patching, logging in, chat, npc interaction, traveling towns, open sea.
What does not
web page works intermittently at the login screen, but usually blank / corrupted, or transparent to desktop.
What was not tested
full screen, battles
From a clean install, I installed Wine-Doors, and installed their version of DirectX and other recommended packages, and then followed the AppDB guide for installing Lord of the Rings, getting it to work flawlessly. These are the only things I did before deciding to give a shot at POTBS again. I downloaded the net installer from: http://download.west.station.sony.com/patch/download/pbs/potBSSlimInstaller.exe. Ran the installer, but skipped DirectX installation. I then ran Pirates from the Application -> Wine menu. Logged in, and it proceeded to update. Update. Update took about 24 hours on a very fast connection :(, but other than that, full graphics settings, music, and sound worked FLAWLESSLY without changing any wine settings, drivers, registry, or anything else. That is why I am delighted to give this game a PLATINUM rating! Thank you Wine Team, as well as Flying Lab Studios in whatever way they contributed.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64||Aug 06 2017||2.0.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Roman|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 28 2015||1.7.46||Yes||Yes||Gold||John Asta|
|Show||openSUSE 12.3 x86_64||Jun 08 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Gold||zozo6015|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"||Feb 24 2015||1.7.36||Yes||Yes||Silver||zozo6015|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 21 2015||1.7.35||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||John Asta|