The game plays fine -- I haven't noticed any issues once logged in and playing.
What does not
The installer does not run. You must install in Windows and copy the game directory over into Wine. I installed the game on XP under VirtualBox, patched there and copied the directory over after all files were up to date. (BTW, the game WILL NOT run under VBox, so don't even bother trying -- VBox emulates video drivers and therefore does not meet the requirements to run the game.)
You must also install d3dx9 through winetricks to get the game running.
The patcher (uopatch.exe) does not always start. You may need to try a few times to get it running. If you have trouble, check your processes -- it does not always cleanly unload. If you are watching your process viewer, you will know that its going to run if uopatch.exe starts, shuts down and is replaced by uopatch.bin. If this does not happen, the patcher will not start -- just kill the process and start over. Once running, it will recognize that the game is up to date and allow you to start it. It is much easier to just run the client directly (UOSA.exe) and fiddle with the patcher only when an update is available.
Splash wallpaper during load is resized incorrectly.
Text on buttons in UI is chopped off on bottom or top, but not so much that you can't read the text. Just annoying.
What was not tested
The actual patching process. There hasn't been an update since I got the client working ;-)
However, I recommend keeping your Win install of the SA client handy, patching there and copying the new files over when needed.
(admin:rating changed as copied over from windows partion)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Pinguy OS 11.04||Feb 10 2014||1.7.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 02 2013||1.5.22||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Feb 01 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 13||Jun 23 2010||1.2-rc4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael Pogue|