Almost everything is playable. With my configuration using PoL I was able to play atleast 4 hours straight without any freeze or crash.
- PvE (Storyline)
What does not
Login screen still gives the seem common problems. I emulated my desktop from within wine configuration to bypass the login freezes.
What was not tested
System: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 / Nvidia Geforce 960,4GB / 6GB RAM Config: - GLSL off - Specify GPU memory size - Enable virtual desktop ( somehow it works smoother) - Enabled wine-staging - Flag -dx9single - Disabled d3d10 & 11
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Solus||Dec 04 2017||2.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Victor Roux|
|Current||Elementary OS Loki||Jul 30 2017||2.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Brendon|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" x86_64||Jul 11 2017||2.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Marosh|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Apr 05 2017||2.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jon|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Mar 10 2017||2.3||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Cory|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|29872||Guild Wars: Character graphic is corrupted||NEW||View|
|30511||Guild Wars 2 launcher crashes with "assertion m_ioCount failed"||NEW||View|
|31839||Mouse jumps to the upper left corner of the screen||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|31952||Guild Wars 2: Graphical bug causing horizontal lines on world||NEW||View|
|32010||Guild Wars 2 updater uses always 100% of a CPU core||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|32058||Guild Wars 2 launcher freezes/hangs (unable to launch game)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|32152||Guild Wars 2: Missing sound and game crashes on time adjusting||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|33053||Support for dvorak programmer layout.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|33759||Some applications reset the X color profile||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|34342||Chronic crash of Guild Wars 2(out of memory)||NEW||View|
|37959||Guild Wars 2 freezes on startup||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40299||Guild Wars 2: Graphic shows through the ground||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40300||Guild Wars 2: Mouse gets temporary invisible on the Launcher||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40843||Guild Wars 2: Game crashes on uninstalling||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44315||Buffer maps cause CPU-GPU synchronization (Guild Wars 2, The Witcher 3)||NEW||View|
PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac users can ignore this entire note - PlayOn* already does all of this for you!
At this point, you have installed Wine and you're ready to install the game.
First, let's figure out how to manage wine prefixes.
Wine Prefix Setup
You really should get used to wine prefixes. If you're installing everything to the default prefix (~/.wine) you're missing out on the ability to use optimal settings (and wine versions) for each game you own. PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac asks you if you want to create a new prefix when you install something, it's so simple that I'll not explain how to do it.
If you're on linux Q4Wine is a great application which offers a GUI for wine. You can of course manage prefixes but also do a lot of other cool things.
Here is how to create a new prefix with q4wine:
Once you're more familiar with the interface, follow these steps to set up a prefix for GW2:
Of course if you know other ways to manage wine prefixes you can do so.
Install the Game
Your options are:
Installing using the launcher:
Installing using the CD:
This is pretty darn simple, but you're going to install the entire game by patching, so it will take longer.
Installing using existing installation's files:
Here's several things you can do to get better performance/correct problems: