Most of the gameplay works, though you can never be sure you're seeing everything.
What does not
It seems that the other players will commonly (but not always) be invisible.
The game crashes a lot, particularly after using the transport feature or entering your house, but it can happen at any other time as well.Â This can be quite painful when it happens just as you're entering combat.Â :(
The crashes seem to be much fewer if you play in first player mode, but since I can't recreate them at will via repeatable in-game actions, it's hard to say if that's a scientific certainty.
What was not tested
Voice chat. (which others say does not work)
System: Kubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35-22-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP), Intel X58 w/6GB DDR3-1600 + Intel Core i7 980X + nVidia GTX 465 w/1GB RAM using 256.53-0ubuntu2 drivers. The crashes can at times be so frequent (depending on what you're doing) that this game cannot currently be rated any higher than bronze. If you were a serious player who didn't mind randomly dieing due to crashes or needed to be depended upon in a party, Wine would not be an acceptable solution for playing this game.
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|6971||Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17818||Runes of Magic menus like EULA or login doesn't appear on some graphic cards.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17874||Runes of Magic - will not install.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19392||Runes of magic : crash while entering world||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19398||runes of magic fails to load game world||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22002||Runes of Magic: crash when clicking "Start game" in the launcher||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23217||Runes of Magic client.exe needs unimplemented function msvcr80.dll._strlwr_s||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23703||Runes of Magic clientupdate.exe crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23705||Runes of Magic says it can't log in if ConnectEx not available||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27461||Runes of Magic stop works when patchs ends||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|28495||Runes of Magic: sometimes mouse cursor freezes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|50023||Back screen at game forge client loading (runes of magic)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
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.