Silkroad Online

Version 1.x features the triangular conflict as well as the European and Chinese races.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 33
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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Test Results

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What works

Install, update, Game Guard, Launcher, and now Guild/Union Emblems!

What does not

some effects are dependent on camera angle.


What was not tested

everything was tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

So close to platinum! I installed wine-doors in PCLINUXOS and installed a directX package that could have something to do with it. I am going to burn the system down and test it with and without wine-doors and try to find out what exactly caused the guild/union emblems to start working.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20205.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumWynton 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 30 20183.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumWynton 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Mar 06 20161.9.5Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Apr 21 20141.7.17Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowSphinUX 1.1 KleOSDec 23 20141.6.2Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3933 Freelancer: Mousepointer invisible CLOSED FIXED View
3947 Silkroad:Unimplemented kernel32.dll.PostQueuedCompletionStatus CLOSED FIXED View
4666 Many games bundled with HackShield anti-cheat system abort on startup with Hackshield error 108 (copy of system dlls, native vs. Wine placeholder) NEW View
4809 Silkroad Online Free game, not working CLOSED WONTFIX View
5048 Multiple applications and games need support for ws2_32 SIO_GET_EXTENSION_FUNCTION_POINTER TransmitFile (WSAID_TRANSMITFILE) CLOSED FIXED View
6500 silkroad online cant connect to server CLOSED FIXED View
7906 Silkroad Online : Game fails to draw animations CLOSED FIXED View
8153 Silkroad not working on AMD64 CLOSED FIXED View
8201 Silkroad Online: Unimplemented action SPI_SETSTICKYKEYS CLOSED INVALID View
9188 Silkroad online installer crash CLOSED FIXED View
10064 Multiple threads cause page to expand sideways CLOSED ABANDONED View
10145 Segmentation Fault: Silkroad Online loss of functionality CLOSED FIXED View
10708 Wine lacks support for animated cursors CLOSED FIXED View
21535 SilkRoad Online Client v1.x reports 'Failed to initialize NetEngine [Error Code(5,127)]' (SIO_GET_EXTENSION_FUNCTION_POINTER: unimplemented TransmitFile) CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO Install and Play Silkroad
  1. Make sure that your computer meets the recommended requirements for Silkroad (Pentium 4 or higher, 512MB RAM, 3D and DirectX 9.0b compatible video card, and 3GB of free HDD space) and that you have the necessary drivers for your graphics card.
  2. Follow the instructions at to add the wine repository, then follow the directions to use Synaptic or Terminal to download and install the package.
  3. Run "winecfg" in terminal (without the quotes) and set compatibility to Windows 98.
  4. Download the Silkroad client and unzip it if you need to. Then run "wine executable.exe" (without quotes and replace executable.exe with the silkroad installer exe)
  5. Run the client either from Applications>Wine>Programs>Joymax>Silkroad or from your Desktop.
  6. Wait for patching to complete.
  7. Hit play.
  8. Vote for Silkroad on the Appdb!
    Depending on your distro and other variables, you may need to build wine from source in order to get Silkroad to work at a nice, usable speed.
    • Make sure you've followed all of the previous instructions correctly and carefully.
    • Some users can't get silkroad to work unless they remove xdg-utils and msttcorefonts (sudo apt-get remove msttcorefonts xdg-utils).
    • If the game runs very slowly or there are graphics issues, try these steps:
      • Match your in-game video resolution with your X resolution so it becomes full screen.
      • Install the latest drivers for your graphics card or switch to the closed-source 3rd party binary drivers (example: nVidia drivers at
      • Tweak the xorg.conf (/etc/X11/) file and input your monitor's horizontal/vertical frequencies, size, etc.
      • Launch winecfg and in the graphics tab check the box to emulate a virtual desktop and enter a resolution so that Windows applications will run in a window controlled by your windows manager.
      • Disable "bloom effect" and "water reflection" through the in-game graphics option dialog.
    • As of wine 0.9.49 and Silkroad v1.131, guild emblems and character buffs should appear.
    • In-game audio and video settings may not be saved after Silkroad is restarted.
    • If you cannot get Silkroad to work at all, you can copy over the Silkroad folder Windows into ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Silkroad. Make sure that the file names are the same when you copy the files over or rename the files so that you only have one of each file, as Linux is case-sensitive while Windows is not.
    • If Silkroad is launched from Terminal, many errors will be displayed onscreen. Those are normal and can be ignored. Running Silkroad from a desktop launcher or from the launch in the Applications>Wine menu will not show the terminal.
    • The launcher may need to be restarted multiple times till the "Start" button appears or the update starts. This may be solved by doing "hosts" before starting the launcher.
    • Fullscreen mode doesn't work properly and changing between fullscreen and windowed mode via alt+enter will result in great graphic glitches.

    If you intend to submit a screenshot, please make sure that it does not have your character details by pressing F12 beforehand. Also make sure you are only taking a screenshot of the Silkroad window, and not the Desktop.


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