Category: Main Games Online (MMORPG) Games Blade & Soul Free-to-Play US&EU

Blade & Soul

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Application Details:

Version: Free-to-Play US&EU
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.11-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  1. Launcher (some times) works to update, repair and launch if launched from a .lnk shortcut with specific parameters.
  2. Game fully works IF GameGuard is bypassed somehow or in the rare cases when NCSoft disables it. Method posted on previous tests isn't working anymore.

What does not

  1.  Game partially installs but an error at the end of installation renders it unusable, there is a workaround.
  2. Game wont start due to GameGuard



What was not tested

  • Extended game play past lv 28
  • Marketplace (F5). Can't verify, but worked for me at the beginning, then stopped working right before GameGuard were re-activated by NCSoft. May have been a server related issue.

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Additional Comments

1. Game must be installed trough Windows and then copied to a Wine prefix. 2. To start the game a .lnk shortcut to 'NCLauncher.exe' must be created under windows. 3. Shortcut's address field must be modified (Under Windows) to: "C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCLauncher.exe" /LauncherID:"NCWest" /CompanyID:"12" /GameID:"BnS" /LUpdateAddr:"" 4. It is possible to launch via this shortcut using either Wine's Task Manager or the following line (modified to match your installation): wine C:\\\\windows\\\\command\\\\start.exe /Unix /home/YourUser/YourPrefixes/Blade\\ \\&\\ Soul/dosdevices/c:/Program\\ Files/NCWest/NCLauncher/Blade\\ \\&\\ Soul.lnk 5. The launcher some times freeze and it must be killed, keep restarting until it works, usually 3-5 tries... 6. However, NCSoft reactivated GameGuard recently and the game wont start after Launcher due to a GameGuard related error.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch LinuxJul 13 20205.11-stagingNo Not installable NoGarbageMateus Aquino 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20161.9.16No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20161.9.6No, but has workaround Yes GarbageEridani Rodriguez 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20161.9.2No, but has workaround Yes GoldBalázs 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 20 20161.9.1Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39819 No sound in the game Blade & Soul UNCONFIRMED View

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