Allows you to play games on Roblox.
|License:||Free to use|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||8.4-staging|
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Practically everything, with some minor exceptions. Overall, playability is great.
What does not
Built-in screen recording does not work (non-essential, and the quality of the recording isn't great either).
Wayland has an issue where the cursor does not lock when dragging the camera with the right mouse button.
Grapejuice, a wrapper application that is tailored for Roblox. Designed to make playing Roblox on Linux as painless as possible.
What was not tested
DAMAVAND (WineD3D with Vulkan back-end)
I'd personally recommend using the flatpak release of Grapejuice, since it is very accessible and fixes some rather critical performance issues.
DXVK is your go-to for playing Roblox. If not supported (i.e., because your GPU does not support Vulkan), you can opt always opt for WineD3D.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 21.1||Mar 18 2023||8.4-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||gavin|
|Show||Linux Mint 21.1||Mar 10 2023||8.3-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||gavin|
|Show||Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 23 2023||8.0||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Caleb|
|Current||Fedora 37 x86_64||Nov 16 2022||7.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||PhoenixCausesOof|
|Show||Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2022||7.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alex Nagaya|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|51995||Roblox's bad performance on Wine||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Wrappers such as Grapejuice and Roblox Linux Wrapper make installing and running Roblox much easier.
Both projects have an installation guide on their pages.
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by Josesk Volpe on Thursday February 23rd 2023, 21:50
However, the games are still very playable and it's still possible to play games that depends on it if you ignore the pointer. When the cursor reaches the corner, it doesn't get out of it and won't prevent you from doing multiple 360º. I didn't tested it with legacy games wich depends on mouse raycasting while it's in the center though.
by Josesk Volpe on Friday February 24th 2023, 6:48
by isaac ortiz on Monday September 5th 2022, 20:06
by Alex Nagaya on Friday January 27th 2023, 8:07
by Josesk Volpe on Friday March 11th 2022, 13:46
For example, for the mouse and lag issue, you could detail about that on What does not works instead of describing it on What works
by Josesk Volpe on Wednesday November 3rd 2021, 16:21
According to the other reports, wined3d crashes with heavier games, so we have in mind that we can use alternatives to that
Nobody has tested vkd3d yet
Roblox has also their own OpenGL and Vulkan implementation, but:
*OpenGL is incomplete, graphics effects looks uglier and has much fewer effects than Vulkan, DirectX and Metal (MacOS). Performance is also not better than on DXVK and wined3d on lower graphics (wich looks the same in quality)
*Vulkan Roblox implementation is bad. It's way slow and even worst on integrated graphics. Although you don't seem to have much issue with input lag, the framerates are very bad. It's not the best alternative even for dedicated graphics users.
DXVK had much better performance and less crash for most users, although (on my tests) i've got more input lag
by Bakon Bot on Wednesday November 3rd 2021, 17:18
For example, I use AMD Vega integrated graphics and Vulkan runs perfectly for me. On an old AMD graphics card I used, OpenGL ran far better than even Roblox on Windows (couldn't test DXVK because the GPU doesn't support Vulkan but I think OpenGL would still run faster due to lower graphics quality)
by Josesk Volpe on Thursday November 4th 2021, 1:02
Using native OpenGL is the best option for older hardware that doesn't support Vulkan
by Josesk Volpe on Saturday January 15th 2022, 1:13
Note that it's my experience on my hardware, on my operating system.
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620
CPU: Intel i3-7100U
RAM: 12GB (4GX + 8GB)
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
Kernel version: Linux 5.15.12-1-MANJARO
by Josesk Volpe on Thursday September 30th 2021, 18:50
Like... You need to compile Wine-tkg with a custom patch to solve the cursor issue, wich is a major issue on this software
But the rest works out-of-the-box, other patches like DXVK are optional, so it's most likely a Silver application than a Gold one yet
by ricardo on Monday November 1st 2021, 12:30
by Josesk Volpe on Tuesday November 2nd 2021, 0:56
If that were only a issue with the mouse freezing thing, then Roblox Player could be Gold because you can build Wine with a patch to solve that and it would work just alike or better than on Windows. But you'll still face problems with the recording feature, mouse input lag and microstutters depending on the hardware and operating system (For example, i had this problem on Intel HP G47 using Zorin Lite but not on Zorin Core), wich currently has no workaround
Silver means that a application works with some workarounds or out-of-the-box, but has minor issues wich has no workarounds. Gold applications are softwares wich works with some configurations and shows no issues after configuring it.
So i would agree more if Roblox Player were a Silver application.
by Spyridon Pi on Sunday August 22nd 2021, 10:00
by Bakon Bot on Sunday August 22nd 2021, 11:19
by Eureka on Thursday November 4th 2021, 18:14
by Conner on Sunday July 11th 2021, 23:01
by Conner on Monday July 12th 2021, 0:38