The game installer completes just fine.
What does not
The patcher opens successfully and starts downloading updates, but it crashes within 30 seconds every time. If you manage to finish downloading a particular file, all progress is lost when you run the patcher again, so I couldn't make progress just by running the patcher many times.
What was not tested
The game itself was not tested because I could not stop the patcher from crashing.
Bug report filed here. Please see my report for more details: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41577 The version of the game tested was the standalone client (I don't use Steam). I was able to get the game working briefly on this exact same Linux installation a few weeks ago. I was using the version of Wine from official repositories back then. It was version 1.6.something. I hadn't touched the game for a while. When I went back to it this time, I upgraded to the development branch because I was optimistic after a platinum rating on a recent test result. I was quickly disappointed, however, and found that the patcher crashed whether I was using version 1.9.21 (development branch) or 1.6.2 (official repository version). Maybe I did something wrong, but I can't possibly imagine what it might be. Suggestions are welcome.
|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|
|Current||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.)