Everything works more or less perfectly but it does require performance enhancements to run well.
I have personally:
Raided, used LFG to find dungeon groups, pet battled, done PvP, quested, upgraded Garrison, leveled from 90 to 100, installed multiple addons. That is really all you can do in the game...
What does not
Everything works except for heightened graphics settings. The problem is that Blizzard seldom updates their OpenGL support, so the graphics options are at the lowest settings possible (new models work just fine though). Otherwise the performance is comparable to Windows.
It does require some fixing to work, so follow the instructions below carefully:
1. Install WoW, I used Battle.net app to do so.
2. Run the game and enter the world (this will create some important folders and files) , then exit the game. The game will be horrible at this point, don't worry, we're about to fix that. Don't worry if fonts and such are messed up, just barrel through it and get yourself into the game.
3. Edit ../World of Warcraft/WTF/config.wtf
SET gxApi "OpenGL" <- found somewhere in the mix as "set gxApi 'D3D9'"
SET processAffinityMask "15" <- add this to the end of the document, it will run the game properly for 4 cores, I think you can set it to 3 or 7 for dual core but not sure, sorry. If you experience massive amounts of black stuff on your screen or severe lagg this setting is worth looking into.
4. Create a document in ../World of Warcraft/ called "start.sh" with the following content:
LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1" __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine WINEARCH=win64 wine Wow-64.exe -opengl
5. Run "sudo chmod +x start.sh" in terminal to make start.sh executable.
6. Create a launcher that launches start.sh in the WoW directory.
Launch WoW through the script and you're golden!
What was not tested
Botting, selling gold and similar illegal activities. Otherwise everything of importance was tested and ran exceptionally well.
For its performance level the game deserves a Platinum rating, even if graphics settings are unavailable. Sadly though the game does require some extensive work to get it to work properly, so it only gets a Gold rating. I will be making a video at some point that guides you through the installation process on Xubuntu as well as showing a little of its actual performance while in game. When I make it I will add a link to it on this page. The following link might be useful when trying to set the "processAffinityMask" setting in "config.wtf": http://www.wowwiki.com/CVar_processAffinityMask
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jul 29 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jun 27 2016||1.9.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Krogash86|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||May 15 2016||1.9.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 11 2016||1.9.8||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Kari Hazzard|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Apr 14 2016||1.9.7||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Krogash86|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|27887||Wrong color on the WoW Cataclysm launcher's text||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|27888||Bad padding on the WoW Cataclysm launcher's connection info||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29369||World of Warcraft: sound is lost when switching X Servers||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|31684||Crash in winealsa driver when exiting World of Warcraft||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31806||World of Warcraft (Mists of Pandaria) reliably crashes shortly after logging in||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|35363||Several ERRs in WoW when outdoors||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|35461||Synergy server causes mouseover events to fail in World of Warcraft||NEW||View|
|36101||Wow Hangs at login screen when coming from battle.net launcher (only with gxapi Opengl)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|37594||World of Warcraft in-game browser does not work (needs advapi32.BuildSecurityDescriptorW() implementation)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|38265||World of Warcraft 64bit client can not open ticket message from of GM||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|38397||World of Warcraft 3.3.5a in D3D mode does not launch after wine 1.7.40||CLOSED||FIXED||View|