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