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Guild Wars

The current version available for Guild Wars. Includes Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall and Eye of the North.

Application Details:

Version: All Versions
License: Retail
URL: http://www.guildwars.com
Votes: 153
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.12-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything so far.

What does not

I think only antialiasing.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing. It was fully tested.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Very important ! To increase FPS to acceptable, and often really good levels (like smooth), like 2x or 3x what I was getting by default, add the following registry keys under Direct3D: [Software\\Wine\\Direct3D] 1214758226 "DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl" "UseGLSL"="disabled" "VideoMemorySize"="512" Where memory size is your memory size. I only get this speedup with these exact options, adding or subtracting options causes some or a lot of slowdown. My card is GeForce 8800 GTS 512.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Jul 14 20183.12-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJ V 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jun 05 20172.9-stagingYes Yes GoldGero45 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Feb 04 20172.0-stagingYes Yes GoldGero45 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jun 30 20161.9.13-stagingYes Yes GoldGero45 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Feb 02 20161.9.2-stagingYes Yes GoldGero45 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

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.

Installation:

Simply use the installer found at guildwars.com. Unzip the installer and run it using Wine:

wine GwSetup.exe

Running:

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.

Troubleshooting:

  • Make sure 3D works in native applications before blaming Wine. Try glxgears, or a 3D game such as etracer or supertuxkart.
  • Use the latest version of Wine. Type 'wine --version' to check.
  • Use the latest version of your graphics driver.
  • Try different versions of Windows in winecfg, such as Windows XP and 98.
  • Under the winecfg Graphics tab, try experimenting with the window settings if you have window/resizing issues. It is recommended to run the game in a virtual desktop for performance and other reasons.
  • Turn off Compiz Fusion or KDE desktop effects.
  • "Guild Wars has encountered an unrecoverable graphics driver error and must terminate" (bug #12870) is caused by fglrx, not Wine.
  • OSS graphics drivers (aka radeon/radeonhd/nouveau/intel) will provide poor performance with wine games, it is recommended to use the binary nvidia driver or fglrx for ATI.

If you are having graphics issues, use regedit to try some registry keys:

  • UseGLSL=disabled (Use this if you have a low end graphics card, Intel graphics, or if you are having performance problems.)
  • DirectDrawRenderer=opengl (Already the default with up to date versions of Wine)
  • OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo (Already the default with up to date versions of Wine)
  • Multisampling=enabled (Already the default with up to date versions of Wine)
  • RenderTargetLockMode=auto

Appending these flags to the run command may help you:

  • -dx8 - Uses DirectX 8
  • -noshaders - Disabled shaders, along with -dx8 this will improve performance (but make the game look pretty bad)
  • -dsound - Uses DirectSound
  • -nosound - Disables sound

Other tips:

  • In Options > Graphics, set the refresh rate to 60hz or the highest you have listed that is within your monitors range and turn on vsync for improved responsiveness in some cases.
WARNING

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.

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