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Old 02-19-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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wine and world of warcraft

kinda new to mandrake.. took a whiel to get it to just install.. but, now, I play world of warcraft.. i installed wine, ran it with wine.. and it says incorrect operating system??
i thought wine was suppose to "trick" software into thinking it was windows.. if i'm doing something incorrect.. please let me know.. thanks
Old 02-19-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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wine tricks your computer into thinking its windows but you have to tell wine which version of windows to pretend to be - by default it is win95 -
world of worcraft dosenrt run under win 95!!

heres how to change it:
find a file called wine.conf:
#locate wine.conf
edit that file as root using your favourate editor
within that file is a line that should look a bit like this:
change it to be
that may only be the start of your problems, as wine is designed for running windows aopoplications like e-mail and things - it dosent support big 3d games well - try : who offer a cuntomised version of it with specila proparity m$ code to get 3d working - it will cost tho
Old 02-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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I have read of people running world of warcraft in wine, they used a relatively recent version of both wow and wine and used the -opengl switch.

to make the changes maintained in the previse post use
under the Applications tab

what version of wine are you you using?
wine --version
wow will only run on me and xp do not know about vista


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