Silkroad Online 1.x

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NameSilkroad Online
License Free to use
Votes 33
Wine Version1.5.10
Maintainers of this version:
Version 1.x features the triangular conflict as well as the European and Chinese races.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

What does not
Playing game, updating game client.

What was not tested
Playing game, updating game

Additional Comments

After starting the SRO Client, i'll get an error message:
Failed to initialize NetEngine [Error Code(5,127)]
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 02 20121.5.10 Yes No Garbage Nasra 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20121.4-rc5 Yes No Garbage Nasra 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" x86_64Feb 03 20111.3.12 Yes No Garbage Christian 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 05 20101.3.4 Yes No Garbage Le Gluon du Net 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20101.3.2 Yes No Garbage JoZ3 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4666 Many games bundled with HackShield anti-cheat system abort on startup with Hackshield error 108 (copy of system dlls, native vs. Wine placeholder) NEW View

HOWTO Install and Play Silkroad
  1. Make sure that your computer meets the recommended requirements for Silkroad (Pentium 4 or higher, 512MB RAM, 3D and DirectX 9.0b compatible video card, and 3GB of free HDD space) and that you have the necessary drivers for your graphics card.
  2. Follow the instructions at to add the wine repository, then follow the directions to use Synaptic or Terminal to download and install the package.
  3. Run "winecfg" in terminal (without the quotes) and set compatibility to Windows 98.
  4. Download the Silkroad client and unzip it if you need to. Then run "wine executable.exe" (without quotes and replace executable.exe with the silkroad installer exe)
  5. Run the client either from Applications>Wine>Programs>Joymax>Silkroad or from your Desktop.
  6. Wait for patching to complete.
  7. Hit play.
  8. Vote for Silkroad on the Appdb!
    Depending on your distro and other variables, you may need to build wine from source in order to get Silkroad to work at a nice, usable speed.

    • Make sure you've followed all of the previous instructions correctly and carefully.
    • Some users can't get silkroad to work unless they remove xdg-utils and msttcorefonts (sudo apt-get remove msttcorefonts xdg-utils).

    • If the game runs very slowly or there are graphics issues, try these steps:
      • Match your in-game video resolution with your X resolution so it becomes full screen.
      • Install the latest drivers for your graphics card or switch to the closed-source 3rd party binary drivers (example: nVidia drivers at
      • Tweak the xorg.conf (/etc/X11/) file and input your monitor's horizontal/vertical frequencies, size, etc.
      • Launch winecfg and in the graphics tab check the box to emulate a virtual desktop and enter a resolution so that Windows applications will run in a window controlled by your windows manager.
      • Disable "bloom effect" and "water reflection" through the in-game graphics option dialog.
    • As of wine 0.9.49 and Silkroad v1.131, guild emblems and character buffs should appear.
    • In-game audio and video settings may not be saved after Silkroad is restarted.
    • If you cannot get Silkroad to work at all, you can copy over the Silkroad folder Windows into ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Silkroad. Make sure that the file names are the same when you copy the files over or rename the files so that you only have one of each file, as Linux is case-sensitive while Windows is not.
    • If Silkroad is launched from Terminal, many errors will be displayed onscreen. Those are normal and can be ignored. Running Silkroad from a desktop launcher or from the launch in the Applications>Wine menu will not show the terminal.
    • The launcher may need to be restarted multiple times till the "Start" button appears or the update starts. This may be solved by doing "hosts" before starting the launcher.
    • Fullscreen mode doesn't work properly and changing between fullscreen and windowed mode via alt+enter will result in great graphic glitches.

    If you intend to submit a screenshot, please make sure that it does not have your character details by pressing F12 beforehand. Also make sure you are only taking a screenshot of the Silkroad window, and not the Desktop.


    The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

    by Le Gluon du Net on Wednesday December 23rd 2009, 1:52
    Testosterone loader for Silkroad could not run anymore with Wine since several versions.
    Someone has the same problem?
    Or someone has a soltuion to run it weel with wine?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Full version
    by theo on Tuesday November 3rd 2009, 10:19
    I installed the last version (180) but it's still asks me to install the "full version"... Which problem could be?

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    Silkroad wont run
    by Brian Wilcox on Friday October 9th 2009, 4:23
    Ok, so, i downloaded silkroad and installed and everything worked great. But now for some reason whenever i try to start the client after i hit the start button and the game guard loads it just sits there. Any ideas whats wrong?

