World of Warcraft 3.0.x

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NameWorld of Warcraft
License Retail
Votes Marked as obsolete
Wine Version1.1.23
Free Download World of Warcraft official website
Maintainers of this version:
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OBSOLETE - Version 3.0.x

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Everything that I could see, all addons loaded, questing worked, no need for the -opengl tag--  The full shadows are amazing.

What does not

What was not tested
End-game content--  i.e. 40 man raids, etc.

Additional Comments

Gentoo linux w/ kernel 2.6.30-r1 NVIDIA 8800 GTS Core 2 Duo 2GHz 4GB RAM laptop...

Nvidia drivers 180.60 with all settings ultra 1440x900 resolution
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo LinuxJun 13 20091.1.23 Yes Yes Platinum Gregory Gulbrandson 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 06 20091.1.23 N/A Yes Bronze Viktor Åström 
ShowFedora 10May 24 20091.1.22 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20091.1.22 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 19 20091.1.21 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9087 Sound in wow breaks when leaving window NEW View
11674 Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2 NEW View
17152 Blizzard Updater complains about javascript being turned off NEW View
22428 World of Warcraft Battle Chest dvd-install fails with "The folder could not be created." NEW View

New Shadows
Until Blizzard chooses to implement it, the new shadows will not work in OpenGL mode.
If you want it, then go complain on the suggestion forums.


If you run the game as a root, and you get hacked through the game (getting most common on Asian servers these days, so I hear), there is NOTHING protecting you! NEVER run the game as a root!

You should not even be running ANY Windows program as a root as it will allow it to wreak that same kind of havoc on your Linux as it would on Windows. Only run programs as a root if you are absolutely sure its secure and that there is no other way to run it.

Poor Quality Test Data

Please keep in mind when submitting a test result that any test info you submit at gold or platinum ratings that do not include details of your install process, details on what did or didn't work, and why you think it should be rated at gold or above are not useful. A rubber stamp that states "everything" works with no detailed information and a gold or higher rating does nothing to promote the game or provide useful information to people running it with wine. Please read the rating definitions carefully before choosing one.

Note to From Super Maintainer to Version Maintainers:  DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT accept test results with little or no information and please do not accept test results that are incorrectly rated. Such tests need to be rejected with a note as to why they are not being accepted. I have deleted several platinum test results that should have NEVER been accepted.


Using FBO as the ORM crashes with fglrx drivers

This is not a Wine bug, it is a fglrx bug.  Please do not open a bug for this, it will just be closed.

See the fglrx bug for more details, or check the HOWTO for this app for a workaround.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

for those, whoose Installer.exe wont open
by lionkidd on Sunday June 5th 2011, 1:16
ok lets start im new to linux ive installed for 3 days now and wanted
to play WoW wotlk...
so i was looking for a solution on the net...

sudo mkdir /mnt/iso
sudo mount -t udf -o ro,unhide,uid=1000 (path to ur wowiso) /mnt/iso
cd /mnt/iso
wine Installer.exe

after installing just
sudo unmount /mnt/iso

hope it helped...

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by Cheos on Monday September 27th 2010, 1:43
Well, it's just that winehq appended the parenthesis to the url, sorry for that. Correct link is :

As for your question, you should be able to force specific settings to an individual window (instead of globally). An easier way to do this might be to right click on the title of the window and change rules from there (sorry I can't recall the exact name of the item) which will automatically be tied to this application.

Then you'll able to see your new rule in the place you've mentioned (System Settings -> Window Behavior -> Window Rules ).

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can't pass loading screen
by Yusuke on Saturday April 24th 2010, 20:39
Debian Squeeze updated wine 1.1.42
grfx ok but can't open the screen after loading the game.
used to work some weeks ago, tried to rollback to earlier versions of wine, but no luck.
to try and confirm i installed heroes of newerth linux client and game ran fine, so is not a connection issue, really clueless about what is wrong, have a debian lenny(64) on the same machine and game runs fine, just a bit lower fps than the new debian, but it can be related to kernel, or the 64/32 layer, or anything else, fact is game isn't working atm on squeeze 32bits and worked some weeks ago
any1 with squeeze 32bts working wow? i play on Warsong US.

