Seems to install and run just fine, installer loads up, downloads files, installs to the correct location, game launches properly, log-in screen works perfectly, options screen works. Game loading screen works fine. Actual game appears to work perfectly and much better than I expected because the graphic quality is as good as Windows was on medium / high settings. The game's networking system seems to work flawlessly, installing from the client with no guild wars DVDs worked perfectly and fast, no slow networking. Game play is fast and smooth. Very very nice indeed, this is the best i've seen Guild Wars work certainly on par with commercial Wine versions. Changing interface size option works. Standard settings work well.
What does not
The game does not appear to detect everything about the graphics card available. It uses a correct resolution which is compatible with the screen and lists available resolutions fine but switching to windowed mode on the options screen takes me to my desktop with a black window. The game music is still playing so it doesn't seem to have died, but switching to the window just shows the mouse cursor (guild wars cursor) which seems to show for the whole screen as if the resolution didn't really switch. I have yet to experiment with changing other graphic settings but the standard settings display fine on my screen. Minimizing the game does not seem to work properly either - I believe this is again to do with switching to window mode. There was a slight delay once when loading the game between the login screen appearing and the mouse cursor showing, right clicking helped make it appear (as seen on a bug for transgaming Cedega commercial wine product), I have not seen this persistently though.
What was not tested
Changing screen resolutions and advanced graphics options like AA / Shadows / Texture quality. PVP Mode. Changing character in game / Choosing different characters after login. Installing from the DVDs (I can test this if required).
I gave this bronze because the window issue (above) is a problem for the game but otherwise it runs, installs, loads etc exactly as the windows version and flawlessly in my opinion. I'm new to wine ratings so I'm being conservative. Lack of window mode support does let it down but I feel most users will stick to fullscreen when gaming. ---------------------- Fedora experience by Ed Gray on Friday June 20th 2008, 18:19 Just to add to my submission about the game working with some exceptions. On Fedora 8 as I said in my submission the game runs fine except switching to window mode and a possible mouse cursor issue on the login screen. It seems window mode is fine but switching to window mode or minimizing from fullscreen causes the blank window so that's what's broken. Perhaps this is to do with changing screen resolution or window management / opengl and switching between windows. Also Eye of the north also works pretty flawlessly (apart from said window mode issue) and heroes and everything work. Also videos work perfectly! I am so impressed wine team :P this makes all the money I've spent on Transgaming Cedega and Codeweavers Crossover Mac worth every penny :) I have used Cedega / Crossover in the past seems i don't have to now.
|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.