The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online world with a unique modern-day setting and unparalleled freedom of character progression.
Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true.
Imagine a world where you can become anything you
want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the
premise for The Secret World, Funcomâ€™s upcoming massively multiplayer
online game set in the modern-day real world.
This is an update to my original entry.
Downloading, installation and patching all work under wine. I created a character on early access weekend and played through the Tokyo disaster intro scene. All cutscenes so far have worked and loading screens are actually faster than in windows.
d3dx9 and d3dx9_43 installed in a new prefix using winetricks.
d3dx9_43 set to builtin under Winecfg > Libraries. The game detected directx after this and installed properly. I got a message that my video driver was too old, but the game worked anyway.
Videomemorysize must be set, otherwise the game crashes after login. I set this value to 512 using winetricks.
What does not
The game ran smoothly through the intro scene, but slowed to a crawl once I entered populated areas. Going into Settings > Video Options > Advanced and setting Vegetation detail to 0 fixed the problem.
The only problem I have now is that my screen flickers constantly. I'm not sure if this is due to my nvidia card (screen flickering with nvidia SLI enabled was a problem with Age of Conan) but it makes the game hard to play for me. Others may not have this issue. Apart from the flickering, everything seems to work.
What was not tested
Higher level content, dungeons.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 25 x86_64||Feb 20 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jeremy|
|Show||64Studio||Jul 21 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 30 2016||1.9.10||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 23 x86_64||Apr 03 2016||1.9.6||N/A||Yes||Gold||Phobeus|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Dec 24 2015||1.8||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|