World of Warcraft

Latest version of Wrath of The Lich King expansion

Application Details:

Version: 3.3.5a
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.5

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Test Results

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What works

Everything ordinary works, 60 FPS 

What does not

Regression has been introduced in 5.9 staging branch.

Pressing right mouse button to manouvre camera (or middle mouse button) is causing camera to jump instantly back and forth randomly, about 10-45% degrees at a time, every second or quicker.

Camera manipulation is unusable because of this regression. Only one way to move camera now is to use AD keys or arrows.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Debian AMD64 Buster with backports

Nvidia 1080Ti, proprietary driver 440.82

wine-staging 5.9 from Wine repository

Downgrading using command:

apt install wine-staging=5.8~buster wine-staging-amd64=5.8~buster wine-staging-i386=5.8~buster winehq-staging=5.8~buster

Immediately solves the problem. Regression is not present in 5.8 wine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 21.0Apr 29 20216.5N/A Yes NoPlatinumAdel Khial 
CurrentDebian 10.x "Buster"May 28 20205.9N/A Yes NoGarbagepioruns 
ShowAntergos x86_64Mar 14 20172.3N/A Yes GoldKeenan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 14 20172.1Yes Yes PlatinumAdele Lynn 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 12 20151.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumShin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
50074 World of Warcraft: hangs on login UNCONFIRMED View

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by Clarine Sauer on Tuesday October 1st 2019, 3:13
A couple of items:

1) My screen was incredibly choppy (even on the lowest settings).
Things were substantially better after I used winetricks to install:

I mention this to hopefully help remind myself if I have to re-install world of warcraft, at a later date. If someone can point me in the proper direction of how to install those two programs through wine, I can write a script and at least post it here in the comments.

2) I believe it might be useful to note, in the scripts provided on this page, to add a comment that you should run wine in 64 bit mode (it was not obvious to me and I ended up running wine and it made a 32-bit .wine container (which becomes a problem as blizzard phases out 32-bit)). (The scripts are in BASH, as I am sure I am using some Bash specific scripting...maybe...)

The script I run to install the blizzard client is (hopefully, this gets executed only once):

export WINEARCH=win64
${mywinedirectory}/wine "${myclientdownload}"

The script I run to run world of warcraft is (which, if all works well, gets executed a lot...):

export WINEARCH=win64
mywowinstalldirectory="/home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/World of Warcraft/"
${mywinedirectory}/wine "${mywowinstalldirectory}/Wow.exe"