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Jul 22nd 2007, 08:23 AM
i am trying to install wow burning crusade on Kubuntu feisty (latest version). When it comes to the end user agrement all I get is a gray screen
i am using wine 0.9.41
I am only a new to Linux and still learning
If anyone can help it would be greatly apriacted
Jul 22nd 2007, 04:00 PM
I have the impression that there are not a lot of gamers watching this forum. In my one and only adventure with wine, I got good help from the techs on the wine users mailing list. The problem that you describe sounds like a wine issue, not a Kubuntu issue, although I could be wrong about that.
If you do find a fix, one way or the other, it would be great if you would post it back here for us.
Jul 23rd 2007, 03:49 AM
I haven't heard of successful emulations of WoW under Wine. There are commercial solutions out there which work 100% with such complex DirectX games.
Jul 23rd 2007, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the info
I found something funny when i installed ubuntu, wine just works were under Kubuntu it gives me trouble
Is this a known problem with wine does it only work on ubuntu or is there something i'm missing.
Jul 23rd 2007, 10:28 AM
Installed wine under the previous version of Kubuntu (6.10) last winter and it seemed to be functioning just fine. I happen to use a MS Visual FoxPro app (large genealogy database) and that particular app has some features that just would not behave under wine. But it ran, on my Kubuntu system, and the wine techs considered the problems I was having a wine issue, when it wouldn't do a couple of things the app does running under a true Windows OS.
Sorry, that's the beginning and end of my wine know-how. I now use VMWare Player, and run a Windows session that way, and my genealogy database is very happy to run in that virtual machine.
As you know by now, Ubuntu uses the Gnome desktop and Kubuntu uses KDE. So the GUI in Ubuntu is run by gdm and in Kubuntu by kdm. It is possible that there's a difference in handling some wine display feature that is causing it a problem for you.
Jul 28th 2007, 12:58 PM
I'm running WoW with Wine on 7.04, also worked on 6.10
I've tried to find an answer to the EULA problem, the best I can come up with, and I have no idea if it will work ;) is to change/ add to your Config.wtf:
SET readEULA "1"
In my file it is found here:
SET movie "0"
SET readEULA "1"
SET realmList "eu.logon.worldofwarcraft.com"
The file is found here:
/home/<username>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WTF
.wine is hidden btw
The only problem I have had it with patches, I need to use Wine Configuration to change to Windows NT4 when installing a patch (they download fine). With the last patch I couldn't use the console to start WoW and install the patch as I usually do, but running the new patch.exe from within Konqueror did the job, then run WoW from the Console as usual.
Hope you get it to work :)
Jul 29th 2007, 11:17 AM
There is some information available via google for burning crusade, but not on the wine site. Here is what they have:
I used Cedega to install WoW for my sons, but I guess they don't have BC. Please post if you are able to get it working. My son could not get his ventrilo working adequately, so I let him go back to windows.
Jul 29th 2007, 02:30 PM
WoW BC used to work fine here with Cedega. From what I remember, nothing special was done to get it working.
As for Ventrilo, my guild used Teamspeak, and it has a native Linux Build. I didn't try to get Ventrilo running under cedega.
Jul 31st 2007, 12:46 AM
Ok these are the best sites for help with this:
they are very helpful if you post
Did you install the windows fonts and all the .dll from windows? I can't say much beyond that I have WoW working great under Feisty. One thing is check your winecfg settings one of those may help. In terminal issue the command: wine winecfg . Check the application settings and graphics tab. Adding it to applications settings may help. Good luck.
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