- Installs fine from CDs
- Planetside must launch through Lauchpad.exe with the /game:Planetside parameter. The correct command is:
wine "C:\Program Files\Sony\Station\Launchpad\LaunchPad.exe" -- /game:Planetside
If you try to run Planetside.exe directly it will come up with a window telling you to run Planetside through the Launchpad and quit.
- The Launchpad and login windows needs Gecko installed, Wine should do this automatically for you if not already installed. All buttons and dropdown menus work fine, only thing that does not display is the changelog that appears (unnecessary anyway). You can select your character from the launchpad too.
- The game ran with no crashes during hours of testing - I have a BR25 CR5 character and had access to all features in game. Everything was tested and only a couple of flaws were noticed:
Everything else had correct texturing and behaved as on Windows. Windowed + Full Screen works fine.
What does not
What was not tested
All game functions were tested, all combat conditions were tested (outdoor, yellow/orange/red alert base fights).
Game is near completely functional under Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 14 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Digital|
|Show||Arch Linux||Aug 08 2009||1.1.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tomek Åazarowicz|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 09 2008||0.9.61.||Yes||No||Garbage||Jon|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 13 2008||0.9.54.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 10 2007||0.9.40.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Paradexes|
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:
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.