World of Warcraft with Wine - Only Opening Movie Plays

I just installed WoW without a problem on suse 10.3, but when I run it only the opening movie plays and then it shuts down… what could possible problems be?

I installed wow to, with wine, only on opensuse 11.0 and with wine 1.0:) it worked good.
I dont know what the problem could be cause you dont specyfie the problem.

Maybe your videocard not properly installed?
Or your system is to slow?

CPU Information
Processor (CPU): Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz
Speed: 800.00 MHz
Temperature: 45°C
Total memory (RAM): 496.0 MB
Free memory: 6.6 MB (+ 135.4 MB Caches)
Free swap: 564.2 MB
OS Information
OS: Linux i686
Current user: catacombhore@behemoth
System: openSUSE 10.3 (i586)
KDE: 3.5.7 “release 72”
Display Info
Vendor: Intel Corporation
Model: 915 GM
Driver: intel (3D Support)

I know the memory is a little low, but it’s not too far off from the required specs… I’ve played WoW on this computer with Windows, which I no longer have.

well most likely there are 2 problems
1- low memory (I think 1gb is recommended)
2- low memory videocard(tought it was 35 or 64 on mobile grapics card)

and since linux is no windows:P you need a good pc to play wow, because it takes a little bit more from the pc when your playing wow on linux. (cause wine is a kind of emulator)

I also have tried to play linux on my laptop (about the same spec as yours) and it didnt work. 1fps :P.

I would try it on your desktop if thats a better pc(maybe a dual boot linux/xp(or vista)


I’ve got wow running after a bit of a hazzle, since my optical drives have gone nuts I ripped a allready working windows install of wow, this caused said problem among others. I had to

  1. remove wow/Data/patch.MPQ*]Run the Repair.exe*]repatch(with Launcher.exe this was a breeze)
    and after that my problems were solved.

I wish you best of luck!

Hmm… interesting. I have the same problem with an Ati video card. But, I’m solved, it was a video card related problem. Btw, take a look to Linux/Wine - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft, u can find some useful hacks here, and a very good guide for installing wow.
I hope this helps.