Workaround for Running WoW With Patch 5.0.4 on Ubuntu

After a fresh install i couldn’t get WoW to work. I’m not that big on playing games lately. But this bugged me. Good thing we have the interwebs.

Starting the battle.net agent manually before firing up the WoW launcher solved the launcher crashing.

$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/users/Public/Application\ Data/Battle.net/Agent/Agent.1267/Agent.exe –nohttpauth &
$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/World\ of\ Warcraft/Launcher.exe &

And installing vcrun2008 with winetricks solved the problem with the updater hanging.

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