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I've been playing WoW under Cedega for awhile now; however, I've heard rumblings that WoW actually performs better under Wine. Wanting to see if this was true, I proceeded to compile Wine from source following the directions on the Ubuntu Wiki.
After everything compiled and I installed the new .deb, I ran WoW in Wine from the Cedega install directory. Everything looked great, however the game hard locks while loading into the game world (after character selection) and my only option is to ctrl+alt+backspace and restart X. Sometimes, instead of hardlocking it simply dumps me to the desktop without reseting my desktop res or gamma back to normal. I have tried running WoW in both OpenGL and Direct3D modes.
OK, I've done a bit of fiddling and made a some progress. I tried reinstalling from the CD using Wine, it went smoothly but I still had the same problem. After that I moved the .reg files from the Cedega directory and overwrote the ones in the Wine directory. WoW now runs under Wine with only a few problems. These include a stuttering sound in laggy areas as well as sometimes not resetting res and gamma to desktop defaults upon exiting. Also, the WoW Updater opens up every time I start the game. Not in the normal way, but it just pops up in front of the log on screen. I can close it and continue as normal, but it is a bit odd.
I think that Wine seems generally faster but is also a bit more rough around the edges that Cedega. (barring the fact that in Cedega alt+tab doesn't work and going to Windowed mode freezes the game) Anyway, are these issues fairly normal? If so, I don't really know what I'm going to do. A less laggy experience versus a seemingly more stable and smooth experience...
Thanks for the help. I really thought it was going to work once i found the hidden .wine folder but still same problem after replacing those files. I'm just gonna pay for cedega, i cant wait any longer without my daily dose of WoW lol