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Black screen with sound when running WOW
by Rob on Friday January 22nd 2010, 7:20
Ive recently tried to install wow on my laptop, im using ubuntu 9.10 and the latest version of wine. All i get when i run it is a black screen the sound and the mouse pointer.
When i run it in terminal i get:
fixme:advapi:SetSecurityInfo stub
archive Data\enGB\patch-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\patch-enGB-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\patch-enGB-3.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\patch-3.MPQ opened
archive Data\expansion.MPQ opened
archive Data\lichking.MPQ opened
archive Data\common.MPQ opened
archive Data\common-2.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\speech-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\expansion-locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\lichking-locale-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\expansion-speech-enGB.MPQ opened
archive Data\enGB\lichking-speech-enGB.MPQ opened
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ed30,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:d3d_caps:init_driver_info Unhandled vendor 8086.
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ea44,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f234,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f374,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f50c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f508,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f484,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f474,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ef8c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f0c4,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:dsalsa:IDsDriverBufferImpl_SetVolumePan (0x15b1b8,0x15b0b8): stub
fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Pro Audio",0x39f7a8): stub
fixme:avrt:AvSetMmThreadCharacteristicsW (L"Pro Audio",0x39f7a8): stub
failed to open C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39de70,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39de98,0x00000000), stub!
do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.
Try adjusting the vblank_mode configuration parameter.
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (5000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 5000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONTEXT_VALUE; STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONTEXT_VALUE; STUB
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0"
after 60 requests (60 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 38 (X_QueryPointer)
Resource id in failed request: 0x4a0000b
Serial number of failed request: 309
Current serial number in output stream: 309

Does anyone know what could be the problem?

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Is World of Warcraft work on 64-bit Debian
by Rinaldus on Tuesday September 15th 2009, 10:11
I'm interesting in this question but it's too long to install 64-bit Debian myself and test. Anyone has this system?

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Low FPS in Crowded Areas
by Paul Oyston on Tuesday June 16th 2009, 16:05
I have a fairly modern system:

Intel Quad-Core Q9550
4GB PC8500

For the most part the game runs smoothly, however when entering a city with a lot of players around my FPS drops from a normal 80-150fps to around 10-15fps. Obviously this is still usable but slightly irritating, I was wondering if this was some sort of limitation with WoW seemingly limited to one CPU core and some sort of CPU bottleneck occurring, or if this is some other problem that could be fixed via configuration changes? Changing the processAffinityMask makes no difference and I've tried a multitude of other configuration changes mentioned on here and other sites.

Changing the resolution down and running in windowed mode or disabling effects can relieve the problem only slightly but FPS drops still occur that I believe shouldn't with such a high end system.

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grphical issues
by Jason dansie on Monday June 15th 2009, 14:24
hopefully this problem is easy. When I run WoW any version it all works well except I get the ubuntu task bars at the top and bottom. As if I were playing in windowed mode. Which I am not. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall wine. I am running ubuntu 9.04 and wine 1.1.6. all other games I run, run in full screen without the task bars present. So it seems just an issue with WoW. Any help would be nice.

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White minimap on ATI cards solution
by Lev Abashkin on Friday June 12th 2009, 9:30
This problem can be easily solved by removing GLX_SGIX_pbuffer check in WINE. Look here for details:
Let's hope AMD will fix it soon because bug is purely cosmetic and pbuffers work fine.

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WoW and desktop screen resolution
by Raenock on Friday June 5th 2009, 19:44
Isn't it possible to play with a higher resolution than the one I use for the desktop? Whenever I switch to a higher resolution, WoW seems to reload and change the resolution but it's the same as before (even when in the options dialog shows a higher one). Can switch correctly to lower ones, but can't go higher than the one of the desktop.

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Will not start
by Ben Logan on Thursday June 4th 2009, 21:36
WoW started after initial install of Wine, launched program from installer. Now WoW will not launch from either installer or WoW.exe.

No clue why it wouldn't work.

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Patching bug
by Berillions on Monday June 1st 2009, 14:32
I don't know if you have this problem but Wine crash when I launch the wow's updater.

It's a bug of wine ?

Thanks ans sorry for my english, i'm french.

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Raiding FPS issues - any way around?
by leigh godson on Tuesday May 26th 2009, 17:28
Hi folks, I do a lot of raiding, in fact thats pretty much my entire reason for playing WoW. Unfortunately though I have to switch to the dreaded windows when I do because of the severe FPS drops during the raid.

My machine is powerful, my GPU more than capable but even with all the settings low I cannot raid satisfactorily under wine, using windows I always get a smooth experience but when the battle is in full swing and spells are flying around I can drop to 8fps easily, windows holds at minimum 30fps with settings pretty much maxed.

Has anyone found a decent way to setup wine that keeps the FPS high during raids and other intensive fights? I keep reading people stating that wow under wine runs better than windows but I fail to see how.

My specs

AMD Phenom 9850 Black edition (quad core 2.5Ghz)
8GB 1066 Ram
Nvidia 9800GTX GPU
50Mbps internet connection (usually 30-40ms lag)

One thing I keep seeing is windows limiting the fps in wide open areas, it seems to try and hold the fps as close as possible to 60fps, wine on the other hand can go from 25 to 130fps in a second with no real change in graphical load - it just seems to be very spikey.

