World of Warcraft 4.1.x

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NameWorld of Warcraft
License Retail
Votes Marked as obsolete
Wine Version1.3.35
Free Download World of Warcraft official website
Maintainers of this version:

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - 4.1.0

Please Note:
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Please do not submit Test Data for unofficially released patches, including PTR Beta Clients. All Test Data is for the latest officially released patch, the current version being posted at the top of this page.

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

Direct 3D 9 Mode
OpenGL Mode
All general game elements work fine
25man Raiding (D3D mode)

What does not

Advanced water effects in D3D mode
Advanced Sunshafts Effects in D3D Mode
Multisampling could not be set past 1x

What was not tested
25man raiding (OpenGL mode)

Additional Comments

I have to give this a gold rating due to lack of support for certain effects. However, I am very impressed with the performance in D3D mode as it outperforms OpenGL, but it could be better. Some added support for advanced effects would be nice.

It is very important to note that multi-core users should manually set their processAffinityMask in Manually setting mine helped a lot.

World of warcraft was run from an NTFS file system.

- AMD Phenom II x6 1100T hexa-core (6mb l3, 3mb l2 cache, 3.3Ghz)
- Nvidia GT 240 (1GB GDDR3 RAM, OpenGL 3.1/DX10)
- 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM
- MSI 789GM -e51 motherboard
- 500GB 7200rpm HDD
- Played at 1280x1024 resolution
- Unity 2D was the desktop environment this was tested in
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20111.3.25 N/A Yes Gold Danellos 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Jul 07 20111.3.23 N/A Yes Platinum Xpander 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Jul 07 20111.3.23 N/A Yes Platinum Xpander 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20111.3.21 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Jun 08 20111.3.21 N/A Yes Platinum an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25775 World of Warcraft: crashes several seconds after logging in to a character. NEW View
26634 world of warcraft crashes at end of startup UNCONFIRMED View
27140 wow4.x crash when flying on windrider UNCONFIRMED View


Installing World of Warcraft in Wi­ne

NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended for ATI users to use the latest Catalyst package found at As of release 9.8, this fixes TONS of bugs.

NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended that you have the latest stable wine version installed (currently - wine 1.2.1).
[Beta versions of wine are unstable. If you use a Beta version, check the test results above to see if it is reported as working with your Linux distribution].

Preliminary Steps:

nVidia / ATI : Make sure you have the proprietary driver for your video card installed, or WoW will not run. Once they are installed, check to see if Direct Rendering is enabled by typing the following code into Terminal :-

glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"

If it returns direct rendering:Yes, you're good to go!


[ You can install World of Warcraft in wine through a variety of methods, such as using the CD or automatic downloader. It's your choice ultimately. ]

To install using the downloader just run it with Wine and follow the steps. There are no major problems using the downloader. If you are using the downloader you can jump straight to the  Configuring section.

Below are the instructions for installing from WoW Disks :-

To install from the CDs the files need to be copied over to your computer as attempting to install directly from disk will result in failure.

Create a folder in a convenient location such as on the desktop called wow_install

You will only need to install WoW using the Wrath of the Lich King disks. (The Wrath disks will install the WoW core game and the Burning Crusde as well)

Insert Disk 1 of the Wrath of the Lich King.

When you open the disk you will not be able to see all the files as they are hidden. To get them to show run the following code in Terminal :-

sudo mount -o remount,unhide /dev/sr0

If that code doesn't work try this one :-

sudo umount /dev/cdrom
sudo mount -t iso9660 -o ro,unhide /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0/

Then open the disk again and you should see all the files.

Open the disk and copy all the files to your wow_install folder.

Now insert Disk 2 of the Wrath of the Litch King and follow the same step above to unhide the files.

Copy only the Installer Tome #.mpq files to the wow_install folder. (# will be a number. Basically from Disk 2 copy only the Installer Tomes that have a number in their name (NOT the one without a number, we got that one from Disk 1)).

Once complete eject the disk and run the Installer.exe in the wow_install folder with wine. (Simply right click it and select "Open with Wine Windows Program Loader").

WoW will now install.

Once the installation is complete a shortcut will be on the desktop to run WoW. Of course you will have to go through the patching process.

