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EverQuest II

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The 17th expansion of EverQuest II. It is a continuation of the story of Blood of Luclin.

Application Details:

Version: Reign of Shadows
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.14

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installing, patching, and  game play.

What does not


What was not tested

Raiding & Voice chat

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Some textures rendered as solid blue duplicate shadows in Thalumbra. Occasionally, 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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Aug 03 20216.14Yes Yes NoPlatinumJohn Beaulieu 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


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):


  Software -

    Wine -

      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:

r_font_ft 0
(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.