Re: WoW problem... with my sincere apologies
a) although i dont know if mythbuntu is the best idea (since i havent used it), kurtosis is definitely on to something. youre better off in mythbuntu or another distro with a more limited desktop than ubuntu for the sake of graphics and freeing up system resources/conflicts. (if youre sticking with ubu at least make sure you disable the special effects.)
b) i am assuming you already have an account with wow, and that you previously installed the battlechest. that is why i recommended you download the wow installer from the account management page and use it to install. wine does pretty well with it. it will pop up some weird dialog bubbles, but you'll get through install easily enough as long as you have the up to date release of wine and your opengl is enabled. it WILL take longer since it will download the entire game during installation, and you will need to sit there and babysit it, but it will work.
c) once you get the install up and running, you are bound to need to tweak your config.wtf file (otherwise it may render the world upside down with a solarized filter as it did for me). open it (its in your /wow_directory/wtf/) up with your favorite text editor, go to the bottom, and add the following line to enable opengl:
that resolved many of my problems with the graphics and made it reasonably playable. some people have reported that it the config.wtf file will sometimes be edited after playing and the line will disappear, so be wary of that.
d) however, i have a logitech lx8 mouse and am accustomed to the 9-button mouse play and couldnt rewire my brain to play at the wine-imposed(*) 7-button limit and had to re-install vista. also the sound wouldnt work and my fps was peaking at 40 fps but i couldve coped with those two probs.
(* not sure if this is really a wine issue, but ive heard it mentioned as such.)
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