Note: A few people have reported that the installer just sits at "Preparing to Install". A solution is to ensure that you have the correct ports opened on your firewall or to temporarily disable your firewall. Make sure you edit / disable your firewall in your router (and on your distro if you use one).

Note: Some users report that the WoW launcher/updater may freeze during the patching process. If this happens to you, simply close it down (terminate the process) and then just start it again from the desktop shortcut or Launcher.exe. It will carry on from where it was before.

Note: WoW may experience problems if you are attempting to run it from a Windows partition. The WoW folder must NOT be in an NTFS filesystem. Ensure the folder you are running WoW from is in your Linux partition, under your Linux filesystem.

IMPORTANT - Make sure you go through the Configuring section below.

IMPORTANT - Linux distributions using pulseaudio (such as Ubuntu) will probably experience sound issues. See the"No sound with Pulse Audio" section in the Tweaks and Troubleshooting area below for a fix. Also note that sound quality may not operate at its best with WINE, despite which *nix you are running WINE under.

IMPORTANT - Launch WoW from the desktop shortcut or from the Launcher.exe rather than directly from WoW.exe. This is because the launcher will check for updates and will auto patch/update the game if necessary. If you launch WoW directly from the WoW.exe (such as in the "No sound with Pulse Audio" fix), then make sure you still launch the Launcher.exe from time to time just to check for updates, not to run the game.


The suggested way to run World of Warcraft in wine is using OpenGL. You will often gain tons of FPS this way. Operation without the opengl flag is often unreliable and will not start with some cards.

Simply add the -opengl flag to the end of your WoW Launcher (recommended) :-

Open the WoW desktop shortcut (Right Click > Properties) and add -opengl to the end of the command (leaving a space). (Recommended method). (Recommended for first run after CD or download).

NOTE: As of patch 4.0.1 hardware cursor functionality has been added for OpenGL mode.

Alternatively, you can either edit your WTF/ in your World of Warcraft directory to include :-

SET gxApi "opengl"

(Note that this file is only created after you have logged in once).

The game will now run. If you have any problems or issues please check the sections below for fixes or post a comment for help.

Last Edited - 7th December 2010 - by Kris Blackhall

Last Edited - 21th  February 2011 - by Danellos


Tweaks and Troubleshooting

You should be good to go! If you are experiencing any other issues, read on.

Sound issues

It should be noted that sound implementation of WINE is still mostly incomplete and you may be subject to buggy sound or bad quality.

If you cannot get any sound at all, try deleting your .wine directory (backup needed files!)
- On Ubuntu, you can find your .wine directory by going to your Home folder, and pressing CTRL + H

No sound with Pulse Audio

"well for those users with a distro using pulse audio (for ex. Ubuntu) if you set wine to OSS the sound for WoW works great, and if you add padsp before wine pulseaudio wraps the OSS sound (like alsa-oss but better) and you can use vent, music etc at the same time :)" ~ Thanks to Patrick Arman

Launch Code :-

padsp wine /path/to/wow/WoW.exe -opengl

No sound with ALSA

Try OSS.

No sound with OSS

Try ALSA/Jack.

No sound with JACK


Sound stutter:

- If your sound stutters then there is not much you can do about it apart from adjusting your sound driver in WINE. There are various drivers and settings (e.g. ALSA, OSS, Emulation Mode) which you can try. Do note than Windows 7 mode seems to still be incompatable with many of the WINE sound drivers. Best is to use wither Windows 2000 or Windows XP mode.
- Also try the "padsp wine" command in the terminal.

Unfortunately, most sound stutter problems are a result of bugs in WINE, especially with PulseAudio distros. In time, these issues may be solved. But for now, try to fiddle around with the settings until you get the correct combination.

Bad sound quality or latency:

Its highly likely that this is due to WINE, but first try to fiddle around with your sound settings before drawing to that conclusion. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the sound you get, then feel free to include that in your test results.

Graphics-related issues

Graphics corruption when doing certain quests which causes you to appear to be in a nether world:

Add this to your file:

SET ffxNetherWorld "0" ~ thanks to Adys

White Minimap Indoors with ATI proprietary drivers:

Update the ATI drivers.


Graphical and Icon corruption:

Update your drivers!