My graphics drivers are always current as is my system, Wow is regularly cleaned and reset and addons loaded fresh afterwards, I have noticed that there is a little more stability when Cartographer and Questhelper are disabled but not by much, getting into a raid turns into a frustrating affair and as a result I tend to automatically switch to windows beforehand anyway - something I would prefer not to do.


leigh :D

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A way round the minimap problem in cities
by Jim Downie on Saturday May 23rd 2009, 11:03
Installing the Cartographer 3.0 addon ( allows you to view the maps similarly to Google Maps, so you can zoom to minimap level. This works in Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, Silvermoon, Shattrah, Darnassus, and some instances. Exodar, Undercity, Ironforge and Darnassus are probably not implememted because the standard world map is easily useable for them.

I haven't tried it in buildings yet, though.

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Fancy shadows can be selected
by Lisa Denia on Thursday May 21st 2009, 17:19
I noticed that with current git(last commit 1394c6eee3150c2ecf588a25eed6d329adc91950) that fancy shadows can be enabled if you use Direct3D and GLSL is enabled. Sadly they won't render correctly.

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Mouseover Macro help pls
by Greg Vaughan on Sunday May 17th 2009, 9:05
Hi everyone...

When I try to use a standard mouseover macro...

/cast [target=mouseover] spellname

the cursor turns into a glove (the interactive cursor) but nothing else happens... I don't understand why this is happening and before I investigated further I wanted to see if it may be something to do with the Linux/Wine/OpenGL side of things...

Does anyone else have this issue...


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Problems in Dalaran with Jaunty
by Shawn on Friday May 15th 2009, 19:40
As with several others I had wine and Wow with lots of addons running perfectly in Hardy. No problems anywhere, no errors, no crashes in 10 or 25 mans, etc.

Updated to Jaunty and the latest version of wine and I can't seem to keep Wow running for more than a couple of minutes at a time in dalaran. If I try to fly out, it always crashes as soon as I leave the city as well. I don't know if it's a wine problem or a problem with Jaunty but it's starting to get annoying.

Tried latest nvidia drivers, all ubuntu patches and updates. Have also tried all of the versions of wine which are available for Jaunty (haven't tried a self-compiled version yet). Also tried ulimit. No luck on any of them. Is anyone running Jaunty and not having these issues?

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Link the bugs!
by Ken Sharp on Thursday May 14th 2009, 8:47
Practically every day I have to link bugs to this app, will the bug reporters please link the bugs to this app, it's not that hard!

A WARNING would help.

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Character Textures missing
by Wesley on Tuesday May 12th 2009, 22:01
So i recently upgraded to Jaunty- and while I was going to install the latest ATI drivers, I was informed that my card had suddenly been downgraded to a legacy driver (lame). However, I tried running Wow under the Open Source drivers and it really ran just fine! The only issue is that certain character textures are missing, and only on the character i'm playing as. It's like the character is semi-see through. I know theres a good chance theres nothing that can be done about this because i'm using the open source drivers but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!

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Crash (?) after 2-3 seconds after game start.
by Dawid Niedźwiedzki on Monday May 11th 2009, 12:04
Hello Everyone.

I have some problem.
Login into the game, and the choice of my character are correct.
But when the game is loaded, then after 2-3 seconds after game start the monitor becomes black and the computer hangs (I can not do anything on it, even the keyboard shortcuts). I must have to restart the computer using the "RESTART" button.

Some entries from my \WTF\
SET ffxDeath "0"
SET ffxGlow "0"
SET M2UseShaders "0"
SET gxApi "opengl"

I using Wine 1.1.21, in windowed mode.
Ubuntu 9.04 on GNOME.
Sorry for my English.

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Keyboard issue
by Ema on Monday May 11th 2009, 5:43
Hello all,

I have the issue with keyboard rep (my avatar is scatman).
Now, my script to launch it is like:

xset -r
xset +r

The problem is that the keystroke repetation is actually disabled (in both WoW and any other window of the screen - I play in windowed mode), but still my avatar is displaying bad movement behaviour.

Only if I untick the keyboard-repetition option in the keyboard menu then it works.

Does anyone have any explanation?
Why do I have to physically untick the option in the keyb menu, while clearly the auto-rep is disabled (for example if I keep pushed the 'a' key in the WoW chat it won't auto repeat).

My system is Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit, with Compiz disabled.


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Wine 1.1.20, WoW 3.1.1 or Nvidia?
by Mateo on Wednesday May 6th 2009, 10:43
I'm not sure what is responsible, but it seems WoW on Wine has become way more stable recently. Since ATI users don't seem to have the same issues as me I'm thinking it was the new fixes Nvidia's been having and I would HIGHLY encourage all Nvidia people to get the latest driver's they can.

I used to not be able to switch between toons without seeing lag in rendering and control. Now I can. The same symptoms after loading multiple zones, are now gone as well.

