Installation is fine no issues there.
Login Works only after installing the HTML mozilla plugin It seems to only work when used in a virtual desktop window. I did not test the full screen feature after setting the Virtual desktop mode however and installing the Mozilla plugin.
Updates also work provided the above has been met.
Abler to login and get to character selection screen
Also the Windows based Saitek Keyboard bug is not present here (I have such a keyboard)
Gameplay works fine. Some minor graphical glitches.
Can switch out of application with alt tab when windowed. (not tested in fullscreen yet)
What does not
Changing resolutions does not appear to work in windowed mode.
What was not tested
Changing resolutions in fullscreenmode.
For the moment it is a silver. It seems just as buggy as the Windows version but at this point it seems to just work which is great.
|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.