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This page outlines working methods to get League of Legends working on your arch system.
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[[Category:Wine]]
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{{Poor writing|Style problems, little overview - see [[Help:Style]]}}
  
== PlayonLinux Method ==
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[https://www.leagueoflegends.com League of Legends] is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by [http://www.riotgames.com/ Riot Games] for Microsoft Windows and OS X. This page outlines working methods to get the Windows version of League of Legends working through [[Wine]].
  
{{Note | This method did not work previously and it was advised to set up a chroot; which is outlined in the next section. However, it works now, regardless of architecture.}}
 
  
This is the easiest method. Just install {{Pkg|wine}},
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== Installation ==
{{Pkg|winetricks}} and {{Pkg|playonlinux}}. Then run
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=== PlayonLinux Method ===
# playonlinux
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{{Note|The PlayOnLinux script is out of date and may not work. There is a [https://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-1135-League_Of_Legends.html#contributions beta script] that is reported to work.}}
This will install and configure everything for you.
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== Chroot Method ==
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To install League of Legends using this method, {{Pkg|playonlinux}} must be installed in the system. When you first run it, [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wine#PlayOnLinux.2FPlayOnMac PlayOnLinux] will install some necessary fonts. Afterwards, click Install, check the "testing box" and
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then search for "League of Legends". The rest is self-explanatory.
  
=== Setup ===
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=== AUR Package ===
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{{Note|You may need to add your user to {{ic|games}} group.}}
  
{{Note| If your architecture is i686, you can skip setting up the chroot. But, make sure that {{ic|Windows XP}} is set in your winecfg.}}  
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{{AUR|leagueoflegends}} from the [[AUR]] is available to ease the installation of the game using the method used in the [[#Wine Method]] section.  
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This package will download the game installer in {{ic|/var/games/leagueoflegends}} and configure the wine environment to run the game. Additionally, it creates a bash script and a {{ic|.desktop}} file to launch the game.
  
==== Set up a chroot ====
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=== Wine Method ===
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{{Note| The guide is written mostly for x86_64 systems, if your architecture is i686, you can skip setting up the new Wine Prefix (Just use the default wine prefix instead: .wine). You can also ignore WINEARCH/WINEPREFIX parts of commands· And to you, "lib32-lcms2" would just be "lcms2"}}
  
The way to do this is outlined in [[Install bundled 32-bit system in Arch64]]. An even
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==== Create a 32-bit Wine PREFIX ====
easier method is to install {{AUR|arch32-light}} from the AUR [which automates the steps
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Install {{Pkg|wine}} on your system and run:
outlined in the wiki article cited].
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===== Install your graphics drivers =====
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  # WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winecfg
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to create a default 32-bit prefix at $HOME/.wine. If it asks to install something (like Wine Mono or Wine Gecko or some such) just always click install. After this make sure Windows Version is set to Windows XP.
  
You will need to install your graphics drivers inside the chroot. You will need
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====  Install the dependencies ====
hardware acceleration drivers as well.
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Install the required packages on your system:
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* {{Pkg|lib32-alsa-lib}} (for pulseaudio users: {{Pkg|lib32-alsa-plugins}} and {{Pkg|lib32-libpulse}})
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* {{Pkg|lib32-libldap}}
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* {{Pkg|lib32-lcms2}}
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* {{Pkg|lib32-gnutls}} 
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* {{Pkg|winetricks}}
  
===== Install {{Pkg|wine}} in your chroot =====
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Install the following windows components using winetricks:
{{Warning| Newest versions of {{Pkg| wine}} do not allow users to login.
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Downgrade to {{Pkg|wine}} 1.5.22-1}}
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===== Create a wine PREFIX =====
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# WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 wininet corefonts adobeair ie8
  
Run:
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If you run into problems installing adobeair, you need to make a little change in your Winecfg.
  
