Rolling version for internet play.
Developed by Virtrium, the MMORPG Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted immerses players in an online fantasy world of magic and mystery. Istaria is a land populated by monsters, magic, heroes, and colossal cities. Istaria is the only fantasy MMORPG to offer gamers the opportunity to play as a dragon, earning skills and abilities as they grow from a hatchling to adult.
Once it is installed, nearly everything works. Signing in, creating a character, exploring the world, combat, crafting, construction, grouping, quests, and economic activities all work, albeit at reduced framerates.
What does not
Installation does not work smoothly, and special procedures need to be followed (see the 'Additional Comments' below). Beyond that, however, the only thing that I have discovered does not work in-game is the 'Add' window in plot construction planning does not display rotating examples of new structures properly.
What was not tested
Everything has been thoroughly tested.
The game has been renamed to Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted. A complete tutorial on installing Istaria under Ubuntu Linux (without the need for a Windows install) is available at the Istaria forums: http://community.istaria.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19487
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 21 2019||4.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rick|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 17 2017||1.8.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rick|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 11 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Rick|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 19 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rick|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 12 2008||1.1.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jacob Strandlien|
Ubuntu 11.10 and higher steps:
Wine will require some DirectX components.
Your setup is complete. At this point, you can optionally install Java in Wine (see wineTricks) or make sure that your system is up to date with Java (native to Linux) and update your shortcut to call the Java launcher directly (see Creating a Launcher Script below). If you decide to install Java within Wine, your gameplay shortcut should be jlauncher.exe This executible is a wrapper for calling Java to run launcher2.jar
Creating a Launcher Script
You may want to setup a desktop script to run the Java launcher directly, instead of having to install Java within Wine. This is the recommended method of running Istaria, but has a small manual step to implement. Create a file on your desktop called istaria.sh - then open the file using a text editor (gedit or vim).
Add the following lines:
cd "/home//.wine/drive_c/Program Files/istaria"
java -jar launcher2.jar
- Gentoo and Tarball Users: Run "wineprefixcreate" as your default user at this stage if you've never done so before. This will create your DirectInput fixups. Ubuntu and Apt-based users need not do this.
Credit to Ranqthas for the original install procedure.
- The game tells me my keyboard and mouse could not be detected and crashes.
Please run wineprefixcreate. If that fails, check your wine version.
- The game randomly crashes after running out of RAM. What's up with that?
Try setting your texture quality a bit lower. This can be found in Options > Video