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"`
wait $?
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 …