Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst

Patched version for use on Sodaboy's open source PSO:BB server.

Application Details:

Version: 1.25.10 (Tethealla)
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.15-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

- Installation of official (US) game client
- Launching the game
- Changing game settings in the options menu
- Registering your UserId and Password
- Character selection (when using a previously created character)
- Ship Selection
- Lobby Selection
- bursting screen
- Lobby movement

What does not

When creating a character you are unable to type a name even though the Esc, Enter/Return, and arrow keys work (these are used for navigating the menus). If you don't already have a character on the server this is as far as you'll be able to go.

If you've previously made a character you can make it to the actual in-game lobby. You can walk around, change lobbies, and symbol chat. You cannot 'normal' chat (by pressing 'Enter/Return' and typing a message) or create a game for the same reason that you can't name your character.

Both of these issues are related to Wine's IMM/IME implementation. Once fixed this game may very well be playable.

Depending on your graphics driver you may receive bug #12964


What was not tested

- Patch server download (dependent on server implementation)
- gameplay in the hubs (e.g. Pioneer 2) quests and combat on the planet

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

PROMOTED FROM GARBAGE TO BRONZE When using the open source AMD drivers the only issue preventing me from playing the game are the IMM/IME issues. It should be possible to join a game created by someone that's already on the server (playing via a windows client). Additional Notes: This test was run from a compiled 1.7.13 (32-bit) build directory on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. The game client was manually patched to 1.24.3 (US). The game client was manually patched to 1.25.10-Teth. The game client connected to Tethealla over the internet using a pre-patched executable with the correct server address. The machine used was a notebook with an AMD APU (E series) using the default open source graphics driver. When I tried to install the amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64 driver the game experiences a page fault when trying to access d3d8 texture data (bug 12964). So far the open source Radeon drivers are the only I can play the game through to the lobby.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Aug 23 20216.15-stagingYes Yes YesGoldLavos 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 06 20172.0Yes Yes Bronzedk 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Aug 27 20151.7.50N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 08 20141.7.13Yes Yes Bronzedk 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 28 20131.6-rc5Yes Yes GarbageChibiko 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Install Instructions

Pretty simple:

In the command line, run "winetricks d3dx9_43" and "winetricks dotnet462" without quotes.

Then install ephinea's installer and run it. Everything should work fine execpt the keyboard issue.