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Another two weeks and another bottle of Wine has been opened. This Wine 6.11 development release pulls in an interesting patch too for Roblox.

I doubt Roblox needs much of an introduction. Sadly it's another game that doesn't support Linux and stopped working in Wine long ago - until now. Wine bug #39142 (Roblox Client/Server connection is dropped with error "This server has shut down.") is now solved with this commit. So the Roblox client should now work but keep in mind there's a number of caveats, some of which can be seen here.

What's new includes:

  • Theming support in all builtin programs.
  • All remaining CRT math functions imported from Musl.
  • MP3 support requires libmpg123 also on macOS.
  • Support for codepage 720 (Arabic).

They also noted a total of 33 bug fixes. Usual note: some bugs are old that were fixed previously but have seen recent re-testing, some genuinely were fixed recently. Windows game improvements include: Roblox as noted, Hogs of War, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, Roller Coaster Rampage, Two Worlds Epic Edition, Amnesia: Rebirth, Starcraft Remastered, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Just Cause 4, Wizard101, Starcraft 2 and more.

See the full release notes for more.

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fagnerln Jun 18, 2021
Finally, I hope that they made roblox to run OOTB so people will stop to post "Roblox on Linux" on reddit
1xok Jun 18, 2021
It would be extremely cool if you could try and show Roblox sometime. The kids are always asking about it, but I haven't had time to deal with it yet.

But don't feel obligated to do anything. I would have understanding for that.

EDIT: Still quite a few caveats ...

Last edited by 1xok on 18 June 2021 at 8:29 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Jun 18, 2021
Two of my grandkids play that. Often together, which is nice--they live just far enough from each other that it's a major deal to get together physically, but they stay close partly because they're always playing Roblox together. Of course they don't use Linux, but it's nice that in a vague hypothetical sense, a barrier to the possibility of them doing so has gone down.
DrDickGind Jun 19, 2021
Hogs of War? What a great game this was back in the days :) I could not manage to run it without graphics issues on wine. So I used the ps1 emulator duckstation. Would be great, if they managed to get it properly working.
Shmerl Jun 21, 2021
Does CP2077 work well for anyone? I get an audio crackling issue with Wine 6.11.
PublicNuisance Jun 22, 2021
My eyes were drawn to one specific bug fix to nitpik:

"50041 Amnesia: Rebirth crashes with builtin vcomp140"

Who is running Amnesia: Rebirth using Wine and why ? There's a native version. I haven't heard anything saying it sucked performance wise. My issue is the time it spent fixing that bug could have been spent fixing bugs for games that we actually need Wine for. I've reported a half dozen bugs to Wine in the last few years, none of which even got so much as a single response or fix but they're busy fixing stuff for games with a native version.
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