This is with questhelper, crapaway!, auctioneer, x-perl unitframes, and alphamap.

I haven't played with voice support yet, but for me the experience is getting extremely close to Windows, and if everyone wasn't so against it I'd throw a platinum review up.

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Pulseaudio strikes again
by Ema on Wednesday May 6th 2009, 3:24
Hi all, I'm using the new 9.04 (x86).
My rig is 8600GT Mobile (512 vram), 2 GB ram, Intel dual core.
I usually play in windowed mode, 1920x1200, with compiz disabled.

Using pulseaudio produces the following issues:
1) enabling microphone and game chat sometimes will crash WoW, probably because of a bug in pa (mmap() issue - another user reported it below).
2) it will lower FPS by 5%
3) sounds are somtimes softened/with a bit of a lag

After disabling pulseaudio (kill -9 `pgrep -o pulseaudio`) and restaring WoW 1,2 and 3 were fixed.

Now I'm using wine setup with ALSA. Should I use OSS and then padsp to have better results?

Instead regarding the keyboard issue, I have to physically untick the repeat option in the Keyboard menu.
The xset -r/xset r doesn't work for me.
Anyone has any idea why?

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Minimap works as of WoW patch 3.1.0 for ATI users
by Roalt Zijlstra on Wednesday May 6th 2009, 3:01

I just did some testing with Wine 1.1.20 and the latest 3.1.x release of Wow. There used to be problems with a white minimap, but they are no more.. I could run through Stormwind and have a working minimap.

I did this on Ubuntu 8.10 with wine 1.1.20 and the Catalyst 9.2 driver with a Mobile Radeon X700. Have to test more 'in the fields', but as the minimap changed with the 3.1 patch Wow is not using the pbuffer stuff anymore.

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Keyboard auto-repeat
by Ema on Monday May 4th 2009, 12:39
Hi guys, I read how to fix it (xset r off/xset r on) but exactly why this 'bad behaviour' has appeared just now (with Xorg in Ubuntu 9.04) instead of the past versions of Xorg?
I recall I didn't have to disable this feature of Xorg before.
Do you have any idea why just with this version?


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Wow crashes after upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10->9.04 x86
by Christian on Saturday May 2nd 2009, 8:14
I always get the following error shortly after entering the actual game:

fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x3adae4,0x00000000), stub!
failed to open C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Data/Interface/Icons
failed to open C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Interface/Icons
E: shm.c: mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory
E: shm.c: mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory
E: shm.c: mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory
E: memblock.c: Assertion 'b' failed at pulsecore/memblock.c:438, function pa_memblock_acquire(). Aborting.
fixme:dbghelp:dump_system_info fill in CPU vendorID and feature set

Sometimes after 1 seconds, others after ~10 seconds.

I have a NVidia GeForce 9800GTX+, Intel Quad core and 4GB memory

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by SGauna on Tuesday April 28th 2009, 20:00
I was having a problem installing patch 3.1.1-9835, the patcher told me it needed to wait for open files to close, however, it seems like it was locked up. I closed the patch, ran winecfg, changed windows version to WindowsXP, and the patch ran fine afterward. My windows version was set to 98.

Posting this in case anyone else has the same issue.

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Dalaran cras
by Joel on Monday April 27th 2009, 13:59
Wow worked just fine before i upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 but now when i logg in on a character that is in dalaran, the game crashes. When i run wow in terminal and it crashes is says "Not enough memory".
I dont understand this since it has worked just fine before.

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cannot log in
by bob G on Sunday April 26th 2009, 0:26
I upgraded to Jaunty, and now cannot log in. The screen comes up fine, but the keyboard input just isn't working. I can't type in my password. The mouse is fine though. Thoughts?


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crash in Capital
by Berillions on Saturday April 25th 2009, 17:07
Hello all,

I have a problem with WoW. In fact, when I am in the Capital (Dalaran, Ironforge etc...) Wine crash.

This crash arrived with the patch 3.1 or 3.1.1 because with Wine 1.1.19 and Ubuntu 8.10/9.04 and WoW 3.0.9, I haven't got this problem.

With the new version of Wine (1.1.20), I have always my problem.

Somebody has the even pb?

Sorry for my English, I'm French.

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Keyboard Repeat Rate and Running
by Ascfu Cuboo on Saturday April 25th 2009, 4:10
So how to describe this one? When I hold down the W key to run, my avatar will appear to be skipping along. It's like wine isn't recognizing that I'm holding the key down and thinks that I'm hitting it repeatedly.

When I use autorun it works as normal. When I hold the strafe and W keys together, it also works ok, it's just when holding a single key going in a single direction that my character looks like he's skipping along.

