Wow error. need some help:)

Hey, so im running opensuse and im trying to install world of warcraft with wine. ive gotten it installed and everything, but when i try to lunch it i get a error that says:
There was an error launching this application.
Details: Failed to change to directory ‘/home/simon/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/’ (Permission denied)

Anybody know where i get that permission?


Please paste the command what gives you this error message.

env WINEPREFIX="/home/simon/.wine" wine “C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe”

In the directory where Wow is installed (for me it is: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/)
execute the following command:

chmod +x World\ of\ Warcraft/ -R


hmm, dont seam do the the trick, it gives me the respond:

chmod: cannot access `World of Warcraft/’: No such file or directory

Please post here the path of your Wow.exe file.

C: \Program Files\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe

but for some reason i cant find that… only been a suse for 24hour so i havnt gotten the hang on navigating around files

Do this:

cd ~/.wine/
find -name Wow.exe

and post the output.

ps.: you posted me a windows-style path read here about unix pathes: Path (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

that just made more sense with some wiki :slight_smile: thank you.

But with the command i get a

find: `./drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft’: Permission denied



cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/

and then execute the command what I gave you in my 2nd post:

chmod +x World\ of\ Warcraft/ -R


ps.: make sure that you are executing the same commands! Copy them and paste into the terminal with CTRL+SHIFT+V.

Well i got this respond:
chmod: cannot read directory `World of Warcraft/’: Permission denied

but now when i try to open via the app icon i get a new messege, and not a error. new messege is:
The blizzard launcher must be in the same folder as a blizzard game.

Did you install while you were root?

Check the ownership.

From CL ls -l

Or you can open a browser and set view to show hidden (in Linux files that start with a period are normally hidden)
Navigate to the WOW directory you found above and right click select properties and see who owns the file (permissions tab)

I hope you are logged in as normal users and not as root.
How you installed WoW?
What is the output of this:

ls -ld ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/World\ of\ Warcraft/


that helped with the hidden, didnt know that :slight_smile:

so i found the folder finaly :slight_smile:
setted the permission to myself. and now i can open the wow launcher, but when i try to open the exe file it get this error:

7-Zip 9.04 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-05-30
p7zip Version 9.04 (locale=en_US.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,8 CPUs)

Error: /home/simon/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Wow.exe is not file

Errors: 1

when i right click and try to open with wine browser i get a load time and then nothing.

output of the code:
d—r-x— 6 simon users 4096 2010-02-28 15:35 /home/simon/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft/

i installed the wine program first, then i got the windows instal file down from the net, and open it in wine browser, and then it did rest auto.

You can’t execute the Wow.exe file directly type wine before.
Change the permissions on your World of Warcraft folder.

chmod 777 World\ of\ Warcraft/ -R

and start Wow.exe with

wine "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe"

Next time before starting to cook up something like wow installation |2ead some guide first:,
this will save you a lot of time.