World of Warcraft

Latest version of Wrath of The Lich King expansion

Application Details:

Version: 3.3.5a
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.3

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Test Results

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What works

Everything using OpenGL adding the following configuration to the WTF/ file:

SET gxApi "OpenGL"

SET ffxDeath "0"

SET ffxGlow "0"

SET M2UseShaders "0"

What does not

Sometimes it doesn't work well if you don't use the configuration shown above.


What was not tested

Installation (just use an installed version of the game, installer is not needed)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You should install wine using --install-recommends param: sudo apt-get install wine --install-recommends

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowAntergos x86_64Mar 14 20172.3N/A Yes GoldKeenan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 14 20172.1Yes Yes PlatinumAdele Lynn 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 12 20151.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumShin 

Known Bugs

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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"