Ubuntu 9.04 with wine 1.1.16

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by Ryan L. on Tuesday April 21st 2009, 0:23
I just started playing WoW recently. I first started playing on my Windows partition and then installed it on my Linux. The performance on my Linux version is quite good but I have one very nagging graphical glitch. When I enter a house or die and probably a few other things cause the graphical bug the screen starts to show a lot of lines and different images.

This is my PC specs
AMD Phenom II X3
4GB of RAM
4870 ATI Card

This is a screenshot of the glitch if it helps.

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  • RE: Weird by Vicent on Tuesday April 21st 2009, 3:32
    • RE: Weird by Ryan L. on Tuesday April 21st 2009, 6:13
      • RE: Weird by Ryan L. on Tuesday April 21st 2009, 20:17

by Peter Hoff on Saturday April 18th 2009, 21:03
I'm having the same issues lately, and I haven't upgraded to Jaunty yet. I think it's just the recent game patches.

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Freezes/Graphical Glitches
by A. Vivian on Saturday April 18th 2009, 19:01
Ever since updating to the Jaunty beta I've had problems with the game freezing randomly (happens the most often in Dalaran) and I've had some odd graphical tears/glitches that cause the game to freeze also.

I've played around with the various settings and tried everything I could find that was recommended here. Wine has no output when either crash happens and they only freeze the game not my entire computer.

NVidia 9800 using 180.44 drivers
2 gigs of RAM (so I don't think the memory issue will effect me)

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graphics restart in 3.1?
by Andrew on Wednesday April 15th 2009, 17:52
I have an nvidia gpu and when I switch workspaces from WoW to something else and back again, I frequently get graphical corruption in WoW. I used to be able to fix this by toggling full screen glow in the video options, but that doesn't work anymore with 3.1 (full screen glow is toggled, but the graphics subsystem doesn't restart). Anyone out there have this problem and figure out a way to resolve it?

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by Danellos on Sunday April 12th 2009, 8:23
People, please STOP submitting test results that lacks information! Version maintainers... STOP accepting test results that lack information!
I have deleted the last test result because it simply lacked infomration, and only contained 2 sentences.
Can the person that submitted it please resubmit, but with more information, thank you.

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audio woes since building new i7 system
by Toupeiro on Friday April 10th 2009, 3:15
This is a very strange problem.... At least, to me it is...

OS: Ubuntu 9.04 x64 (fully updated to date of post)

Wine Version: 1.1.18

Motherboard: ASUS p6t Deluxe v2

Audio Chipset: AD198x Analog & Digital (Intel_HDA)

Audio playback works within ubuntu just fine using Alsa, OSS, or Pulseaudio.

I get no audio (music or SFX) at the WOTLK login (just a soft, high pitch buzzing)

Once I actually choose my character and log in, I get music, and voices (when I click on a NPC, for example, or if I mistarget), but I get no walking SFX, no ambient SFX, and no combat SFX at all. I've completely generated a new and I still get nothing. I get audio in the Cinematics... So far, I can only create this issue in wine and wow. Any thoughts?

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New nvidia drivers
by Andrew on Monday April 6th 2009, 16:20
The new nvidia drivers (180.44) made for a very significant performance increase over previous drivers. If you are using an nvidia GPU supported by these drivers, I suggest trying an upgrade.

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Installing WoW with DVD with 8.10 ubuntu
by Randy on Saturday April 4th 2009, 21:46
I have the newest version of wine. After looking over the DVD i can't find an "install.exe" program on the dvd. this autostarts under windows. with no install.exe to run with wine and not able to autorun the dvd i can't even get started with an install.
Yes I am new and this most likely is a stupid question to those that know linux well, but I don't know it well and any advice or help would be great.

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Walk/Run Suttering
by A. Vivian on Friday April 3rd 2009, 2:47
Alright.. so I recently updated to Jaunty from Hardy (ubuntu obviously). I did a complete format and re-install (but kept the same hardware) and the install went off fairly glitch-free as expected.

The problem is that I have a weird walk/run stuttering problem every time I move (mounted or on foot). If you have ever seen someone "lagging" and then catching up you know what I'm talking about. I move, but my toons feet do not move like they are suppose to. It doesn't really effect gameplay really, but it's extremely annoying.

Any ideas on how to fix it?

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WoW, Wine 1.1.18, Ubuntu 9.04 (amd64)
by Martin on Thursday April 2nd 2009, 22:14
I now had some time to test some different configurations, because my WoW performance just was too bad. I'm pretty new to Ubuntu / Wine, so I first took a look at the various guides out there.

First thing: running WoW on Jaunty via -opengl option gave me the best results. I've also set gxapi to opengl in

BUT: There are many guides out there that tell you to add that "DisableExtension" parameter to your registry - for me that was the main issue, letting my FPS go down. Adding the registry key, dropped my FPS by about 30-40%!

