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Planetside

The latest expansion for Planetside.

Application Details:

Version: Aftershock
License:
URL: http://www.planetside.com/
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Launcher downloading (with wine TLS)
  • Game launching
  • Direct3D (rendering)
  • Sound
  • Character Selection
  • World loading
  • Controls
  • DLL Injection in to the PlanetSide process

What does not

  • Possibly anything not [stress] tested

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Keyboard/mouse/joystick mappings
  • Advanced, long-term gameplay
  • Large battles

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Experienced an issue involving system libraries for Mesa. Resolved by the below HOWTO (libtxc_dxtn.so). Not classifying this as a problem with PlanetSide, therefore the platinum rating.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo LinuxMay 14 20141.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumDigital 
ShowArch LinuxAug 08 20091.1.27Yes Yes GoldTomek Łazarowicz 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20080.9.61.Yes No GarbageJon 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 13 20080.9.54.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 10 20070.9.40.Yes Yes GoldParadexes 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Resolving black screen (err:d3d_surface GL_INVALID_ENUM)

On Gentoo systems, PlanetSide will not work out of the box due to a missing Mesa library (note: if you are using proprietary AMD or NVIDIA graphics drivers, you probably won't need to worry about this) . Here are the steps and triage I used to debug the issues I was having.

Upon start, the PlanetSide window would launch, sound would be heard, but nothing would get drawn. The console was being spammed with messages similar to:

err:d3d_surface:surface_upload_data >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_ENUM (0x500) from glTexSubImage2D @ surface.c / 2369

This search led me to this bug which says that libtxc_dxtn.so is required for PlanetSide to load textures. To verify that this was in fact the missing library, I ran: MESA_DEBUG=1 wine LaunchPad.exe and looked for the error: Mesa warning: couldn't open libtxc_dxtn.so, software DXTn compression/decompression unavailable. This appeared and I resolved the problem by running emerge -va media-libs/libtxc_dxtn (for Debian/Ubuntu run apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc). I hope this resolves most people's problems with this specific issue.

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