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A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby w0rt3x on Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:42 am

Hey guys,

recently I installed Mint and decided to install WoW, but after trying the primary guides usually recommended I gave up - none of them worked. Some of them have non-working links, some of them have commands that Mint doesn't understand (it should understand ubuntu commands, right?).

Is there somebody that got WoW working, how did u do it? If someone is going to waste his time helping me, please, make it worth it - I won't undersand if someone doesn't mention where to insert the directory and ect. as I am totally new to Mint.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Husse on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:53 pm

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Postby w0rt3x on Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:01 pm

Husse wrote:You could ask this guy
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6730


Hmm... I saw the topic but didn't think of that. Thanks for the advice, I'll do that.
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Re: A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby WoWplayer on Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:06 pm

Hey I am having the same problems but if you get it working would you mind telling me how I cant seem to get any games installed without going back to windows or bunto(which wont let you download patches) windows is a pain in the ass to get working.you can email me at jediknight654@hotmail.com
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Re: A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby Gman8941 on Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:18 pm

I don't play anymore but it seems like a fun project to try out, once i get it working i will write up a guide for you guys
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Re: A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby Husse on Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:19 pm

Thank you Gman8941 - nice
Can you post it in the How to section?
If it's good it may be worth to get sticky
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Re: A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby Gman8941 on Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:30 pm

Im gonna try and give that a shot tonight, if i can figure it all out then expect a Howto in a week....dont leave this distro because you cant get it working...it WILL work.
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Re: A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby Gman8941 on Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:54 pm

after searching tirelessly i think you can actually find everything you need right here


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WorldofWarcraft
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Re: A newbie asking: How to install World of Warcraft in Mint?

Postby newW2 on Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:35 pm

Gman8941 - Thanks for the link! I have WoW Burning Crusade working on two machines using Wine from WineHQ. It took some minor tweaking of the confused file, but things are working well. One rig had an Nvidia GForce 5200 video card and that was a little more challenging - had to get the video refresh rate and sound buffer settings correct. Also had to use the aptly named: "Apply Directly to the Forehead" plug-in lol. I have since found a spare 6600GT video card and installed that in place of the 5200; it naturally has a better FPS rate.

Note: I downloaded a trial version of a try before you buy application as well to evaluate, and although the install with the trial s/w was more like a windows march through the disk pack installation procedure, I actually had better luck with wine and the Linux/Wine WoW Wiki.

How's your How-To procedure progressing? WoW is addictive or at least a big time-sync. But man it's an awesome looking game.
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