The closed beta of Planetside 2, accessible prior to release. Beta servers are no longer available.
The beta version of Planetside 2 is no longer accessible, all beta players were asked to re-download the game using the release client, hinting at possible installer/launcher back-end changes.
Installer works, requires vcrun2008 and corefonts
Running the game at all requires d3dx9_43 and d3dcompiler_43
Character creation works fine
Settings menus works fine
What does not
FPS is about 10 on my NVidia GTX 460
No mouse input at all
What was not tested
Was able to actually install and run. Not playable though due to low FPS and mouse input issues.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Oct 31 2012||1.5.16||Yes||Yes||Bronze||turpinTwine|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 21 2012||1.5.15||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Geriain|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Aug 26 2012||1.5.11||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Gob|
|Current||openSUSE 12.1 x86_64||Sep 08 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|20395||Mouse / keyboard input not handled (RawInput)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31515||Planetside 2 (Beta), installer fails||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31559||Planetside 2 (Beta), extremely low FPS||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32207||Planetside 2 (Beta) Crash when opening ingame Menus||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
I start with a new prefix you may adapt it to your situation.
$WINEPREFIX will always be your path for you Planetside2 wine folder. The first step will create that folder.
example with step 1:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_planetside wineboot
When you use a wrong or faulty imm32.dll, every program (including winecfg) will crash, giving you many error messages. In such a case you can revert the override by editing "$WINEPREFIX/user.reg". Use a text editor, not a word processor. Search for imm32, find the line that says "imm32"="native" or similar. Delete this line. Save the file and test if you can run winecfg now.
If you happen to use a 64bit wineprefix you need to put the imm32.dll into "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/syswow64" and set the override in winecfg (step 7 above) to "Native then Builtin". If you put it into system32, 64bit applications will not work correctly.