NVIDIA-specific issues
First make sure your drivers are updated!


Make sure triple-buffering is turned off. ~ Thanks to DRH

INTEL issues

Unfortunately, Intel does not make its own drivers for their cards for Linux. Their Windows drivers aren't even that good to start with.

For World of Warcraft to work properly, you need to look for an Open Source Intel Driver that gives you direct OpenGL rendering support. Most dristros will have already had a good driver implemented into the kernel, particularly Ubuntu. So you need not worry about it.

There are no known Issues with Intel Cards, however, it should be expected that the FPS will be lower as the Intel chips are integrated and hence share their video memory with the computer's main RAM as well as makes use of extra processing from the CPU.

Other issues

Open Source Graphics Drivers:

If you have low frames with your Open Source drivers, then try the proprietary drivers for ATI and Nvidia. The Open Source Drivers have a lot of performance issues at the moment.

FPS stutter

- Ensure that you have disabled any special desktop effects

- Set farclip (the view distance slider) to 777 (about midway on the slider) ~ Thanks to Andrew

Bad FPS in general:

- Make sure that your latency bar is not red.
- Please set the MaxFPS setting to at least 20-30. This will decrease the resource taking of the game on the computer and thus result in lower temperatures. This will increase the game's performance quite a lot. ~ Thanks to Xio
- Ensure your CPU is not being overloaded with instructions. In other words, whether or not its usage is 100%
- Ensure that you are running the game in OpenGL mode. You can do this by either adding SET GxApi "OpenGL" in the or passing the -opengl argument in the terminal.
- AMD users will want to ensure that AMD Cool 'n Quiet is disabled in the BIOS. Please see your motherboard manufacturer's site documentation for more details on how to do this.
- Make sure the CPU scaling governor is set to "Performance" rather than "OnDemand"~ thanks to Vidar Wahlberg.

NB: If you have a multi-core processor, chances are that your FPS drops is caused by
WoW not identifying your cores correctly. A user has submitted a patch that might solve
this for you if you compile it alongside WINE from source: ~ Thanks to Vitality


No higher-level shadows or water effects available

This will not be available for the OpenGL mode until such a time Blizzard chooses to implement it, which is highly unlikely.

Bad graphical corruption in certain areas with Direct3D

  • Find the following registry entry:


  • Add a new key (type String) and name it 'OffscreenRenderingMode'

  • Double click the new key and add the value 'pbuffer'

System-related issues

If you are finding that WoW is installing correctly but at the final step of logging in you receive an error message "There was an error logging in..." try the fix below :-

The problem is related to DLL files needed for the process being unable to "communicate" with each other.

Add the following DLL override to your Libraries tab of Winecfg :-

wldap32.dll (Native)

This should solve the issue and login should not work.

Alternative :-

WoW may fail if you are running it from a windows partition. The WoW folder cannot be in an NTFS filesystem. Copy your WoW folder over to your Linux filesystem.

Linux kernel:

Try to see if your kernel is up-to-date. New kernel releases should appear in your distrubution's update manager.

It is also a good idea to use the kernels that is released by your distro and not compile them yourself as they usually interface better with the entire system in general.

In some distros, particularly the non-Ubuntu ones, you may need to reinstall your proprietary video drivers in order to be able to make use of 3D acceleration once again. Please do so.

Other Known Issues:

Sunshafts cannot be enabled in d3d mode: 

This is due to the lack of a certain type of texture support in WINE's direct3d API. It will be corrected in version 1.3.7. Please note that sunshafts is currently non-existent in the OpenGL mode. More info at:

WoW not recognising shader model 3 in OpenGL:

World of Warcraft's OpenGL mode for the Windows client does not support anything higher than shader model 2. Thus, it will not be possible to make use of this.

 Last edited - 19th Feb 2011 - by Danellos


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Wine-specific Notifications/Known Issues
Wine 1.3.20
Currently, there may be a regression with this version which causes mouse-jumping and erratic camera movements.

Please do not upgrade to this version.


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

Cant bind/use the "tilde" key
by mojodoll on Sunday December 11th 2011, 21:02
This is a somewhat minor issue, but its really getting on my nerves:
I cant bind the Button below Escape, refered to as the tilde key.
I use the German Keyboard Layout, Codepage is deDE-UTF8 and ive tried several Versions of Wine, including the latest of course.

When trying to bind the key, it just doesnt respond to keypresses - so i tried editing the bindings-cache file and i got it bound to an Actionbutton, though when pressing it, nothing happens.
In the Chat Window i can type it without any issues (!).

Anyone has experienced this and knows of any workaround or fix?

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This is not the current version, see 4.3
by Paul Romeril on Thursday December 1st 2011, 15:18
This version is no longer curent, see the up to dat eversion for help.(I'm just a random guy noticing stuff. Take this with a grain of salt.

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Un-checking peer-to-peer worked!
by Willow Plays WoW on Wednesday November 30th 2011, 20:46
Making this a new post so it's not buried. I managed to get the launcher to show me the download preferences (which was difficult with it crashing so fast, but perseverence worked), and took away peer to peer downloading.

Next try worked fine, no crashes etc.

Which doesn't explain why the Launcher was crashing in the first place, but at least it worked for the download.

Still hangs when pushing the 'play' button but running WoW.exe directly works fine. Yay!

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Still Trying to Download new patch
by Willow Plays WoW on Tuesday November 29th 2011, 18:22
Wine version 1.3.24
Fedora 14
Attempting to download the latest WoW patch, released 2011-11-29

I believe I've attempted all the 'try this' things on this page and on the page for the new patch. Launching WoW.exe directly says to click the restart button so that the patch can be downloaded. This brings up the Launcher. No matter how I bring it up - via WoW.exe, the desktop icon that was left there a while back, or directly with 'open with wine' on the context menu, the Launcher gives me a message from Wine saying that it crashed, tho top shows it still running until/unless I kill it explicitly. BackgroundDownloader gives me a bug-report form. (Which I duly fill out and send off.) As far as I can tell, there are no files left in place, no evidence that anything is being downloaded at all. I thought I'd clicked all the 'run things in background' to be on, but the Launcher won't let me view the Download prefs, crashing before it displays that page.


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Live client Audio \
by Marco on Tuesday November 8th 2011, 8:16
When I play the audio of the game disappear and I have to switch twice to System default -> defult for fix it (and then it disappear again)

Last Wine 1.3
Uuntu 11.10
WoW 4.2

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4.3 Crash
by Marco on Tuesday November 8th 2011, 7:38
If I run the Launcher.exe in PtR (4.3) folder, it crash after ~50 Mb of download every time.
The standard game works ok with some graphical glitches in Firelands.
Wine 1.3.32
Ubuntu 11.10

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  • RE: 4.3 Crash by Marco on Tuesday November 8th 2011, 7:47
    • RE: 4.3 Crash by Darren LaChausse on Saturday November 19th 2011, 9:29
Launcher.exe fails to run/"Skin archive damaged"
by Dr Wahl on Wednesday October 26th 2011, 9:30
I was running into an issue after doing a fresh install that was causing the Launcher.exe app to fail to run, throwing an error saying roughly: "skin archive damaged. Please run Repair.exe". After running repair (which didn't find anything) the Launcher.exe would still no run.

Turns out that my distro (debian/sid) had updated some packages which broke some symlinks. ia32-libs was linking /usr/lib32/ to, but I had headers provided by libjpeg8-dev. To fix this, I pointed the symlink at (cd /usr/lib32 ; sudo unlink ; sudo ln -s After fixing the link, I did a fresh compile and suddenly, Launcher.exe was working again.

A bug has already been filed in debian-land (, so if you are running another distro (ubuntu, etc) and are running into the same issue, I'd suggest filing a similar bug.

Hopefully this comment will save someone the hours of searching that it took for me to uncover/fix.

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cant load wow for the lanucher
by Drew Cook on Sunday August 14th 2011, 1:28
I was wondering if there was a fix to this i cant get wow to open through the launcher. If any one can give me maybe a list of dlls need or how i can fix my problem that would be great.

