Perfect World Arena

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Perfect World Arena is only available for mainland China platform servers.

Application Details:

Version: China
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Sign in to your Steam account via the built-in browser;
  • View various information in client (e.g. player details, matchmaking, upcoming events, analyses of past games, etc.);
  • Tray icon and menus

What does not

  • Unable to start after installation without extra configuration: the client is likely to crash when invoking uv_pipe_open();
  • Anti-Cheat is broken: PvpAlive.dll complains that it is unable to set up devices at startup;
  • Steam Installed Steam for Linux is not detected by the client, you have to manually sign in;
    • Also, because of this, you will NOT be able to start or join any games: there will be a constant reminder that "you haven't started the Steam client!"
  • Crash randomly after browsing 2~5 pages.


Unable to start due to uv_pipe_open()

This post gives instructions on how to fix this problem. To be precise, you need to start the client with the following CMD script instead of starting it directly:

cd /d "c:\Program Files (x86)\<APP dir>"
start /min wineconsole "????????.exe"

Note: Since the game file name contains Chinese characters, you may need to save the script with the current page encoding, otherwise wineconsole will not be able to read the file name properly. For example, if you are using the zh_CN.UTF-8 locale, you should save the file in GB2312 encoding.

What was not tested

  • Log in with Perfect World Mobile App;
  • Install Steam for Windows in the same environment and see if it can detect the installation.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jul 21 20238.12Yes Yes YesGarbageMalachi Wu 

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