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.
Playing the game through Polaris
What does not
Ravenwood News no longer displays on the login screen; instead, there is a link that opens the web page in an external browser.
What was not tested
The installer; I tested an existing install.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|16651||Wizard101: Characters not rendered.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18153||Wizard101 will not load||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24379||Unknown problem with Wizard 101||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27036||Multiple games/apps crash with an assertion in libgcrypt (libgcrypt is not thread-safe) (League of Legends store, AC: Brotherhood, Wizard101, mstsc.exe)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31854||Wizard101 launcher slow to load and then freezes for 30 seconds or more||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|37406||Texture corruption when changing graphic options (Eve Online, Sims 3, Diablo 3)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
(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.