Lineage 2

Chronicle 3: Rise of Darkness and up to the latest versions in Korea. All versions on DirectX 9

You can see the list of working servers for Wine at the end of the page. The list is current and will be updated. 

Warning! Reports not on the list or with anti-cheat are not accepted!

Application Details:

Version: C3-last kor
Votes: 23
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.6-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything is working! 
Tested with more versions (chronicles) like Lineage 2 Freya, Lineage 2 High Five (H5), Lineage 2 Interlude, Lineage 2 Gracia Final, Lineage 2 Epilogue. 
I'm sure that with these settings all Lineage 2 chronicles will run very smoothly.

IMPORTANT! Components required for a smooth gameplay ;)
Required: corefonts / d3dx9 or above / dotnet20 / msxml4 or msxml6 / vcrun2008 / Tahoma fonts
Install corefonts: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Change ALT key with SUPER in your Linux OS settings. (*This will allow you to remove buffs from your Buff Bar by using ALT key)
Disable CSMT (Create a new D_WORD Key in Windows Registry from Wine and restart - to avoid High CPU usage).

What does not

CPU (first Core) was 100% without disabling CSMT from Wine - Windows Registry !!

Buffs, dances/songs can't be removed with ALT+Right click -- If you have ALT in your Linux settings. Open your settings and change ALT key with SUPER.

[INFO about testing]
My CPU: Core2Duo 3Ghz

Vide Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770

OS: Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic)

Tested with WINE versions: 4.0.1 stable (tested with all WINE versions from 4.0 stable up to latest)

WINE OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (tested with all Windows versions)


Tested with all WINE versions.
That problem with CPU 100% on one Core or both Cores it was FIXED by adding a D_WORD key and disabling "CSMT" in Wine - Windows Registry (all Wine versions).
Create a D_WORD key like this: csmt D_WORD 0x0

Restart wine using wineboot -r

What was not tested

Everything tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

My video card was an ATI Radeon HD 5770. Keep in mind if you're using NVidia you don't have to worry about it.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch LinuxApr 15 20227.6-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldDmitry 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 12 20216.3-stagingYes Yes YesSilverRoman Korskov 
ShowArch LinuxJan 27 20205.0N/A Yes YesGoldDmitry 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 12 20174.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldL2S 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 20 20172.14-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldL2S 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3952 GameGuard does not work in several applications NEW View
44962 Smart Guard no run UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


Anti-cheat still doesn't work for the game. No need to make reports about a non-working game when entering a server with protection!

You may get lucky and sometimes the game works with GameGuard, but as a rule it won't work.

Wine friendly servers - C4 with a future upgrade to C5 - Interlude - Freya, Fafurion - Classic - last KOR chronicle (requires Win10 compatibility mode)

With GameGuard protection. They work, but there may be crashes from the game. - Custom gameplay (client Salvation). The website is temporarily down, download the patch via their Discord. - GvE (client Interlude)

Upscale textures C1-IL

Conversion of all textures of the earth from native 256x256 to improved 1024x1024 (1k).

Improved textures by Upscaling using Topaz Gigapixel AI, all textures are completely original, texture resolution was increased from 256x256 to 1024x1024


How to install?

Just unpack archive and copy-paste all files into Textures folder in Lineage 2 client folder with file replacement.

C1-C4 link:

C5-Interlude link:

Minor graphics improvement

Slightly improved graphics with FidelityFX CAS (Contrast Adaptive Sharpening) + FakeHDR

FidelityFX CAS ported to Linux by vkBasalt project. Full details about installation and use follow the link:

Available in the AUR repositories


FidelityFX CAS + FakeHDR

More pleasant tones (subjective), sharper picture and anti-soap.

FakeHDR is not a new product. The library can be taken from here:


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

official clients
by Roman Korskov on Sunday November 14th 2021, 1:22
Sorted by release date L2 clients list from (including Cx, CCx, GDx & EPx) with download links:
RE: official clients
by Dmitry on Monday January 31st 2022, 17:10
There has long been no need to create many separate pages for clients that work the same way. They haven't changed the engine or the API. I separated the clients by DirectX version, that's the only significant difference between the versions, and there are no working tests with DirectX 8.1 yet.