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NameAsheron's Call
VersionFree trial
License Retail
URLhttp://ac.turbine.com/
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RatingBronze
Wine Version1.5.10
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Description

Asheron's Call classic 3D Online Role Playing Adventure.

Free download and 14 day trial CD Key URL: http://trial.ac.turbine.com/

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Everything works as expected in wine 0.9.34


What does not

Mouse is an ugly white color. Hacks from http://repo.or.cz/w/wine/hacks.git fix that problem, however.

Game crashes after 7 min. of play, due to d3d patches in wine 0.9.35 causing memory leaks.


What was not tested
Intra-regression work in progress. See bug 8050.


Additional Comments


Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowFuntoo Linux AMD64Aug 09 20121.5.10 Yes Yes Bronze Marc Grondin 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 16 20111.3.30 Yes No Garbage Ootmann 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 06 20101.3.5 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowFedora 12 x86_64Mar 30 20101.1.41 Yes Yes Platinum Henry Kroll 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" x86_64Feb 05 20101.1.37 N/A No Garbage an anonymous user 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29159 HTTP_HttpOpenRequestW Unable to escape string UNCONFIRMED View

 
HOWTO

System requirements

  • Hardware accelerated opengl (test with glxinfo | grep direct)
  • At least 256MB RAM (free -m) with swap, more without it.
  • Min. 1GB available disk space plus another 1.5G for download, extraction (df -h)
  • To use on pulseaudio distros like Fedora, install alsa-plugins-pulseaudio (64 bit computers will need the i686 version of this as well).
Recommended Setup
  • export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.games
  • mkdir -p $HOME/.games/docs
  • winecfg (sound defaults to ALSA) (try others if it doesn't work)
Firewall setup: Forward UDP port 9000
Asheron's Call came out before the era when Plug 'n Play routers were commonplace. I have heard that some routers work out of the box, but mine had to be set up manually.
  • If the network is behind a firewall or router, use Firefox to browse to the gateway router's configuration page. (Use the route command to learn the address of the router's default gateway.)
  • Look around for something like Virtual Server, Port Forwarding or NAT where traffic can be forwarded.
  • Forward inbound UDP traffic on port 9000 to the game computer's IP address, as reported by ifconfig.
  • If installing more than 1 client on a LAN:
    • Copy the .games folder to each client.
    • Edit the $HOME/.games/docs/Asheron's\ Call/UserPreferences.ini
    • Change UserSpecifiedPort to (example, 9000 for first client, 9001 for second client, etc.)
    • Open the above port on the firewall of each computer (iptables).
    • Go to your router's configuration page.
    • Forward traffic on that port to the computer you just set up.
Installation
  1. Starting with the above wine configuration:
  2. Download installer from http://trial.ac.turbine.com/
  3. Install game, or copy from Windows partition.
  4. Run winecfg and change My Documents folder (recommended).
    1. Click on Desktop Integration tab
    2. Under Folder, click on My Documents
    3. Change link to $HOME/.games/docs
  5. Full screen mode update: Proprietary video drivers like nVidia still need matching modes in xorg.conf (e.g. put in a line for 1024x768 and 800x600) because they use the old way of doing things and do not support the new kernel mode switching (KMS) that all the free video drivers use these days to switch fullscreen modes. "If xorg.conf has the mode, the game might even load."
  6. If editing xorg.conf is out of the question, just launch the game in a window:
    1. wine explorer /desktop=ac,1024x768 aclauncher.exe
    2. or edit $HOME/.games/docs/Asheron's\ Call/UserPreferences.ini and set FullScreen=False
  7. Some wine versions may encounter an encryption error during patch. Run it again.
Known bugs (not wine-specific):
  1. When you map any of the keys UIOJK using custom keybindings the game will fail to load your custom keymap after that. You'll have to delete $HOME/.games/docs/Asheron's\ Call/acclient.keymap and start over re-defining your keys.
  2. Sometimes when you perform two actions at once (i.e. turning and casting) you will get stuck performing the action, (you will get stuck spinning around). To fix this, cast a spell, drink a potion or perform some other action.

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Report problems: Attach logs of debug output to Bugzilla. Do NOT post them here.


 

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Works if copied from patched windows installation
by Adam Plumb on Tuesday February 7th 2012, 8:08
I'm running on Fedora 16 with an NVIDIA 7600GT graphics card using the proprietary drivers. I had gotten AC to run just fine on Fedora 14 last week using the version of wine that comes with it (wine 1.3.19 I think), but it wouldn't get past the launcher patching stage on Fedora 16 (wine 1.3.37).

I have AC already installed and patched on a windows computer so I just installed AC fresh on wine with IE6 and overwrote the Asheron's Call folder with the one from my windows computer. Then I used winecfg to emulate a desktop and it worked! I was able to get in the game and everything works perfectly, sound and all.

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Error while patching
by Ootmann on Friday December 16th 2011, 18:11
Got the following error when AC is trying to patch the game: "A problem occured while patching "0x800441f9". Although I enabled NAT at my router (easybox).

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Decal for Linux
by Henry Kroll on Thursday February 26th 2009, 22:17
Well, I've done it. The buff bot has been rewritten in C. I'm using the same file name, but now it just prints out some instructions and creates a hackable wine patch. Enjoy!

www.thenerdshow.com/scripts/acbuff2.sh

This hack uses wine itself as a sort of Decal plug-in framework for Linux. To write plug-ins for it, just look at the wine source and the source of the patch file. There are many useful API calls being made.

It can be expanded to do almost anything with any game!

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RE: Buff Script
by Henry Kroll on Tuesday February 10th 2009, 18:48
To capture all in-game text, use the magic incantation +nls:

WINEDEBUG="fixme-all,+nls" WINEDLLOVERRIDES="shdocvw,shlwapi=n" padsp wine "C:\Program Files\Asheron's Call - Throne of Destiny\aclauncher.exe"

This could be useful for other games too perhaps. For example, to make a searchable database of all items on all characters, simply run the game using the debug string, load them all up and click on all their packs. Save the files somewhere, one per character and search them later with grep or Tracker, that new desktop search tool. No more loading and digging through packs, wondering what mule possesses that Large Lugian Sinew your patron gave you!

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