This is the International version of Perfect World. Most region specific version of Perfect World has IP blocks implemented. Managed and developed by the original Perfect World company, Perfect World Entertainment.
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Everything after about 3 months playing.
Some minor bugs, but very playable.
Seems to load faster on wine1.2 than on winXP, which is on par with wine1.3.
Only because of the teleport crashes mentioned below, (which can be quite annoying) I recommend using wine1.2 to run this game for now.
What does not
- Sometimes, when teleporting you will freeze up trying to transition to the loading screen (NOTE: This didn't happen in wine1.2, only after upgrade to wine 1.3).
- Some textures don't load right and will default to being painted white, usually only on flying animations.
- If using a default install and launching the game with patcher/patcher.exe and there is an update to the patcher, update will fail because patcher won't close and hangs. To work around this launch the game using launcher/launcher.exe this will update the patcher first and then reload it. For simplicity's sake though, unless you need updates its best to launch the game using element/elementclient.exe
What was not tested
Nothing really, been playing the game a long time and I'm into pretty much every aspect of it.
I'll get crash info on the teleport issue as soon as I remember to run it in a terminal to capture it... Sorry X has made me lazy. Specs would be nice I suppose:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Nvidia GTS250 1GB (driver: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 270.41.06 Mon Apr 18 14:54:25 PDT 2011)
Tested on both wine 1.2.3 and 1.3.23, so far I like the 1.2 better.
Since the last wine version tested with this program was 1.3.23, I would suggest you get this version, and see if that fixes any of your problems.
If you use a newer version, or one that's not listed in the Tests section, post it as a test, not a question, as most of us are not using the version you are.
Personally, I am on Debian 2.6.32-5-amd64, using wine version 1.1.42. I use Gnome as my manager (mentioned that because some other window managers do not work well for me) I have a NVidia 7300 GT with 512 memory.
I have had not much luck with running the 1.2.x or 1.3.x versions. I have not had to install any DirectX stuff. Just the basics, from the notes.
As of July 16th and before I have never needed Directx9 installed to
play perfectworld. This could just be my setup. The game runs so smoothly I don't see a
need for directx9
Most of you have noticed that minimizing and maximizing the Perfect
World game client really is not any option because it mashes the icons
inside the game to one side or the other.
A really simple solution...
Open your wine configuration, click on the graphics tab, add a check
mark in "Emulate a Virtual Desktop" set the resolution that you want.
My linux desktop is set at 1280 x 1024 res. I set my Virtual Desktop to
1280 x 975.
This was really the final bug that I have seen for the game
everything is super smooth running.
I have tested this simple solution on basically all wine versions.
I did not have to install direct x 9. Although you do need to
install specific fonts that are stated in an earlier post for the text
to show up correctly. The
chinese packs are needed no matter what because the game will be wicked
slow if you dont have them.
I am using a distro that is built upon ubuntu jaunty called Linux
Mint 7. I have tried this on the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Mint 7.
Really this should work for everyone its a simple solution that was
there the entire time :)
BEFORE INSTALLING PERFECT WORLD
*Note: If installing on Gentoo, please use this statement before running wine install.exe. Use 'export LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8'
Windows -> "Windows XP"
Allow Pixel Shader "enable"
Audio only ALSA
Add "Direct3D" key to HKEY_CURRENT_USR -> Software -> Wine
Add the following String Values to the Direct3D key:
< Edit this line to indicate
the size of your video memory
Or download a .reg file that can be imported into your
configuration, pwi.reg . You will
still need to edit the file before importing, to modify your video
Winetricks is a script created by Dan Kegel, to download and install
various Windows packages. Some you might need to install Perfect
World. Like the chinese language fonts
You can get it from the link below. Just right click and
save it in your .wine directory.
You will have to install VCRUN6 via Winetricks. (date added: 4/7/2011)
If your game is slow, you may need to disable the
option "Soften" within Perfect
After Updating the game, Verify, the files. Updating may take 15 minutes, but further problems may be avioded if you Verify the installation afterwards.
I've made a couple of scripts to find or kill wine applications, instead of rebooting the computer by force. (which I used to do, before using these scripts. Each of these scripts should be run in a terminal window, which you should be able to get to. On Ubuntu (my system), you can find a terminal by going thru Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal. You can also run by using Alt-F2, or by logging in to another instance, by using CTRL-ALT-Fx (where x is 1-9).
