The seventh expansion
LanchPad 4 Patcher (Must add "/game:eq2" as argument after LaunchPad.exe) Running and playing the game. Ingame Voicechat. Playing Fullscreen Playing Windowed Creating new character Playing Excisting character CPU Shadows Shader 1.0 Shader 3.0 (with a big fps hit) Crafting Grouping Raiding Ingame Browser In short everything.
What does not
GPU Shadows, for me without any tinkering
What was not tested
Nothing I can think of.
I Did a fresh install with LaunchPad 4 in a new clean WINEPREFIX. NO winetrix used at all! NO Extra tinkering. Silver rating 'cus I had to add "/game:eq2" as argument for LaunchPad.exe as EQ2 would not show up as an option when I only ran LaunchPad by itself and GPU shadows did not work.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Dec 10 2011||1.3.34||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Linux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64||Dec 07 2011||1.3.34||Yes||Yes||Silver||Joni Larsen-Haikarainen|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2011||1.3.32||Yes||Yes||Silver||Benj|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 24 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||Benj|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 12 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Silver||Benj|
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.
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 minimum 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):
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:
(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.