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6-28-2008 @ 3:48PM
I've been running WoW under Linux/WINE and it's fan-tabulous. There is nothing off-the-shelf about it -- you have to be proficient in researching potential problems and installing Linux packages -- but I easily forget I'm running WoW on a $400 Linux box and not my old $1200 Macintosh. And yes, if you are smart about where you get your hardware, and are willing to build your own system, a $400 is more than capable of handling the Warcraft client. Spending another $200 and I'll be in the uber-performance realm.If anyone is thinking about joining the Linux/WINE ranks I'd highly recommend giving it a try.
6-28-2008 @ 4:13PM
I've messed with it a little but (Ubuntu, Hardy Heron) but it's not working out so well right off the bat. I start it up, and the screen keeps blinking before it even gets to the login prompt - I've got the portal in the background and it blips between my desktop.
6-29-2008 @ 7:02AM
mdhowle:Two things: you have to disable the compiz effects first - they don't work well together with 3d apps yet. Get something like the Compiz Fusion Icon to do that. Then make sure WoW runs in OpenGL mode instead of Direct3D.Some info:http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=11329More info, don't run weird stuff - it's for a different distro. Many of the performance tweaks still apply though:http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install_and_update_World_Of_Warcraft_with_wine#OpenGL_Registry_Edit
6-29-2008 @ 3:04PM
I'm not sure why this was directed to me. Compiz works fine with WoW. You may want to if your system's specs aren't very high. Yes, you should run in OpenGL instead of the default DirectX.
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