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WoW crashes as soon as the world loads
by Kevin Hyper on Sunday August 7th 2011, 15:23
World of Warcraft crashes as soon as the world begins to load. Opening WoW, connecting to the server, and making characters are not a problem, but as soon as I go to play as a character, the game crashes. I'm running Wine version 1.3.15 and Wow version 4.20

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Desktop icon
by Matthew Yaddoshi on Thursday August 4th 2011, 11:46
I'm using Ubuntu Natty 11.04 and the launcher and game runs perfectly. So this is kinda petty but - does anyone know why the launcher keeps adding a desktop icon every time I run it? I delete it after I close the game but the icon keeps coming back. Is there a way to prevent that?

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frequent disconnects
by Cheos on Friday July 8th 2011, 17:37
anyone else facing frequents random disconnects since a day or two after the release of 4.2 patch ?

I know this issue seems to affect some windows users as well as it has been reported on official technical forum (see , but what's really weird is that I tried to run wow from a windows installation on the same computer and I could play for several hours without being disconnected even once. So I'm starting to seriously doubt neither the hardware nor the game itself could be at fault :/

To summarize : linux + wow 4.2 = random disconnects, windows vista + same wow installation = no issue

Anyone else here on the same boat ?

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Launcher.exe silently fails in 1.3.24
by Ron Overdrive on Friday July 8th 2011, 15:38
Recently built WINE 1.3.24 from git source and Launcher.exe has now degraded to silently failing on execution with the following in the terminal:

fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation (0x32d438,0x32da38): stub

Right now WoW.exe is still working.

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fail on Launcher.exe but works on Wow.exe
by Evelyn on Tuesday July 5th 2011, 13:18
everything worked well until new patch recently. its fine "wine Launcher.exe" but when i pressed "Play", nothing happened. i tried it on terminal, it will show "fixme:process:GetLogicalProcessorInformation (0x8afe3b4,0x8afe9b4): stub"

but i can play d game by "wine Wow.exe"

so i dunno whats really going on. i already tried repair.exe, also tried reinstall game. but none helped.

my graphic card is nVidia geforce 9800 gt, n im pretty sure i installed correct driver.

can any one help me?? thx

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Twinview performance
by Armin Praher on Tuesday July 5th 2011, 5:34

I just bought myself a 2nd monitor and hooked it up to my machine. Now after trying to run WoW I realized that the resolution is glitched, solved that by running in a virtual desktop mode. The problem that is bothering me is, that WoW runs at approx 10 FPS, unplayable so to speak. Is there a way to boost performance with TiwnView?

Best regards


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Skin Archive Damaged
by Duane Robertson on Sunday July 3rd 2011, 11:31
I usually run the game client directly when I play, but I run the launcher every day or two to check for updates. When I ran the launcher today, I got a message about the skin archive being damaged. I ran the repair utility, but it didn't detect a problem. The game would launch, but I was a little concerned anyway.

Eventually, I renamed the ".wine" directory to "" and ran winecfg to recreate ".wine". Then I moved just the "World of Warcraft" directory to the new ".wine/drive_c/Program Files", and ran the launcher again. This time it updated. Now everything seems fine.

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wow will not launch
by Sky on Thursday June 30th 2011, 6:56
I have WoW in installed on ubuntu 11.04 and running with the current wine. The game was running and playing just fine until the Bliz did their update on June 28th. Now when I click the launcher it will open. But when I click the "play" button the get to the log in screen the launcher goes away and nothing else happens. Does anyone have a fix?

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laucher freezing
by chris on Tuesday June 28th 2011, 8:52
Trying to install wow for the first time on natty...

launcher starts, but freezes halfway through the "updating tools" part...

any suggestions

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Window focus
by Marcel Tempelman on Sunday June 26th 2011, 1:51

I have a few issues which seems ATI related:

- while in game the bottompart of the screen (where the Gnome bottombar is on the desktop) is usable. The Desktop react instead of the in game buttons I placed there (using Bartender 4).

-Alt-tab isn't working (have to use ctrl-alt arrow to switch desktops to use other programs).

If I do not use a virtual desktop, switching back to the game after switching to another desktop will not work. It will show me the desktop the game is running on but will not open its screen.

Haven't seen this behaviour with Nvidia but had to replace my Nvidia videocard due to hardware failure.

Natty Narwhal 64-bits
AMD II X4 630
Wine 1.2/1.3(.23)
Ati Catalyst 11.5 drivers

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Fatal Exception
by Jessie on Tuesday June 14th 2011, 22:55
Hi, I can make it past the patch process, and I can make it through the intro video, but immediately after the intro video I receive the error: Fatal Exception, data at could not be "read".

