Since there hasn't been enough testing I suggest you for the time being to do these steps in order to produce results.
1) Go with a terminal to the destination where Age of Conan has been installed . (Update: probably not necessary in 1.31)
eg. cd "/home/maniac/.wine/ drive_c/Program Files/Funcom/Age of Conan/" and so on
2) wine ConanPatcher.exe
If you want to skip the Launcher, check Katsu Akimoto 's post below in the comments... of course dont forget u have to update the client :P ; Not Tested with wine
If you get errors about DirectX when the patcher starts , download and install it
Update Note: You HAVE to use the directx dlls to native after last tests. Note sure which dll as i used the winetricks script to set all the dlls to native (winetricks d3dx9)
Same procedure with my desktop Linux PC. I got a new prefix tried it without any modification and it couldn't find DirectX in the system. So i i did $ winetricks directx then $ winetricks d3dx9.
Waiting for new test data by users in order to find bugs.
Future test includes installing the game and running it , whereas as now running it from the windows partition
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by ManiaC on Monday November 16th 2009, 7:45
As soon as i m done with work i ll have more time to more more extensive tests and fill in bugs . Many seem to have an issue with graphicals probs and performance
Also because i noticed the slow framerate too, try using shaders 2.0 or 2.x
How to will be updated in the next 2-3 weeks :p
i m a slow poke xD :p
How to skip the launcher
by Katsu Akimoto on Thursday October 15th 2009, 21:39
Hey, I'm not on Ubuntu (Or any GNU/Linux) at the moment, but I noticed that old comments are gone and a previously answered question is here. To skip the launcher, you go to %AoC Install Dir%/Funcom/Age of Conan/LocalConfig.xml
FIND: (I can't have the < and > symbols in here)
HttpPatchFolder AoCLiveUS /HttpPatchFolder
and REMOVE it.
The launcher will no longer be executed.