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Creativerse is a free-to-play sandbox survival game developed by Playful Corp. for Microsoft Windows. I've been playing Creativerse in wine since Sep 30, 2014, about a day before Creativerse's R3 hit and out of my current 400 hours of playtime, 300+ are in WINE on Manjaro Linux Xfce 64bit with very little in the way of issues compared to running natively in the Windows platform. Unfortunately, with update R49 the developers decided to make Creativerse 64bit only, locking out all the 32bit Windows users from the game. This also makes my last guide for setting up the game in a fresh wine prefix out of date.

Application Details:

Version: Creativerse R49
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.creativersegame.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.21-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Creativerse Steam Store link

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What works

Everything works. You need wine or wine-staging along with winetricks installed. I've gotten Creativerse running fine into a 64bit wineprefix with just corefonts, vcrun2010, vcrun2013, and steam installed with winetricks. I use the quiet install switch, "-q" in the terminal for unattended installs. Pasting the following command in a terminal will create the prefix, install needed windows fonts and libraries followed by steam:

WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.cvwine winetricks -q corefonts vcrun2010 vcrun2013 steam

When it all finishes you can close the terminal window. Creativerse is a free to play game you can install from the steam store. By default, the steam store browser doesn't work because it launches in a protective "sandbox" mode. After steam is installed it adds a shortcut to your Linux user desktop that we need to modify to turn off the sandbox mode to enable the store. I've added instructions to fix this below in the Workarounds section.




What does not

  • The Steam browser will not work out of the box after installing steam in wine.
  • The steamwebhelper.exe crashes upon Steam runtime.

Workarounds

Steam Store FIX:

Creativerse is a free to play game you can install from the steam store. By default, the steam store browser doesn't work because it launches in a protective "sandbox" mode. After steam is installed it adds a shortcut to your Linux user desktop that we can easily modify to turn off the sandbox mode to enable the store.Select the shortcut on your desktop, right-click it and select properties to bring up the properties window. On top of that, you will see a few tabs, select the "Launcher" tab. Under "Command:" you will see a line something like this:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.cvwine" /usr/bin/wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/username/.cvwine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Desktop/Steam.lnk

At the end of that line add a space and then, "-no-cef-sandbox" without the quotes. It's ok to close this now. Run Steam for the 1st time so it can update a few files as well on your 1st sign in you will need to verify your steam account as normal for new installs. After that's done surf to the Creativerse's Steam store page and download the game and play.

steamwebhelper.exe crash:

If everytime you start steam the "steamwebhelper.exe" crashes ignore it, just close that popup window notification. It has no bearing on steam functionality or the game. If this bothers you can make it not happen again by adding a new library override in winecfg that can be launched from a terminal by entering:

WINEPREFIX=~/.cvwine winecfg

The Wine configuration window will appear and you need to select the Libraries tab. Under, "New override for library:" enter, "steamwebhelper.exe" without the quotes then press the Add button. You will see the entry you just made on the list in the lower left. Select and edit your entry, change the load order to Disable, click OK to close the Edit override window, finally click OK on the Wine configuration window.

What was not tested

Everything was tested...

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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RatingSubmitter
CurrentManjaro LinuxNov 27 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJeff 

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