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Krukur 01-16-2007 06:24 AM

World of warcraft, can it, and how?
 
Is it possible to play WoW on Linux?
And if it is possible, how can I do it?
Im very new with linux so plz if you can, explain so well even your grandmother would understand. :)

avallach 01-16-2007 10:38 AM

Yes AFAIK World of Warcraft works with Wine
Read: http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iAppId=1922

Krukur 01-17-2007 03:47 AM

Thx, trying to figure it out.

Krukur 01-17-2007 04:09 AM

Ok, I read the thing, still not any closer tho. Ok, I need wine, anything else? And any pages where you can download this easy?
And how do I instal wow at all, it seems Wine will make me able to play, but I need to instal it to play. Sorry but im all new to linux, always used windows. Damn virus crashes my computer if I use Windows so im stuck.

KK, i hope i have Linux now i get this message:
wine.ch is already registered.
wine.li is already registered.
How I use it or find it at all is a different thing....

avallach 01-17-2007 05:34 AM

The best thing to install wine is to find paclages to your distro, or install it using your distro built-in package manager. Most of them have one.
Then just run installer using wine.

Code:

wine your_installer.exe
Everything is described on that winehq page I posted earlier. You just have to choose a proper version link, and there will be something at the bottom of the page...

Krukur 01-17-2007 06:50 AM

Hmm, didnt understand anything at the start there, ill look at the links.

Krukur 01-18-2007 04:02 AM

Not getting this, Im giving up and getting windows again, ill just hope it wont fuck up.

lleb 01-21-2007 01:33 PM

lol 48 hrs and he gave up, that is why windows will continue to suck and why linux will continue to not gain a majority of the market share.

avallach 01-22-2007 04:16 AM

If he had had never ever used Windows earlier, he wouldn't gave up..

johnnyblade 01-22-2007 09:30 PM

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reddazz 01-23-2007 04:52 AM

johnnyblade, can you please go through the LQ Rules you agreed to when you signed up. Being rude to other members and swearing is not welcome on this site.

Krukur 01-23-2007 05:37 AM

Im giving up because Im not getting the help I req when beeing a noob at Linux. And this isnt the first place im trying, so it is a bit more then 48 hours. Anyways linux isnt as easy as windows, I like putting the CD in and press the instal button, then play. I dont think its worth using linux on a game computer if you cant play games on it. And with games I mean WoW, warcraft and BF series.

rkelsen 01-23-2007 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krukur
Im giving up because Im not getting the help I req when beeing a noob at Linux.

Ever heard of Google?

A simple query ("WoW Linux") yielded 11,900,000 results. Here are the first 4:

Result #1
Result #2
Result #3
Result #4
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krukur
And this isnt the first place im trying, so it is a bit more then 48 hours.

Demanding help from the community just because you're a "newb" will get you nowhere. Nobody cares if you use Linux or not. If you really want to use it, you'll at least try to figure some of it out by yourself anyway. Threatening to return to Windows only makes you look like an incompetent @55hole.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krukur
I like putting the CD in and press the instal button, then play.

Well, go with whatever you're used to. Linux is what it is. It isn't going to change for you.

That said, you have the source code and the power to modify it as you please. If you wanna change it, change it.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krukur
I dont think its worth using linux on a game computer if you cant play games on it. And with games I mean WoW, warcraft and BF series.

You can play games on it. I don't play WoW, but have Warcraft I, II and III working under Linux. I'm sorry, I don't know what BF is, but I can tell you that I also have heaps of older games working as well. I don't like FPS and MMORPG type games, so most of my gaming is done retro-style with things like DOSBox, xMame and ScummVM.

As I often find myself saying, Linux is not for everybody. If you're more comfortable with Windows (or whatever else) then you should stick with it.

Good Luck.

uglydot 01-23-2007 12:30 PM

You should probably stick to dual booting if you really are interested in Linux. That way you get your WoW and other games(I keep it around for some games, myself), but you can also experiment and learn. You also don't have anything to really lose since if you need your PC you just take 45 seconds to restart and log into Windows. It is a sad reality that often to get the best help a newbie has to insult Linux and claim he is never coming back, so take the comments in stride and hopefully you can get done what you want.

Krukur 01-24-2007 04:22 AM

Linux is good, I have noticed, but mostly for people who either only wants it for office things or for those who know a bit about computers and programing. When people come with "you just add 73bfs/etc/something/something" then I wont understand anything. If I had say "Im damn smart so I will understand everything" but I didnt. Thats why im giving up, this forum. So im going 100% into my guilds forum.

Thx for caring tho, know how hard it is to teach stuff to non-computer ppl. I teached my grandmother to write her recepies on a computer. I know how it it. Also learned a young noob to play wow.
:)


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