Perfect World International is a fantasy MMORPG set in the land of Perfect World, where the inhabitants must unite to battle against the Wraith. Enjoy numerous daily and weekly events and a pretty awesome character customization.
This is the International version of Perfect World. Most region specific version of Perfect World has IP blocks implemented. Managed and developed by the original Perfect World company, Perfect World Entertainment.
Current Expansion: PWI Wings of Rebirth
Everything after about 3 months playing.
Some minor bugs, but very playable.
Seems to load faster on wine1.2 than on winXP, which is on par with wine1.3.
Â Only because of the teleport crashes mentioned below, (which can be quite annoying) I recommend using wine1.2 to run this game for now.
What does not
Â - Sometimes, when teleporting you will freeze up trying to transition to the loading screen (NOTE: This didn't happen in wine1.2, only after upgrade to wine 1.3).
Â - Some textures don't load right and will default to being painted white, usually only on flying animations.
- If using a default install and launching the game with patcher/patcher.exe and there is an update to the patcher, update will fail because patcher won't close and hangs.Â To work around this launch the game using launcher/launcher.exe this will update the patcher first and then reload it.Â For simplicity's sake though, unless you need updates its best to launch the game using element/elementclient.exe
What was not tested
Nothing really, been playing the game a long time and I'm into pretty much every aspect of it.
I'll get crash info on the teleport issue as soon as I remember to run it in a terminal to capture it... Sorry X has made me lazy. Specs would be nice I suppose: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 4GB RAM Nvidia GTS250 1GB (driver: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 270.41.06 Mon Apr 18 14:54:25 PDT 2011) Tested on both wine 1.2.3 and 1.3.23, so far I like the 1.2 better.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.x "Wheezy"||Jul 11 2014||1.7.22||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 15 2014||1.7.16||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Bart Bartolome|
|Show||Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.x "Wheezy"||Aug 22 2013||1.7.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||Anon ymous|
|Show||Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.x "Wheezy"||Aug 19 2013||1.7.0||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Anon ymous|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 14 2013||1.6-rc2||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken|
As of July 16th and before I have never needed Directx9 installed to
play perfectworld. This could just be my setup. The game runs so smoothly I don't see a
need for directx9
Most of you have noticed that minimizing and maximizing the Perfect World game client really is not any option because it mashes the icons inside the game to one side or the other.
A really simple solution...
Open your wine configuration, click on the graphics tab, add a check mark in "Emulate a Virtual Desktop" set the resolution that you want. My linux desktop is set at 1280 x 1024 res. I set my Virtual Desktop to 1280 x 975.
This was really the final bug that I have seen for the game everything is super smooth running.
I have tested this simple solution on basically all wine versions.
I did not have to install direct x 9. Although you do need to install specific fonts that are stated in an earlier post for the text to show up correctly. The chinese packs are needed no matter what because the game will be wicked slow if you dont have them.
I am using a distro that is built upon ubuntu jaunty called Linux
Mint 7. I have tried this on the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Mint 7.
Really this should work for everyone its a simple solution that was
there the entire time :)
BEFORE INSTALLING PERFECT WORLD
*Note: If installing on Gentoo, please use this statement before running wine install.exe. Use 'export LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8'
Windows -> "Windows XP"
Allow Pixel Shader "enable"
Audio only ALSA
Add "Direct3D" key to HKEY_CURRENT_USR -> Software -> Wine
Add the following String Values to the Direct3D key:
VideoMemorySize "512" < Edit this line to indicate the size of your video memory
Or download a .reg file that can be imported into your
configuration, pwi.reg . You will
still need to edit the file before importing, to modify your video
Winetricks is a script created by Dan Kegel, to download and install
various Windows packages. Some you might need to install Perfect
World. Like the chinese language fonts
You can get it from the link below. Just right click and save it in your .wine directory.
Run winetricks with:
You will have to install VCRUN6 via Winetricks. (date added: 4/7/2011)
If your game is slow, you may need to disable the
option "Soften" within Perfect
After Updating the game, Verify, the files. Updating may take 15 minutes, but further problems may be avioded if you Verify the installation afterwards.
I've made a couple of scripts to find or kill wine applications, instead of rebooting the computer by force. (which I used to do, before using these scripts. Each of these scripts should be run in a terminal window, which you should be able to get to. On Ubuntu (my system), you can find a terminal by going thru Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal. You can also run by using Alt-F2, or by logging in to another instance, by using CTRL-ALT-Fx (where x is 1-9).
Just copy these scripts to your home directory. Doesn't matter where you keep them, just be sure they are on an executable path. You will also, have to make them executable by doing this after you download them. [chmod +x (name of file)] (do not type [ or < or >).
findwine. This script will list all occurance of C: and the program wine. (added 01/03/2011)
killwine. This script will kill all occurances of C: and the program wine. (added 01/03/2011)If you have mutltiple wine programs running, the killwine will kill it.