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Roblox

Latest version of Roblox available from the website. ­Down­load Here.

Application Details:

Version: Roblox Player
License: Free to use
URL: https://www.roblox.com
Votes: 107
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link ROBLOX Wiki Link ROBLOX Development Blog Free Download Roblox Client Download

Test Results

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What works

  • Launching game.
  • Playing for a few seconds.

What does not

Users are kicked from the game after a few seconds with an error code 268, which usually shows up when an external application tries to modify the client.

Workarounds

In order for the game to launch from the website, a tool called Grapejuice is needed to be installed: https://devforum.roblox.com/t/... 

NOTE: Grapejuice was made primarily to have proper Wine support for Roblox Studio. Please keep that in mind if you want to ask the developer about Roblox Player support.

What was not tested

  • Extensive play testing of multiple games.
  • Extensive testing of any potential graphics or sound related problems.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Wine likely fails to run this game due to a number of anti-cheat checks that are placed in Roblox to thwart the rampant exploits that occasionally pop up. Roblox is probably treating WINE as an exploit and thus is preventing users from running the game for any period of time. In the thread for Grapejuice on the Roblox Dev forums, it was proven that by bypassing these anti-cheat checks, the game would run as normal. Though the method used to do so has not been released. One way the client could run as normal on Linux would be to somehow have Wine emulate the correct behavior during the anti-cheat checks as if there was no application detected that was ""modifying"" the game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 26 20205.0.2Yes No NoGarbageConnor Turner 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 15 20205.10Yes Yes NoGarbageBakon Bot 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20205.4-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageJonathan Alfonso 
CurrentLinux Mint 19.2 TinaDec 13 20194.21Yes Yes YesGarbageNerduMiner 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 24 20194.20Yes No NoGarbageAkos Miklos 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18388 Roblox crashes on install with unimplemented function pdh.dll.PdhMakeCounterPathA CLOSED FIXED View
33989 iexplore.exe crash when logging in to www.roblox.com CLOSED FIXED View
34121 Roblox: builtin browser refuses to load pages CLOSED DUPLICATE View
37043 Keyboard input broken in Roblox Player CLOSED FIXED View
37051 Roblox Studio embedded webpage does not load consistently or properly using built-in winhttp CLOSED FIXED View
38240 D3D errors with Roblox Player (err:d3d:device_clear_render_targets >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_ENUM (0x500) from glClearStencil @ device.c / 370) CLOSED WORKSFORME View
39142 Roblox Client/Server connection is dropped with error "This server has shut down." UNCONFIRMED View
48306 Roblox Player: Client kicked with Error Code 268 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Information regarding OpenGL vs DirectX mode

In older versions of Wine, Roblox Player & Studio work far better with OpenGL graphics enabled.

To enable OpenGL mode, open the Roblox Studio, click "File", then "Settings", followed by "Rendering". A prompt will come up saying "Changing settings may make ROBLOX unstable". Click OK. Under the Rendering submenu, change the option "graphicsMode" from "Direct3D" to "OpenGL". Restart Roblox Studio.

The game should now perform much better.

We recommend using Wine 5.0 or higher.


Note about installing Roblox on Linux easily

Running Roblox on Linux is easiest when using a helper script, such as Grapejuice or Roblox Linux Wrapper. You can obtain Grapejuice by clicking this link and Roblox Linux Wrapper by clicking this link. Each project has instructions to follow on how to install Roblox on Linux.

Warning

The Roblox game client is using anti-cheat and security features (VMProtect) that prevent Wine (and other emulators) from connecting to servers. 

The client will load up just fine and you will be connected for a brief second but will be forced into a disconnect within 10 seconds.

Comments

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Can't run on OpenGL Graphic Mode
by SaraParker on Monday May 18th 2020, 2:14
I want to run it on OpenGL graphics but unfortunately, it gives an error i.e. "unable to initialize OpenGL" and it also says that please install the latest driver of OpenGL that was mention in an article of britishcoursework.com however I already update it but this error is persistent. Do you have any solution to this issue?

by Ella M Fletcher on Friday May 15th 2020, 4:26
When I work with dissertation introduction help site I found many bugs too.
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