What does not
login (without a few dll tweaks and installs), get the cannot login to server error around 70% of the attempts and occasionally it goes further so I can now login to the launcher
xmllite.dll would not install using winetricks so I placed the dll in the tera root directory and this seems to allow it to the next stage of failure
Cannot play the game
What was not tested
It would seem that an X64 install of Wine would improve a few things here (I don't understand how Wine does not have an X64 installer in this age) System Specs - ample for most games in W7: Phenom x4 2.7 8Gb Ram GTX650Ti GPU
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 12 2020||5.8-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sinan Ozan|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 30 2013||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||Aakos|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 08 2013||1.7.8||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Snowdrake|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Nov 07 2013||1.7.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 26 2013||1.7.5||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|12067||Multiple applications fail due to user32 OpenInputDesktop stub (TeamViewer, QQ International, Inspect tool from Windows Platform SDK)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19748||Multiple games complain about checking occlusion query results from the wrong thread (Metro 2033, Unreal Tournament 3, Counter Strike: Source, Metro 2033, Call of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Half-Life 2)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27168||chromium-based apps can't load https sites||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34388||Multiple games fail to validate their signed executables due to unknown items in embedded CMS certificate (Star Citizen, Affects Elder Scrolls Online, TERA)||STAGED||View|
|35089||TERA Online crashes on startup (broken NVIDIA 331.x driver)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|49736||TERA (Gameforge version): stuck at loading splash screen after 64 bit update||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Couple of items to note:
1. Need 32bit PREFIX, I could not get 64bit PREFIX working even if patches. I used a 32bit virtual machine to build. You could also build in a chroot. Seewiki.winehq.org/WineOn64bit for more information. # TODO: need to confirm
2. The default Windows XP profile does not seem to work (at least with wine-staging-1.8.9), after I changed to Win 7 profile, the launcher started to work.
Winetricks installed in my PREFIX:
As of 24.01.2015, it seems that wine-staging build is required in order to launch TERA-launcher.exe properly. It can be found at https://github.com/wine-compholio/wine-staging
It will still not work though, you need to remove boost_interprocess stuff (which then will get recreated, so this is required for every launch), by executing rm ~/.wine/drive_c/users/Public/Application\ Data/boost_interprocess/* or whatever is correct for your env.
Performance seems to stutter quite a bit due the Flash based HUD, which can be tested by hiding the HUD using ctrl+z (default keybinding).
There is another performance related problem, where most actions lags quite a bit behind due the UI being fairly slow. Hiding the clock and FPS counter makes the UI more responsive, so disabling these two settings is suggested.
Installing new Flash with winetricks
sh winetricks flash
seems to help by few FPS points.
Removing mini map (N key by default) also seems to help by few FPS.