Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted

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.

Application Details:

Version: Internet Play
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.2

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Test Results

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What works

Installs and runs without issue. Java is required for launcher and is done as separate install.

As previously reported, creating a character, exploring the world, combat, crafting, construction, grouping, quests, and economic activities all work.

Frame rate has improved over the last year and is at 51fps now.

What does not

No problems


What was not tested

App is thoroughly tested, since application developers use Ubuntu Linux as full time platform.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I am running without any DLL overrides. One of the comments talks about mono support, but only Java is required.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 17 20171.8.2Yes Yes YesGoldRick 
CurrentUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 11 20151.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumRick 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 19 20141.6.2Yes Yes GoldRick 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 12 20081.1.8Yes Yes GoldJacob Strandlien 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 06 20070.9.33.N/A Yes SilverTom 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Istaria Install HOWTO

Ubuntu 11.10 and higher steps:

Wine will require some DirectX components.  

  1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and install Wine Windows Program Loader (wine1.6). This will install Wine and Winetricks.
  2. Run Winetricks
  3. Click "Select the default wineprefix"
  4. Click Install a Windows DLL or Component
  5. Scroll to vcrun2005, click check box and click OK
  6. Scroll to d3dx9_36, click check box and click OK (this particular version is very important)
  7. Go back to the main window
  8. Click Install a Font
  9. Scroll to corefonts, click check box and click OK
Installing Istaria
  1. Download the Istaria setup.exe from
  2. Right click the setup.exe that you downloaded, click Permissions tab, and make sure the "Allow executing file as program" is checked. Click Close.
  3. Double click setup.exe and install Istaria
  4. If nothing happens, right-click setup.exe and click "Open with Wine...".


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 - 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


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