The Secret World is a massively
multiplayer online world with a unique modern-day setting and
unparalleled freedom of character progression.
Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and
urban legend was true.
Imagine a world where you can become anything you
want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the
premise for The Secret World, Funcom’s upcoming massively multiplayer
online game set in the modern-day real world.
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Downloading, installation and patching all work under wine. I created a character on early access weekend and played through the Tokyo disaster intro scene. All cutscenes so far have worked.
d3dx9 and d3dx9_43 installed in a new prefix using winetricks.
d3dx9_43 set to builtin under Winecfg > Libraries. The game detected directx after this and installed properly. I got a message that my video driver was too old, but the game worked anyway.
Virtual desktop emulation.
What does not
No video in fullscreen, only audio if virtual desktop is not emulated.
Using windowed mode, the game freezes and crashes randomly.
The game ran smoothly through the intro scene, but slowed to a crawl
once I entered populated areas. I've tried ddr=opengl, glsl=disabled and
a few other wine settings to no avail.
What was not tested
Anything beyond the first hour after character creation.
i think the blinking is related to this other game bug
by Joël on Sunday December 16th 2012, 1:51
bug page :
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31442 And let me explain why i think it is.
Originally Guild Wars 2 wasn't displaying the launcher window on my computer.
Appending the -dx9single parameter solved it at the time (and still does).
Today i screwed my GW2 installation and remade it from scratch.
I forgot about the -dx9single parameter (and so tried to run GW2 without it).
The difference with before is the launcher window is no longer missing completely, it's blinking !
Now going on suppositions...
Maybe during one or other of the recent wine updates the support for whatever cause the bug to make the GW2 launcher missing was somewhat improved or partially fixed.
Is there a workaround (such as the GW2 -dx9single parameter) that would allow to stop the blinking in The Secret World ?