I’m running Fedora Core 8 with 2 gigs of RAM and a crappy but usable video card (6600 I think). Anyway, I was having trouble getting WoW to start with compiz for the desktop effects loaded, so I wrote a tiny little wrapper script to do the following:
- drop back to Metacity as my window manager (disabling 3d effects)
- start up WoW through Crossover Office (worth the $40, btw)
- start compiz again after WoW exits
here it is:
metacity --replace &
$?=`"/opt/cxoffice/bin/wine" --bottle "winxp" --untrusted --workdir "/wow/World of Warcraft" -- "/wow/World of Warcraft/Wow.exe"`
compiz-manager --replace &
Of course you’ll have to replace the paths with your own, but that should work … if anyone has questions, feel free to post them and I’ll answer …
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I don’t support buying gold in WoW … so I’ve removed the links above.
Thanks for posting this. I found that you can get WoW to start in compiz fullscreen in f10 if you enable “Unredirect Fullscreen” in ccsm.
Still, you’ll likely get better video performance with metacity since it uses less resources, especially for lower end cards.
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