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Roblox support is coming back to Wine on Linux

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Good news for Roblox fans, as the game will soon start working in Wine again as the developers have been working to update it since the big breakage with the new client.

A few days ago on their developer forum, one of their staff members replied (you have to be signed in to read) noting "shoutout to the Grapejuice community - this one is for you". Grapejuice being a tool that configures Wine and Roblox together. The staff member also included a screenshot of Roblox running on Manjaro Linux:

Roblox has multiple version channels, and it seems you're actually able to play it right now with Wine on the "zintegration" or "zcanary" channel. Although you should really wait until it rolls out properly, because switching around channels can cause all sorts of issues (like getting stuck on a particular channel) because it's all in testing.

That same staff member did also note that "There will be an official announcement regarding unofficial support for Wine. As for an ETA, let’s just say soon™."

Just for science, testing it myself it does indeed work again when testing using the zcanary channel with the Vinegar wrapper for Roblox and Wine:


Pictured - BIG Paintball in Roblox on Kubuntu


Pictured - Pet Simulator in Roblox on Kubuntu

If you really want to try it out, again I wouldn't suggest so (really just wait until it hits stable Roblox), but it is possible if you use Vinegar linked above. You will need to switch it over to the zcanary update branch and use Vulkan, which you can do via this in terminal:

mkdir -p ~/.var/app/io.github.vinegarhq.Vinegar/config/vinegar/ && { echo "[player]"; echo "dxvk = false"; echo "renderer = \"Vulkan\""; echo "channel = \"zcanary\""; } >> ~/.var/app/io.github.vinegarhq.Vinegar/config/vinegar/config.toml

After that you'll be able to just login on the website, and run games or use the Vinegar Roblox App it gives you.

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elmapul Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: hardpenguinNeat. One of the most popular video games in the world after all.

its not exactly an game, in the same way that mario maker isnt an game... well mario maker has levels made by nintendo, so techinically its a game, but this is like an "game engine" with tons of games made by the users, so techinically now we have tons of games more than we did...
Liam Dawe Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: hardpenguinNeat. One of the most popular video games in the world after all.

its not exactly an game, in the same way that mario maker isnt an game... well mario maker has levels made by nintendo, so techinically its a game, but this is like an "game engine" with tons of games made by the users, so techinically now we have tons of games more than we did...
This. Even if you don't like it (there's good reason, it has a lot of issues) or have never played it, Roblox is one of the biggest gaming platforms in the world.
heidi.wenger Aug 25, 2023
Is it true that Roblox profits from child labor? And there are other shady things going on too? https://lemmy.world/post/3690921
whizse Aug 25, 2023
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Quoting: heidi.wengerIs it true that Roblox profits from child labor? And there are other shady things going on too? https://lemmy.world/post/3690921
Linux is guilty of this too. Look at this, real shady stuff!
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=690b0543a813b0ecfc51b0374c0ce6c8275435f0
Purple Library Guy Aug 25, 2023
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: heidi.wengerIs it true that Roblox profits from child labor? And there are other shady things going on too? https://lemmy.world/post/3690921
Linux is guilty of this too. Look at this, real shady stuff!
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=690b0543a813b0ecfc51b0374c0ce6c8275435f0
Oh my god that's so cute.
heidi.wenger Aug 25, 2023
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: heidi.wengerIs it true that Roblox profits from child labor? And there are other shady things going on too? https://lemmy.world/post/3690921
Linux is guilty of this too. Look at this, real shady stuff!
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=690b0543a813b0ecfc51b0374c0ce6c8275435f0

But if Roblox profits from child labor, it is awful and no joking matter.
Pengling Aug 26, 2023
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Quoting: heidi.wengerIs it true that Roblox profits from child labor? And there are other shady things going on too? https://lemmy.world/post/3690921
Quoting: heidi.wengerBut if Roblox profits from child labor, it is awful and no joking matter.
GOL'er sprocket linked to a pair of videos relating to this in a comment on one of the previous Roblox articles;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXlauRB1EQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTMF6xEiAaY

They're both well worth a watch.
whizse Aug 26, 2023
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Quoting: heidi.wengerBut if Roblox profits from child labor, it is awful and no joking matter.
That's true. My reply was quite tone deaf. I apologize.
Hi,
I'm having issues with some Windows 10 updates that constantly break both my daughters computers, they're 2 old dell SFF optiplex 760, and they use them to play a lot of roblox, therefore i'd like to know, has this evolved to a more stable stage by now?
Would roblox run fine on either Lubuntu or Ubuntu?
Thanks
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