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Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic is a free massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by the Taiwanese developer Runewaker Entertainment and adapted for the English and German speaking market by German company Frogster Interactive. After going through an open beta phase, the game was launched on 19 March, 2009 and Chapter II - The Elven Prophecy was launched on 15 September, 2009. The game client is free to download, and there is no monthly subscription fee, because the service is funded by real money transactions (RMT) in the Runes of Magic Item Shop.

Application Details:

Version: Official release
License: Free to use
Votes: 44
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.13

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation
  • Downloading the game client through the installation routine
  • Patching (although it's a bit sluggish)
  • Logging in
  • Selecting a server
  • Creating a character (created Human Fighter)
  • Entering the game world and Tutorial

What does not

  • Patching is often sluggish but eventually get through to play the game


What was not tested

  • Just mainly played the tutorial on a German server.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Silver as I didn't test that long. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Aug 03 20172.13Yes Yes NoSilverMaik Wagner 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 05 20161.9.22Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"Feb 21 20161.9.3No, but has workaround Yes NoGoldBorikeaniya 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Nov 15 20151.7.50Yes Yes NoGoldJohn Mish 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64May 25 20141.7.18Yes Yes NoGoldJohn Mish 

Known Bugs

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

Show open bugs

HowTo / Notes

  1. Download winetricks.
  2. Run sh winetricks vcrun2005 ie7 wininet dotnet20
  3. Download the client files from the "Multiple File Download" section.
  4. Run the first file to start the installation process.
  5. Launch Runes of Magic.
  1. Runes of Magic will not work with WINE 1.1.17 and lower.
  2. Performance will most likely be slower than on Windows.
The Runes of Magic client will attempt to update itself after installation (in most cases) and periodically as updates are released. If the updater crashes while attempting to update exit the program and re-open it. In most cases it will continue where it left off and complete the update.
Quick how to do, I insist on RIGHT MVC libs!
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...
Information about the item shop

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.


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