How to Play World of Warcraft On Linux With Wine -

World of Warcraft has been around for almost thirteen years, and it's still easily the most popular MMORPG. Unfortunately, after all that time Blizzard never released an official Linux client. It's not all bad, tough. Wine has you covered.
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My winecfg doesn’t seem to have the staging tab. Following the linked instructions only got the stable version, not the dev or staging versions. Is there a way to update it?

Vuk -> Sorin255

If you use ubuntu/ubuntu-deb-like system use the command on the bottom for staging:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

But before that add required PPA to your system. Just follow instruction. You have to delete / purge all previous version of wine and config. You can find that on the web also.


Also, World of Warcraft has since this article was written, no longer 32-bit support. So your Wine has to run in 64-bit mode.

asimos -> Vaniza

wine64 uses wine32 libraries and thats the point of package dependency hell introduced.


Nevermind the part where every time the launcher updates something breaks and you’ll need to play guessing games about additional runtimes…

I did this yesterday and it works perfectly right out the box.

Install Wine 4 stable
Note, you might have to remove your previous version of WIne. Use synaptic package manager for this.

Install Lutris, then install WOW thru lutris. No glitches at all.

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 3.6.7

Running 100FPS now.

Did someone was able to make Trade Skill Master desktop app to work? I used to have Ubuntu GamaPack and it was working but then I moved to Mint I have not been able to make it work, only WOW and Twitch