Installing the game
Updating the game** see extra comments
Running the game** see extra comments
Playing for an hour or more
What does not
The first time I ran Runes of magic it got stuck with a black screen pressing escape a few times caused the eula to finally appear this happened for the first few times the game was run
What was not tested
Purchasing Items for in game
Player versus Player
Player versus server
Point 1: When running the updater for the first time after installing the game it will crash when it tried to restart you will then have to kill all wine processes by typing wineserver -k into the command line then rerun the updater this will happen about 12 or more times depending on how many updates there are. Point 2: When I first installed the game it would not run under wine 1.1.41 I ran it under 1.1.37 using the command line. I got it work finally under 1.1.41 by removing the folder called Microsoft.VC80.CRT then using winetricks like recommended in appdb sh winetricks vcrun2005 ie6 wininet runes of magic was able to run under wine 1.1.41 straight from the shortcut If that doesn't work you can also try editing the shortcut in the wine menu to just execute Runes of Magic.exe directly instead of it using a windows shortcut
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Aug 03 2017||2.13||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 05 2016||1.9.22||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"||Feb 21 2016||1.9.3||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Translator5|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64||Nov 15 2015||1.7.50||Yes||Yes||Gold||John Mish|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||May 25 2014||1.7.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||John Mish|
Install Wine (tested with 1.5.1 32 bits Debian sid)& winetricks (for Debian sid 32bits need to patch wineserver patch from /usr/lib32/wine-unstale to /usr/lib/wine-unstable or make sln) Install .net 2.0 or mono Install DirectX 9 Install corefonts vc2005, 2008, 2010 (Have 3 installed for cross compile, no idea what one is working) All IE family (needed by updater/launcher), what one is working, I don't know because have all installed Install the game (tested with slim installer), with shortcut created on desktop Edit shortcut ... end of command shall looking like: Runes of Magic.exe" -game -opengl Call regedit and now be careful because error of typo & .... -------------------------------------------------------------- Add the following to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D (create if it doesnt exist) Add New String Name = Multisampling Data = enabled Add New String Name = UseGLSL Data = disabled -------------------------------------------------------------- In case of error "err:module:import_dll Library DNSAPI.dll (which is needed by..." (Voice chat), copy dnsapi.dll from existing zindoze installation and set to native Vivox pre-builds are known to been only 32 bits then voice chat may acting strange on 64 systems Choose right resolution once game working because wrong one may make fps falling to 4-5... Thanks to all people helping me with linux on my vm...
Note to all potential players:
A recent update to the item shop being web based has broken it for our fellow Linux users, and the GM's have stated that fixing it will not be of any priority, so I would not expect a fix at all.
The item shop will fail to open on any WINE version. The screen will simply be black or white and will not load. This is due to the publisher (at the time of this writing, Gameforge) forcing a change to the item shop interface to make it easier for them to manage outside of Runewaker (the developer's) involvement.
As of yet, the game is still playable on all current WINE versions and OS's, but the item shop is unable to be used.
A good way around this is to sell your diamonds for gold, then ask a diamond seller in game to buy stuff with the gold. If you get an even trade, you should come out even. Unfortunately trading of diamonds directly is not supported.