Pirates of the burning sea


Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.2

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Test Results

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What works

= Installation =

 Using the official downloader/installer. (Installed to a clean wineprefix)

$ export WINEARCH=win32 (for 64bit users)

$ winetricks ie8 (To get Sony LaunchPad working)

$ wine ./PotBS_setup.exe

This will also install Physx/Flash.  Once you see a grey box, this is LaunchPad loading, it isn't fast, so give it a bit.  Sign-in, and get your 7gig download.

= Launcher =

Sony LaunchPad (required for starting/update the game) works well once it starts, albeit a little slow to initialize.

= Game =

The game crashes when starting.  You will need:

$ winetricks d3dx9_36 (To resolve an unimplemented function error)

$ winecfg -> Applications tab -> Add application -> PotBS.exe -> Set Windows Version to Windows 98 (Keep the default as XP...This is needed to resolve an Out of Memory error).

= Game Play =

Everything I tried worked well and as expected.  Character creation, interacting with others, quests, chat, adjusting settings, movement, sounds.  I didn't experience lag or any odd graphical weirdness.

What does not

The only noticeable issues were that the game crashed when adjusting the resolution (only in-game crash..the resolution was correct after restarting), and, when setting textures to max, it gives the slight effect that you are looking at the far part of the ocean through a window screen.


What was not tested

Extended gameplay.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

For troubleshooting, you can start the game with PotBS.exe, but to actually run the game, it must be started with the LanchPad.exe.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Aug 06 20172.0.2Yes Yes GoldRoman 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 28 20151.7.46Yes Yes GoldJohn Asta 
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Jun 08 20151.7.44Yes Yes Goldzozo6015 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Feb 24 20151.7.36Yes Yes Silverzozo6015 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 21 20151.7.35No, but has workaround Yes BronzeJohn Asta 

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