Objective

Install and run Word of Warcraft on Linux

Distributions

This will work with nearly all Linux distributions.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges and a somewhat modern graphics card with the latest graphics drivers installed.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

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.

Install Wine

You can try regular Wine, but it's not the best for getting the latest improvements in gaming performance. Wine Staging and Wine with the Gallium Nine patches are almost universally better.

Objective

Create 'single command' aliases to play Internet radio from the command line.

Distributions

This will work on every Linux distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges and an Internet connection.

Difficulty

Medium

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Objective

Play Overwatch on Linux with Wine.

Distributions

This procedure should work on any up-to-date Linux distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with a root privileges and a medium to high end graphic card with the latest drivers.

Difficulty

Medium

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

For over a year now, one game has been the white whale for Linux gamers. That game, of course, is Overwatch. For many, it's a game that should have been simple. Every other Blizzard game has had a Mac port and worked fine under Wine. Overwatch has been that one glaring exception.

Finally, with the aid of some specialized Wine patches, Overwatch is within reach of Linux gamers, provided they have some decent hardware. You don't need a top-of-the-line monster, but Overwatch doesn't run nearly as efficiently as it does natively on Windows, so account for the resource sink when you're planning to run the game.

There is an automatic installer from Lutris, but in testing it for this guide, it was out-of-date and didn't work. This procedure is essentially a manual version of that installer.

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