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RebirthRO on Linux (and OS X) under Wine

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So let me start this off with a few things. First, I've recently switched from Windows to Linux Mint. As such I've spent some time getting RebirthRO working on Linux. I didn't need to modify RebirthRO to do it, however, it did require a few tweaks here and there to Wine. I'm not sure if the patcher works (it starts) because there are not patches available at this time.


First, you'll need to install Linux. This should work under any Debian based Linux (Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, ...) out of the box. There might be changes needed for other flavors. Some steps may be different as well since I used Mint's GUI package manager. You can probably do this with OS X as well but you'll have to install Wine based on the instructions off the Wine website.

  1. Click Menu and open the "Software Manager"
  2. Search "wine" and find and install Wine and Winetricks
  3. Open a terminal and execute the following:
    winetricks corefonts d3dx10 \
    d3dx9_26 d3dx9_28 d3dx9_31 d3dx9_35 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_39 d3dx9_42 d3dx9_43 d3dx9 directx9 \
    mfc42 msvcirt vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 vcrun2012 vcrun2013 vcrun6sp6 vcrun6

    It might take a bit. Some of these might not be needed, but I grabbed everything I thought might be.

  4. Click Menu and type wine, then Click Browse C Drive. (or open the C drive if you know where it is)

  5. Create a new folder called RebirthRO (or call it Games, then make a folder inside that called RebirthRO)

  6. Open the Games folder, right click and click Open in Terminal

  7. Enter the following into the terminal...

    wget http://rebirthro.com/files/rro_se_installer.sh
    chmod +x rro_se_installer.sh

    Note: This will download all the RebirthRO program files into a folder called "SE" inside the current working folder. It replaces the installer which does not work correctly under Wine. This also does not download any DLL's that we just installed because we'd have to delete them anyway. Saves a lot of steps.
    Note 2: Do not close this terminal window, we'll come back to it.

  8. Click Menu again, search for Wine and open the wine configuration (or type winecfg in the terminal).

  9. Check the "Emulate a virtual desktop" box and enter a desktop size supported by RO in the next step.

  10. In the terminal you left open enter the following

    cd SE
    wine cmd

    Note: The first 2 commands are into your terminal, the last command in the command prompt opened by the wine command.

  11. In this dialog set the resolution from earlier, make sure to uncheck restrict mouse window.

  12. The final step is to open the game. Type the following into the wine command prompt:

    "RebirthRO Patcher.exe"

    Note: The quotes are required because it has a space.

  13. The patcher should open. The news will be blank unless you've installed Internet Explorer. Don't worry about that, just click start. The game should open up.

  14. Enjoy! To open the game next time follow steps 4 and 12 or step 4 and find the SE folder and just click the EXE.

I hope this helps! :)


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I have a problem in step 10, when I write Setup.exe in the command prompt opened by the wine command.

I need help with this:


Can't recognize 'Setup.exe' as an internal or external command, or batch script.




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