1. the patcher: if you try to simply run the .exe, it won't; if you run it via terminal, it will show what is the problem (or problems). It will tell you that it is missing two .dll files. You'll find those files with a little goolging. I'll make life easier for you by posting them here: mfc42.dll*, and msvcp60.dll*.
2. the patching: I downloaded the latest available version, 13.1. The patching seemed fine until it hit the patch for version 13.2. For that, I downloaded the manual patch and 'installed' the .zip to the "RagnarokOnline" directory. By this time, the patcher will skip the download for version 13.2. The game will now start.
On another note, I found out, for some reason, that the patching is separate for the different server types, i.e., the premium servers (Ragnarok.exe), the free server (RagnarokFree.exe), and the test server (sakray.exe). You'll have to repeat 'step 2' for each.
3. the game: it works.
What does not
Maintenance of an acceptable FPS rate; I peak at 2.
What was not tested
Beyond the first map, and whatever that wasn't mentioned from the above.
I first tested it with the development version 1.1.38 but it didn't work so I regressed to the stable version (which didn't work either). Conclusion: Very unplayable for me Hardware: MacBook 2,1 - Intel C2D 2.16, 2.9GB RAM (4GB attached but beyond capacity), Intel GMA 950 using 64MB RAM* * I used to play Civilization 4 on this thing before Linux, so it couldn't have been that.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 27 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Shanna|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Mar 24 2017||2.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Cory|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Oct 20 2016||1.9.21||Yes||No||Garbage||Ricardo Gonazales|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Sep 10 2016||1.9.18||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Inukaze|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 31 2016||1.8||N/A||Yes||Gold||Inukaze|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1449||Wrong surface type for locking problem.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|2187||Ragnarok unable to be played in windowed mode. Constant flickering.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|2789||Ragnarok Online unplayable due to major slowdowns||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|4040||Unhandled exception when trying to run an updater for LL ragnarok||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|6391||Game crashes if you mousing over a chat room named "ZZZZZ..."||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|6573||Errors while trying to run Ragnarok Online causing game to crash at startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6667||wine_gecko fails to load the html element of Ragnarok Online Update client.||NEEDINFO||View|
|7453||Ragnarok Online window drawn is too small, full viewing area not visible||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7640||Mouse too slow / lags in games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8203||Ragnarok Online 3D Buildings Invisible or not drawn properly||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8276||Hitting printscreen triggers two screenshots in ragnarok||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|8302||Transparent backgrounds of text-labels in Ragnarok Online||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8888||Ragnarok battlemode and resolution||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|9166||Wine Crashes on iRO exit||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11128||Ragnarok Online - windowed mode||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|12662||Ragnarok: Problem restoring window size||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|18784||ALSA driver not working properly with Ragnarok client(s)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|22610||Ragnarok Online client echoes some sounds||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22767||Ragnarok and deforming sound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26268||Multiple applications need ntdll.ZwSetLdtEntries stub (kwiksupport.me, Ragnarok Online patcher)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31171||Performance in Ragnarok Online drops to unplayable levels||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|33981||Ragnarok Online patcher: corrupt installation if vcrun2008 is not installed||UNCONFIRMED||View|
You need vcrun2008 for gameplay work. If you execute this without vcrun2008, your instalation can be corrupt (the cause is unknow).
(This does not apply to openpatcher).
Install wine gecko package (the package name varies according with your distribution). you can optionally install ie6 with winetricks instead of wine gecko package. Both work well.
Download this file and add to wine registry:
$ regedit boost.reg
(The performance gain is high.)