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 subscription or a pay-by-area model.
Installing, logging in, gameplay, Crown Shop, in both 32 and 64 bit wineprefixes.
What does not
Changing graphics settings causes graphical corruption. This is bug 37406, which has already been fixed in git. The fix will be included in the next release.
What was not tested
Silver only because of bug 37406. I made a point of testing a 64 bit wineprefix this time because of the comment below saying Wizard101 crashes in a 64 bit wineprefix, and I am unable to reproduce the problem in 1.7.29. That user may have been using an old version of Wine or missing one or more of Wine's 32 bit dependencies. Nvidia GT 630, 331.38 driver
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 42.2 x86_64||Jan 07 2018||3.0-rc5||N/A||Yes||No||Silver||Rosanne|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Jul 22 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jul 16 2016||1.9.13||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Dec 14 2015||1.8-rc4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Rosanne|
(Last edited 2015-11-01)
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
ient/BankA/WizardLauncher.exe: ath.c:193: _gcry_ath_mutex_lock: Assertion `*lock == ((ath_mutex_t) 0)' failed.
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.