Planes of Prophecy is the 14th expansion pack for EverQuest II. It was released in November 2017.
Installation and Patching
Fullscreen and Windowed modes
What does not
Some textures rendered as solid blue rectangles. Occassionally, such artifacts would appear even when there wasn't an object being rendered, such as a railing that didn't actually exist. This doesn't prevent you from playing the game, but it does look strange.
When the game first loaded in fullscreen, the mouse could not be moved all the way to the bottom or all the way to the right of the screen. Changing resolutions and then changing back fixed this issue.
What was not tested
Frame rates were lower than under Windows. To match FPS, I had to drop down one preset in-game. The game is still playable, though the lag might hurt in large raids. There were also noticeable frame skips that didn't affect gameplay.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"||Jul 21 2018||3.12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Benj|
|Show||macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"||Jul 18 2018||3.0.2||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Benj|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 09 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Alex|
EQ2 is rated "garbage" with Wine versions above 1.1.18 and below
1.2-rc7. Please install Wine 1.2-rc7 or higher, as 1.1.18 will
necessitate some irritating registry changes, documented below.
When EQ2 starts for the first time, it will try to run in
full-screen mode This is not supported in Wine, but you can easily
switch to windowed mode by alt-tabbing to another window. If you have a
dual monitor setup, your fonts will then be twice as wide as they
should be; restarting the game fixes this.This isn't true for all users, but it may affect you.
Please ensure your system (and especially your graphics
card) meets the minimum requirements set by Sony Online Entertainment
for running this game.
To run launchpad 3, you need to install ie8 with winetricks.
Suggested registry settings for Wine 1.1.18 (you do not need these for 1.2-rc7 and up):
Direct3D - (you'll have to create this folder)
DirectDrawRenderer -> opengl
OffScreenRenderingMode -> fbo (with newer video cards)
PixelShaderMode -> enabled
RenderTargetLockMode -> texdraw
Also, for 1.01, you will need to edit eq2.ini to disable some font rendering. Put the following line in eq2.ini:
(Not needed unless you are using wine 1.01 or lower)
For wine 1.1.18 and lower: wine_gecko crashes the patcher screen (no
BITS support in wine yet. See bug 6253) so if you want to run patcher,
rename the HKCU/wine/MSHTML. That should disable Gecko. Or, you can
simply not install wine_gecko in the first place. With 1.27-rc7 some
functionailty of gecko with the launcher may or may not work, but it
wont crash the game.