How to play World of Warcraft on Gnu / Linux

World of Warcraft

Although more and more users are using Gnu / Linux on their desktop, the number of World of Warcraft players is greater. A game that is sweeping among the young and not so young. A game that is for Windows, but that can run on Gnu / Linux. Next, we are going to tell you how to install World of Warcraft on your Gnu / Linux distribution, without using a VirtualBox virtual machine.

For this we will use two programs: Wine and Winetricks. Both available on any Gnu / Linux distribution out there; and in case of not having it in the repositories, they are available in the official website of Wine.

From here we will write the commands and processes as if we were using Ubuntu, but it applies to all distributions, the only thing that will have to be change is the installation command to the corresponding installation command own of your distribution.

We install Wine and Winetricks:

sudo apt-get install wine
cd ~
$ wget
chmod+x winetricks

Now we have to configure the Winetricks window. In it we have to select e install Corefonts and the ie8 library. Now we have to configure Wine. To do this we open Winecfg, the Wine configuration file.

In the configuration window, we must first mark Windows 7 as the default operating system. This is important since no longer supports older operating systems. Then we have to go to the Staging tab and we leave CSMT, VAAPI and EAX marked.

Now we have to download the Blizzard program, we can get it from the official Blizzard website. Once we have downloaded the package, we double click on it and the installation of will begin. After having installed, we have to install World of Warcraft through this application, when it finishes installing, the "Play" button will appear on We press it and World of Warcraft will work.

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  1.   Linux Tlaloc said

    Do not comment on the performance according to drivers and video cards, and do not put photos that your mouse breaks at work ...

  2.   perceiver said

    Hello, but for you to have the staging option, you have to install wine-staging

    1.    David said

      Make it your champion.