I've checked the read/write permissions on the program, and they're all read/write, so I don't really know what to do now. Has anyone else had this issue?

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by Joshua on Thursday June 9th 2011, 13:17
The bug with the fullscreen mouse jumping around in wine versions 1.3.20+ is in xinput2. If compiling from source ( git repository ), add --without-xinput2 when you configure to get by until this gets fixed ( stems from a problem in xinput2 from what I could tell from the bug report )

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  • RE: xinput2 by Andrew on Wednesday June 15th 2011, 22:20
  • RE: xinput2 by Ron Overdrive on Monday July 25th 2011, 11:55
Wow crashes my PC
by Sascha on Tuesday May 31st 2011, 6:54
Hi there :)

I've got some sort of a annoying Problem. Sometimes if I idle too long in the Character Selection Screen my Pc crashes completly. It's only WoW (no other Game) which crashes my PC (complete turn off), so i thing there is some kind of nasty bug, which is affecting me...Anyone has any Idea?

Specs: Amd64 XP 3200
Ubtunu 64bit
Geforce 7800GS

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by Zach Howe on Thursday May 26th 2011, 5:53
Yeah, same issue here. Also using 1.3.20. really annoying. Does wine 1.2.x not have this issue? I'd go back if I knew

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  • RE: by Danellos on Monday May 30th 2011, 12:27
Installer crashes
by Hedgehog on Saturday May 21st 2011, 2:01
If launcher/installer keeps crashing even after installing ie6, try to disable p2p from launcher menu or by setting "userspeed" option to positive value and adding "useSpeedTest":

SET userspeed "12263821"
SET useSpeedTest "1"

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Launcher downloads files every time I start
by Tore Bjerkholt on Thursday May 19th 2011, 11:47

I have a problem with WoW. It seems to delete some files after every time I play. For some reason it needs to download about 1,1 GB every time I start the Launcher. Luckily I have a pretty decent connection, but it's still annoying. Anyone else experiencing this?

I have two harddrives, one SSD and one normal spinning HDD. I've tried having the installation on both harddrives, but the same thing happens on them.

Does anyone have any clues to what this is?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, Wine 1.2.2 (Can this be the reason?)

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Bad bug report.
by Paulius on Wednesday May 18th 2011, 15:03
Try'ed to post bug report, but did something wrong >.>
Can a moderator delete "27141 | Brink (Splash Damage, Bethesda Softworks) won't launch from Steam" from list?

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How to fix freezing in Stormwind or othr places.
by Paulius on Wednesday May 18th 2011, 14:59
I had horribly freezing problems in places like Stormwind.

I have changed one line in /WTF/
SET accounttype "CL"
SET accounttype "CT"

Then I deleted Cache folder.

And then Launcher downloaded 2 Gb.

No more freezing for me. Ad least for now.

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Wow not loading
by Kyle Collins on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 17:03
Wow has loaded up to the login page and further for me once. every other time it just crashes, are nothing happens. im running the latest update/patches for WoW with wine 1.2.2

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Wow not loading
by Kyle Collins on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 17:03
Wow has loaded up to the login page and further for me once. every other time it just crashes, are nothing happens. im running the latest update/patches for WoW with wine 1.2.2

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1.3.20 mouse jumping
by Marty on Monday May 16th 2011, 20:34
Mouse jumping all over the place when im holding right click on the screen. makes me look like im botting or something.

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WoW Crashes shortly after play start
by Chad F. on Sunday May 15th 2011, 15:19
Hello all!

WoW is crashing for me shortly after I start playing. The FPS is decent, a little worse than my Windows Vista. I can start playing for a bit (usually less than 5 mins). I have disabled all audio, and turned everything down, graphics-wise, to pretty much the bare minimum. I do not have this issue in Windows. When it freezes, I cannot even shut it down. I have to go into the system monitor and manually drop it, or restart the computer.

Here are my specs:
Processer: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
Video: Radeon X1200 Series

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shadow model 2 not recognized
by philip burke on Saturday May 14th 2011, 20:26
If you're running in DX9 but still can't access some of the video options, make sure fixedfunction set to 1, either via console or by editing your

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WoW freezes at Stormwind
by Paulius on Friday May 13th 2011, 8:29
After upgrading to 4.1 my characters often freezes in Stormwind.

