Warcraft 3 on linux

I’ve finally managed to play warcraft 3 on linux with pretty decent perfomance…

First of all install the game using Cedega. Read this one more time…I’ve said C E D E G A. NOT wine.

After installing using your registration keys, go find a nice no-cd crack from www.gamecopyworld.com. Install that too and you are set. If you have problems patching warcraft to it’s latest version use a symlink from the cedega c_drive c:\Program Files\Warcraft III to the cedega c_drive c:\war3\.

This small script will make your life a bit easier too:

# edit the next path
pushd /PATH/TO/CEDEGA/c_drive/war3
#cedega war3.exe -opengl
#cedega w3l.exe -opengl

UNCOMMENT 1 of the 2 cedega lines. The first one is for use with Warcraft III The Frozen Throne and the second one if you use a loader for pvpgn (read below). You HAVE to uncomment one of those 2 lines, OK ??

If you want to be able to play with friends on your own battle.net server, set up a pvpgn server somewhere and use a pvpgn loader to start warcraft. If you don’t use a pvpgn loader you WILL get an error about being “unable to connect”.
Last but not least, add these 2 lines to your /etc/hosts:

X.Y.Z.W uswest.battle.net
X.Y.Z.W Europe.battle.net

Where X.Y.Z.W is the ip of your pvpgn server. Have fun!

11 Responses to “Warcraft 3 on linux”

  1. vip
    October 18th, 2006 | 09:03
    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP

    hey you heve ……

  2. eirik
    October 25th, 2006 | 02:03
    Using Konqueror Konqueror 3.5 on Linux Linux

    nice.. might try this somethime

  3. December 10th, 2006 | 12:39
    Using Konqueror Konqueror 3.5 on Kubuntu Linux Kubuntu Linux

    Hey, thanks for the HowTo!

  4. Ergo
    December 16th, 2006 | 15:28
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    Tanx!!! =)

  5. Arken
    March 21st, 2007 | 05:17
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Windows Windows XP

    I have a question, can I play on battle.net? If not, I’m not getting Ubuntu! So please, help me.

  6. March 21st, 2007 | 12:56
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    YES. You CAN play on battle.net on Linux if you have an original copy of the game with a legit serial.

  7. August 12th, 2007 | 23:55
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    I’ll try to install on debian….only CPU war…no more..maybe it will runnig at..:P

  8. steve
    December 16th, 2007 | 11:47
    Using Opera Opera 9.24 on Windows Windows XP

    It still doesn’t work when I sudo gedit etc/hosts and add my pvpgn ip and those lines..

    Are you sure it works?

  9. Stefan
    May 13th, 2008 | 19:47
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    now is working with wine too
    because now it has full directX support, and for those that didn’t knew cedega is a fork of wineX, the FORMER not so good wine with direct X.

  10. Donny
    November 14th, 2008 | 11:28
    Using ELinks ELinks 0.11.3 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    i’ve never heard of cedegar before!

  11. April 28th, 2011 | 00:12
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.16 on Windows Windows XP

    does this really work?

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