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Free Realms Release (1.63)



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NameFree Realms
VersionRelease (1.63)
License Free to use
URLhttp://www.freerealms.com/
Votes 3
RatingSilver
Wine Version1.1.31
Free Download Free Realms Browser Plugin Download
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Description
The client version as of April 30, 2009.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

- Game installs with no problem

- Game runs with no problem

- Mini-games seem to work but couldn't test them all


What does not
- Wasn't able to find anything that didn't work but still had strange graphical artifacts at the bottom left of the window


What was not tested
- Not all the mini-games as there are just too many


Additional Comments

These test results are after following the steps in the how-to below. Please vote (left of this text) for this application to get more Wine Developer support
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20091.1.31 Yes Yes Silver Gareth 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20091.1.30 Yes Yes Silver Gareth 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 17 20091.1.29 Yes No Garbage Devon L. Ferree 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Sep 07 20091.1.29 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20091.1.21 Yes No Garbage an anonymous user 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

 
HOWTO

Setup Wine

1. Make sure you are using at least version 1.1.30 of Wine

2. Go to Terminal and run regedit to get to the Wine registry editor.

3. On the left expand the tree at HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Wine.

4. If you do not have a key called Direct3D right click the Wine folder and choose New Key then give it the name Direct3D.

5. Right click the Direct3D key and choose to add New String Value and give it the name OffscreenRenderingMode

6. Double click the new String value and in the Value box use backbuffer.

7. You also need to use winetricks to setup additional programs under wine. Go to  http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks  to see how to get winetricks onto your computer

8. Once you have winetricks go to a terminal and to the same directory where you have winetricks installed and enter:

sh winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005

9. Follow any prompts from the installation of these packages and wait till they are completed.

Setup Firefox

1. You can go to www.mozilla.com and make sure that you download FIrefox 3.5 but the WINDOWS version.

2. Run the Installer with wine and it should install no problem.

3. Run the Windows Firefox (Applications > Wine > Programs > Mozilla Firefox) and go to http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH  and follow directions to install Flash Player as if you were in Windows.

Get into Free Realms

1. Go to the Free Realms site, and log in as normal.

2. You might get a prompt from Firefox to allow the site to install an addon. Accept this as normal and it will restart Firefox when done.

3. You should now see the game client downloading and installing as normal.

4. Once downloaded and installed click the "Play Now" button and it will open Free Realms.

5. If you use KDE (eg Kubuntu), you may notice that you cannot run continuously. Open System Settings, go to the Keyboard applet and disable Keyboard Repeat while you play and all will be well.

 Exiting Free Realms

Please be aware that there seems to be a bug with Free Realms that once you exit the process doesn't exit properly and you need to go to the System Monitor (Ctrl+Esc in KDE) and kill the process manually.


NOTE:

Turn off all desktop effects. In Kubuntu hold Alt+Shift and press F12. In Ubuntu go to System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects tab and choose "None".


Also, if you would like to get more attention for this game click the "Vote" link in the App description at the top to add more votes and we may get more Wine Developer interest to get this game running.

 

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Broken again
by Mark H on Sunday May 23rd 2010, 10:07
Starting with the official release of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), freerealms no longer works, at all. Everything seems to work fine, and all steps were followed as before, but soon after pressing 'Play Now', the freerealms screen appears, the sound starts, then the window vanishes with no trace, I removed pulseaudio and tried again, no change. Same thing happens with WINE 1.2 rc.

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Working with 1.1.38
by Jason Q on Sunday February 7th 2010, 15:11
I installed wine 1.1.38. Then install allfonts, and d3dx9 with winetricks.

I downloaded the XP versions of Firefox, Flash, and Java and installed them outside of winetricks.

I found freerealms to work fine at this point, at least in windowed mode. I didn't do anything with the registry.

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by Mark H on Tuesday January 12th 2010, 16:31
Seems to be broken in versions of WINE beyond 1.1.31. And remains broken in 1.1.36.

