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Old 08-31-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems with Wine


Alright. So a friend of mine helped me install Linux Fedora after my computer Blue-screened on Windows XP and I've been running it for about a day now. Well, he told me that Wine would be a good program so that I could get World of Warcraft running again on my computer. So, I installed wine and followed instructions to get Gecko working with Wine as well. I installed World of Warcraft and it booted up just fine, the launch screen came up right and I thought I had it taken care of.

I launched the game and Wine+Gecko did something odd. It flipped the background of the game, kept all the buttons and entry fields where they were supposed to go and froze my computer. I reset the computer and tried it again, it did the same thing. Anybody know how to fix this?
 
Old 08-31-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hi, there is a listing of WoW on the wine appdb (application data base)

here...

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=11329

It mentions a patch, you might need to read.

Personally I don't play WoW, so I can't help much more than this.

Cheers, Glenn
 
Old 08-31-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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Alright, thanks for the reply. I checked and there's a new version of wine (1.1.3) and I installed it, but my wine configuration still says that I have 1.0. How do I get it to run 1.1.3 because that should solve my problem for good.
 
Old 08-31-2008, 07:12 PM   #4
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Try http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ "Should make life easier?"
 
Old 08-31-2008, 07:22 PM   #5
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I just did that after reading it. It didn't seem to fix the problem.
 
Old 08-31-2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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did you click the install button then look under games for WOW and click apply?
 
Old 08-31-2008, 07:59 PM   #7
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Alright, I found it, but something went wrong. I'm typing the exact error message followed by what it gave me when I asked for more details.

A package could not be found that allows the task to complete. More information is available in the detailed report.


wxPythonGTK is needed by package playonlinux-3.0.8-3mdv2009.0.noarch (/tmp/playonlinux-3.0.8-3mdv2009.0.noarch-1.rpm)
imagemagick is needed by package playonlinux-3.0.8-3mdv2009.0.noarch (/tmp/playonlinux-3.0.8-3mdv2009.0.noarch-1.rpm)
python-base is needed by package playonlinux-3.0.8-3mdv2009.0.noarch (/tmp/playonlinux-3.0.8-3mdv2009.0.noarch-1.rpm)


That's the error message and details. I'm going to search those programs, but could someone provide a link here just in case. Please and thank you.
 
Old 08-31-2008, 08:02 PM   #8
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I just found wxPythonGTK. When I tried to download it, this error message came up:

A problem we were not expecting has occurred.

Error Type: <type 'exceptions.NameError'>
Error Value: global name 'result' is not defined
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/install-files.py , line 20, in <module>
backend.install_files(trusted, files_to_inst)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py , line 1006, in install_files
txmbr = self.yumbase.installLocal(inst_file)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py , line 2575, in installLocal
return result


Anybody mind telling me what all this means?
 
Old 08-31-2008, 10:42 PM   #9
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Try this bring up the terminal and switch to root. Type "cd /etc/yum.repos.d" "wget http://mulx.net/fedora/playonlinux.repo" both commands without"". And then post back.

Last edited by Mojojo; 08-31-2008 at 10:55 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
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Alright, it says it downloaded successfully and I've found the stuff after that. Now I can't find the button that lets me apply the playonlinux settings to WoW. If someone could post instructions as to how I can do that, it should solve this problem once and for all. *knock on wood*
 
Old 09-01-2008, 10:45 AM   #11
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Click the start menu and run command then type "playonlinux" without quotes"".Or open a terminal in normal user and type "playonlinux"
 
Old 09-01-2008, 10:52 AM   #12
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So the entire command line in the launcher should be:

playonlinux "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\launcher.exe"

And I tried the second one and it said there was no such command as:

playonlinux

When I brought it up in Terminal.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 02:15 PM   #13
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In terminal playonlinux. If there is no such command then it is not installed correctly. I hate to say it but fedora is probably not the best for someone just starting out. You may want to try opensuse 11,Mandriva 2008,or PCLinuxOS. The package managers are already set up so it's simple to install just about anything you need.
By installed correctly that means that you have the playonlinux.rpm and all it's dependencies. Which are other rpm packages that will help to run playonlinux like Wine.But as far as the program goes it is self explanatory you just add and then choose any game of your choice and it sets up wine and downloads all the fonts and other crap WOW needs.
 
  


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