Category: Main Games Online (MMORPG) Games EverQuest II 06 - Sentinel's Fate

EverQuest II

The sixth EQ2 expansion.

Application Details:

Version: 06 - Sentinel's Fate
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.10

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Test Results

Old test results
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What works

Installs from disk(s) Dvd version
Everquest 2 Launcher Start (With workaround)
Sound (Wine)
Station Patcher & Classic Patcher

What does not

Station Launcher (Installs, runs, patches, does not launch)
Loading in any graphics setting above "Very High Performance"


What was not tested

In Game Voice Chat
Legends of Norrath Minigame

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Had to put the following line in eq2.ini: r_font_ft 0 (Even though the howto says not needed unless you are using wine 1.01 or lower) Have to set the graphics (Run eq2settings.exe) to "Very High Performance" or lower to load game and any time any load screen arrives (This includes changing zones, entering houses, etc...). Once in a zone it will run on the highest graphics settings. Crashes if settings aren't changed before loading. There are some lagging elements no matter what settings are selected & some windows don't register "mouse over" properly. When installing mounts 2nd DVD to next available drive letter. Computer: AMD Athalon II X6 3.2Ghz (Six core), HIS ATI 5770HD 1GB (Proprietary graphics driver), 8GB Kingston 1600 DDR3, 7200RPM 1TB WD 64MB cache.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 10 "Julia" x86_64Jan 07 20111.3.10Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20111.3.10No, but has workaround Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Dec 19 20101.3.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumColin Wetherbee 
ShowLinux Mint 10 "Julia"Dec 04 20101.3.8No, but has workaround No NoGarbageMartin 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20101.3.7No, but has workaround Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

EQ2 is rated "garbage" with Wine versions above 1.1.18 and below 1.2-rc7. Please install Wine 1.2-rc7 or higher, as 1.1.18 will necessitate some irritating registry changes, documented below.

When EQ2 starts for the first time, it will try to run in full-screen mode  This is not supported in Wine, but you can easily switch to windowed mode by alt-tabbing to another window. If you have a dual monitor setup, your fonts will then be twice as wide as they should be; restarting the game fixes this.This isn't true for all users, but it may affect you.

Please ensure your system (and especially your graphics card) meets the minumum requirements set by Sony Online Entertainment for running this game.

To run launchpad 3, you need to install ie8 with winetricks.

Suggested registry settings for Wine 1.1.18 (you do not need these for 1.2-rc7 and up):

  Software -
    Wine -
      Direct3D - (you'll have to create this folder)
        DirectDrawRenderer -> opengl
        OffScreenRenderingMode -> fbo (with newer video cards)
        PixelShaderMode -> enabled
        RenderTargetLockMode -> texdraw

Also, for 1.01, you will need to edit eq2.ini to disable some font rendering. Put the following line in eq2.ini:

r_font_ft 0 (Not needed unless you are using wine 1.01 or lower)

For wine 1.1.18 and lower: wine_gecko crashes the patcher screen (no BITS support in wine yet. See bug 6253) so if you want to run patcher, rename the HKCU/wine/MSHTML. That should disable Gecko. Or, you can simply not install wine_gecko in the first place. With 1.27-rc7 some functionailty of gecko with the launcher may or may not work, but it wont crash the game.
Download Locations
The station launcher is no longer supported by SOE. Launchpad 4 is now the default launcher. Using any other will cause it to upgrade itself to Launchpad 4. It can be downloaded directly from:
shader 3.0 and bug reporting

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.

Please post data and questions under the correct version!
PLEASE DO NOT POST "Destiny of Velious" test results under the "Sentinel's Fate"!
You may select the Destiny of Velious version of EQ2 by scrolling to the top of your screen, clicking on EverQuest 2 in the game hierarchy, and then, at the next page, clicking Sentinel's Fate.
Versions of EverQuest II

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.


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