D. Configuring and running WoW.
Assuming you have changed the sound option in winecfg to OSS, we'll set WoW up to use this. Change to the directory you installed WoW in:
Add these lines to the bottom:
cd /home/<wow directory>
(everyone says 100ms for the buffer but I think thats too noticeably laggy, 50 seems fine to avoid the crackling and other bugs)
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "50"
Ctrl-X and Y to save.
Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for:
I suggest disabling full-screen glow effects, this can double your framerate, and I certainly can't tell the difference.
wine WoW.exe -opengl
(If you have an ATI card, -d3d instead of -opengl may give you better results, but bear in mind Wine's Direct3D support is less well implemented than OpenGL at the moment, so try -opengl first)
The patching system should function as well under Wine as on Windows. Again, you may be prompted to install the Mozilla control, say yes to allow you to read the patch notes.
Now take the battle to the cowardly Alliance! (You're all proud members of the Horde right? )
If you have errors at any stage, read them carefully, and try to work out whether they're about sound, video, configuration etc, then take all practical steps to solve the issue. I'm happy to answer any queries and help with problems, but I've got limited time with school, and I'd like to think you'd done everything you could first.
If you do need to ask for help, feel free, but PLEASE post all relevant information, ie hardware type, software versions (Ubuntu, Wine and drivers), and SPECIFICS about the errors. I'm far more likely to be able to help you easily that way.
Remember that your performance is highly unlikely to be as good as in Windows, even with optimal hardware and configuration. Having said that, I get 40-60fps with everything on, so good results are possible.
Also, my experience is primarily with 64 bit and NVIDIA hardware, so I'm more likely to know whats going on if thats you too. Anyway, good luck, and happy questing!