This HOWTO covers how to fix two graphics problems that I experienced on 64 bit Fedora:
-Black screen on launch
-Corrupted macro icons
FIXING: Black screen on launch
Symptoms: The updater and patcher work fine, but once the "Start Game" button is pressed, nothing appears but black screen, and the client crashes a couple minutes later.
Fix: Change winecfg for patcher.exe (Found in C:\Program Files\Perfect World Entertainment\Ether Saga Online\patcher\patcher.exe) to run in a virtual desktop. Worked for me up to resolution 1680x1050 - if the buttons go off the bottom edge of the screen, adjust the resolution of either the virtual desktop or the app itself (under "Settings" from the launcher).
FIXING: "Halo" effect
Symptoms: This is somewhat of an odd glitch. Essentially, a halo of visibility hovers around your game character - you can see objects, NPCs, monsters and other people in this halo and behind the character, but not in front. This makes the game practically unplayable.
Fix: Fix this by tuning the graphics settings: set Water to its lowest level- this for me created an issue with water appearing in odd places, so turn off Shadows to fix the second glitch.
FIXING: Corrupted icons and loading screens
Symptoms: Your icons, or most of them, look like a horrid mess. Yikes.
KeyBoard input problem
by Patrick P. on Sunday May 10th 2009, 2:13
I have a weird keyboard input problem. I cannot use my asdwz and space bar to move. Only the click to move is working. Also my spacebar is working but only to jump.. on my flying mount (cloud) I cannot use it to move my char up. But all the keys are working in the chat box. I would like to know if i'm the only one with this problem.