Paladins: Champions of the Realm

Test results and comments on versions of Paladins: Champions of the Realm that are no longer available but are kept here as a resource.

Application Details:

Version: Deprecated Versions
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.11-staging

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Test Results

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install/patch process

What does not

game crash on launch


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Additional Comments

anti cheat makes the game crash on launch

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20183.11-stagingNo Not installable NoGarbageMario Junior 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20172.9Yes No GarbageNorbert Papp 
ShowManjaro LinuxMay 19 20172.8No, but has workaround No GarbageLuca 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 08 20172.0-rc4Yes Yes GarbageGael R 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 30 20161.9.24Yes No GarbageRoman Gerasimenko 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38172 Smite: Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service fails NEW View

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by Pedro Paulo Farias Veras on Saturday February 25th 2017, 12:44
How can i do that?
by Pedro Paulo Farias Veras on Monday February 20th 2017, 13:18
Have you fixed the hi rez authentication service error?
Because i'm having this since december and i really want to play the game.
RE: HiRez
by Dmitriy on Saturday February 25th 2017, 12:30
I assume you are talking about the problem related to the linux hosts file. If so, the solution lies in addition an entry to the /etc/hosts with your computer hostname.
"There is a problem with updating the launcher software. please try rebooting your pc" Error
by asembus on Wednesday December 14th 2016, 8:16
i cant seems to update the launcher the hirez patcher bar doesnt move a bit and i cant run as administrator because of im running paladins from steam
Crash after splash screen disappear
by asembus on Sunday December 11th 2016, 21:27
i've tried to run it on steam it works to launch the launcher and stuff, but fail after splash screen disappear (Unreal engine error, crash, or something)
using Ubuntu 16.04 and wine 1.9.24
anyone can help me please ?

additional info
deleting EAC make me unable to press "Play" button properly
installed steam with winetricks, installed all dll mentioned above and also dotnet 40,dotnet 45, vcrun2010 to install proxy installer for hirez services
One of the threads has 100% cpu usage for no good reason?
by Eli Stone on Wednesday October 26th 2016, 9:13
Hi, I am not sure if this is worth a bug report or just on my end but after launching paladins one of the threads it creates (the paladins executable, not wineserver) seems to use 100% cpu and just hang. It does this constantly regardless of context. Of course terminating it terminates the whole game but I am wondering if this is a problem with Wine or just my setup or the game in general. I have a dedicated graphics card and stuff so I am fairly certain it's not that.
Game crashes at launcher
by CheshireCat on Sunday October 23rd 2016, 13:44
Hi everyone I am running Devuan Jessie and e17 WM with backported wine, mesa and kernel. I am having issue with running the game, it crashes at launcher. Graphic card is AMD RX 470 4GB.

More info and output are in pastebin links that follow. Can someone please help?
RE: Game crashes at launcher
by Oscar on Sunday November 20th 2016, 3:59
Can you check what version of wine you're using?

wine --version
RE: Game crashes at launcher
by CheshireCat on Tuesday November 22nd 2016, 19:17
Hello, sorry for the late response, it's wine-1.9.19 (Debian 1.9.19-1~bpo8+1).
RE: Game crashes at launcher
by CheshireCat on Sunday November 27th 2016, 16:19
I tried it again, this time I deleted current WINEPREFIX and I created a new one thats 32bit. I installed the game and every .dll file mentioned in the guide, I managed to run the launcher and patch the game. After that it wont even run anymore, this is the output I am getting: Any help would be appreciated.
RE: Game crashes at launcher
by CheshireCat on Wednesday November 30th 2016, 14:34
UPDATE: I switched distro to Manjaro 16.10, installed wine-1.9.23, created a new WINEPREFIX and I installed all of the required .dll files. The launcher crashes for me when I try to run it by double clicking the icon on the desktop. When I run Paladins.exe, this is what I get: When I run HiRezLauncherUI.exe this is what I get:
Can someone please help? I am clueless..
RE: Game crashes at launcher
by CheshireCat on Wednesday November 30th 2016, 15:44
UPDATE 2: I managed to update the game and the launcher seems stable, when I press "Play", it crashes. I used this command to run the game (default desktop icon launch line): "env WINEPREFIX="/home/twistedfate/fresh_wine_prefix" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/twistedfate/fresh_wine_prefix/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Desktop/Paladins.lnk" This is the output I am getting:

System: Host: twistedfate-pc Kernel: 4.9.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: G1.Sniper B5
Mobo: Gigabyte model: G1.Sniper B5-CF v: x.x
BIOS: American Megatrends v: F6 date: 01/17/2014
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-4460 (-MCP-) speed/max: 1500/3400 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: amdgpu
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD POLARIS10 (DRM 3.8.0 / 4.9.0-1-MANJARO, LLVM 3.9.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.1
RE: Game crashes at launcher
by Domo on Friday December 2nd 2016, 4:46
Could be related.

Since v 0.38 this game uses EasyAntiCheat.
My steam version crashing all the time at game's splash screen.
1. goto /Binaries/Win32/
and manually delete PaladinsEAC.exe and EasyAntiCheat folder.
2. launch the game again.

Also note that,
1. I'm not sure if it's legit to play without anti cheat related files, you might be banned.
2. steam will re-download all deleted files at next run.
If you get stuck on "Paladins is connecting to Authentication Service.."
by julovac on Saturday October 15th 2016, 18:50
make sure you didnt disable ipv6 (ive done it in grub years ago, and forgot about it).
for some reason, it wont continue, service logs point to connection problem
(System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: Unknown error (0x273b))
RE: If you get stuck on
by llpinokio on Friday November 18th 2016, 10:12
Where did you found this service logs?, i'm having this problem...
RE: If you get stuck on
by julovac on Saturday November 19th 2016, 11:27
RE: If you get stuck on
by lordcirth on Tuesday November 29th 2016, 20:37
I have IPv6 enabled as far as I can tell, my interfaces have ipv6 addresses, but it still hangs
by Jonathan Ketner on Friday September 30th 2016, 6:21
I saw some riched-related errors, running the riched winetricks seemed to fix some font issues, not required but optionally useful

by Oscar on Monday September 26th 2016, 12:25
Still not working. Service starts after install but after exiting the UI for the first time it fails to start again.
by Grzegorz on Wednesday September 28th 2016, 4:24
Yes. Try rebooting and launch DIRECTLY from install folder (worked only on default Program Files for me) by typing "wine HirezLauncherUI.exe game=400 product=402" in console
winetricks install order
by Abitia on Monday September 19th 2016, 17:49
I had some problems with the mentioned winetricks install order. One of the .net installers hung. After a few tries i got it right (for me at least). I installed dotnet35sp1 last and it worked.
RE: winetricks install order
by Oscar on Tuesday September 20th 2016, 10:52
I had some issues with winetricks as well, Will try your solution. Thanks