Planetside 2

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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.

Application Details:

Version: Beta
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.16

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What works

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

Game loads, can see in the world.  Can move around, but no mouse input in the world whatsover.

What does not

FPS is about 10 on my NVidia GTX 460

No mouse input at all


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Was able to actually install and run. Not playable though due to low FPS and mouse input issues.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 31 20121.5.16Yes Yes BronzeturpinTwine 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20121.5.15Yes Yes BronzeGeriain 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 26 20121.5.11Yes Yes BronzeGob 
CurrentopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Sep 08 20121.4Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Create a overwrite for imm32.dll

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

  1. run: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$WINEPREFIX wineboot
  2. Acquire a native Win XP 32bit imm32.dll. You'll find it in C:\windows\system32 or in Service Pack 3 [see PS2 Forums for hints where to get one]
  3. copy the imm32.dll to $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/system32
  4. run: WINEPREFIX=$WINEPREFIX winecfg
  5. in the winecfg window go to the "Libraries" Tab.
  6. There is a small input filed enter "imm32" (without quotes) and click add. In the list below there should now be a entry "imm32 (native,builtin)".
  7. Select the new entry and click "Edit". In the window select "Native (Windows)". Close with OK.
  8. Click OK to save and finish. You're done, you now can continue to install the other needed dlls and Planetside.


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.


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