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    About bots
    by Ionel Vasile on Monday July 13th 2009, 9:08
    Tested 2 bots, can say one works flawless, the other one needs "special" care.
    agBot will work if you follow the instructions for installing it, and installing the libraryfiles.
    iBot is a clientless bot which is real fast. You will need 2 things to successfully run it: the C++ 2008 Redistributable and Windows Media Player 9 or 10.
    You can get both of them with winetricks, and, after you've installed them, it will work flawless. Good luck logging in!

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    About Hosts
    by Mostafa on Sunday May 31st 2009, 4:24
    How to do the "hosts"?
    Where do i add it?

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    Failed to connect to server
    by supernoob on Tuesday April 14th 2009, 2:00
    I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 and wine 1.1.19. Trying to run the original SRO is a pain because the servers are always full, so i found ECSRO which uses SRO Ver.1.091. i've had it hard enough setting everything up as a first time user but this new problem us just unsolvable with my knowledge of Linux. the problem is when i try connecting after submitting my username and pass to the server i get this error withing sro NOT outside in Ubuntu; "Failed to connect to server.(C8)"

    also please use very simple liux language, i've use this for like 2 days >.

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    Downloading the Client
    by Thomas on Friday March 6th 2009, 12:26
    I can't even manage to make it to download the client to install this. >.> I'm a Ubuntu noobie. Someone mind telling me what to change the settings and stuff to? When I go to it says "Web page of Silkroad Online is optimized under below condition.
    Windows Operation Systems ( Microsoft Windows 9X/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 )
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and above."
    And doesn't give me an option to download.

    So help please?

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    by Jeffrey on Tuesday March 3rd 2009, 7:24
    hi can you help me to run the bots.. and btw can you guys try to run the tSro - Taiwan Silkroad Online plz. since silkroad global is full of bot. i wanna try taiwan server!! ty

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    by heron on Thursday February 19th 2009, 9:34
    I tryed to install Silkroad but it keeps giving the "Replacer.exe Is damaged" error, after reinstalling it a lot of times, I decided that I would copy it from the windows HD to the .wine/program files/silkroad folder, so it gives "Failed to run Silkroad.exe" error, then, I tryed to run it directly from the windows HD (double-clicking Silkroad.exe) and it runs, but after the GameGuard, it gets all black and the Silkroad mouse is there even out of the Virtual Desktop window, and nothing works, any keyboard action, no even turning on/off Numlock, everything stops, but I can move the mouse and hear the Login Screen music.

    Anyone had this problem before?

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    • RE: problems by Gilson Junior on Sunday March 15th 2009, 16:36
    Silkroad and bots.
    by Serge on Sunday January 25th 2009, 12:53
    Hi All.
    I tested some bots with Silkroad under Wine.

    Bot name Result
    Srobot Works
    SoftMod Works
    agBot Works
    MF bot Doesn't work
    Tbot Not tested
    Sbot Not tested

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    Cannot get setup to run!!
    by orestis on Sunday December 21st 2008, 16:13
    I downloaded the client but when i run it with wine a pop-up appears saying "executable file error and the directory of the client"
    Can anyone help me please?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Win Vista compatibility
    by LĂ©o Tomas on Monday November 3rd 2008, 11:49
    I'm using Ubuntu hardy and wine 1.1.7 and SRO client only launch patching with wine's vista compatibility... for those who it doesn't work maybe you should try this.

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    Cannot connect to server. Please check your network. (5)
    by jnod on Monday October 20th 2008, 18:21

    I am running Wine 1.1.6 from wine ubuntu repositories on Ubuntu Intrepid.
    I am trying to install silkroad online using silkroad full client version 1.150 downloadable from

    Here is a screenshot of the error.

    Somebody can help me, please ?
    Thank you.

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    Bard Dancing Skills Causing Crash
    by Conroe Smith on Sunday October 12th 2008, 22:10
    Anyone find a solution to this problem? When a bard casts a skill from the Dancing Concert Line, it causes the game to immediately crash. I've tried the latest version of wine (1.1.6) along with the older, stable version (1.0.0) with the same results.

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    wine 1.15 mandriva 2008.1
    by Victor on Thursday October 9th 2008, 5:23

    amd 2.0 , ati x1200, 4 gig ram

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    by Shishio Makoto on Tuesday September 23rd 2008, 3:12
    hi, last time i updated my wine i got bugs and serious graphic glitches.

    i would like to ask if its ok to run in in newer version of wine? bugs like my sro went crash when i use my bard buffers(bards using dancing skills like dancing of valor and etc). seriously i cant even support my lvl90 wizard with bards :S

    and im stuck using wine version 1.1.1 below

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    • RE: updating by Mohammad Fairol on Wednesday October 8th 2008, 19:56
    New issue(?)
    by Pigeon on Thursday September 11th 2008, 9:21

    I've been using SRO with wine for quite a while, and I don't have any problems (except those known ones).

