Installing World of Warcraft on Linux

Installing World of Warcraft on Linux is a pretty simple task, there are something I would recommend doing to help.

  • World of Warcraft. (Wrath of the Lich King DvD works best here)
  • Installing Wine.

The tricky part is that most people will tell you, you cannot install a full blown version of World of Warcraft with the Wrath of the Lich King DVD simply because on the box itself Lich King does require Burning Crusade and World of Warcraft to be installed but do not be fooled by this, I will show you how to over come this obstacle.

sudo mount -t udf -o ro,unhide,userid=nameofyouruser,gid=nameofyourgroup /dev/deviceofcdrom /pathtoablankfolder

With this command the system handles the filesystem for the DVD to be UDF and the options that you really want to pay attention to are unhide, uid, and gid.  Unhide will show _ALL_ files/folders this will include all the Installer Tome’s that you normally don’t see.  The next options uid and gid are your user id and group id so when the system mounts the DVD it contains your current user and group permissions.

The last step is of course to open a Terminal to the the folder that you mounted the dvd to and issue:

wine Installer.exe

This will start the WoW installer and will include all of the information up to Wrath of the Lich King.  I don’t know if Cataclysm works the same way because I did the digital download but I don’t see why it would not be able to do the same thing as Wrath of the Lich King.


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