The Secret World

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.

Application Details:

Version: Release
License: Retail
URL: http://http://www.thesecretwor...
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.15-staging

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Test Results

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What works

- 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.

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Additional Comments

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.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 25 20216.15-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumnartalopec 
CurrentFedora 25 x86_64Feb 20 20172.1Yes Yes SilverJeremy 
Show64StudioJul 21 20161.9.14Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 30 20161.9.10N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Apr 03 20161.9.6N/A Yes GoldPhobeus 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
22682 Multiple games need function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXGetShaderInputSemantics (Far Cry 2/3, Avatar, Faery: Legends of Avalon, Civilization 4, Deathspank, Of Orcs and Men) CLOSED FIXED View
23807 Unsupported texture formats: DF16, DF24, RAWZ: format unrecognized(909198916) NEW View

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