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Drakensang Online Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 10, 2014.

  • by booman, Oct 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Drakensang is free-to-play MMO RPG and only requires a few minutes to setup. The download is literally under 10 Megabytes and the game loads in seconds. If you want to play a quick game with stunning graphics, intense minion skirmishes and cooperative gameplay (PvE & PvP)... Drakensang is the best place to begin!



    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Drakensang in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Drakensang Online version of Drakensang. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.7.39

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.39
    Note: Try using stable Wine 2.0 and 2.0-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine


    Downloading Gecko


    Wine 1.7.39 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Drakensang

    Go to: http://www.drakensang.com
    Click "Play Now"
    Create a new account, or login with your existing account

    Do not click download because Chrome will try to download a .dmg file.
    Copy and paste this link:

    Note: Link may not work because of the setup version. I right clicked the download button, selected "copy address" then renamed .dmg to .exe

    Save "dro_setup.exe" to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install

    Click "Install a non-listed program"

    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

    Name your virtual drive: drakensang
    Click Next

    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next

    Select Wine 1.7.39
    Click Next

    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktp size: Set to match the resolution of your Linux desktop (for fullscreen)
    Click OK

    Installing Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select DrakensangOnlineSetup.exe
    Click Open

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click "I Agree"

    You will probably see this error
    "Certificate import failed: Unable to add certificate to certificate store"
    Click Ok

    Uncheck "Run Drakensang Online"
    Click Finish

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "thinkclient.exe"
    Click Next

    Name your shortcut: Drakensang
    Click Next

    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Drakensang
    Click Configure

    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.39

    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of Memory your video card/chip uses

    Close PlayOnLinux Configure

    Launching Drakensang

    Select Drakensang
    Click Run

    Enter your username and password

    Note: There will be updates from time to time and the game will ask if you want to install them at this screen. Click Yes and allow it to install.

    Click Login

    Click Play on the server recommended for your location


    Setting Fullscreen
    Click the square on the tip right to set fullscreen

    Click the three bars on the top right

    Select Settings

    Click the eye for video settings

    Turn on/off:
    • Full-screen quality
    • High graphic quality
    • Blood effects
    • Shadows
    • SSAO

    Click the green checkmark to apply

    I absolutely love Drakensang! I have been playing Drakensang on and off for over a year and have leveled up two characters to level 31. The graphics are amazing, the installation is quick and it runs on almost any hardware. With WINE 1.7.39 it will crash about every hour, but you just have to kill it and then launch again.

    Drakensang is truly an addicting game with great boss fights, random encounters with other characters and unlimited loot.

    Gameplay Video:








    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017


Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. MrBottle
    Yes, i am using now a virtual machine with windows 10 (VM Ware player) to play.

    AHH so it´s not just me ;-) Yes that´s exactly the problem, there is no visible mouse pointer.
  2. booman
    Nope, not just you...
    I'm researching and can't find anything or anyone with this problem... yet!
    But I did find a forum post from Drakensang developers and they mention:
  3. booman
    This got me to wondering... what if they are using Direct X 10/11 for rendering the mouse cursor?

    Maybe try installing Drakensang with d3dx10 & d3dx11 packages only. This way its not trying to render the mouse with Direct X 9 only.
  4. Rahadian Arya
    please fix the download link. I can't found the .exe file
  5. Rahadian Arya
    and I got the same problem with cursor. any fix ?thnx
  6. booman
    Unfortunately the website will never see that we want an .exe for the download.
    So you can just right-click the link, copy it and paste into the address bar, but replace the .dmg with .exe and you will get the Windows installer.

    I got the mouse bug as well. No fix for it yet....
    Please let me know if you hear about a fix for it.
  7. Rahadian Arya
    well umm ok.
    @booman if you have list mmorpg game for the potato linux pc, please let me know . thanks :):):)
  8. booman
    hmm, you could try Spiral Knights
    Or you can try Runescape or Wakfu (turn based)
  9. Shane Crick
    Having the mouse Issue as well and was curious If anyone had any luck getting It resolved? I tried both versions of 10 and 11 of Direct X, but that didn't help. Hoping someone finds a fix for the Issue soon as this looks like It would be an awesome game to play.
  10. booman
    Not yet... it is a strange problem. I wish the game would allows us to select a simple mouse, even in a config if we have to.
    This was never a problem for years. Drakensang is AMAZING! And a lot of fun. I've played it through several times, but not to the end because you eventually level up so slowly that you have to pay $$ or give up
  11. Blake0902
    I have an issue loading the game, just black screen when opening server. Before picking server when it is loading the required data it is moving very slowly. The computer itself does fine on a speedtest so its not my internet i am thinking something to do with an issue with wine reading my network card or something.
  12. booman
    Thanks for posting Blake, last I heard there is still a mouse problem in Drakensang making it unplayable. So even if you get it installed, you can't even use the mouse.
    I probably need to test again with wine staging to see if anyone has fixed the mouse bug.
  13. Wasabi Knight
    Are there any news yet? I tried installing it and ended up with the same problem.
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  14. booman
    Not yet, I plan on testing Drakensang Online with Wine staging and DXVK
    Maybe that will fix the mouse issue.
    Sadly there is no way to turn it off and set it back to the legacy mouse cursor
  15. booman
    Tested Drakensang Online this weekend with DXVK and still have the same stuck mouse problem. Not sure how to fix it?
  16. D.A.Tiger
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  17. booman
    Oh, I didn't even think of that. I'll try testing Drakensang Online with GloriousEggRolls Proton fork and see if the broken mouse starts to work again.

    So sad that a single feature can break a whole game for Linux gamers.
  18. booman
    I tried Proton GE 5.2 and even manually added DXVK, but still the mouse is stuck on the screen. It flickers when you move the mouse, but the cursor doesn't actually go anywhere.

    I did find a config XML under the user folder temp

    Mess around with that, but the game overwrites it when you launch it.

    I also found a cached file called:

    Tried deleting it, changing permissions, renaming and even recreating it as a blank file... but the game always downloads the file again.

    What is strange, is you can actually change the game to windowed and then move the window around and the cursor actually moves around on the screen, its just stuck in one place in the Window... try it!
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  19. D.A.Tiger
    Thanks for the reaction. I'll look at it when it's time. If I find something new, I will write again. :)

    I'm not surprised that one function can cripple the entire program. But I'm sad to be completely uninterested in Bigpoint. :'-(
  20. booman
    I even made a small video of the frozen cursor

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