Path of Exile Release

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NamePath of Exile
License Free to use
Votes 10
Wine Version1.7.34
Free Download Installer [msi] (direct link)
Maintainers of this version:

The official release version. Beginning with versions 1.x.

Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

- Installation

 - Game 

What does not

What was not tested

- Party play

- Areas outside of Lioneye's Watch and The Coast 

Additional Comments

It works in a 32-bit Wine Prefix with absolutely nothing else needed (no vc2010, no directx9, nothing else).

Works fine windowed and fullscreen.

I'm really confused why there's a few places that state certain winetricks packages are needed and other stuff, but maybe they're just really outdated or something.

Using a Radeon HD 7850, oibaf's PPA, gallium-nine, and a daily kernel, I get 30 FPS in town, and about 50-60 outside (I think the areas are Lioneye's Watch and The Coast). New asset load causes pausing still. FPS is pretty meh, but I guess it's playable for the most part while solo.

Game does like 3K-ish draw calls a second it seems.

Long initial loading times (not Linux-specific; happens on Windows too) can be fixed by adding the command-line argument for disabling art preloading (might be -nopreload). This may lead to even more hitching/stuttering, but was untested.

If you run into a double/back buffer error on startup; use gallium-nine (you need a Nine state tracker patched Wine and Mesa (either patched or just really up-to-date) build).
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20151.7.34 Yes Yes Silver Espionage724 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Aug 07 20141.7.23 Yes Yes Gold abstractConcept 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20141.7.19 N/A Yes Gold Richard Orilla 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 24 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Bronze Justin Soulia 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 01 20141.7.17 Yes Yes Silver smilzoboboz 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32463 Font artefacts in Path of Exile NEW View
34011 Path of Exile stutters constantly UNCONFIRMED View
34820 Path of Exile fails to start in windowed mode (crashes on resize) NEW View
35718 Multiple games have extreme flicker, stutter, slowdown (Path of Exile, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Warframe, Crysis, Anno 1602, Splinter Cell: Blacklist) NEW View

Required fixes (as of 2014-08-07)
Set fullscreen
Edit the production_Config.ini file located in ${Documents}/My Games/Path of Exile/. Change fullscreen to true. This prevents the "Failed Resetting Direct3D device objects" crash.

Override openal32.dll:
In winecfg, set the openal32 library to native,builtin or native. This prevents errors involving sound files at launch.
Unconfirmed: An alternative is to launch Path of Exile with sound off with the -nosound flag. 

Recommended fixes (as of 2014-08-07)
winetricks riched20.dll // for launcher
winetricks usp10.dll    // fix unicode missing symbols


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Chaotic gamma changes, wine 1.7.19
by Greg Cohen on Tuesday September 16th 2014, 17:32
I'm not that good with words, so i figured it would be easier to show.

Since patch 1.2 of the POE i had some serious performance issues with this game, so i built wine 1.7.19 from the sources, as was recommended,
and applied the patch 'wgl_surface.patch'

Performance is great, game runs stable, but i still can't figure the issue of chaotic gamma (or maybe full screen light) changes.

As i told you before, i don't really know how to describe the situation, so i decided to upload a short 'demo'

Please point me into the direction of solution!

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1.2.2 update fps drop
by gary on Thursday September 11th 2014, 20:51
New patch was released and with it anytime I encounter a enemy or cast a spell fps drops from 60fps to 5fps. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 with wine version 1.6-rc4. Anyone else experiencing this?

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i'm trying to install wine compholio x86_64
by Joël on Tuesday August 19th 2014, 7:21
It's a precompiled package from Sebastian Lackner in this bug report :
But it's for Archlinux and i'm using OpenSuse.
So if anyone knows of an easy way to do this, i'd love some help.

(all this in the hope of stopping the game from blinking so much that i can't play it)

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Problem updating to 1.1.3
by Eelco Bosselaar on Thursday May 1st 2014, 11:50
Having problems updating to 1.1.3. Patcher screen stays stuck on 97.5% downloaded and will eventually throw a timeout error about not being able to download a certain sound file.

Trying to workaround this by having steam download the game update and then copying it to my standalone version for PoE.

Already ran PackCheck.exe and it said it fixed my ggpk but the error remains.

I will update when I find out more.

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Black screen
by Marcin Falkiewicz on Thursday April 10th 2014, 12:06
Regarding the black screen issue, changing in regedit (check ) OffscreenRenderingMode to 'backbuffer' solves the problem.

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Crash with Debian Jessie and latest fglrx-driver
by Anb on Tuesday March 18th 2014, 10:41
Since the last update of debian jessie and fglrx-driver (14.2~beta1.3), path of exile crash at startup.

