Ephinea's version of Tethealla PSO: BB client
Ephinea launcher v1.0.8
The online launcher runs okay.
It is possible to log in, start the game, play (with either keyboard or controller).
No significant gameplay-impacting bugs noted.
What does not
The game occasionally uses a scrolling texture to represent walls of text on terminals in action areas (forests, caves...) and on the ship.
However, these textures are not visible when running the game in Wine. A workaround is necessary to fix this.
This is a purely aesthetic issue and does not impact gameplay, however.
To fix the scrolling textures, you need to install dgVoodoo2 into your Wine prefix. Download the latest release from the GitHub page, extract the libraries from the "MS/x86" directory into the game's directory (which by default is C:\EphineaPSO), then (optionally) run the "dgVoodooCpl.exe" file and disable "dgVoodoo watermark" in the "DirectX" tab.
What was not tested
I have played through large parts of Episode 1 on Normal and Hard difficulty settings, with no significant issues.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 27 2021||6.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||/dev/urandom|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 01 2020||5.13||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||/dev/urandom|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 09 2018||3.15||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Matt Marsalko|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 02 2017||2.0||N/A||Yes||Bronze||Afdal|
In the command line, run "winetricks d3dx9_43" and "winetricks dotnet462" without quotes.
Then install ephinea's installer and run it. Everything should work fine execpt the keyboard issue.