View Full Version : So who plays WoW on Linux?

April 1st, 2008, 08:03 PM
I am trying to get my Ubuntu Laptop setup to run WoW. Is this a popular thing to do? Are alot of your who are talking about playing WoW, all playing it while running it through WINe on Ubuntu?


April 1st, 2008, 08:33 PM
I don't play it. I got other Linux native games keeping me busy :)

April 1st, 2008, 08:42 PM
I don't play it. I got other Linux native games keeping me busy :)

I am big time wow player and I play it all the time in ubuntu using wine cause I get better server latency and frame rates (don't know the reason till date) while in linux.

If you need to setit up please let me know I can help out !!

April 1st, 2008, 10:45 PM
I would guess 90-95% are running it on Ubuntu under WINE since it works more or less flawless :) (edit: of the people talking about them playing on these forums :P)

if you have 3d grafics working then it should work out of the box, problem with laptops tho is that their 3d grafic drivers are often lacking

April 1st, 2008, 10:56 PM
i played for a while, not anymore though.
might reconsider if they ever provide native support.

April 1st, 2008, 11:36 PM
Slim chances of native support.

I PLAY!!! *dances around*

Play on Wine too. I do have a very tiny Vista partition which I installed it on, but I get horrific frame rates on Vista, and amazing ones in Ubuntu.


If your just starting

Liquidfunk - Horde - Hellfire Realm

Thats me :P

Crafty Kisses
April 1st, 2008, 11:42 PM
I don't play WoW, but one of my cousins play it under Ubuntu, and from what I've seen it runs pretty flawlessly.

April 1st, 2008, 11:55 PM
Like I said in another thread, I have it installed on this laptop and it loads, but then the screen goes black and I can't see anything. I do hear the sound and all the music and I can tell it is at the login screen, but I can't see it. However, this just happened when I loaded the Burning Crusade, before I loaded that it worked fine (although I never played it from this laptop, I only loaded it and opened it to see if it would run, which it did)

April 1st, 2008, 11:56 PM
+1 running in Crossover Games. Flawless with great performance. I was getting 130fps in Undercity the other day.

April 2nd, 2008, 12:03 AM
What are your specs for running with Crossover Games?

April 2nd, 2008, 03:31 AM
I'm in the process of attempting to run WoW in Ubuntu as we speak :)
I think one of my BC disks was scratched, so sat here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the blizzard downloader to do its job at the moment.