I found some tweaks regarding, specifically, WoW under Wine from: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install...raft_with_wine
Tweak #1 has proven to work for me. Tweak #2 has proven NOT to work for me.
The following from http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=5606 , a simple registry edit for Wine that dramatically increases the framerate in game for both ATi and nVidia users (reportedly, I have only verified with nVidia using Wine 0.9.22):
Highlight the wine folder in the left hand pane by clicking left on it. The icon should change to an open folder
Click right on the wine folder and select [NEW] then [KEY]
Replace the text "New Key #1" with OpenGL
Click right in the right hand pane and select [NEW] then [String Value]
Replace "New Value #1" with "DisabledExtensions"
(Notice it's case sensitive)
Then double click anywhere on the line, a dialog box will open.
In the value field type "GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object" (without the quotes).
Here's what regedit should look like once you have finished adding this new key and it's value.
Another tweak you can use from http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=5606 , the idea is to create a script which will allow you to launch WoW on a dedicated X server, and will give you a little boost of FPS.
Put this content in your newly created file: ~/launch-wow.sh
nano -w ~/launch-wow.sh
X :3 -ac & # Launches a new X session on display 3
cd "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft" # Goto WoW dir
sleep 2 # Forces the system to have a break for 2 seconds
DISPLAY=:3 /usr/X11R6/bin/wine WoW.exe -opengl # Launches WoW
Press Ctrl+o then Ctrl+w in order to save your file & quit nano.
Don't forget to make your script executable :
Using a nVidia GeForce4 420 Go 32MB on a Toshiba Laptop, I managed to get a performance boost of about 10-15 FPS (I had 10-15 before doing this and now I have about 25-30 FPS, 15-20 in Orgrimmar).
chmod +x ~/launch-wow.sh