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Old 09-01-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Question WoW problems


Alright... so I'm running Linux (been doing so for about two days) Fedora 9. I'm currently trying to use Wine to launch World of Warcraft but whenever I do it inverts the screen and freezes, forcing me to restart my computer. It does launch, but I can't get past the login screen. I've tried running "playonlinux" but that plan is currently grounded with a lack of information (The entire thread for that is here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...h-wine-666719/ ) I've also inquired as to dual-booting Windows with Fedora ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l-boot-666724/ ) and that honestly is turning out to be a flop because I'm not exactly computer literate when it comes to Linux. Anyways, if anyone can give me and kind of help, perhaps answering a question on one of the other threads or answering me here, it would be fantastic. Please and thank you.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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You'll get no detailed help from me, because I don't play myself, but I can point out that there's a rather extensive WineWoWwiki available. I don't know how good it is though.

The game's been rated at gold-to-platinum level on the last few wine versions, so in theory at least you should be able to get it to work.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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check your wtf config regarding opengl for example
 
Old 09-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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Alright, I started following those instructions and I ran into the dumbest problem I can possibly think of. I got down to the part where I'm changing DirectX to run on OpenGL and I go to access my program files, only to learn that I can't access the C drive with Nautilus.

How do I fix this annoying problem... I'm going to try something in Terminal, it's probably not going to work.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Alright, I tried something in Terminal and it gave me an interesting error message. I entered this command line into Terminal:

wine open C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft

It gave me the following error message:

wine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\open.exe": Module not found

Anything you all can tell me about this?
 
Old 09-02-2008, 01:23 AM   #6
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please check

glxinfo | grep -i render

This should tell you if OpenGL is enabled or not. If not 1st get an additional video driver.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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What do you mean Nautilus can't access drive C: ?

Drive C: should be in a location like this..
/home/username/.wine/drive_c

What are you trying to accomplish with the "open" directive ?
you told wine to run a windows program called open and it told you it couldn't find that program.
wine open <ignore the rest> C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft

The correct command to launch wow as stated in the wiki would be this...
wine "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe"
 
Old 10-09-2008, 06:21 PM   #8
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Question one step away from installing wow

I followed a howto guide from an ubuntu website and I got right down to the end. Ive got the DVD/ROM version of WOW and when I get to this step:

cd /<path-to-directory>/
wine Installer.exe

I can enter the path to directory but when I goto do the wine Installer.exe it comes up with this in the terminal:

wine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\Install.exe": Module not foundwine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\Install.exe": Module not found

Can someone help me understand what is going on here, my brain is about to explode from searching and trying alternative routes to get WOW installed on my linux ubuntu.

Thanks
 
Old 10-09-2008, 06:47 PM   #9
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Heres an update on what ive been trying, it still wont work. Just when I thought I finally had it.

jesse@jesse-laptop:~/.wine/Cdrive/programfiles/WOW$ wine Installer.exe

errrocess:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows" could not be created, error 2

errrocess:init_windows_dirs directory L"C:\\windows\\system32" could not be created, error 3

I dont know what Im doing wrong, I seemed to follow the guide to a tee, and as well tried the post above mine with the Crogramfiles/worldofwarcraft/wow.exe and it didnt work either

please help!
 
  


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