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''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.
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''Guild Wars 2'' is a game developed by ArenaNet and published by NC Soft. Currently a native client is only available for Windows and Mac systems. It is runnable through wine though.
  
 
== 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 [http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/client/Gw2.exe 32-bit] or [http://s3.amazonaws.com/gw2cdn/client/branches/Gw2-64.exe 64-bit] client (see [https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/support/64-bit-Client-Beta-FAQ/first#post5717439 64-bit FAQ] for differences) 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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It is recommended to use {{Pkg|wine-staging}} with [[Wine#CSMT patch]] for optimal performance.
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=== Radeon gpu users ===
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In case the default {{Pkg|xf86-video-ati}} driver does yield 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) .
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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.
  
 
== Known issues ==
 
== Known issues ==
  
'''1. Patcher/launcher window is invisible/flickering.'''
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=== Patcher/launcher window is invisible/flickering ===
  
 
Run it with -dx9single like so:
 
Run it with -dx9single like so:
 
  wine ./Gw2.exe -dx9single
 
  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
  
'''2. Patcher/launcher crashes with assertion failed on "m_ioCount"'''
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=== Patcher/launcher crashes with assertion failed on "m_ioCount" ===
 
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:related: Wine [https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30511 bug 30511]
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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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 ({{ic|/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'''.
 
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.
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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.
 
 
'''3. Ingame Bazaar (Black Lion trade) don't work ("Awesomium patch")'''
 
 
 
Need Download Wine sources fom GIT and build with patches found in [http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27168 Wine bug #27168]
 
 
 
'''4. "Garbage" when take screenshots in JPEG mode'''
 
 
 
Fixed in wine 1.7.4.
 
 
 
To take screenshot in BMP, add flag -bmp in command line, like so:
 
wine ./Gw2.exe -bmp
 
 
 
For more info see: [http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31557 Wine bug #31557]
 
 
 
'''5. Camera rotation stop the movement when the mouse reach the edge of window'''
 
 
 
When click MOUSE1 and move to rotate the camera , this stop when the mouse reach the edge of window, this fixed in 1.5.14, but broken again as of 1.5.29.
 
 
 
Need Download wine sources from GIT and revert a certain commit with:
 
 
 
git revert --no-edit 76bbf106a28c4caa82873e8450bde7d4adc765bf
 
 
 
For more info see: [http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33479 Wine bug #33479]
 

Latest revision as of 15:58, 8 October 2017

Guild Wars 2 is a game developed by ArenaNet and published 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 32-bit or 64-bit client (see 64-bit FAQ for differences) and run it like this:

wine ./Gw2.exe

or

wine ./Gw2-64.exe

It is recommended to use wine-staging with Wine#CSMT patch for optimal performance.

Radeon gpu users

In case the default xf86-video-ati driver does yield 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) .

  • 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"

related: Wine bug 30511

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.