Tested with Kubuntu/Ubuntu 32/64 bit, same result, clicking 'play now' on the website starts 'freerealms.exe' as usual, but soon after it starts it immediately freezes (greys out). I did get lucky when I re-tried multiple times, can take a while, but it does sometimes start. It seems like as soon as the theme tune plays it freezes, but I've tried with different sound servers, and with no sound in WINE, same result. When, after many tries, it does start in WINE versions 1.1.32+, it behaves well, and closes normally with no errors.

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Got it working somewhat.
by Marcus Krueger on Tuesday June 16th 2009, 12:59
I have gotten it to work somewhat. It launches but freezes right after.
I had to get IEs4Linux (www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page) and use that to download the game. No problems at all. I went to play the game, that is when I had the trouble. I pressed the Play button and the client launched but then before any content was displayed (other than buttons in the task bar) it freeze the screen. It seems it encounters and application error, but because it is frozen, I can not read that error.

I have to Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow to switch desktops and kill the processes.

If we can get past that application error, we might get somewhere. I will look into it more and let you know the progress.

Thanks.
Sincerely,
-Marcus

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Small HOWTO (try 2)
by Mike Kaplinskiy on Monday May 25th 2009, 17:03
A few things added/changes from the first howto:

Sorry links are weird in appdb. you need the git:// in the git clone line, as per wiki.winehq.org/GitWine

(Until Juan fixes bug 18549, you need to compile a hack)
get the wine source & hack it: (for *ubuntu x86, similar for x86_64)

sudo apt-get build-dep wine
git clone source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git
cd wine-git
mv dlls/crypt32/chain.c dlls/crypt32/chain.c.orig
gawk 'NR != 1877 { print } NR==1877 { print " BOOL ret = TRUE;" }' dlls/crypt32/chain.c.orig > dlls/crypt32/chain.c
make depend && make

Now you will have a wine executable ready (after compilation). If you don't want to replace your wine, you can just use './wine' instead of 'wine' (assuming you're in the wine-git directory).

Now, starting with a clean wine prefix:
sudo apt-get install cabextract
wget winezeug.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/winetricks
sh winetricks firefox3 flash d3dx9 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 fontsmooth-rgb
wget www.freerealms.com/gamedata/Install_FreeRealms.exe
./wine Install_FreeRealms.exe

This will install the game. Now you need to enable s3tc opengl support for your video card. There are two ways to do this, one through driconf (force enable) and the other is to install the full support. Here is the second way:
For ubuntu, get it from launchpad.net/~madman2k/+archive/ppa , you need the libtxc-dxtn package. For other distros, you can compile it from source homepage.hispeed.ch/rscheidegger/dri_experimental/s3tc_index.html

Now go ahead and try to start the game:
./wine 'C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe' 'www.freerealms.com'

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Small HOWTO
by Mike Kaplinskiy on Sunday May 24th 2009, 15:51
Alright, you can somewhat get this game working in wine (depending on your video card) by doing the following:

(Until Juan fixes bug 18549, you need to compile a hack)
get the wine source & hack it: (for *ubuntu x86, similar for x86_64)

sudo apt-get build-dep wine
git clone source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git
cd wine-git
mv dlls/crypt32/chain.c dlls/crypt32/chain.c.orig
gawk 'NR != 1877 { print } NR==1877 { print " BOOL ret = FALSE;" }' dlls/crypt32/chain.c.orig > dlls/crypt32/chain.c
make depend && make

Now you will have a wine executable ready (after compilation). If you don't want to replace your wine, you can just use './wine' instead of 'wine' (assuming you're in the wine-git directory.

Now, starting with a clean wine prefix:
wget winezeug.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/winetricks
sh winetricks firefox3 flash d3dx9 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 fontsmooth-rgb
wget www.freerealms.com/gamedata/Install_FreeRealms.exe
./wine Install_FreeRealms.exe
./wine 'C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe' 'www.freerealms.com'

(Sorry links are weird in appdb. you need the git:// in the git clone line, as per wiki.winehq.org/GitWine )

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