The gameforge launcher will run and install tera online. Tera online will fail to run because of an DirectX problem. There is a work around. The NPC shops work. The instance matching works. Inventory works. Skills slots work. Problems with system settings. Logging out works.
What does not
The market tabs will crash tera online. Something about a missing widget? I tried installing flash, but it failed.
After installing tera online, I then used lutris to run the program. Using lutris default settings for tera online. I used gsl_tera.exe to start the program. After this the launcher shows up. Then clicking play from launcher. Just using the launcher might work but I didn't test it. Sometimes I get a directX error, and also another error. I only try running it again and works.
What was not tested
I only played till level 29. The market menu will crash the program, but other than this it is playable.
There might be some way to get the market to work. As it seems to complain about a missing file.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 24 2021||6.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Wesley|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 15 2019||4.21-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Robin Norling|
|Show||Arch Linux||Nov 19 2019||4.20||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Fuzen|
|Show||KDE neon||Dec 30 2018||3.21-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Yago|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 14 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dr. Wes Snyder V|
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.