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Lord of the Rings Online

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Lord of the Rings Online as of 30 August 2015.

Application Details:

Version: Update 16, Ashes of Osgiliath
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.lotro.com/
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.50

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What works

  • Installer (pause/resume, continuing of download after exiting the launcher)
  • Playing the game
  • In-game store

What does not

  • Ticks in checkboxes of the launcher settings are not visible (checkboxes are white regardless of setting)
  • It seems that the launcher won't properly exit when pressing the x-button in the right top corner of the window. (right-click->quit on the wine-icon in the taskbar worked for me)

Workarounds

What was not tested

nothing except playing for long time (I think)

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

(I'm sorry for spelling-, grammar- and/or wording errors) Installation: ============= OS: Ubuntu 14.04.3 amd64 with Unity 7.2.5 I installed Wine 1.7.50 using "ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa". The only setting I changed in winecfg was to enable virtual desktop emulation and set it to my monitor resolution. During the installation process the game installs a few libraries (which seem to be listed in "/ReqSoftware.xml"). Gameplay: ========= Sometimes when switching to another workspace some keys might get stuck (usually Ctrl, Alt and/or Shift in my case). To unstuck them the keys can be simply pressed once when switching back to the game. For advanced users: (probably only affects Unity users) [Be careful, a misconfiguration could have very bad side-effects such as a non-working desktop - be sure you know what you are doing.] To be able to use keyboard shortcuts using the Alt-key one has to install compizconfig-settings-manager (it's in the default repositories) and disable the keyboard shortcuts containing the Alt-key in "Desktop->Ubuntu Unity Plugin". (This is especially useful since I couldn't find a way to rebind Alt-F10 to enable/disable the lantern.) Miscellaneous in-game settings/tips: ==================================== Disabling "Options->Adv Graphics->Shadows->Environment Stencil Shadows" greatly reduced lag in some houses in Bree. In "Options->Adv Graphics->Display": Setting the Refresh Rate to 60Hz and enabling "Sync To Refresh Rate" decreased the CPU usage of the game in the Character-Selection-screen and in areas that do not need many system-esources to render (see "Notes"). If only the Refresh Rate is set ("Sync To Refresh Rate" not set) it seems that the game ignores this setting (I sometimes got 90+ FPS in a few areas). Notes: ====== It seems that only one CPU core is used to display the graphics, therefore the FPS seem to be closely tied to the CPU frequency (lowering the clock of my CPU lowers the FPS - I am not sure if this is the expected behaviour or whether Wine is not perfect yet in this aspect.) If more cores were used (if this is possible at all) I'd expect the game to run with much higher FPS. Conclusion: =========== I gave this game a Platinum rating since it installs without problems. The performance could be better, but the game is very well playable. Problems with the Alt-key probably exist only in Unity and can be easily fixed (not a Wine problem anyway). Stuck keys are not really a problem since they can be unstuck easily (I'm not sure if this has to do with Wine). Admin note: rating has been changed to conform to the rating definitions (problems listed under What does not work). The Wine devs and the whole community did an awesome job, one reason less to use Windows!

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 30 20151.7.50Yes Yes SilverKai 

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