Everything. Installs perfectly, runs almost as well as on windows.
What does not
After running guildwars for some time the mouse cursor disappears, the only way to fix this is to fix this is to restart, this seems to be due to the way GW handles curses and a bug in Wine, there does not seem to be a workaround at the moment.
What was not tested
Playing via Playonlinux Hardware: Q6600@2.4ghz 8gig DDR2@800 nVidia GTX260 BE on 256.35 I have "d3dx9" install via winetricks, while it works perfectly without this installed, this helped improve the frame-rate. Also, if you find when you load GW that you just get the UI on a black screen and nothing else, set the following reg string (This seems to have been fixed with a fresh wine prefix on v1.2) OffscreenRenderingMode = backbuffer Also, the newer versions of wine do not seem to have the performance regressions that older ones had when GLSL was turned on, I still experienced a slight FPS drop, but the improvement in visual quality was worth it.
|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.