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    Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Double your framerate in WoW under Wine

    I found some tweaks regarding, specifically, WoW under Wine from:

    Tweak #1 has proven to work for me. Tweak #2 has proven NOT to work for me.

    Tweak #1

    The following from , 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):

    Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\

    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.

    Tweak #2

    Another tweak you can use from , 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.

    nano -w ~/
    Put this content in your newly created file: ~/

     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 :

    chmod +x ~/
    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).
    Last edited by z00s; November 21st, 2006 at 02:04 PM.


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