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linux Complete Firestorm Linux Guide

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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:

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apt-get install playonlinux

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
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Click on "Wine versions (x86)" and I select 1.9.12-staging
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Click next and wait to download wine and some packages...

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Wine now is ready for use, now close wine versions manager and going on next step.

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4. Configure PlayOnLinux for WOW


In main window have toolbar and click Configure, click New, click Next

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Select "32 bits windows installation" and click on Next

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Select Wine from step 2. and click Next

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Choose the name of virtual drive I use "Firestorm" and click Next

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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.

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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

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Open link https://firestorm-servers.com/en/welcome/play login (if not loged), on section JOIN US select expansion: Warlords of Draenor

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Click on Choose (WOD), and You will got link for download launcher, download and save FirestormLauncherSetup.exe

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Now going to install Firestorm Launcher, click Configure on toolbar of PlayOnLinux and select Firestorm

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Click on Miscellaneous and click on "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive", and select FirestormLauncherSetup.exe

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7. FireStorm Launcher

After star Firestorm Launcher You will got this:

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Enter e-mail, password and click on LOG IN, then click on icone "Warlords od Draenor" (last row) and click on "Already Installed ?".

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Select "My Computer->C:->Games->World of Warcraft 6.2.3 Full - Firestorm" and click OK

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Selected folder contain the full game, click Yes

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Wait to download base files, don't click Play go on step 8., close launcher.

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8. Before starting game make finally preparation

Go in PlayOnLinux, click on toolbar Configure

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Select Firestorm, and click on Miscellaneous then select "Open virtual drive's directory"

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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"

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Your PlayOnLinux now looks:

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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

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Wait 3-5 min to show/finish finally preparation...

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Game will start but first time will not start OpenGL driver, now close game

Open file drive_c/Games/WOW/WTF/Firestorm.wtf

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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:
- Anti-Aliasing
- Vertical Sync
- Texture Resolution
- View Distance

etc...


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

 

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Hello Unira!

Thank you for this tutorial, this will definitely help users playing here!

I read through it and it's pretty helpful including your images. Staff approved.

 

Kind Regards,

Game Master Misahky

 

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Thanks for the guide, definitely gonna help.

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Great Guide!!!!

 

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Thank you. Will try on Linux Mint 18 x64 (Cinnamon) today. If I have any issues, I'll write them down here (probably, with solutions for them too).

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I just want to say thanks. I missed this game.

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Thanks a lot for this guide, works on Linux Mint 18 too.

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On 18/6/2016 at 0:17 PM, Kiration said:

Thanks for the guide, definitely gonna help.

hi, im getting troubles extracting that huge file.. anyone can help me? im using ubuntu 16.04 extractring with xarchiver or that default of ubuntu app to extracting. Because if i try to extract file it will not done or done incomplete

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Thank you.  This guide was very helpful.

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On 1/18/2017 at 6:35 AM, Decadez said:

hi, im getting troubles extracting that huge file.. anyone can help me? im using ubuntu 16.04 extractring with xarchiver or that default of ubuntu app to extracting. Because if i try to extract file it will not done or done incomplete

Extracting what? The torrent has the actual folder(s) which aren't archived. Do you mean PlayOnLinux? Use sudo with your package manager (apt-get) from the console to install. Avoid running console (bash, csh etc) as root as much as possible. This guide should work fine for your distribution, Ubuntu is built from a Debian base.

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I did this procedure to wow legion and i got this error BLZ51900003....   Help plzzz =( 

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11 minutes ago, Miguelez said:

I did this procedure to wow legion and i got this error BLZ51900003....   Help plzzz =( 

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In future please create a technical support thread and someone will assist you, this error is incorrect log in information please use the email and password you used when you created your firestorm account to log in.

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Is it normal that every time I launch the game, it overwrites the configuration with the default values? I need to restore all the settings every time i launch it.

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i'm in debian 9... my problem is with the configuration file "firestorm.wtf" i only have this lines in my file:

SET gxWindow "1"
SET gxMaximize "0"
SET textLocale "enUS"
SET audioLocale "enUS"
SET playIntroMovie "7"
SET portal "legion.logon.firestorm-servers.com"

i can start game (after some minutes waiting) but i see it so bad, i think i need to change OpenGL but i can't find the lines...

I have attached how the game seems to me :S

Thanks

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I'm having issues with Cata expansion, others like Legion and MoP runs fine, but this Cata welcomes me with a error like these, from windows it runs fine, it is in a partial download, any ideas?

 

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Does anyone know what to do if I get the CAS error, I mean how can I fix that read-write issue in this case?

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Please, pictures of the topic are all broken ! can u do something about that !? 

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Has anyone tried this installation guide recently? Since it was made almost 3 years ago, maybe something has changed... I want to play on Ubuntu 18.04.2.

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