Wont to play on Firestorm server with linux? No problem. I using Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" but this guide will be work on other popular linux distributions.
1. Download Full game
Easy way is download from torrent, go on link https://monova.org/torrent/39479862/world-of-warcraft-6-2-3-full-firestorm.html and download torrent file and with Torrent client download "World of Warcraft 6.2.3 Full - Firestorm"
2. Install PlayOnLinux
I using Debian GNU/Linux Jessie 8.5 distribution and installation is very simple and fast. Open console as root and install program with:
If wont last version of PlayOnLinux go on https://www.playonlinux.com/en/download.html and check information how to install.
3. Configure PlayOnLinux for Wine
Click on Tools->Manage Wine versions
Click on "Wine versions (x86)" and I select 1.9.12-staging
Click next and wait to download wine and some packages...
Wine now is ready for use, now close wine versions manager and going on next step.
4. Configure PlayOnLinux for WOW
In main window have toolbar and click Configure, click New, click Next
Select "32 bits windows installation" and click on Next
Select Wine from step 2. and click Next
Choose the name of virtual drive I use "Firestorm" and click Next
5. Make account on Firestorm
Open link https://firestorm-servers.com/en/welcome and complete form: username,email,password then click on Register and check mail for verification account.
6. Install Full Game client and Firestorm Launcher
Open file manager and in "PlayOnLinux's virtual drives->Firestorm->drive_c" make folder "Games" and copy game downloaded from torrent in Games folder
Open link https://firestorm-servers.com/en/welcome/play login (if not loged), on section JOIN US select expansion: Warlords of Draenor
Click on Choose (WOD), and You will got link for download launcher, download and save FirestormLauncherSetup.exe
Now going to install Firestorm Launcher, click Configure on toolbar of PlayOnLinux and select Firestorm
Click on Miscellaneous and click on "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive", and select FirestormLauncherSetup.exe
7. FireStorm Launcher
After star Firestorm Launcher You will got this:
Enter e-mail, password and click on LOG IN, then click on icone "Warlords od Draenor" (last row) and click on "Already Installed ?".
Select "My Computer->C:->Games->World of Warcraft 6.2.3 Full - Firestorm" and click OK
Selected folder contain the full game, click Yes
Wait to download base files, don't click Play go on step 8., close launcher.
8. Before starting game make finally preparation
Go in PlayOnLinux, click on toolbar Configure
Select Firestorm, and click on Miscellaneous then select "Open virtual drive's directory"
Now before start game make shortcut, go on PlayOnLinux and click on toolbar Configure, select Firestorm and under General select "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Your PlayOnLinux now looks:
9. First start
Start Firestorm Launcher, click on Warlords of Draenor then click on Play, on first start You will got dialog for language, just press OK
Wait 3-5 min to show/finish finally preparation...
Game will start but first time will not start OpenGL driver, now close game
Open file drive_c/Games/WOW/WTF/Firestorm.wtf
find in file:
SET gxApi "D3D11"
and replace with:
SET gxApi "OpenGL"
add if not exist video resolution (in my case 1920x1080)
SET gxResolution "1920x1080"
other option setup from game for example:
- Vertical Sync
- Texture Resolution
- View Distance
10. Enjoy in game
That is all , see You in game.
* note : after start game, can't click other options in firestorm launcher just simple close and restart if need.
** note: when start game in first 30 - 60 sec I have litle "lag" efect but after that all work perfect