Second thing: On several sites it is suggested to disable Pixel Shaders for WoW (because of a bug with patch 3.0.2, I think). That option dropped my FPS another 10-20%.

So: Those fixes MAY give you better results with your configuration, but let me assume that on Jaunty (amd64) with the latest Nvidia Beta drivers (185.13), removing the suggested registry key and leaving Pixel Shaders enabled gave me a performance increase by between 40-60% on a GeForce 7300.

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by Darth Buh on Thursday April 2nd 2009, 21:15
I have tried several things to improve FPS, I need help and advice.

Firstly, I run WoW in OpenGL mode via the alteration to the SET gxAPI setting.

I also run Ventrilo, PTT.

I can run WoW with PulseAudio uninstalled or disabled, and get a solid 10-15 FPS in 25 man raids with spell effects set to 0.

If I run PulseAudio so I can get Ventrilo support via the padsp prefix to set both WoW and Vent to OSS sound, I lose 10+ FPS at all times, and am subject to memory clogging.

So, situation A- run ALSA, be unable to talk to guildmates due to Ventrilo crashing.

B- Support ventrilo and WoW at the same time, be unable to perform in raids due to poor frame rate.

I've tried DirectX 9c, OpenGL, low effects, high effects, everything.

System specs:
NVIDIA 8800GTS Superclocked PCI-E
Athlon FX-55 2.6 Ghz processor, single core
2 Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM Raptor HDD's, raid 0
2 GB Kingston heat-spreading RAM
Ubuntu 8.10 AMD64 version
Wine 1.1.18
Ventrilo 3.0.4

Please, anyone, any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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install and other
by Randy on Thursday April 2nd 2009, 0:48
I hope someone can help me out, I am new to ubuntu. I read here that you have to use unhide when you mount the dvd for it to install. I am having install problems with the dvd as it does the auto start into the install program and I can't get it to auto start with wine. well in a fit of stupidity under the wow dvd -> properties -> drive there was a tab for settings and i added unhide under options. sadly now nothing will mount because of that and i do not know how to remove that option i put in there :/ if someone could help that would be great or at least point me were to ask to fix this mess up and perhaps help me to get the dvd to start the install program, would be great! ya i am a windows user but i am trying.

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Strange Movementbug?
by Thomas Sch. on Sunday March 29th 2009, 16:50
Just updated to jaunty (ubuntu 9.04 beta) and started wow again...

Walking two steps my char seems to fly over the ground...same if i'm on my mount. Anyone got the same bug?

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Hardware Cursor
by Danellos on Saturday March 28th 2009, 9:30
if you people want that bloody hardware cursor, can more of you, which i am perfectly sure there are, go sign?!

The new European thread needs more signers, EVEN if you have signed on the previous one! Blizzard needs to know that we are serious about what we want.

I have played WoW on Windows using OpenGL mode before, and the frames there have also increased.

I am not going to bump my threads anymore, YOU guys need to decide if you want better OpenGL support or not.

Your support is much appreciated, even if your cursor is not slow (maybe you have a better graphics card).

thank you.

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Fixing slowdowns
by Mateo on Friday March 27th 2009, 19:05
I could only get Wow to *continue* to run smoothly for long periods and NOT get all laggy glitchy by setting:

ulimit -m 2000000

So if you're still having problems try adjusting that number down.
I see some people setting it at 3600000 which SHOULD work in theory but for me didn't. From setting this it looks to me like there's some kind of memory management issue that I'm running into with wine. I'm suspicious that the new KDE stuff is more memory hungry and thus puts more paging pressure on the system? It would seem that my slowdowns are the result of horrid paging behaviour with WoW?

Sometimes when I start Wow it's fine. But after I've flown between a couple different map regeons or loggedout/in a couple toons without restarting WoW I'll see the slowdown if I don't set the ulimit right.

AMD X2 5400 (3ghz)
4gb ram
Fedora 64bit
Nvidia 9600 GSO (756mb)

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by Thomas Sch. on Saturday March 21st 2009, 18:57
Hi, I'm new to *ix in home env.
Just installed ubuntu 8.10 64bit + wine1.1.17 and moved my world-of-warcraft folder from NTFS-hdd into drive_c-dir of wine (ext3).

Playin' WoW just works realy nice. Smooth gameplay and no GFX-Errors.
But there's one left...
Just walk into the bank and open your guildbank or your own bankbags. Opened? Ok - now just run out of range....your wow should terminate with some "memory access error"...

Maybe someone got a workaround?

intel q6600 (quadcore 2.4ghz)
4gb corsair xms2
nvidia gf9800gtx+


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New Wine Version
by Dave on Friday March 20th 2009, 21:09
It appears as if the newest version of wine is causing large graphical errors.

