This one is for all you gamers out there. Did you know (I know, you probably did) that World of Warcraft will work on an Ubuntu system? You just need to add a few things to get it going but its really not hard at all. I have been playing for some time now (although I don’t get to as much as I’d sometimes like). Below are instructions for installing and running World of Warcraft on an Ubuntu system. (Thanks goes to this page for original information)
You’ll need to install the latest version of WINE for World of Warcraft to be able to function. You can do that the following ways (depending on your Ubuntu version)
deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt edgy main (Edgy Systems)
deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main (Dapper Systems)
deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt breezy main (Breezy Systems)
After you’ve installed the appropriate line to your repositories you’ll need to run the following two commands:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install wine
The next step is to copy all files from your World of Warcraft CD’s to a directory on your hard drive (overwrite when prompted). This, of course, will take a few minutes.
When this is finished run:
ALT-F2 : wine path/to/warcraft/installation/Install.exe
(you can also optionally copy the World of Warcraft folder from a Windows installation.)
You’ve now got World of Warcraft installed and just about ready to play. You’ll want to tweak one more thing before you get going though.
World of Warcraft seems to work best using OSS audio. To set this you can do the following:
ALT-F2 : winecfg
In the resulting menu select “Audio” and then select “OSS driver”
.. and then one last thing before you get playing. You’ll need to add a few lines to a configuration file and then you should be in business.
ALT-F2 : gksudo gedit path/to/warcraft/installation/WTF/config.WTF
add the lines:
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "100"
SET gxApi "OpenGL"
Happy gaming. Ooh, I nearly forgot. To launch Warcraft you can use the following command or create a launcher with this path: