The sixth EQ2 expansion.
Most things seem to work perfectly, I only noticed a few issues here and there(more detail on that below). -Installing and patching with Station Launcher (Make sure you have the dependencies!) -Questing, combat, crafting -UI Customizations(EQ2MAP, DrumsUI) I did not notice a single issue with any of those things.
What does not
The game is considerably slower than on Windows. I generally run it at Very High on Windows with an FPS between 60-30, I get about 30-20 fps on High when running it under Wine.
What was not tested
- Raiding - Every single zone(I tested a good number though)
I noticed that most people don't seem to be having any major graphic issues with EQ2 for a while. I first tried Wine 1.3.4 and I had some serious issues with shaders(water not rendering, smoke rendering as black boxes, etc), I tried Wine 1.2 and the issues were worst(odd colors everywhere). I thought it was a driver issue, but as Wine 1.3.5 it all seems to be fixed. EQ2 looks as pretty on Linux as it does on Windows! PC Specs: Core i5 860 2.8GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3-1600 Gigabyte P55A-UD3 Motherboard [ Maintainer's note: rating changed from gold to silver to reflect apparent disparities between Windows and Wine ]
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 10 "Julia" x86_64||Jan 07 2011||1.3.10||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 03 2011||1.3.10||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Dec 19 2010||1.3.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Colin Wetherbee|
|Show||Linux Mint 10 "Julia"||Dec 04 2010||1.3.8||No, but has workaround||No||Garbage||Martin|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 21 2010||1.3.7||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
I'd like to remind everyone, that tho shader 3.0 is in fact awesome and better than 1.0, though please before we start complaining about bugs and whatnot especially with shader 3.0 please remember that its buggy in windows too, and try to get bugs that are only in wine only please.
If we can get this working and looking exactly the same in windows and linux and there's still stupid bugs that SOE wont fix that makes the game platinum here even tho there are major graphical glitches.
Please everyone remember that this is a buggy buggy game. Please try to only post here about bugs that are not present in windows. Sometimes its really hard to tell the difference between bugs in wine and bugs in Everquest yourself.
Please Please, before you submit bug reports or testing feedback. If at all possible try to compare anything you do here in Linux with the same thing in windows.
The game requires you to run the newest version of the game, so nobody uses an older version. Because of this, the only "versions" we maintain are the full install client and the streaming install client. Please place all test results in the proper one.
EverQuest II Extended has been merged with the Live game. The Steam version is a wrapper around the Full Install Client and still uses Launchpad.