  # schroot -p winecfg
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  # WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winecfg
to create a default 32-bit prefix at $HOME/.wine and take the chance to verify that it
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is set on Windows XP
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{{Note| If you do not have {{Pkg|schroot}} installed, follow the following guide to set it up:
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Access the libraries tab, find in the list of existing libraries (or add a new entry for it if it does not exist) '''dnsapi''', click Edit... and configure it for "'''Native then Builtin'''"
[[Install bundled 32-bit system in Arch64#Install and Configure Schroot]]}}
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===== Install the following in chroot =====
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==== Client installation ====
{{Note| The following list is compiled from different users on different systems.
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===== Using Windows installer =====
Other users might need more or less then what is listed here. If you need something not listed here, please add it to the list.}}
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{{Warning|The Windows installer may not work on some systems.}}
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In order to use the installer using Wine 32bit prefix, execute the following command:
  
* {{Pkg|gnutls}} <br>
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GC_DONT_GC=1 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 wine /PATH/TO/INSTALLER.exe
{{Warning|recent versions of gnutls break LoL. Downgrade to 3.1.6-1}}
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* {{Pkg|lcms}}
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* {{Pkg|samba}}
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====  Set up your base system ====
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Follow the steps indicated on the installer menu.
  
Install {{Pkg|wine}} and {{Pkg|winetricks}} in your base system.  
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===== Using a existing copy of the game =====
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There are several ways to do this, the Windows version (as long as it can run the Installer which probably requires Windows XP or newer) here are a few methods.
  
Install the following windows components using winetricks from your base system:
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* Get access to a physical Windows based machine, in your home or at your neighbors/friends place, bring a 8GB USB flash drive or external HDD with you and install the game on it. (If you do not have a 16GB flash drive you can use a smaller one and make a few round trips after installing the game on the HDD instead.)
  
  # winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 wininet winhttp corefonts
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* Install a virtualization software (like Virtualbox or VMWare Player) and set up a Windows installation inside of it. Make sure it has a network connection, then install League of Legends on it, set up a shared folder between the VM and the host machine, and move the League of Legends installation into it, then from the Host system you can proceed to the next step and move the installation from the shared folder into your Wine Prefix.
  
===== Install the following in your base system =====
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* If you already have a Dual-Boot setup, you can just install League of Legends onto the Windows installation, load the hard drive to Linux (requires {{Pkg|ntfs-3g}}, may also require you to set the exec option in /etc/fstab for the drive) then proceed to the next step and symlink the folder from your Windows drive to your Wine Prefix.
{{Note| The following list is compiled from different users on different systems. Other users might need more or less then what is listed here. If you need something not listed here, please add it to the list.}}
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* {{Pkg| lib32-libldap}}: This is required for running the installer
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* See if the installer works with {{Pkg|playonlinux}}. If it does then install it, move the folder from the playonlinux wineprefix to the wine32 prefix and uninstall playonlinux again (or keep it if you would like)
  
=== Install ===
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After you get your hands on the game, either move or symlink it to your wine32 prefix, using either of these commands (assuming you have a dual boot setup and your windows partition is mounted at /mnt/windows, or you have the game on a USB flash drive mounted at /media/removable):
  
==== Download the LoL installer ====
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# ln -s /mnt/windows/Riot\ Games/ $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/
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# mv /media/removable/Riot\ Games/ $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/
  
You can download the installer from the league of legends website:
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==== Compatibility Steps (Optional) ====
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{{Warning|These steps may be not necessary.}}
  
[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/ League of Legends]
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*'''Hostname''' (Fixes the game failing to run after Champion Select screen)
  
==== Download the Game ====
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First you will want to find your hostname.
Run the following command from your base system:
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# cat /etc/hostname
  
  # GC_DONT_GC=1 wine $directory/LeagueofLegends.exe
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Then you will want to make sure your /etc/hosts file uses your hostname over localhost, you can do this by opening /etc/hosts with an editor of your choice.
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  # nano /etc/hosts
  
where $directory is the directory where the installer is
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Then replace all mentions of localhost with the hostname you got from the first command (this change requires a system restart, without this your game will fail after champion select with a "Bad Window" error)
located.
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==== Install the Game ====
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*'''Texture Patch''' (Fixes in-game store crashing the game when it is opened)
Install the game from your base system. Find the setup.exe file and go
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# wine setup.exe
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You now need to patch away the mipmaps of the in-game shop icons. An alternative method is to patch [http://pastebin.com/xSNJjkMY Wine itself].
  
{{Note| This may happen automatically when the download finishes}}
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A better method is edit the .../Config/Game.cfg and under the [General] section add "x3d_platform=1" along with the other options instead of patching either wine or the texture files. This works in wine 1.7.53.
  
