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:
WoW on PC-BSD
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:
Download the WIndows Mozilla to your home directory:
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