... in GNU/Linux...
... does work ;)
Proof? Here's a screenshot:
I did this using wine-cvs. The game is installed in my winxp partition, so I really didn't have to do some painful (re)installs... It didn't really need much sweat, just a lot of download time (I'm still on a 56k modem, and worse yet, on a softmodem... and its 2004 :( As for getting the game itself, it wasn't a problem: the level-up guys were literally throwing it away at the local mall, and guess what, I found it in a trash bin... ;)
There are still some problems, though. Running it in fullscreen was good, except that you can't type input on the login forms or on the chatbox. Also, there are some random glitches with the graphics, missing sprites and general window corruption. I'm guessing some glitches on wine's DirectDraw components, so I'm going to try to fix it... :)
To get this feat working on your own box, here's a mini-howto:0x0 Get the latest driver modules for your video card: for my nvidia GeForce2 MX, it was a one-liner: apt-get -t testing -u install nvidia-kernel-src nvidia-glx-src, then a quick compile ;D 0x1 Get wine: apt-get -t testing -u install wine ought to be enough, though getting wine-cvs might be more worthwhile, especially if you're goin' to play with wine daily, like me. 0x2 Setup wine: apt-get winesetup, then winesetup, that should do. 0x3 Install RO, or if you're on dual boot, run RO: my winxp partition is on /mnt/winxp, so I just do a (cd /mnt/winxp/Program\ Files/Gravity/RagnarokOnline && wine Ragnarok.exe), and it just works, assuming you installed RO on default paths.
HTH, fellow RO addicts. Questions? Comments? Post away ;) I'm off playing...
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