If I look straight down at the floor it's fine, but if I move the camera around at all there are large problems. The game is unplayable in this state.

Reverting wine to the preceding version fixes the problem.

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Freezes at loading screen
by Orion Gonzales on Thursday March 19th 2009, 22:18
I am using Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex. Everything works fine, I select my character, then it loads, but it crashes once it loads fully. Any suggestions on how to fix?

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Works fine with wine 1.1.16
by Benden on Wednesday March 18th 2009, 20:30
My system:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
NVidia GeForse 8600 GT 256 MB
Debian Lenny amd64
Videocard driver version: 180.29 (with drivers v. 173.14.09-5 from debian repository i get error "Your 3D accelerator card is not supported by World of Warcraft. Please install a 3D accelerator card with dual-TMU support", with 180.29 WoW works)

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by Orion Gonzales on Monday March 16th 2009, 23:22
When I go to install World of Warcraft ( everything works great until I get to the License Agreement. It says to scroll down to the bottom and then the Agree Button will be clickable, but it's not. Anybody else have this problem?

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Remove Jeremy Thomas'
by Henrique on Monday March 16th 2009, 16:54
The main AppDB page says:
"Top-10 Platinum List
Applications which install and run flawlessly on an out-of-the-box Wine installation"

Jeremy Thomas posted a platinum rating where he didn't install the application ("I literally just mounted my win partition and navigated to the folder and played from there."), so the application does not qualify as platinum by his test. This is completely misleading and is on AppDB home page.

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Keybindings not working.
by Roalt Zijlstra on Monday March 16th 2009, 5:03
Anyone here experienced that the Alt- combination is not working under kubuntu (maybe ubuntu). This means I cannot cast spells on myself quickly. I changed the key to Ctrl instead of ALT, cos I know that X Windows uses the ALT key to move/manipulate Windows. But even with Ctrl- It will not cast. Only Ctrl- works.

Any ideas?

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WIne 1.1.16 and 1.1.17
by Roalt Zijlstra on Monday March 16th 2009, 4:37
Install and play test on:
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with Nvidia FX 5600
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ with Nvidia 7900 GTO

I did a fresh client install of Wow on a fresh wine 1.1.16 install on a fresh kubuntu 8.10. The installer functions properly from the start until the end.

Playing is also not a problem if you add the -opengl switch to Wow.exe

I also used the 'padsp' to get sound using the KDE 4.x sound system. No problems at all.

On my Laptop with Radeon Mobility X700 I only experience the white minimap error on the icon displacement due to the Registry fix againts graphical corruption as published.

All machines had 1.5Gb RAM, otherwise the game will not run smoothly.

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Crashing in Dalaran
by Robert Babiak on Saturday March 14th 2009, 17:50
I found that if I do the following to loaunch wow i don't get any crashes in dal at all.

ulimit-m 3600000
wine wow.exe -opengl

The ulimit is limiting the amount of ram it reports in that session from 6gb down to 3.6gb and this gets around the memory problem.

Hope this helps, but it is day 2 running kubuntu for the first time.

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random lockups
by Lekkim Gaup on Saturday March 14th 2009, 8:52
hi, after upgrading to *.16 wine, I get a random lockup from time to time, need to alt-tab, and kill -9 the wow process.. I cannot reproduce it, but it seems to happen when in dalaran or near any AH/bank (orgrimmar, etc) .. I have noticed that I am pressing strafe to side (left or right) key + forward at the time of every hang, but that could just be a coincidence..

Anyway, kinda annoying .. almost feeling compelled to go back to *.14 which worked fine

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by Cheos on Friday March 13th 2009, 3:17
Just noticed something while reading "World of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.1.0" patchnote :

* A number of performance and smoothness enhancements have been implemented.

Am I right when I assume that optimizations aimed at mac platform mainly imply improvements to opengl engine ? Or maybe I'm just hoping too much :)

Has Anyone had the opportunity to try raiding (10, 25 or massive pvp like Joug) on the public test realms and noticed any performance progress ?

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  • RE: by Cheos on Friday March 13th 2009, 3:19
    • RE: by Andrew Comminos on Saturday March 28th 2009, 23:21
Bizarre error..or whatever it is
by TRG on Tuesday March 10th 2009, 22:09
I'm running Fedora 10 with Wine 1.15 and until today, I'd never had all that serious of an issue with WoW. What I'm currently experiencing is a totally random loss of control of my character; they'll keep going in the same direction even when told to stop..and then they just keep on spinning around until I finally get them to stop..they'll stay stopped, but if I try to move them again, they continue to behave extremely erratically.

Chatting is also affected; keypresses are *extremely* laggy/delayed, which, I suspect, is the main issue with the character movement. The bizarre thing about it is how random it is; I've been unable to reproduce it reliably (except in Dalaran) but it can happen in the middle of nowhere with very few mobs around as well.

