Keeping this thread updated, as WoW seems to be the game that most people who are new to Linux can't leave behind, and we, as an OSS community, must not fail to forget. (Blizzard has over 10 million subscribers, after all...)
In the new version of Wine, WoW works flawlessly! Wine 0.9.60 should be able to run WoW with voice chat, antialiasing, graphical mode changes, etc. However, one key to still use in the regedit is the DisabledExtensions key, as detailed on the WoW page in the WineHQ Applications Database
. On my system, I've noticed that the Frames Per Second shoot through the roof with that little registry tweak enabled.
Also, as to why this game was giving me such a problem before, it was due to hardware limitations. The L2 cache on the old Celeron processor that I was using was limited to 128 KB, which throttled the rest of the graphical subsystem. Add that in with a measly 100 MHz Front Side bus, and one can see why these 3-D games did not work too well on my system.
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