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, Funcom’s upcoming massively multiplayer
online game set in the modern-day real world.
- Installation into 32bit & 64bit prefixes
- Configuring options via the launcher
- Launching game from launcher
- Game login
- Character creation
- Character selection
- Loading into game and playing
What does not
- DirectX 11 rendering support is very buggy and laggy
- Shadows and lighting are inaccurate in DX9 or DX11 render modes
What was not tested
Most of the game's content was not tested beyond character creation and the tutorial quests. I do not see any reason why they would not work though.
I gave The Secret World a Silver rating because of the inaccurate shadow rendering. It's a pretty big deal in a game as atmospheric as this one. Otherwise the game installs with no need for winetricks or installing any extra packages beyond what the downloaded installer provides. The game runs excellent on my computer using the nVidia binary driver, but all computers vary. Game play is identical to playing native on Windows. I've seen no framerate problems that aren't also present natively. Controls seem tight and accurate, as well as combat. Before launching the game for the first time you should go into 'Options' on the launcher and set 'Client' to 'DirectX 9'. This was mentioned in a previous comment, thanks for the heads up. You may also set any other settings as you see fit, such as resolution and screen preferences. You also may want to use a 64bit wine prefix as it enables more graphics options. I haven't noticed and negative effects of doing so.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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|