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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: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13

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Test Results

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What works

From character creation to various gameplay elements.

What does not

Workarounds

What was not tested

Any purchase from Black Lion Trading Company.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Unless you use disable glsl, which will crash your game unless you use dx9single command, it stutters to a point where you can't turn your camera around especially in crowded areas or multilayer places like cities. Even with this, the stuttering will return in a couple or so hours of gameplay. At first, I thought this was a streaming problem as stutter happens when some objects have to pop-up in the game world, mostly when your character goes between different maps or you change characters often. I wasn't completely right but completing the whole download helped a little. However, FPS went single digits in cities regardless. I was playing at 1 FPS in Grove while outside world was running fine with few stutters here and there.

In my experience, I have to restart the game after couple of hours. While this isn't a huge problem for me because I usually don't play longer than that, it could be an obvious deal breaker for dedicated players who would like to spend their time playing Guild Wars 2.

Otherwise, experimenting with various in-game settings, Guild Wars 2 runs as expected as it does on Windows 10. - but on DirectX 9.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraAug 10 20183.13Yes Yes NoSilverJus de Patate 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 27 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSean Rhone (Espionage724) 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 22 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesSilverMehmet Akif TASOVA 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 03 20183.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumAJ 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jun 10 20183.9Yes Yes NoBronzeOzan 

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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by Fudor Lemtor on Wednesday February 6th 2019, 5:16
Is this confirmed working in Gentoo Stable? I'm having issues getting it launched currently. Haven't messed with it too much yet
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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)
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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