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a simple copy
Win Nadeau
Posted 2007-01-14 15:35
Well, I have "installed" WoW onto friends computers many times by simply copying over the directory, saving massive amounts of CD install and patch time. Is is possible to "manually" tell crossover to point to a certain installation, avoiding all the patching?

I have WoW already on an old windows-HD hooked up and readable, I'd like to just copy the directory to my linux HD and work from there.

Any ideas?

I'm using the trial version, because I'm wanting to see how this compares to Transgaming's Cedega.
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2007-01-15 07:40
You should be able to copy wow anywhere on your Linux system and run wow by just (double) clicking the .exe file. This should run wow in the default bottle of crossover. But CrossOver does some work on your wow installation when you install it, like configuring it to use the opengl renderer, or adjusting sound settings for better sound quality.
Jeremy Newman
Jeremy Newman  Staff Member
Posted 2007-01-15 08:02
Right, add -opengl to the command line, or edit the Config.wtf file in the WoW install dir will be needed. WoW does not run out of the box, our installer does some tweaking to the WoW config for the optimum settings on CrossOver.
Win Nadeau
Posted 2007-01-15 12:20
Thank you for the reply. From the sound of your post, it's probably better if I just install it off the discs. So I tried that, but it kept throwing an error about a specific file on the first disc that it can't read. (Said it was probably due to a scratched disc.) Turns out my first CD is somewhat scratched (that's what happens when you loan it to a friend). So I guess I'll try downloading the game off the website. Except that when I do that I'm having to use cedega to run the downloader since Blizzard makes us use their stupid program. I tried running the Blizzard Downloader in cx, but it doesn't do anything at all. That might be something for you devs to look at for people in linux wanting to download the demo.

Hope to get this working soon.
Win Nadeau
Posted 2007-01-15 13:02
well, the download won't work... =(

I did get cxoffice to run it with the -opengl option, that was cool. See, that's what I wanted to see, this program can run it at full graphics like I can in windows. If I try that in cedega, the game crashes. Now I just need to really install it. when I log in with the -opengl option, the sound is still horribly messed up. What can I do to fix this before BC is released?
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2007-01-16 08:17
Try

SET SoundOutputSystem "1"
SET SoundBufferSize "232"

In the config file like Jeremy posted above.
Justin Parker
Posted 2007-01-29 17:30
I had a similar issue where I had installed all the patches and also the expansion pack in Windows, and didn't want to go through it again in Linux. What I did was this;

Run the install wizard, select World of Warcraft. Select the installer executable, let it get started. Cancel the install, let crossover do it's thing. Now if you look in your
~/.cxoffice/win2000/drive_c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft
directory, you'll see a WTF directory.
mv WTF WTF~
. Mount your windows drive and copy the contents of the World of Warcraft program directory recursively to this directory. Now
cat WTF~/Config.wtf >> WTF/Config.wtf
, appending the config options to your existing config.

Launch WoW, enjoy a five minute install.

-justin

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