World of Warcraft

Fury Hellfire patch of World of Warcraft.

Application Details:

Version: 6.2.4
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.14

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What works

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 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/

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 "" with the following content:

#! /bin/bash


5. Run "sudo chmod +x" in terminal to make executable.

6. Create a launcher that launches 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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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 "":

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 29 20161.9.14Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowManjaro LinuxJun 27 20161.9.12Yes Yes PlatinumKrogash86 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64May 15 20161.9.9Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 11 20161.9.8Yes Yes PlatinumKari Hazzard 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 14 20161.9.7Yes Yes PlatinumKrogash86 

Known Bugs

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 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

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