Just copy these scripts to your home directory. Doesn't matter where you keep them, just be sure they are on an executable path. You will also, have to make them executable by doing this after you download them. [chmod +x (name of file)] (do not type [ or < or >).
findwine. This script will list all occurance of C: and the program wine. (added 01/03/2011)
killwine. This script will kill all occurances of C: and the program wine. (added 01/03/2011)
If you have mutltiple wine programs running, the killwine will kill it.
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Bug 29871 is irrelevant
by Pekka Paalanen on Thursday December 12th 2013, 10:36
Re-adding a deleted comment.
Bug 29871 has nothing to do with PWI. Could someone remove it from the list, please?
I would really like to play this game but it looks to me that there is no way to install it now. I use Arch 3.11.3 kernel, and most recent wine.
I have tried also via the games button and via the library but it only ask me where to install and it starts to look like downloading spinning circle ... But basically when I monitor my network it doesnt download anything and after few minutes it say your download was interrupted ...
RE: by Paul Jordan on
Thursday August 8th 2013, 16:16
My expeirience with PWI and wine 1.7
by lovot on Thursday August 8th 2013, 13:39
the regedit patches
up to date Arch system
Patcher: a little glitchy if you try to move it before it's done loading
Client: works, but waterfalls are not rendered, the question mark icons are present, lags horribly if it is run in windowed mode, lags horribly if you switch between characters, crashes if it is switched between windowed and fullscreen mode while the client is running, randomly crashes if you have entered a dungeon during that gaming session, and minimizing it is not an option.
Conclusion, much older versions of wine yeild better results, but 1.7 does work.
PWI: Rising Call, how does it work?
by Pekka Paalanen on Monday July 15th 2013, 7:22
Has anyone been able to continue playing, or install, PWI after the Rising Call update landed on June 19th 2013?
I have not, and I am looking for specific information on your system and how you actually got it to run:
- graphics card; which drivers, what driver version (make sure you check the driver that actually gets used: 32-bit vs. 64-bit libraries)
- system architecture: 32/64-bit
- Linux distribution, version
- locale setup (e.g. LC_CTYPE)
- Wine version, and architecture (e.g. WINEARCH=win32), and whether Wine is built for 32 and/or 64-bit flavours
- things installed with winetricks
- manual registry changes
- Windows version in winecfg
- Method of installing PWI
- any other settings you may have in environment etc.
I am especially interested in whether anyone got PWI working on Gentoo.
Before Rising Call, I was able to run patcher.exe with wine 1.5.x, and elementclient.exe with wine 1.2.3. It didn't work any other way, and now that elementclient.exe insists on running patcher.exe first (which then hangs), I cannot use that trick anymore.
With wine 1.6-rc2, and en_US or chinese utf-8 LC_CTYPE, patcher.exe runs, but verify always re-downloads the same few files. Elementclient.exe aborts at startup with a chinese error messagebox which presumably says it cannot find some model file with chinese characters in its name. Using chinese CTYPE turns the messagebox from gibberish to chinese characters. I tried installing ie7, vcrun2005, and msxml3 via winetricks, no change.
Cool tricks I used to get PWI to work
by Tim on Friday December 28th 2012, 13:50
First, I recognized that a bunch of the game files are chinese. So, I setup Chinese locale on my debian box. I ran:
And selected the zh_* locales for all the chinese.
Then, using wine 1.5.20, I ran winetricks to get the chinese fonts.
Then, i ran in my shell: export LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.utf-8 && export LANG=zh_CN.utf-8
This makes a few dialogs into chinese but everything else is still english in the game.
Then, in the same shell, I ran: wine install.exe to install PWI from the latest torrent file (28-Dec-2012).
At first, it would reject saying the directory couldn't be created. But, then I put in: "C:\Pwi" instead of the long path they automatically give you by default. I figured the spaces might cause weird problems.
Then it installed. About half-way through the install, the progress bar/box disappeared but the graphic background was still there. It was actually still installing, I just had to wait it out. Eventually after about 20 minutes, it finished and it gave me a prompt to launch or verify. I unchecked it all to just quit.
Then, I ran the patcher, from C:\Pwi\patcher\patcher.exe using wine. I let it do the auto-update up to the latest version 684.
When it was done, the "Start" was highlighted yellow but before I started playing, I clicked "verify" just to make sure. It started verifying and it was very quick (much faster than before, when I didn't have the chinese setting + C:\Pwi short path). It finished in about 10-15 minutes where before it was going on for hours.
Finally, after the verify did some updates, I clicked "Start" to enter the game.
It loaded! There was no Model\pack .ecm error like before and the sound and graphics and icons were all working.