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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---------------- About Connection errors ------------------------ Game needs Wine in version 1.9.6 installed in system. If you getting error when connecting you need to purge wine from your system (even if you use PlayOnLinux) and reinstall it. From mine point of view it looks that during installation of wine somewhere is created link to actual encryption libraries, and it stays not changed during wine update, even if you have updated libraries to newest versions. The same link is used by PlayOnLinux - not depending witch wine version you will use. That's why its need to purge wine from system and do fresh install, after that Wow will start to work on PlayOnLinux too. ------------------------ About Graphic APIs --------------------- Currently there are three versions of Graphic API possible to use: OpenGL, DX9 and DX11. On OpenGL game gets best performance but quality is very weak. On DX9 almost everything is supported (Wine 1.9.x seems to support everything that DX9 may offer), however some options are supported only for DX11. DX11 - Game rendering works, but game is unplayable (many graphic errors, no frames of menus etc) - DX11 support in Wine is still on early stage, however its nice that its possible to start game in this API under wine. For people who need to run game in OpenGL because of good performance there is fourth option that more experienced linux users may try - compile wine with "nine" support (DX9 native support). I tried this some time ago (with wine1.8.6 as I remember) and performance and quality was exactly between standard OpenGL and emulated DX9. Huge problem with this is that wine with "nine" uses open video drivers - so not everything is supported, and there not everything is so stable. However there is option to run WOW in native DX9 mode on linux. --------------------- About Performance -------------------------- My machine is based on AMD FX8320 3.2 GHZ (AM3+) with 16GB DDR3-1866 and with GeForce GTX 660 that (PCIe x16 v2). On this I'm getting 30-90FPS on mixed High/Ultra settings and resolution 1920x1080 in most of locations. It seems that for this game, and probably for other games under Wine - most important is speed of system memory and PCIe bandwidth (and speed). Its very often situation when playing on wine, that CPU and GPU is not strongly used (around 50%) and game don't want to speed up - reason is always RAM to Graphic Card slow transfer. I don't know why its less problematic under Windows, or in native linux games, but its general rule that is visible.

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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 
CurrentDebian 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
35461 Synergy server causes mouseover events to fail in World of Warcraft NEW View

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