    Only just yesterday I tried to run again and I noticed the screen now looks all weird.

    I'm not sure what caused it. I have upgrade my wine to 1.1.4, and I've also upgrade my nvidia driver from 169.xx to 177.67

    Before I try to download these and test them again, has anyone else seen this issue?


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    neiwbe problem
    by Johan on Sunday August 17th 2008, 13:08
    ive downloaded the client and installed it but when i try to start it a window pop up and say that i need to download the full game but i cant download it from there homepage because its for ie and windows can some buddy please help me? // thanks

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    Able to start
    by Mohammad Fairol on Wednesday August 13th 2008, 8:13
    try to type this in the terminal

    -> env WINEPREFIX="/home/*username*/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Silkroad\Silkroad.exe"

    I was able to start the launcher. Note that before the update progress bar didn't start if i click on the shortcut provided by wine. So what i did was typing the command above in the terminal. And from there for some reason, the update progress bar started and it's running.

    However after updating, The gameguard authenticating started and it froze.

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    graphic starts freezing
    by Patrick Möbius on Sunday August 10th 2008, 7:11
    When I'm trying to log into silkroad my graphic starts freezing but my sound still continues...
    Sometimes it happens after 10secs and sometimes after a minute or so.

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    Started , then dead after restart
    by Beczuk David on Thursday July 31st 2008, 2:30
    Hi. I have the Silkroad Installed in Windows partition

    Yesterday i started the game in Ubuntu 7 and worked just fine , i hit the system menu button in the game and the game crashed.

    Now every time i try to restart the game i get an error from GG. But first worked just fine.

    Can anyone explain to me what is wrong and how can i fix it?

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    some graphic glitch of new update 1.1.2
    by PistolangBao on Saturday July 26th 2008, 22:53
    Restructurations of state handling in Direct3D? after i got the new update of wine i got these graphic glitches

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    No animation
    by Justice McPherson on Saturday July 26th 2008, 13:10
    Seems to work (poor framerate on the laptop, but fine on the desktop) except that nothing animates. All characters are statues standing with their arms out gliding along with their weapons on the ground between their feet. Particle effects are where they should be.

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    Battlefield 1942 as well
    by Fredizdman on Monday May 26th 2008, 11:37
    I also tried battlefield 1942 as well, everything went fine until the moment the actual gameplay would normally load, then a hard freeze, so something is definitely up. Stupid intel cards....

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    Wine 1.0 Bug freeze
    by ddcc on Saturday May 10th 2008, 14:21
    If there's any large-scale Silkroad bugs, I encourage all of you to get them reported and dealt with on the bugtracker in preparation for the 1.0 release of Wine.

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    Won't work
    by David Lau on Wednesday April 30th 2008, 18:58
    err:wgl:X11DRV_ChoosePixelFormat No libGL on this box - disabling OpenGL support !
    err:d3d:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Can't find a suitable iPixelFormat
    err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
    err:wine_d3d:WineDirect3DCreate Direct3D9 is not available without opengl
    fixme:system:SystemParametersInfoW Unimplemented action: 59 (SPI_SETSTICKYKEYS)
    err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7e6f711f

    david@david-laptop:~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Silkroad$

    This is the error message I get, any ideas? I'm guessing its a graphics driver issue?

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    Wine 0.9.59 compatible, but no in-game feedback -> Crowded
    by Jareel on Monday April 14th 2008, 10:30
    So far, it works great with Wine 0.9.59, "Windows 2003" setting, Slackware 12.0 distribution. Launcher works and all. The cursor still disappears on buttons, but it's not really a problem.

    The real problem is getting into the game itself! The servers are nearly always over-crowded! So far, I haven't been able to play it on Linux because of this, so I can't report in-game.

    Otherwise, it seems to work great.

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    by Le Gluon du Net on Tuesday March 4th 2008, 18:14
    Wine 0.9.56 is availlable on Debian sid. I just installed it and this is the result:

    The silkroad loader crash before exit. Then Silkroad launch normally but if you press alt+enter (windows mode/fullscreen), I lose the 3D graphics, I have only color and geometrical forms, but I could still view 2D graphics...:-/ Whatever I do (alt+enter again, change resolution...) I could not obtain a normal 3D again. So I have to exit the game and return to Wine 0.9.50 version with Playonlinux.


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    • RE: by Ronald on Wednesday March 5th 2008, 0:31
    • RE: by Soak on Sunday March 9th 2008, 18:13

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