Basic building. Lighting works too. Direct3D seems to make Roblox very, very, very ugly so use OpenGL.
You can actually play in your game too, but in Play Solo mode.
Meshes can be seen, including package bodies, hats and gear. Their textures load too.
Saving games work.
What does not
Some areas in Roblox Studio, like the toolbox (known as Insert.. in the old GUI) and web browser, require IE. If you don't have IE, it will display blank.
Shirts and pants love deciding whether they want to work or not.
Smoke caused the whole OS to crash on me.
What was not tested
Super build and inserting models from the hard drive.
Game freezes temporarily when there is a drastic change in the properties, like clicking a block then clicking Lighting. This is because of the Properties pane lagging up the window, close it for when you are not changing stuff like lighting. Direct3D makes the game look as terrible as hell. If you want to fix this, change the graphicsMode to OpenGL. If you don't like the guest look during gameplay, change the 1 in: http://www.roblox.com/Asset/CharacterFetch.ashx?userId=1&placeId=0 to your user ID (or someone else's if you like ;)), change the characterappearance to the new link (click characterappearance and then edit the link) and you can play your game solo in Linux with your own look. Rotating the camera seems to be a bit jerky with the mouse... You might need a better computer than mine, I was playing on a 2.80Ghz Intel Dual Core processor, 1GB RAM, 32-bit Ubuntu.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.2 Tina||Dec 13 2019||4.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||NerduMiner|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 24 2019||4.20||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Akos Miklos|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 25 2019||4.3||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Yudha|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 18 2017||2.0.3||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Dylan Carr|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Oct 30 2017||2.18-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||william341|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|37043||Keyboard input broken in Roblox Player||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37051||Roblox Studio embedded webpage does not load consistently or properly using built-in winhttp||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38240||D3D errors with Roblox Player (err:d3d:device_clear_render_targets >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_ENUM (0x500) from glClearStencil @ device.c / 370)||UNCONFIRMED||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|
If you are having issues, make sure you ran "winetricks ddr=gdi". If it still does not work, try wine-staging.
Both 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.
The Roblox game client is using security features (code virtualization/encryption) 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.