Terminal output:

err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x5a38804 "?" wait timed out in thread 0044, blocked by 004a, retrying (60 sec)


err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x5a3949c "?" wait timed out in thread 0009, blocked by 0029, retrying (60 sec)


err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x5a39684 "?" wait timed out in thread 0047, blocked by 0009, retrying (60 sec)


err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x5a39684 "?" wait timed out in thread 0009, blocked by 0029, retrying (60 sec)

any suggestions?

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Is the Launcher still loading the news with Wine 1.3.19?
by Chris Rankin on Thursday May 12th 2011, 18:07
The Launcher with Wine 1.3.18 works fine (using r300g driver from Mesa git), but with 1.3.19 it no longer loads the news. Instead, it says that it cannot contact the news server, and that I should check my Internet connection instead. Downgrading back to 1.3.18 fixes the problem. Am I the only person seeing this?

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Mouse position bug - as of May 11th 2011
by Chris Rankin on Thursday May 12th 2011, 18:03
Has anyone noticed that the mouse has started clicking a point several inches to the left of the cursor position? This only started here with wine-git within the past day or two.

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Graphics Quality Level in WoW
by Kirill on Thursday May 12th 2011, 15:12
Hi everyone,
I have WoW Cataclysm working _almost_ perfectly on:
- Ubuntu Natty
- Current version of Wine from Canonical repos [12.05.2011]
- GeForce GTX 470 with the current version of drivers from Canonical repos [12.05.2011]

The only real shitty thing is that I can't set the WoW graphics level to Ultra... This is no problem on the second OS on my PC - Win 7 - but in Ubuntu it can be set to Medium only. (I'm using Russian interface of WoW so I can mistake in English graphics level names)

So, I tried to fix this bug by:
- Installing DX 9, 10, 11 proprietary libs using Winetricks and replacing standard Wine's ones
- Running WoW with "-opengl" param

Fix attempts failed, my WoW still runs at Medium level. :(

If you can help me with a fix or advice - please write here or to raegdan at gmail com.


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WoW keeps crashing
by Artur on Thursday May 12th 2011, 5:45
I had WoW working for a bit on Ubuntu 11.4 with Wine 1.2.2 but its started crashing again the second it loads the world.

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Launcher not working with 4.1
by Tyrannis Hawk on Tuesday May 10th 2011, 13:25
I know the launcher is a pain in the butt for a lot of wine users, but on my PC it worked fine until version 4.1 was released. Now, the launcher crashes immediately after I launch it.

I can work around this by starting Wow.exe in shell, but every once in a while, you need the launcher for some patching, for instance when WoW forces itself to restart to patch the game upon login. If there is any way around that, I would love to know. If there is a way to get the Launcher working again with version 4.1; even better.

Tech stuff: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS, Arch Linux, Wine 1.3.19.

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Wow hangs
by Kaisa on Monday May 9th 2011, 15:33
I've been playing Wow on Wine for some years without any troubles, but since 4.1, the game has started to hang at least once a day, often a dozen times a day.

When I run it from command line, the only line I get when it hangs is:

err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x4b008f4 "?" wait timed out in thread 0009, blocked by 0028, retrying (60 sec)

And I get a new line like that once every 60 seconds until I kill the process.

Because of this problem, I have updated my Ubuntu from 10.04 LTS to 11.04, updated my Wine to 1.2.2, but the problem is still there. I have also tried disabling all my Wow addons, but that didn't help either.
Nvidia X Server Information says my driver version is 270.41.06.

I'm running out of ideas on what to do... help please?

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Segmentation fault
by Julien Carsique on Friday May 6th 2011, 18:03

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 and WoW, I cannot start WoW anymore. Before that, it was working nice for a long time.

OS: Ubuntu 11.04 x86_64
Nvidia driver 270.41.06
Wine version: same results with 1.2.2, 1.3.15 and 1.3.19

Launcher.exe works but fails to start the game:

Wow.exe fails almost without error information:
$ wine Wow.exe -opengl
Erreur de segmentation

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