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Old 02-25-2007, 03:28 AM
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Default World of Warcraft on PC-BSD Guide
Thanks to RuSE39 from #pcbsd on Freenode! The first time I met him in #pcbsd, he came into the channel and said something like, "WoW plays good on PC-BSD." After our jaws were back in place, he walked me through it with perfect instructions. From him, to me, to you.

Here's a screenshot:
http://www.pcbsd.org/~matto/wowpcbsd1.png

Happy hunting!
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WoW on PC-BSD
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Started with fresh installation of 1.3

Upgraded to 1.3.3

Install the Wine 0.9.30 PBI
Installed the Nvidia 9746 PBI for my GeForce 5300 (smoking!)

Open Wine-Config from the shortcut on the desktop
Set "Windows XP" on the Applications tab
Check "Emulate a Virtual Desktop" and enter your desktop size on the Graphics tab (or desired windows size, but I did not try that)

Download the following to your home directory:
http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/MozillaControl1712.exe
http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/runtime60.zip

Download the WIndows Mozilla to your home directory:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/

Open the Mozilla for Windows .exe from Konq. This will automatically start Wine on your virtual desktop. Install Mozilla!

I tried initially with the WoW CD. However, the installer just repeatedly crashed wine over and over when I double clicked the installer from konq.

Install WoW on a Windows machine so you can copy the WoW folder to your PC-BSD system. I spent a little bit of time getting WoW patched up after installation. If you already have WoW installed and patched on a Windows box, proceed to the next step.

Copy the "World of Warcraft" folder from the Windows computer to your PC-BSD system. I put it in my Home directory in a folder called WoW.

Once the copy is complete, edit the ~/WoW/WTF/Config.wtf file. I browsed to it in konq and double-clicked. It opened in KWrite.

Add the following to the Config.wtf file:
SET gxApi "opengl"
SET ffxDeath "0"
SET SoundBufferSize "280"
SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET hwDetect "0"

That's it! Using konq, browse to your WoW folder and double click WoW.exe

** UPDATE **
I can't seem to change Video settings inside the WoW client without it crashing. RuSE39 showed me an "Add On" at http://fuxsake.net/t51-Apply-Forehead.html.
Unpack this and put it in the WoW/Interfaces/Add-On directory. Mine doesn't seem to be working but RuSE39 says his is. I'm not much of a WoW player yet (level 5 warlock!) so maybe I'm doing it wrong. Until then, I just edit the config.wtf file directly to change settings.

Also, I found a cool WoW icon for your desktop shortcut (just drag the WoW.exe from your ~/WoW folder to the desktop via konq):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Worl ... t_icon.png
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:33 AM
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Awesome Man.... Thanks for the post Much Appreciated, I will give it a shot and perhaps I'll Dust off my Wow Serv and throw it back online....
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Haha, you get back to Second Life! I'm working on the Second Life PC-BSD Guide right now :P

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Are you using stock WoW, or does this also work with The Burning Crusade? Also, what sort of latency/fps are you getting?
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We are Playing WOW with BC, and it is working.

the fps are a little on the light side teens to 60fps + in some aeras, I would classify this as Just about playable.

what we really need is a way to boost frame rates just a bit, we have all the standard things applied. What I haven't tried is compile Wine without Debug flags, that may work.

I have Even Tried this on FreeBSD -current with the ULE scheduler with only minor improvements none to frame rates.

I would be interested in a comprehensive discussion on how to "Tweak WoW on PC-BSD"

if anyone needs help with WoW on PC-BSD /FreeBSD just ask

Sam Fourman Jr.
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