Path of Exile

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

Application Details:

Version: Release
License: Free to use
Votes: 16
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0-rc4-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything I tried, to a degree.

What does not

There are some NPCs which draw glitchy in Act 3, and instances of unacceptable lag (particularly with bosses).  The performance graphs (F1) normally look like a long-tooth saw, except for the network meter.  Common lagspikes earn PoE a "bronze" rating: to play this game, you must have at least consistent performance, or the lag kills you often (forget any hardcore mode).
Enabling FSAA in PoE causes a blank screen and lots of FIXMEs in the terminal.

Fonts glitch badly enough to sometimes unreadable.  It looks like an intermittent alignment problem.  Or maybe something changed between PoE versions.  Or maybe something changed in Debian (Wheezy is nearing final release, but isn't yet "stable").

PoE has an acknowledged reality fragmentation problem.  It may or may not be worse in Wine than on Windows.


What was not tested

Lots of PoE's active skills.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Test machine: Phenom x3 8750 clocked 2.5 GHz 4 GB RAM ASUS Radeon HD 4670 512MB with hack-job replaced cooling fan, driver Catalyst 13.1 legacy Even with libosmesa installed, running with Mesa got the "Unable to create texture. D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE Not Available" error. With AMD/Catalyst, you can't disable GLSL to make things run faster: you won't be able to see anything at all. "Reserving space" for the initial install takes a while. Did "winetricks d3dcompiler_43 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_42 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010" to make the game run, don't know if it needed all that. Mono for Windows is a functional enough substitute to Microsoft's .NET runtime, if it's even needed. Default show-dropped-items key is Alt. Most windowmanagers have alt-click for "drag this window." Watching RAM usage with 'top', the game will usually confine itself to a little over 2GB of RAM, pushing a few k of other stuff into swap (can adjust caching in config). Wine 1.4.1 does not have the memory leak problem (which seems fixed, anyway: check the 1.25 release). When playing windowed/windowed (Wine itself windowed, client windowed), the buttons aren't where they're drawn: click below them. I wrote this across a few patches of PoE, didn't pay too close attention to exactly which ones.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 29 20216.0-rc4-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeJontom Xire 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Oct 01 20205.18Yes Yes NoSilverpioruns 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20194.4Yes Yes YesGoldRichard Orilla 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)Feb 21 20194.2-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAcridwax 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 22 20184.0-rc3Yes Yes NoGarbagetroy 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
34011 Path of Exile stutters constantly NEW View
39916 Path of Exile: Crash during combat UNCONFIRMED View
43792 Wine-Staging crashes when fighting Tukohama in Path of Exile UNCONFIRMED View
44375 Some 32-bit games crash when they exhaust their VM addressing space (Path of Exile, Dragon Age: Origins, NecroVisioN) NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes

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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Way smoother framerate now!
by evanh on Saturday August 25th 2018, 21:38
I haven't played POE in 6 months but with nVidia's latest 396.54 driver noted for producing significant overall performance boost to many benchmarks I thought I'd give POE a spin up as well.

It's night and day improvement! I can turn off all the nerf'ing switches now and all is sweet. Eg: It now loads to the login screen in a second, whereas this used to take maybe 30 seconds before the flame was animating smoothly and the login button would click easy. Also, similar, but not as dramatic, level loading speed improvement.

There has been many software updates to everything in that time period, including moving from Kubuntu 17.10 to 18.04.1 and POE and Wine updates too, so can't pin the improvement down to just graphics driver.

I have yet to test heavy battles where it used to get very jerky and near impossible to control the fight but my hopes are high ...