I've just downloaded the trial version of CrossOver Games, and if I can get WoW up and running successfully will certainly be buying the full copy as I think this is a great project and a brilliant way to support WINE. For reference, I'm running a Dell Inspiron laptop with latest Ubuntu x64.
I'm having some trouble installing World of Warcraft, however. I downloaded the game to my Windows PC and so have no installation disks, and I have a 512 connection so re-downloading 20+ gig is out of the question. So I did the only logical thing I could think of and copied my entire World of Warcraft directory to an external HDD, and pasted it into /home/dan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files
Now I'm able to get the game to run by opening Terminal and entering:
wine "C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\WoW.exe"
but I'd ideally like to have my laptop see WoW as being "installed", so I just need to click on a shortcut rather than having to dive into Terminal every time I want to open the game up. I tried manually adding a shortcut in the Games folder to /home/dan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Wow.exe
but I got a 'failed to execute child process' message.
It was at this point that I installed CrossOver Games. When I try to install it from the Install Windows Software menu, it prompts me to install an Installer File or an Installer Folder. I chose Folder and pointed it to .wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft
but this doesn't work. The install starts to do something, then says:
An error occurred while running the 'AIEInsertMedia(World of Warcraft)' task[/b]
This disk contains two sections, one for Mac and one for Windows. In order for CrossOver to use this disk it must be mounted so that the Windows portion is visible.
To make this change, remount as root with this command:
mount -t udf -o users,ro,unhide,uid=1000 /dev/cdrom "/home/dan/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft"
I tried adding 'sudo' and typing this command into Terminal, but nothing seems to happen.
erm... help?! 😥