Installation. Everything using Wine-Staging.
What does not
Game will not launch without using the staging version. The error is:
The TERA Launcher is unable to load copycub.dll file.
ErrorMessage: Interop load failed
Switch to Wine-Staging 2.0 rc1 (1.93 works as well) and game will launch and play.
What was not tested
I am making garbage since regular Wine does not work. Again, switch to Wine-Staging, /opt/wine-staging/bin/wine, and the game works.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Current||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 16 2016||2.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||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.