[SOLVED] WOW black screen with sound and cursor

I get a black screen with sound and cursor immediately after launching WOW. I tried downgrading wine from 5.20 to 5.19 and the same thing happens.

Wine 5.19 & 5.20
DXVK 1.7.2L-5ca255d
Nvidia 455.28



I was in the same situation, since the last update of the game.
I just made a try, by changing the version of DXVK (configure World of Warcraft / Runner option) to 1.7.1L (the first I tried) and it works !


Thank you, I ended up figuring that out and forgot to post the solution after I played.


I have the same problem, but changing DXVK version didn’t help.
I have Wine 5.20
PoP.OS 19.10

thank you very much… it works for me…

What DXVK are you using?

1.7.1.L DXKV
5.20 wine staging
Nvidia GTX 750

Edit- oh, sorry, your question is for ilianoz… lol

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Could you tell me where did you download Wine 5.20 ?

You can find the details about installing wine here.

I know where to download official WIne releases, but sometimes users download others releases and I’m interesting to know g0015590 detailed method.

Debian Buster.
using backports repository and wineHQ

deb http://deb.debian.org/ debian buster-backports main contrib non-free


#apt -y install gnupg2 software-properties-common
#wget -qO - h ttps://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | apt-key add -
#sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/
#wget -O- -q h ttps://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Debian_10/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -
#echo “deb htt p://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Debian_10 ./” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine-obs.list

#apt update
#apt install winehq-staging

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I tried 1.7.1L-743f309 and 1.7.2L-5ca255d versions

Try just 1.7.1 L

https://imghub.io/i/EsdSt like this

I solved the problem by changing gxapi to directx11 instead of 12 in config.wtf.

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I’m a complete Linux noob, so could you kindly explain me step by step how to “changing the version of DXVK (configure World of Warcraft / Runner option) to 1.7.1L” please? Thanks in advance =)

For some reason, I can’t seem to find the config.wtf file :frowning:

cd ~/Games/world-of-warcraft/drive_c/Program\ Files\ "(x86)"/World\ of\ Warcraft/_retail_/WTF in a terminal session.

the config.wtf is located in this directory. If you are using classic WoW, change retail to classic

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No files in the WTF folder, sadly :frowning:

Have you followed the Lutris Battlenet installer instructions, downloaded the game and logged into your Battlenet account? Do you have a Windows installation of WoW you can access?

Yes, I installed Battle.net according to the instructions in the Lutris website, the folders are there (executable, libraries, data files, etc.) but no config.wtf file though.