13th 2006, 18:36
Wine 0.9.13 doesn't work with the patch for me as well. When will there be a fix for this?

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RE: WoW wont Start
by Nick Law on Sunday May 7th 2006, 17:41
Check winnt.h exists and it's permissions and ownership are correct, i.e.

ls -al
should be
-rw-r--r-- 1 jeffrey users 136841 2006-03-31 13:38 winnt.h

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Really low frame rate when starting Wow, occurs since 1.10.2
by Nick Law on Thursday May 4th 2006, 16:51
I've started to experience a really weird bug since the 1.10.2 upgrade. When I start WoW my FPS is 3 (yes 3 frames / second), the game has incredibly jerky motion. Normally my FPS is about 17 (Control-R in Wow to activate FPS display).

The fix, (and i've done this twice now, i've only started the game twice, so could still be coincidence, is I open up konsole (I'm running the KDE desktop) and the Konsole window appears overlaping the Wow/wine virtual window then the FPS shoots back up to 17 FPS. Strange.


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SuSE 10.0 x86_64 wine 0.9.12 and WoW
by James McCaughey on Tuesday April 25th 2006, 1:36
The SuSE specific install instructions may work well for SuSE 9.x, but I found that for my own purposes there were a couple of tweaks needed.

First I am running SuSE 10.0 x86_64 with an AMD64 3200+, 768MB DDR400, nVidia 6600GT 128MB and a DVD +/- RW drive.

When I insert the disks they actually load the windows section of the drive perfectly fine, but when I run the installer it never find the second disk. I saw several suggestions on fixes for this problem, but I simply copied all the files from the first disk and the mpq files from the rest of the CDs to one directory on the hard drive (about 2.8 GB for those thinking of a single disk installer...think DVD.) Once I had all of the files copied I ran the installer. The game installed perfectly. Additionally I had made the suggested modification(s) to wine and my configuration file. I ran the game under opengl with my window manager (gnome/gdm) handling my window so it would accept keyboard input. Now for some reason my update would not run correctly to update to 1.10.x, so I had to exit the game and execute it manually by typing wine BNUpdate.exe in a terminal window. The patch filename is the name of whatever patch was downloaded by the game. After that I was able to load the game and play. If anyone has any specific questions about this, you know how to find me...

Attempting to follow the SuSE instructions provided didn't quite work on my system, but this was meantioned that it was not SuSE 10.0 tested.

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Startup issue with opengl.dll
by Caudata on Thursday April 20th 2006, 2:41
I've started from source with wine 0.9.12 and used the 0.9.12 patch for WoW. Then installed wine as a superuser using the sudo command in Kubuntu. When I try to start WoW.exe I get the following:

err:module:import_dll Library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe" failed, status c0000135

Any ideas how to fix this problem. I appreciate any help that can be provided, later!

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Can't pass the first switch CD!
by steve on Wednesday April 19th 2006, 20:38
My probleme is very rageous^^, the install seems to be ok when the installer ask me to put the 2 cd, or after i put the 2 cd on my drive i can t click on the OK button!! I try to do it with the keyboard with the tab touch but it don t works too...In fact the windows relating the progress bar and the windows saying to insert the 2 cd are stuck together, no way to seprate them :(...
Please help ! all idea will be appreciate :]

I follow the tutorial about wine 0.9.12 and i m on debian etch xorg6.9


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RE RE: 0.9.12 crash entering a room
by steamin on Wednesday April 19th 2006, 13:07
For me its allways crashing if i enter a dungeon or a room with compipiled patch.

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0.9.12 crash entering a room
by steamin on Wednesday April 19th 2006, 5:17
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 128 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 13 (X_GLXCreateGLXPixmap)
Serial number of failed request: 615
Current serial number in output stream: 616

SET gxApi "opengl"
closing the Minimap
will help

SuSE 9.3, NVidia

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WoW start up issue
by Taylor Kendall on Wednesday April 19th 2006, 0:52
I have installed wow uesing your setup above and still when I go to start it I get this line.

[ root@rn05-3862 World of Warcraft]# wine WoW.exe
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\\hom e\\taylor\\.wine\\drive_c\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe") failed (e rror c000007a).
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\home\\taylor\\.w ine\\drive_c\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe" failed, status c0000135

I have found the libGLU file it is hidden away in wine somewhere. Any ideas oh how to get it to acess it.

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The rain in Spain
by Nick Law on Saturday April 15th 2006, 6:41
I've just noticed a strange effect involving the rain.

Normally when you are outside (in the game) and it's raining the rain appears as moving short length lines that give a good impression of rain.

However when in a cave or building the sound of the rain stops (as it should), the fast moving lines vanish (as they should) but you get long vertical lines (slightly off vertical) especially if you look out towards the mouth of the cave that cover the area. This does not happen when running under windows.

I'm not sure if it's a problem caused by wine or whether it's a problem with my ATI graphics drivers/card.

It's a fairly subtle problem and doesn't cause any problems playing the game.

So my question is,

- has anybody else noticed this effect when it's raining,
- what's graphics card are you using.

If you have not see this effect when it's running I would also like
to know including what graphics card your using.

Check out the screen shots for a picture of rain in the cave


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RE: Low Frame Rate
by Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes on Friday March 31st 2006, 9:45
Have you set the gxApi option? Wine should run WoW faster than Windows if you use OpenGL mode.

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RE: Low Frame Rate
by Nick Law on Friday March 31st 2006, 5:57
Did you run glxinfo | grep rendering as described in the howto above. What was the result ? alternatively run glxgears and tell me what the frames per second is.


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RE: Could not load
by Nick Law on Thursday March 30th 2006, 17:15
Did you have any luck with changing the PE exe range ? How much memory do you have on your system ?

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