installer - patcher - playing the game
What does not
The game has a really poor performance compared to playing it in Windows. (AMD Sempron 2600+, 1gb RAM, NVidia 5800GT - 5-32 fps). Also many graphical glitches like wrong textures on player models or textures are at the lowest resolution an get sharper while walking across them. GLSL has to be disabled or the performance is really really low and the graphic glitches appear. Turning the details of the game down had no reaction to the performance - no more or less fps.
What was not tested
Many things because this game is freaking big.
NVidia driver version 177.67. Had to deactivate GLSL. I testet the game with the highest and lowest details without any difference in the performance.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Aug 23 2022||7.15||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Honki Tonk|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"||Apr 15 2021||6.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Magnus Olsen|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"||Apr 15 2021||5.0.4||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Magnus Olsen|
|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||Gero|
|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|
|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.