Game runs perfectly, runs fast at high resolutions, high graphics settings and in window mode. Needed a few tweaks though, see extra comments.
What does not
I cannot minimize while in full screen mode, game screen locks up and creates a tiny box in the top left corner of screen, i have to either double click the box to get guild wars running in the foreground or i have to alt-tab into the console to ctrl-c the process to get it cleared off my screen. Turning off "Allow the window manager to control the windows" under the Graphics tab in winecfg fixes this problem but then keyboard input does not work, everything you type instead shows in the terminal you ran guild wars in. Mouse still works though.
What was not tested
I did not test installing Guild Wars.
I get around 5-9 FPS on all default settings but when i run WINEDEBUG=-all wine "C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe" -dx8 -noshaders i see a very good improvement.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Jul 14 2018||3.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||J V|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jun 05 2017||2.9-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gero45|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Feb 04 2017||2.0-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gero45|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jun 30 2016||1.9.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gero45|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Feb 02 2016||1.9.2-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gero45|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10893||Guildwars Minimize Bug||NEW||View|
|16783||Guild Wars: Game window is not displayed||NEW||View|
|25872||Guild Wars 'test system' doesn't show test results||NEW||View|
|28282||Sound constantly crackling in lot of games||STAGED||View|
|31839||Mouse jumps to the upper left corner of the screen||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|32061||Guild Wars: Launcher hangs sometimes||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|32063||Guild Wars: Orange square appearing||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|34247||"Program Files" is not locale-specific||NEW||View|
|38034||Guild Wars: Game starts sometimes minimized||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38514||Guild Wars: Mouse can get stuck in a small area||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40513||Guild Wars problem with mission map||UNCONFIRMED||View|
NOTE: Guild Wars usually doesn't require any special settings to get working. The advice listed below is only for those who require help installing, running, or troubleshooting Guild Wars.
Simply use the installer found at guildwars.com. Unzip the installer and run it using Wine:
WINEDEBUG=-all wine "C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe"
WINEDEBUG=-all will stop the flood of fixme messages generated from normal use. If you require debugging, omit this option.
If you are having graphics issues, use regedit to try some registry keys:
Appending these flags to the run command may help you:
Using FBO as the ORM crashes with fglrx drivers
This is not a Wine bug, it is a fglrx bug. Please do not open a bug for this, it will just be closed.
See the fglrx bug for more details, or check the HOWTO for this app for a workaround.