Launcher: It patches the game properly. This version uses Steamworks for signing in (registration through IE is still required on 1st run), I didn't experience any sign in issues reported back in Aug 2010.
What does not
Anti-cheat: As the launcher finish patching, you can actually launch the game with the "GAME START" button, but appearantly there are some issues with anti-cheat (X-Trap) that prevents the game from loading. It displayed a "security program error" dialog followed by a crash and a popup from X-Trap asking you to disable compatibility mode.
Exactly 5 minutes after launching the game, the launcher reports error 226 along with some information about your computer (Tested with both Windows XP and 7 application setting)
What was not tested
Playing the game
Account registration through Internet Explorer
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 17 2014||1.6.2||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 20 2010||1.2||Yes||No||Garbage||Rob Magus|