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World of Warships

Introduces a new gaming mode called "Scenario Mode".

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Free to use
URL: http://worldofwarships.eu/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc3

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What works

Everything works just fine, once you get past the installation ordeal.

What does not

Installing the Wargaming Game Center and World of Warships was a bit convoluted.

Workarounds

  1. Remove any and all traces of wine, any and all versions.
  2. Install the stable branch.
  3. winetricks -q corefonts tahoma vcrun2017

  4. winetricks -q win7

    (yes, 7, the WGC installer will fail on 10 and refuse on XP).

  5. Installing the Wargaming Game Center and World of Warships.
    • If it stalls, stop the installation, go into winecfg, go to the Libraries tab and remove all the ones marked with an asterix at the start.
    • Resume.
  6. After it finishes installing, immediately do a Check and Repair scan from the Game Settings in the Game Center (it will have failed to create a registry key for the executable, Check and Repair will fix that).
  7. Quit the Wargaming Game Center but only after ensuring that all the settings here are exactly as you want them to be, indefinitely... because, see below.
  8. Remove wine stable and install wine devel or staging. From now on, the Wargaming Game Center will no longer accept changing any of its options, no idea why but it is simply frozen as far as storing any changes to its configuration is concerned. Still, devel and staging perform drastically better in World of Warships.
  9. winetricks -q win10

    (WoWS will fail with 7, no joke, we're now going back and forth between versions of both wine AND windows to get this working).

Profit. You're done. It should work fine now.

What was not tested

n/a

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I do not have any wine error logs or similar to share because there are none. The problems I did face and the workarounds I did use did not involve any loggable or shareable error messages.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 19.1 TessaDec 29 20184.0-rc3Yes Yes YesGoldMatthias Leitner 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.0Nov 27 20183.20Yes Yes YesSilverJames Charron 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesSilvercucozisi@1shivom.com 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.0Jul 01 20183.11Yes Yes YesGoldJames Charron 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 30 20183.11-stagingYes Yes NoSilvernonamethanks 

Known Bugs

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Some Notes after additional testing
by Matthias Leitner on Thursday November 29th 2018, 16:38
Wine-Staging (no matter which version and with different settings) causes sound cracking on some systems after playing several games

cef-browser (arsenal, inventory) is not correctly working on a 64 bit prefix (there are workaround but they do not work on all systems and need wine-staging, see first point)

Windows Version need to be 8.1 or 10, everything else will prevent the game from starting

Use a different wineprefix for the Wargaming Game Center (WGC, the new launcher), as it needs different workarounds but you can link the game to the WGC without a problem
Visiting the news page crashes in-game (CEF based) browser
by Anastasius Focht on Saturday September 23rd 2017, 5:49
If you visit the "NEWS" page and the CEF browser process crashes like this:

--- snip ---
0x125936b5: int $3
Modules:
Module Address Debug info Name (164 modules)
PE 400000- 514000 Export cef_browser_process
PE 1c20000- 1c94000 Deferred chrome_elf
PE 10000000-14113000 Export libcef
...
--- snip ---

This is bug 32342

Install MS Arial from corefonts downloads (no need to to taint with 'winetricks -q corefonts', although it doesn't harm to install more fonts, even if they are not required)

--- snip ---
$wine .cache/winetricks/corefonts/arial32.exe
--- snip ---

After that the news pages are fully shown.

Regards
0.6.10 extremely unstable
by Philip Rebohle on Monday September 4th 2017, 9:23
Anyone else having issues with the latest patch? When entering the game with certain ships (especially Kagero, Yugumo, Tirpitz), the game will almost always crash with its usual "Critical Error" message while loading the map. I already ran a file integrity check. Wine 2.15-staging on Arch Linux.
RE: 0.6.10 extremely unstable
by Maik Wagner on Wednesday September 6th 2017, 5:53
Dear Philip,

I didn't have time to test this throughly but it might be worth filing a bug and linking the bug number to the known issues section of this AppDB-page.
0.6.9.0 necessary to increase the limit of the number of file descriptors
by Mario Motohashi on Thursday August 17th 2017, 4:26
Inventory or News cannot be shown (window is opened but contents aren't shown and processing forever) many times on my system.
Increasing the limit of the number of file descriptors solves this.

For systemd:
Edit /etc/systemd/system.conf or user.conf:
DefaultLimitNOFILE=8192

For non-systemd:
Edit /etc/security/limits.conf:
YOUR_USERNAME soft nofile 8192
YOUR_USERNAME hard nofile 8192
6.9.0 Seems to break it
by Kevadu on Wednesday August 9th 2017, 16:11
I've been playing WoWs through wine under my system almost since the game launched without too many problems, but after the 6.9.0 update released today I can't get it to work at all. The title screen loads but as soon as I log in I get an error about BigWorld Client encountering an unhandled exception.
RE: 6.9.0 Seems to break it
by Kevadu on Wednesday August 9th 2017, 16:19
I need to clarify something:

The error I'm seeing appears to be the same as Bug #43164. I, like many others, encountered that issue on an earlier update and found it could be fixed by changing the Windows version in winecfg. However, after 6.9.0 this no longer works. I have tried it with Windows version 8.1 and 10 and it doesn't help.
RE: 6.9.0 Seems to break it
by Maik Wagner on Thursday August 10th 2017, 1:00
Thanks for letting us know.

It might be worth reporting this in wine-Bugzilla. In case you get a backtrace please attach it to your report as well as your console output.

Once the bug has been reported I will add the bug link to the known issues section.
RE: 6.9.0 Seems to break it
by Mario Motohashi on Friday August 11th 2017, 21:35
exporting environment variable PROGRAMDATA to work around.
See bug #42423 and #43515.
WoWS crash on start post update 0.6.6
by Matthias Leitner on Thursday June 15th 2017, 9:20
After patch 6.6, you need to set your windows version in winecfg to win8.1, win2008 R2 or win10 to avoid a crash on start
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