Wizard 101 is an online, multiplayer, wizard school adventure game with
collectible card magic, wizard duels, and far off worlds! The game
allows players to create a student wizard in an attempt to save Wizard
City and explore many different worlds.
The basic areas are free to play, and advanced content can be unlocked by subcription or a pay-by-area model.
W101 runs well under WINE.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Install, login, gameplay, Crown Shop.
What does not
In openSUSE 13.1, Ravenwood News does not download, and there is a GnuTLS error in the console that "an unexpected TLS handshake packet was received." This does not occur in openSUSE 12.3 (same Wine version), so it seems to be some issue with the version of GnuTLS shipped with openSUSE 13.1
Black Wall in Ravenwood/Multi-color Splash in The Commons
The problems of a black "wall" just inside the entrance to Ravenwood and a multicolor "splash" in the Commons are not Wine issues: both problems have been reported by Windows users on the Wizard101 Message Board. https://www.wizard101.com/posts/list/21857.ftl
Beginning with Wine 1.5.28, GnuTLS is used for secure connections rather than OpenSSL. On systems with older versions of libgcrypt, the launcher will throw up an error dialog when trying to load the Ravenwood News, and console output will contain the line
This is bug 27036. According to the bug report, this is fixed in newer versions of libgcrypt, so upgrading that library should solve the issue (it did on my system). For users unable to upgrade, simply clicking "No" will close the dialog and the game will load and play normally.
The platinum-rated test reports above are for a non-legacy Nvidia card running the proprietary driver. Problems have been reported with older Intel GPUs.
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by David McNeill on Saturday August 2nd 2014, 15:36
Crashes on Win64, wow64 error and keyboard doesnt work. Use a Win32 instance.