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Guild Wars 2

64-bit Guild Wars 2 client officially released May 17, 2016. This is the ideal client to be using and should be considered the default client.

Application Details:

Version: 64-bit Client
License: Retail
URL: http://www.guildwars2.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Basically everything.
  • DXVK's problematic D9VK implementation doesn't seem to affect Guild Wars 2's performance - in fact it works better since last time I played this game, for some reason.

What does not

  • If you're using Wayland session, launcher eats your CPU badly.

Workarounds

  • Simply not using Wayland sessions or running launcher in a confined wine desktop and even that's not a great solution, because it might bug you a lot when using your computer.

What was not tested

  • N/A

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64May 20 20205.8-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSinan Ozan 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMar 17 20205.4Yes Yes NoSilverdjango 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 07 20194.13Yes Yes NoBronzeSinan Ozan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 06 20194.7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldYudha 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 08 20194.1N/A Yes YesBronzeMichael Walter 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32010 Guild Wars 2 updater uses always 100% of a CPU core UNCONFIRMED View
32152 Guild Wars 2: Missing sound and game crashes on time adjusting 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
41962 Guild Wars 2: Mouse acts if raw input is broken if The Forest is opened in window mode UNCONFIRMED View
42145 Guild Wars 2 crashes on some configurations UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Game Data Updating and Integrity Checking/Repair

You can fully download all of the game data and any future updates required for Guild Wars 2 by appending -image as a command-line argument to the Guild Wars 2 executable (Gw2-64.exe or Gw2.exe). An example can be found below:

WINEPREFIX=~/'Wine Prefixes/Guild Wars 2' wine 'Gw2.exe' -image

You can also check the integrity of the game data archive by appending -repair as a command-line argument (this can take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete):

WINEPREFIX=~/'Wine Prefixes/Guild Wars 2' wine 'Gw2-64.exe' -repair

For quick guidelines:

  • For initial installations, -image is recommended so you don't have to worry about streaming data during gameplay
  • If you've had your Gw2.dat for a while, it's a good idea to run -repair on it every now and then after updates
  • If you've had to hard-shutdown your computer while GW2 was running, running -repair is highly recommended

Comments

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GOLD ALREADY!
by Bruno Oliveira on Friday July 17th 2020, 10:37
I have installed with lutris and everything works just fine.

by Jimy cooper on Wednesday May 13th 2020, 3:20
why can't i install the 5.4 expansion?
4.10 and the Trading post
by Jen on Thursday June 13th 2019, 23:36
I've tried both 4.10 and 4.10-staging, and every time I try accessing the trading post, I get "net::ERR_FAILED". Anyone else getting this? I didn't get it with 4.9-staging.
BUG: Black Screen
by Ricardo Rodrigues on Wednesday June 20th 2018, 21:55
Hi,

Posting a Bug Report is a pain, so a comment will have to do.

I get a Black Screen when entering the game (after logging in) and this is because I changed the scale in xrandr.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Change scale: xrandr --output DP-2 --scale 0.75x0.75
2. Start the game.
3. Black screen, but game is responsive.

A lot of message errors will appear saying: X11DRV_ChangeDisplaySettingsEx No matching mode found 1440x1620x32 @0! (XRandR 1.2)

Current Solution: HACK

1. Create a script to start the game.
2. Before the command to start, scale back: xrandr --output DP-2 --scale 1x1
3. After the command to start, scale: xrandr --output DP-2 --scale 0.75x0.75
4. Start the game (no black screen)
RE: BUG: Black Screen
by Bruno Oliveira on Friday July 17th 2020, 10:44
you actually don't need a script.
you can create a .xprofile $HOME and /etc/xprofile

content of my xprofile:

xrandr --output HDMI-A-1 --panning 1920x1080 --scale 1.406x1.406
xrandr --dpi 141

The game works just fine for me ;)
vulkan+esync+aco
Gentoo?
by Jeffrey Jensen on Tuesday March 6th 2018, 17:56
Is this confirmed working in Gentoo Stable? I'm having issues getting it launched currently. Haven't messed with it too much yet
Guild Wars 2
by Frank on Monday January 1st 2018, 22:55
I found that this game works perfectly with older versions of wine too, it's all good (from 2.0 and upwards), I'm using Debian Stretch. I worked away all the error messages in the debug output and it works great. I even use the nvidia optimum, all good. Only i found that by switching to Wayland, that the mouse error (that the mouse stops at a certain point which prevents you from looking 360 degrees in 1 move) from long ago is back. In X I don't have this.
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