Category: Main Games Online (MMORPG) Games TERA Online European Retail

TERA Online

Official Retail Version.

Application Details:

Version: European Retail
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Official Homepage with link to pre-order.

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installer, patching

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


Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 12 20205.8-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSinan Ozan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 30 20131.7.9Yes Yes SilverAakos 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 08 20131.7.8Yes Yes BronzeSnowdrake 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Nov 07 20131.7.5Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 26 20131.7.5Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Compile Wine for Tera
(most of extra tricks there has been are not necessary any more, but I haven’t cleaned comments to remove obsolete ones yet) 

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. 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

 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/ApplicationData/boost_interprocess/* or whatever is correct for your env.

 Performance notes

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. 


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Gameforge launcher
by Artemis3 on Monday March 8th 2021, 11:28
Use winetricks to install vcrun2017 (possibly 2015 and 2019 also work fine) otherwise the Gameforge launcher will show a black window instead of asking your login credentials.
Works like a charm
by wineuser on Saturday March 8th 2014, 14:31
Did it as described.
"winetricks d3dx9 xact xinput
Put xmllite.dll( to C:/Program Files/TERA/Client/."
Works for me on both, 32 and 64 prefixes. Sound works too for me. Made my first char and haven't had any problems so far.
Wine Version 1.7.13 on Gentoo Testing Branch

Had some problems while installing because the Launcher kept freezing while "applying the patch". Clicking on "Launcher Settings -> Repair your install -> Click here to begin repair" fixed it after a few times so you should just keep on repairing if the Launcher keeps freezing. This only occurs while installing (and probably updating?) the game. after that you will get to the login right after opening the launcher.

Thanks for the help @ the mantainer.
RE: Works like a charm
by tarner on Wednesday January 21st 2015, 6:38
after install and updated the launcher blocked:

can u help me?
RE: Works like a charm
by tarner on Wednesday January 21st 2015, 6:39
i tried a lot of time to repair the launcher without success