Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst

Official, unmodified 1.24.3 US client. Compatible with both of Fuzziqer's servers (Khyller and Aeon/newserv). The game's anti-cheating rootkit is bypassed through the use of his game launcher. Both the server and launcher were open-sourced.

Application Details:

Version: 1.24.3
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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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 launched with Fuzziqer's launcher and connected to Khyller 2.9d on the LAN via hosts redirect. The machine used was a notebook with an AMD APU (E series) using the default open source graphics driver. (updated) I tried the amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64 driver and the game experiences a page fault when trying to access d3d8 texture data (bug 12964).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 06 20172.0Yes Yes Bronzedk 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20151.7.50Yes Yes Bronzedk 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 08 20141.7.13Yes Yes Bronzedk 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes No Garbagedk 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 23 20111.3.28Yes Yes Garbagedk 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12964 Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst ( psobb ) crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
27293 PSO:BB - Cannot type a character name, create a party name, or chat REOPENED View
34480 Multiple games crash during attempt to write past the end of mip level, expecting contiguous mipchain allocation (League of Legends, Warlock Master of the Arcane, PSOBB) CLOSED FIXED View

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