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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
Install {{Pkg|wine}} and {{Pkg|mpg123}}.
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Install {{Pkg|wine}} or {{Pkg|wine-staging}} and {{Pkg|mpg123}}.
Download the GW2 client from their [http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/client/Gw2.exe website] (you have to be logged in), and run it like this:
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Download the GW2 32bit client from their [http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/client/Gw2.exe website], or GW2 64bit client from [http://s3.amazonaws.com/gw2cdn/client/branches/Gw2-64.exe here] (see [https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/support/64-bit-Client-Beta-FAQ/first#post5717439 this post in the official forum]) and run it like this:
 
  wine ./Gw2.exe
 
  wine ./Gw2.exe
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or
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wine ./Gw2-64.exe
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(For use the 64bit client need set the WINEARCH to 'win64' or use a 64bit WINEPREFIX bottle. or unset WINEARCH for multiarch installation).
  
== Known issues ==
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Alternatively you can use [http://boxedfox.org/projects/winegw2/ WineGW2] which is a fork of wine that fixes some issues and provides better performance. You may still want to install {{Pkg|wine}} package to get the dependencies right.
  
'''1. Patcher/launcher window is invisible/flickering.'''
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=== Radeon gpu users ===
  
Run it with -dx9single like so:
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In case the default {{Pkg|xf86-video-ati}} driver does yeld low fps you can try catalyst drivers. For installation instructions see [[AMD Catalyst]]. (On HD6670 catalyst drivers give higher fps - 40-50 in open-world and there are no graphical glitches) .
wine ./Gw2.exe -dx9single
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'''2. Patcher/launcher crashes with assertion failed on "m_ioCount"'''
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As well as that, you will need to install wine with CSMT patch-set applied [https://github.com/wine-compholio/wine-staging/wiki/Installation#-arch-linux wine-staging] as mouselook in game without it is extremely laggy. After installing you should create 32bit WINEPREFIX and enable CSMT, run:
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    WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
  
The best known "fix" for this is to just let it crash and restart it, it should continue on where it left off. It usually crashes after around 1GB worth of download, which makes this a not-at-all dealbreaker for most. Please edit this if you find that it crashes instantly/after just a few MB.
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When winecfg launches, select '''staging''' tab, and check the checbox "Enable CSMT for better graphic performance", click apply and exit.
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Run the game by executing launcher with -dx9single flag which fixes various launcher issues:
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    wine Gw2.exe -dx9single
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*When in game, its a good idea to start tweaking graphical settings from medium/low for each setting until you find optimal settings that give you playable fps.
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*Warning: Enabling Vsync causes the game to lock max fps at 30, enable this feature at your own risk.
  
The percent of the download resets every time the launcher is started, but the amount that has already downloaded is not accounted into this number; just what remains is. The best number correlates with the total download progress is the '''Files Remaining'''.
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== Known issues ==
  
If you have only one file remaining, switch to a language other than english or spanish, let it download that information, and then switch back to english.
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=== Patcher/launcher window is invisible/flickering ===
  
'''3. Ingame Bazaar (trade) don't work ("Awesomium patch")'''
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Run it with -dx9single like so:
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wine ./Gw2.exe -dx9single
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or
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wine ./Gw2-64.exe -dx9single
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if use a 64bit client
  
Need Download Wine sources (from GIT or tarball) and build with apply [https://gist.github.com/selman/4597314 this patch]. for more info see [http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27168 Wine bug #27168]
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=== Patcher/launcher crashes with assertion failed on "m_ioCount" ===
  
'''4. "Garbage" when take screenshots in JPEG mode'''
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The best known "fix" for this is to just let it crash and restart it, it should continue on where it left off. Some people reports that the installer crashes when approximately 1 GB has been downloaded but some other people reports crashes every few minutes. This however is rarely a problem when installing patches and only the initial installation poses a challenge, reason why some people just copy the Gw2 installation directory or the Gw2.dat from a Windows installation into the GW2 installation directory in Linux (/wineprefix/GuildWars2/drive_c/Program Files/ArenaNet/Guild Wars 2/) when installing the game.
  
By default, when take ingame screenshot (Impr Pant key), save screenshot in JPEG format. but this screenshot save [http://sl1pkn07.no-ip.com/GW2/gw007.jpg like this], to fix , have 2 ways:
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The percent of the download resets every time the launcher is started, but the amount that has already downloaded is not accounted into this number; just what remains is. The best number correlates with the total download progress is the '''Files Remaining'''.
 
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:1) Launch game with -bmp prefix to take screenshot in BMP format:
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::{{bc|wine ./Gw2.exe -bmp}}
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::[http://sl1pkn07.no-ip.com/GW2/gw008.bmp Good screenshot example]
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:2) Or apply [http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=42113&action=diff this patch] in Wine Sources (GIT or tarball). for more info see [http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31557 Wine bug #31557]
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If you have only one file remaining, switch to a language other than english or spanish, let it download that information, and then switch back to English.

Latest revision as of 16:19, 22 November 2015

Guild Wars 2 is a game developed by NC Soft. Currently a native client is only available for Windows and Mac systems. It is runnable through wine though.

Installation

Install wine or wine-staging and mpg123. Download the GW2 32bit client from their website, or GW2 64bit client from here (see this post in the official forum) and run it like this:

wine ./Gw2.exe

or

wine ./Gw2-64.exe

(For use the 64bit client need set the WINEARCH to 'win64' or use a 64bit WINEPREFIX bottle. or unset WINEARCH for multiarch installation).

Alternatively you can use WineGW2 which is a fork of wine that fixes some issues and provides better performance. You may still want to install wine package to get the dependencies right.

Radeon gpu users

In case the default xf86-video-ati driver does yeld low fps you can try catalyst drivers. For installation instructions see AMD Catalyst. (On HD6670 catalyst drivers give higher fps - 40-50 in open-world and there are no graphical glitches) .

As well as that, you will need to install wine with CSMT patch-set applied wine-staging as mouselook in game without it is extremely laggy. After installing you should create 32bit WINEPREFIX and enable CSMT, run:

   WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

When winecfg launches, select staging tab, and check the checbox "Enable CSMT for better graphic performance", click apply and exit. Run the game by executing launcher with -dx9single flag which fixes various launcher issues:

   wine Gw2.exe -dx9single
  • When in game, its a good idea to start tweaking graphical settings from medium/low for each setting until you find optimal settings that give you playable fps.
  • Warning: Enabling Vsync causes the game to lock max fps at 30, enable this feature at your own risk.

Known issues

Patcher/launcher window is invisible/flickering

Run it with -dx9single like so:

wine ./Gw2.exe -dx9single

or

wine ./Gw2-64.exe -dx9single

if use a 64bit client

Patcher/launcher crashes with assertion failed on "m_ioCount"

The best known "fix" for this is to just let it crash and restart it, it should continue on where it left off. Some people reports that the installer crashes when approximately 1 GB has been downloaded but some other people reports crashes every few minutes. This however is rarely a problem when installing patches and only the initial installation poses a challenge, reason why some people just copy the Gw2 installation directory or the Gw2.dat from a Windows installation into the GW2 installation directory in Linux (/wineprefix/GuildWars2/drive_c/Program Files/ArenaNet/Guild Wars 2/) when installing the game.

The percent of the download resets every time the launcher is started, but the amount that has already downloaded is not accounted into this number; just what remains is. The best number correlates with the total download progress is the Files Remaining.

If you have only one file remaining, switch to a language other than english or spanish, let it download that information, and then switch back to English.