For now, the only way to have it work is to not upgrade your debian.

The upgrade will update xorg-server to a newer major version which is not compatible with previous fglrx-drivers, so downgrade is very difficult.

I'm trying to update to latest ati drivers manually (14.3) to check.

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it no longer works in wine 1.7.14 or
by Joël on Saturday March 8th 2014, 12:00
i upgraded wine to version 1.7.14 and the path of exile client won't work anymore.
It seems the updater still works fine, but as soon as the actual client starts, it crashes the X server.
So i bet something was changed from version 1.7.13 :(

Any help would be appreciated (also i don't know how to create bug reports).

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Wrong install path
by Dan Johansen on Friday February 14th 2014, 16:30
I only have one problem with my PoE install. It doesn't install the files in the folder I specify. It installs them directly into my Home directory, without a subdirectory.

How to fix that?

PS: I use a seperate prefix for it.

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by aobe5dhk on Wednesday February 12th 2014, 8:09

I have linux Mint 16 x64 and I have installed PoE from PlayOnLinux.
I have got "error unable to create texture d3derr ... ".

I have read some threads about this problem but I can't find a solution.
I have installed libosmesa6 but no luck.
I also tried to enable GLSL=enable from playonlinux menu but still no luck.

I have mesa 10.2 development version drivers that I have installed from ppa: xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ and my video card is ATI MSI R6870.

here is my debug log from game:

I hope you can help me.

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  • RE: d3derr by aobe5dhk on Wednesday February 12th 2014, 12:56
  • RE: d3derr by Felipe Milani on Saturday December 13th 2014, 19:43
Installation over Steam
by pfftzo on Monday January 27th 2014, 14:54
I just installed it via Steam and when I started it, it said "Installing VCRedist step 1/2" and then finished and nothing happened, ie the game didn't start, the window just terminated and I was back in plain steam. :(

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Font artifacts
by rt on Wednesday December 25th 2013, 14:29
Text is much more readable after adding the following into the Wine registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"Fontin SmallCaps"="Fontin"

And after:

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Gentoo users, help?
by Pekka Paalanen on Friday December 13th 2013, 14:34
I'm hitting the "Cannot create texture." D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE error too, and no matter what I tried, it won't go away. 32-bit mesa, osmesa and whatnot. This is not the first game, where other people (even on Gentoo) get it running, but I cannot.

Could a Gentoo user who got PoE running, put the output of the following commands available somewhere?
$ emerge --info
$ emerge -evp wine
$ winetricks list-installed

Note, that the output is probably too long to be pasted as a comment here.

Also the *.reg files from your $WINEPREFIX would be nice to see.


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Chat window affects performance
by Silviu C. on Monday December 9th 2013, 15:33
I've found that disabling both trade chat and general chat will improve the performance of this game significantly. Easy to observe by pressing F1 while in game. FPS shot from 30-ish to over 100 on my GTX 660.

Can anyone else confirm this?

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Strange Crash
by Mojo Troll on Monday November 11th 2013, 10:20
I just installed this using a pc version of steam and everything seemed to be running fine with it until a strange crash occurred where even launching my wine command through terminal (showed nothing only showed launch after it loaded) it just locks up and a transparent box appears on my screen titled Path of Exile and this happens every so often playing it so i'm thinking its a memory allocation crash. Anyone else have this?

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Failed Resetting Direct3D device objects
by Drake on Wednesday October 23rd 2013, 23:54
When I try to launch I get the error "Failed resetting Direct3D device objects."

Anyone know what might cause this? Followed all of the steps listed.

The only thing worth mentioning is that I have almost every single version of DirectX installed because this is my Steam wrapper (lots of games with different requirements). Could this be causing the issues?

I'm on OS X 10.8.5

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by tsimbaloff yuri on Sunday October 20th 2013, 16:40
Hi All!
I'm using gentoo64, and I saw error message after logging and loading the first location. I have seen in this site, that lib32osmesa is required to play PoE. I compile mesa with ABI_X86="64 32" and USE="osmesa", but game always crashed...

Can anybody help me with gentoo64 and PoE?

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how to fix msvcp and msvcr dll errors
by Joël on Wednesday July 17th 2013, 14:50
Today i couldn't run the game because of errors with these 'dll's.
It seems this game uses some 2010 year version of those MS files so you'll want the files with number 100 in filename.

And there's probably a winetricks command to make all this automagically but i didn't find which one it is.

