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I need a tutorial on how to install World of Warcraft for Ubuntu.

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I've been trying to do this on different ubuntu I even tried on Mint. Tried Playonlinux, trial of crossover and just Wine 1.6.2 and Wine 1.7 can anyone give me some assistance. I'm new to linux – user263514 Mar 30 '14 at 6:40
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Go to software center, install playonlinux, and then once it's installed and you open it from your menu (or alt+f2), click install

choose games, and find your WoW version to install =).

Then follow the on screen instructions. If you get further problems the best place to look is the forums on

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – hexafraction Aug 20 '12 at 17:37

Yes, it is possible. First Download and install(by double clicking) PlayOnLinux then open PlayOnLinux (Applications -> PlayOnLinux) and click install.

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Then select Games -> World of Warcraft and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Then run the game from Applications -> Playonlinux -> World of Warcraft

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after installing you should launch World of Warcraft with the flag "-opengl". Example "wine Wow.exe -opengl" or "wine Launcher.exe -opengl" – TheDarktonik Jul 4 '11 at 10:52
@TheDarktonik playonlinux already configures the wine registry to use opengl :) – Alaukik Jul 4 '11 at 12:23

You don't need to go through PlayOnLinux. Simply download the Windows installer from and install as you would on Windows. Worked like a charm for me.

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