Joining games & active servers through Firefox for Windows
Playing the game
Starting the Roblox Studio from the website
DirectX & OpenGL rendering modes
What does not
The shift key (odd bug), there is also a bug where keyboard input has a bunch of commas. Turn off/on numlock for a workaround.
What was not tested
Not much was untested, the game seems to work fine.
You need to run "winetricks ddr=gdi flash vcrun2012 winhttp wininet" in a 32-bit wineprefix, using the latest in-development winetricks available on the winetricks homepage (see https://code.google.com/p/winetricks/). Additionally, you need to install Mozilla Firefox within your new wine prefix in order to launch games. There is a script available for doing this automatically, visit https://github.com/alfonsojon/roblox-linux-wrapper to download the script.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 24 2017||2.16-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Jontom Xire|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 06 2015||1.7.48||Yes||No||Garbage||Jonathan Alfonso|
|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|
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.