Rift: Planes of Telara.
Installation, patching, login, intro video, and play
What does not
What was not tested
High quality textures, extensive gameplay
My Install Steps: Note: I installed wine via Homebrew (instructions: https://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/) 1. Install winetricks (helps configure Wine) from terminal: brew install winetricks 2. Use winetricks to install some packages from the terminal: winetricks vcrun2012 winetricks d3dx9_43 d3dcompiler_43 strictdrawordering=enabled 3. Run â€˜winetricksâ€™ with no command line arguments to set some options: i. When asked which packages to install, just click â€œOKâ€ ii. Select â€œChange settingsâ€ and press â€œOKâ€ iii. Enable the following options: ddr=opengl glsl=enabled multisampling=disabled orm=fbo videomemorysize=1024 (or 2048 if your card supports it) 4. Run the Rift Installer as normal: wine ~/Downloads/RIFT-Install.exe 5. Launch game with this executable: wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/RIFT/riftpatchlive.exe *** The installer I used is one without the Glyph component. It downloads from softpedia (which made me a bit uncomfortable), but I haven't seen any issues. Here is the download link I used: http://games.softpedia.com/get/Online-Games-Clients/Rift-Lite-Client.shtml
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 26 x86_64||Nov 10 2017||2.19-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jeremy|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 24 2017||2.0.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jeremy|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 04 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Daryle|
|Current||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||May 16 2016||1.8.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Feb 07 2016||1.8.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jan K|
Winetricks allows you to install:
sh winetricks vcrun2008 d3dx9
Mixy reported the following (taken from the comment below):
To make Glyph working:$ wget -O ~/winetricks winetricks.googlecode.com/svn-history/r1209/trunk/src/winetricks
$ sh ~/winetricks d3dx9_43 d3dcompiler_43 strictdrawordering=enabled
Latest Wine upgrade made atleast my Rift constantly crashing(30 min - 1 hour after playing), but there is a trick to reduce this crashing:
It seems to degrade performance a bit, but in some places it somehow actually increases it. I guess itâ€™s threading policy of Rift that causes it. The impact is barely noticeable by me, tell me if you have other opinions.
This setting also removes rendering artifacts, where all kind of funny white stripes and other ugly particles and planes are shown where they shouldnâ€™t be, to make it ~pixel perfect to what it should be.