Re: World of warcraft folder question
Originally Posted by oldrocker99
This is where "I never tried this" will screw you over.
First, create a "fresh" wine folder by running 'winecfg'. This will create a new .wine folder including registry entries and gecko (assuming you never ran it before. If you have, rename your current .wine to something like '.wine-old', then run 'winecfg'). If you do what the previous poster said...Well, good luck unscrewing your wine install.
Next, go to that folder, then drive_c, program files. (Ex: .wine/drive_c/Program Files)
Next, create a shorcut ( or "softlink") to where ever you have WoW actually at (in my case, it's in /dev/sdb1/WoW/World of Warcraft). Using Nautilus, I go to that folder, right click on "World of Warcraft" folder, and "create shortcut". Then I copy that shortcut to the Program Files folder in .wine. (Making sure the shortcut is named "World of Warcraft")
Next, create a new launcher with the correct "address" to your "new" wine directory, with the actual lauch command being
The above will launch WoW.exe in opengl mode.
env WINEPREFIX="/home/<USER>/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe" -opengl
Once you are sure that WoW works, you can rename the .wine folder to something like ".wine-wow", and then edit the launcher to point to the renamed folder:
NOTE: Change any instance of <USER> above to your username. ALL of the above assumes tyour WoW install is NOT on a NTFS formatted partion. If it is on NTFS, performance will be HORRIBLE. OpenGL is the preferred method of running WoW in wine. If you have an Intel Graphics chip, search this forum for "wow+intel" for tips.
env WINEPREFIX="/home/<USER>/.wine-wow" wine "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe"
The "env=WINEPREFIX" command allows you to run wine programs from a place other than the 'standard' .wine folder.
Let me know
Last edited by cwwilson721; March 3rd, 2012 at 11:06 PM.
Running wine/WoW on a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+(2.6GHz)w/4GB DDRII(667) and a NV9600GSO w/768MB DDRIII.