Runes of Magic is an online MMORPG much like World of Warcraft. Play as a human, elf or dwarf, complete quests, loot, learn trades, craft and explore. Oh and... did I say it was free-to-play? Cause it is...
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Runes of Magic in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Game Forge version of Runes Of Magic. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.2 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: runesofmagic.com
Click "Sign in & Download"
Click "Runes of Magic"
Navigate to your Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: runesofmagic
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Gameforge will launch
Note: Runes of Magic is about 15GB so it could take a few hours
Gameforge will not allow you to close it when Runes of Magic is done downloading.
Kill it with Activity Monitor or PlayOnLinux Kill Processes
Select "Runes of Magic.exe"
Select "I don't want ot make another shortcut"
Select Runes of Magic
Wine version: 1.8.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine, click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching/Updating Runes of Magic
Select Runes of Magic
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Runes of Magic Launcher
Wait while Runes of Magic updates
- Character Detail
- Water Effects
- World Detail
Note: Resolution may not display full-screen sizes because the virtual drive is 1024x768. Either disable the virtual drive or set it to match your Linux Desktop. You can also adjust graphics in-game as well.
Rule of Thumb
High setting = More detail, lower frame rates
Low setting = Less detail, higher frame rates
Runes of Magic played perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. I was able to join a server, complete quests, level up, attack enemies and craft. I noticed each time I launched Runes of Magic there was another update.
The only problem I experienced is once I got a crash error, sending the report can cause the game to never Launch again. I researched this and it happens in Windows as well. The only way to fix it is to delete the game folder and download the entire game again in Gameforge.