I've tried different kernels, rolling back Wine, resetting my WoW configuration, disabling add-ons, different sound card setups, resetting my graphics configuration..I have no idea what caused this condition to begin, either, save that it happened the same day I updated to Wine 1.15 and also rebooted into an updated kernel.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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pbuffer notice
by Danellos on Sunday March 8th 2009, 7:17
ATI users, please be aware of the new link to another site on the pbuffer section. It will submit a more detailed survey to AMD for their Linux driver support.

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Question re: add-ons
by Jared Applegate on Tuesday March 3rd 2009, 17:23
Has anyone encountered any add-ons or combinations of add-ons that should be avoided due to severe FPS drops?

I'm currently running WoW on WINE 1.1.15.

nVidia GeForce GTX 280
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (dual-core, 2gHz per core)
3GB of RAM

I use a fair number of add-ons, but if there is a particular add-on or combination of add-ons I should avoid (that anyone is aware of, that is) I'd really appreciate knowing.


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lock up on log in
by Cory park on Sunday March 1st 2009, 12:46
wow locks up when i try to log in. if i wait a bit or keep trying it finally goes thou. iv look over the forms, and still an able to find any fix on that works. i think it has something to do with blizzard pugging my computer for specs. dose anyone els have this problem?

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by Danellos on Sunday March 1st 2009, 10:42
The posts about the Hardware Cursors for OpenGL mode have been locked by Blizzard. I have made a new one on the suggestion forums. Pleas go there and voice your support!

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ATI Catalyst 9.2 still has white minimap
by Roalt Zijlstra on Tuesday February 24th 2009, 8:43
I just tested the latest 9.2 driver for my Mobility Radion X700 and it still has the white minimap problem. :-(

DirectX under wine on this Kubuntu 4.1.x laptop is way to slow (6fps) while in opengl mode I reach 30 fps most of the time.

Is there anyone working on wine that could help fix a 'pbuffer' wrapper to frame buffers? And then only for ATI :-)

I would like to see this working somehow. I already applied a request form with ati/amd to request the pbuffer support.

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by scott on Sunday February 22nd 2009, 4:38
Currently raiding as a TANK in end game raids, Naxx25, eoe25 os25 vualts25 no probs, i have no problems with sound or video in anyway i get no fps lag at all, all 10 mans and naxx25 have been cleared on ubuntu with no crashes, leveling, battle grounds, spells and arena are all working fine. Ubuntu 10.8 64bit wine 1.1.1, wow 3.0.8. Like i said i Main tank end game raids no problem at all, wish vent played just as nice. ^_^

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What IS this
by mARTIX dEAMON on Wednesday February 18th 2009, 14:34
When I start WoW Wotlk my wine version 1.1.15 write this error ... can someone say me what is this ?
fixme:powrprof:DllMain (0x7bfa0000, 1, (nil)) not fully implemented
fixme:ntdll:NtPowerInformation Unimplemented NtPowerInformation action: 11
fixme:powrprof:DllMain (0x7bfa0000, 0, (nil)) not fully implemented
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39edbc,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39ebe0,0x00000000), stub!

fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39eb5c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39eb5c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39eb5c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39eb5c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f2d8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f434,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f5a0,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f59c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f530,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f520,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f018,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39f150,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39df1c,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x39df44,0x00000000), stub!

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by Danellos on Monday February 16th 2009, 12:17
Guys, please be careful when rating this game as platinum. Too many have been too quick to do so, even though they themselve have problems.


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  • RE: Platinum by Xpander on Monday February 16th 2009, 21:18
Game Stutter with 1.1.13, 1.1.14 and 1.1.15
by Mateo on Sunday February 15th 2009, 19:43
It used to be with 1.1.13 that if I did not travel between different regions on the map (i.e. load more textures and stuff) that WoW would remain faily responsive for 5+ hours. But with .14 and even worse now with 1.1.15 even staying in the same map area for about an hour I get mouse stutter and jerky interface. I have to exit and log back in and then it's ok for another hour. I can do this over and over again.

AMD Dual core 64bit system with 4GB ram.
Only other change is the new KDE updates from Fedora 10.

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by Kalle Last on Thursday February 12th 2009, 4:29
"What works

- Raiding (~5 player + everyone's pet + few monsters), no noticable annoyances."

I can confirm that raiding 25-mans works pretty much perfectly. I've cleared all the content in both TBC and WotLK in 25-man while running WoW through Wine. I've yet to notice any problems with any version of Wine or WoW (NV 9800gt, 6G ram, 64bit Ubuntu, latest drivers on video).

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  • RE: Raiding by Vorondil on Thursday February 12th 2009, 15:58
    • RE: Raiding by Kalle Last on Thursday February 19th 2009, 5:00

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