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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. stormpower7
    I am also annoyed with the cursor thing. Having been trying and searching for years.
    I found this
    apparently there is a patch that hasn't been included in wine yet and i have no idea how to add a patch nor how to try it in POL. Maybe you can look into this.
    It seems it is not a perfect solution but playable.
  2. booman
    UGH, me as well! I miss Drakensang so much and hope to play it once again.
    I've given up for now...
    Yeah, I saw that patch as well, but compiling Wine with a patched version isn't easy. I used to ask the PlayOnLinux developers to patch versions of Wine and make them available in PlayOnLinux, but they don't respond as much anymore.
  3. stormpower7
    That is a shame but I understand. Hopefully sometime soon the patch does get added to mainstream wine.
    Rather unrelated but have you made a guide for adding proton to playonlinux? I haven't found any here. And I have tried following another guide but playonlinux crashes when I try it.
    booman likes this.
  4. booman
    I have not included proton or DXVK. I tested with ProtonGE and DXVK, but no difference. So frustrating. One of my favorite MMOs out there and it runs great... looks beautiful, but handicapped by the mouse.
    Did you see my video of the symptoms?

    Watch the whole video, near the end you can see how the mouse does move, but only when the window moves.
  5. stormpower7
    Yes, its very irritating. It just looks like its taunting us. Every time wine gets an update I got to look if its in the fixes.
  6. booman
    I try Drakensang Online about 3-4 times a year. Some day Wine, Proton or DXVK will allow it to work.
  7. booman
    Tested Drakensang Online today and for a minute the mouse was able to move but then it crashes with a memory error. I'm using Wine 6.17 staging with DXVK 1.9.2
    We are almost there! I also tried Proton 6 and Glorious Eggroll version of Proton... but it only crashes.

  8. stormpower7
    Maybe with new Wine 7?
  9. stormpower7
    still not working with 7.1 :(
  10. stormpower7
    I have some exciting news! Drakensang is now on Steam and with a little trick using https://github.com/swillner/highlight-pointer I found in the Proton db compatibility list It's possible to be played again. At this point, we might be disappointed by the game itself, but it is playable anyway.
    I will mention it also works with the game installed in Bottles, and I suppose it will work in Playonlinux.
    booman likes this.
  11. booman
    Disappointed? I could never be disappointed with Drakensang! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I will take a look and give it a try. Does it require Steam or can I still use it with Wine and the downloaded version?
    stormpower7 likes this.
  12. stormpower7
    It works with wine and downloaded version, the trick is independent of steam.

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