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Crossover for WoW
« on: March 08, 2010, 05:41:24 pm »

OK all you smart Linux people, I'm having another problem.

I downloaded the evaluation of Crossover from the Codeweaver website but when I try to install it I get the following message:

Could not open file

Could not detect file character encoding. Please make sure the file is not binary and try to select encoding in the Open dialog.

Any ideas what I need to do in order to fix this?  ???

Thanks in advance for any and all help/opinions!


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Re: Crossover for WoW
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 08:06:55 pm »

Maybe a bad download? Can you try downloading it again?

I never tried crossover, so don't expect too much from me - just some thoughts ;)

how are you trying to install it?

I assume you would need to do something like "sh <name_of_file>.sh", but don't quote me on that.
Are you root(do you need to be root to install it?)?

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Re: Crossover for WoW
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 08:23:01 pm »

I have found that in some cases you need to make the script executable and then launch it:
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chmod +x /home/leon/Downloads/


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Re: Crossover for WoW
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 08:25:43 pm »

Some thoughts before you get to wrapped up in getting WoW to play under Linux.

1)  If you run into an issue with the WoW software, Tech Support will pretty much say you're on your own. Linux isn't supported at all via Tech Support.
2)  YMMV. Some say WoW runs much better under Linux, some say it's worse. Just be prepared if it doesn't work as well as you'd like.

I'm thinking about giving it a shot as well, just to say I've done it. If I see a huge performance increase, I may run with it a while, but I'm not expecting great things.
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Re: Crossover for WoW
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 06:32:46 am »

Supposedly, WoW is one of the easiest (or at least easy) programs to configure and run in Wine. I think there are some tutorials out there about how to do it.
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