The Old God N’Zoth has been unleashed from his titanwrought prison, and an ancient corruption has taken root across Azeroth, turning friends into foes and trapping warriors’ minds in nightmare visions of a hopeless future. As despair and madness consume the land, the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance will need to fight for their sanity—and the fate of their wounded world in this content update.
Pre-patch for ShadowLands, with stat squish and preliminary game changes, prior to the release of the next expansion.
Installed on a clean wine prefix. winecfg set default to Windows 10. Battle.net installs and runs perfectly. World of Warcraft downloads and installs. When I press the "play" button after install finishes game attempts to launch and computers says game is running, but screen freezes. When I take the game out of fullscreen via the cairodock, I can see that the window exists for the game, but the window only reflects the Desktop background and icons. WINE appears to be unable to draw the game itself.
What does not
Game will not draw.
What was not tested
I had high hopes for Wine 5.0 to fix the problems with retail WoW, but I guess it wasn't meant to be this round. I'm guessing the culprit is the DirectX 12 which the game now runs on. I tried installing the vulkan libraries, but still no effect. If this is the direction Windows gaming is going, the Wine project is going to need to address DirectX 12 compatibility that doesn't require more than an extra package install soon. All previous versions of WoW running on DirectX 9.0c work flawlessly that I have tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 30 2020||5.20-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alejandro S.|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 24 2020||5.19-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||b0nt4kun|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Oct 23 2020||5.19-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Joe Becher|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||Jun 07 2020||5.10-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Dustin|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 31 2020||5.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||b0nt4kun|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|46410||Screen flickering in WoW||NEW||View|
|46416||World of Warcraft dx12/vkd3d crashes soon after login (RADV)||NEW||View|
|46978||World of Warcraft shows ghost images when turning||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47471||World of Warcraft 8.2.0 freezes when entering New zone Nazjatar (directx 12)||NEW||View|
|47731||World of Warcraft BFA Crash with error 132 Memory could not be read.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49170||WoW (World of Warcraft) shows colored grass and mosaic effects||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49233||World of Wacraft (WoW) slow fps with the dx11 modern renderer||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49423||Added input lag in World of Warcraft and other games||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49497||WoW (World of Warcraft) crashes with multithreaded modern renderer||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49639||World of Warcraft Shadowlands (wow) has a fly screen effect||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49682||World of Warcraft (WoW) Shadowlands Beta with strange "shadows" in DX11Modern&DX12||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49781||World of Warcraft (WoW) Shadowlands stays black with DX12||UNCONFIRMED||View|