The sixth EQ2 expansion.
Patcher Running directly from pre-installed directory Installing from an old version of Sony's Station Launchpad Gameplay Particle effects, shader and most other graphics features All graphic settings on max without crashes
What does not
The most recent installer from SoE's home page (post-Sentinel's Fate) GPU Shadow Maps and possibly other advanced graphics settings are ignored Rendering issues on some objects
What was not tested
Shader 3.0 Raiding Installing from retail disks Installng from full download
The game doesn't work quite flawlessly, since graphics features are missing, and the current official installer doesn't work, but I'm still giving it a Gold rating, since the rest of the game works so well without tweaks. The issue with the sky turning black in previous versions of Wine seems to be fixed now.
|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|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 21 2010||1.3.7||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11354||Complex Shader Distance Error - EverQuest2.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17853||EQ2 Particle errors||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18295||Textures on characters don't sync in Everquest 2||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|18746||Starting Everquest 2 in any resolution other than 1024x768 causes a crash||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19659||EverQuest 2: EQ2 Crashed shortly after entering game.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20669||Certain objects found in game cause EQ2 to crash.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23417||EverQuest II: Crashes immediately after hitting "Play" at character select screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23592||EverQuest II: Crashes when full-screen mode is enabled||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|23755||Everquest 2 demo/Pirates of the Burning Sea installer crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24552||GLSL performance on Intel GM45||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|24554||Black screen in Everquest 2 (lighting issue?)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24630||Everquest 2 Extended - lots of black artifacting||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27524||Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate only shows a black screen on start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.