So i downloaded msvcr100.dll and msvcp100.dll, i unzipped it in the game directory.
Then i added them as native in the library tab of winecfg (for Client.exe which i first added in the applications tab).

So far the game seems to be happy with only these 2 files.

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by Tom Hackers on Tuesday June 25th 2013, 10:07
Ferg's "manual" is best.

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  • RE: by Tom Hackers on Tuesday June 25th 2013, 10:09
Memory Problem
by wehde on Saturday May 18th 2013, 19:09
has anyone managed to figure out why the drops frames and seems to lag when new abilities or mobs are loaded in memory? I'm using wine version 1.5.28 with usp10 riched20 d3dx9_42 msvcr100 openal32 d3dcompiler_43.

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client link don't work
by muzzol on Thursday May 2nd 2013, 6:37
not a big deal, I know.

this is the right one:

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by eXpander on Thursday April 18th 2013, 17:41
How exactly do you "override" openal32.dll in winecfg? I cannot find it in my library list in winecfg? Do I have to install it somehow separately?

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by Ferg on Thursday April 18th 2013, 0:44
To fix problem with fonts (like that just move game to a new wine prefix (installer breaks something during installation)

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  • RE: Fonts by Tom Hackers on Saturday June 22nd 2013, 6:12
    • RE: Fonts by Tom Hackers on Saturday June 22nd 2013, 6:20
  • RE: Fonts by dimitri on Thursday August 22nd 2013, 15:35
Works awesome suace in Playonlinux.
by Damon on Wednesday April 17th 2013, 17:20
I couldn't get this working due to the allocating disk space bug, until I downloaded the new wine version entitled: 1.5.28-pathofexile. Now it works perfectly :)

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Allocating Space slow easy fix
by zyvy on Monday April 8th 2013, 16:50
go to
very easy fix

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by marcel on Tuesday March 12th 2013, 3:47
with ATI HD 4xxx game is unplayable with high FPS drops when using new skills. It's like they are loading when they are only being used. Because after you use them the FPS drops stop, and when something new is there it starts to lag again.

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  • RE: ATI by mathew on Thursday April 11th 2013, 1:54
by Joseph on Thursday February 28th 2013, 23:54
I have a very low "gargling" sound when turning on any kind of sound under the options.

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by lahtis on Tuesday February 26th 2013, 13:34
Installing version 0.10.1f Allocating Space takes about 8 hours time in my Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E4400 @ 2.00GHz × 2 prosessor. it is not fast.

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by a51ts2 on Tuesday February 12th 2013, 11:51
Using ATI catalyst drivers I had to leave GLSL enabled, otherwise the screen (except for some UI) is black.

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by Oleg on Friday February 1st 2013, 20:53
Hi guys, I have problem with video. Game is opening fine, I can log into my account and choose character. But after that, when the game map is loading, error comes out:
Unable to create texture. D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE Not Available.

Can you help me please? I'm desperate.

prefix configuration:
winetricks d3dx9_36 vcrun2010 sound=alsa
openal32 native (windows)
virtual desktop 1024x768

Distro: ArchLinux
kernel: 3.7.5-1-ARCH x86_64
video: intel i915 driver (xf86-video-intel 2.20.19-1) - adapter_name=Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop
wine: 1.5.22-1
Desktop enviroment: i3 WM (i3-wm 4.4-2)
Audio system: alsa/jack

wine log
list of installed 32bit libs
full wine log with WINEDEBUG=warn+all

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Fps drops
by alex on Wednesday January 30th 2013, 11:42
There is a common problem causing huge fps drops (or even complete freezes for seconds) every time certain effects are loaded, especially when new boss monsters appear.

It has been reported by multiple users that this issue can very easily be fixed for nvidia cards by just disabling GLSL shaders. On Ati cards however this seems to cause major graphics glitches or crashes.

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Resolution glitch
by Keenan Verbrugge on Tuesday January 29th 2013, 23:15
Not sure what's happened now but the game is really loving this tiny resolution. Not sure how to best describe it so here is a pic:

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Ram issue
by fotis on Monday December 31st 2012, 6:11
i have a problem with my ram path of exile after 20m loads up 3.2 gb of ram wtf??
and my fps always going crazy from 100 to 10 non-stop
i created a swap file cause my system was frezzing after POE for 20m
but still 3.2gb of ram for a game is much...

PS: FPS are crazy from the start of the game its not cause of the ram.

GPU: ATI Radeon hd 6670
CPU: AMD FX 4100

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audio causing freeze
by Netsrotti on Wednesday May 9th 2012, 19:34
To solve the audio freeze when using active skills I added openal32 native under winecfg libraries tab.

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