The Secret World, a popular MMORG produced by Funcom has become a Free2Play title as "Secret World Legends". The original game "The Secret World" will still be maintained but this entry is for the Free2Play edition where you would need to start a new character from scratch.
- Installation works as it should.
- Game starts to login screen
- Login works as it should
- Character selection works as it should
What does not
- Character select screen displays with rendering anomalies and very low frame rate
- Game settings menus are useless as they are not displayed correctly
- After login the game has very poor performance and severe graphical glitches
What was not tested
Everything not listed in the working / not working sections.
Secret World Legends installs without a hitch with WINE-Staging 2.13. I did not install through Steam, I used the installer from the official website. Using the nVidia binary drivers I had to enable CMST in winecfg to keep the user interface from flickering. I also use winetricks to install d3dcompiler_43 and corefonts. I set the game to use DirectX 9 as using 11 hung at startup. Gameplay is pretty much impossible due to rendering issues and poor performance. Tested using a Geforce 980Ti on an i7 4790K with 32GB memory.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 06 2021||6.16-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||nartalopec|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 18 2020||5.5-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Chris|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Nov 09 2019||4.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Kovacs Istvan|
|Show||Slackware64 14.2 multilib||Oct 22 2017||2.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Claudio|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64||Sep 16 2017||2.17||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||kyle|
This game needs an additional package to start the installation called d3dcompiler_43 which can be installed by issuing the command.
$ winetricks -q d3dcompiler_43
Winetricks can usually be installed using your distribution's package manager but should be updated to make sure you are using the latest version of the winetricks script using:
# winetricks --self-update