Everything is working fine even in high intensity Arena battles.
What does not
Before I turned off debugging and copied the installation over the game was like how people are describing, completely unplayable. If you don't already have windows I suggest trying what I did through the wine installer
What was not tested
N/A see other
I gave it a silver rating cause of the minor artifacts that come and immediately dissapear. Game is completely runnable and deserves a Silver rating not a Garbage rating. What I Did 1. I went into Wine config added GW as an app running in "XP" mode, 98 mode is not needed. 2. Driver Emulation is turned off 3. I copied the entire guild wars installation over from my XP installation. The entire program file for guildwars resides in my documents folder. 4. I turned off Wine debugging using the "-all" command Thats everything I did and I got it to working. Idealy it seems, that copying the program installation from windows to a native linux folder keeps the game from bogging down. Data fetching seems really slow if the copy is not done. *NOTE* upon GW start up after the connection screen and before the character select screen I get a flash artifact screen. It goes away immediately and there are no further game problems. Any experiencing artifacts still may want to try turning off shadows.
|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.