==== Patch the game ====
 
 
Download   
 
Download   
  
 
[https://github.com/A-Metaphysical-Drama/LoL-Linux-Tools/ LoL-Linux-Tools]
 
[https://github.com/A-Metaphysical-Drama/LoL-Linux-Tools/ LoL-Linux-Tools]
  
Follow the included instructions and apply the texture patch.
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Extract the file to a location of your choosing, then edit config.py with an editor of your choice and set an absolute path.
This will prevent the game from crashing when you open the
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lol_path = '/home/USERNAME/.wine32/drive_c/Riot Games/League of Legends/'
in-game store.
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==== Running the Game ====
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Then execute the patch with
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# python2 lol_linux.py texture_patch
  
Create a bash script with the following commands:
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If all went well, you will see an output explaning what the patch is doing (unpacking a bunch of dds files from an archive, patching out the mipmaps in them, archiving them again, and then it will be done, this takes a few)
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And now your LoL client should finally be working!
  
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{{Warning|If you use this Texture Patch rather than patching Wine itself for compatibility with the original store icons, you will need to apply the patch again every time the game is updated. This is because if Riot Games add new icons or change existing ones, they will not be compatible with Wine anymore.}}
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You can create an alias in .bashrc to automate this process a bit.
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alias lol-update='python2 $HOME/.lol_patch/lol_linux.py texture_patch'
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The patch will only take long to finish the first time you run it, as it does not need to patch all of the files again, only the ones that are new or have changed.
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==== Run the game under Wine ====
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Create an alias to execute the 32-bit Wine installation (in ~/.bashrc) this is not really a required step, but just a good practice since you can use this to run other programs that play better with a 32-bit wine prefix than a 64-bit one.
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# alias wine32='env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" wine'
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The above alias will work with winecfg, it will however not work with winetricks (to run winetricks you need to do it like done formerly in this guide)
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Create a bash script or an alias with the following commands:
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Bash script example: '''/bin/leagueoflegends'''
 
  #!/bin/sh
 
  #!/bin/sh
  cd "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Riot Games/League of Legends/RADS/system/"
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  pushd $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/RADS/system/
  schroot -p -- wine "rads_user_kernel.exe" run lol_launcher $(ls ../projects/lol_launcher/releases/) LoLLauncher.exe
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  WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 wine rads_user_kernel.exe run lol_launcher $(ls ../projects/lol_launcher/releases/) LoLLauncher.exe
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popd
  
Run the bash script and you should be good to go!
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Make sure to remember to make the file executable
  
Enjoy playing LoL on your Arch System!!!!
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# chmod +755 /bin/leagueoflegends
  
== Troubleshooting ==
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Alias example: '''$HOME/.bashrc'''
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# alias League_of_Legends='popd $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/RADS/system/ && wine32 rads_user_kernel.exe run lol_launcher $(ls ../projects/lol_launcher/releases/) LoLLauncher.exe && pushd'
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Shortcut example (if you made a bash script, this can be useful for example if you want to launch the game from steam): '''/usr/share/applications/LeagueofLegends.desktop'''
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[Desktop Entry]
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Name=League of Legends
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Comment=Runs League of Legends through a 32-bit Wine installation.
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Exec=/bin/leagueoflegends
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Terminal=false
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Type=Application
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Icon=LoL_Icon.png
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Categories=Wine;Game;
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To be able to use an Icon for the application, you need to either convert the '''*/RADS/system/lol.ico''' to the png format (with imagemick or gimp), or download the icon separately and place it in the '''~/.icons/''' folder of your home directory. Here is a [http://img.informer.com/icons/png/48/4719/4719180.png 48x48 icon] you can download.
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Run the bash script/alias/shortcut and you should be good to go!
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To test if the game is working, create a custom Summoner's Rift match with one bot. If it loads and you do not crash upon opening the in-game store, you are golden! Congratulations!
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== Troubleshooting/Tips ==
 
* In case of flashing minimap or exceedingly low FPS try disabling HUD animations in the in-game options for notable boost in performance.
 
* In case of flashing minimap or exceedingly low FPS try disabling HUD animations in the in-game options for notable boost in performance.
  
* On certain intel cards, enabling vertical sync can lead to a big boost in performance
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* On certain intel cards, enabling vertical sync can lead to a big boost in performance.
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* If the launcher is all black, make sure you have a lib32 version of libgl installed {{Pkg|lib32-mesa-libgl}} {{Pkg|lib32-nvidia-libgl}} {{AUR|lib32-catalyst-utils}}/[[AMD_Catalyst#Installing_from_the_unofficial_repository|lib32-catalyst-libgl]]
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*If the terrain is too dark, one solution would be to install the proprietary drivers of your graphics card.
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*Disabling Anti-Aliasing, Vertical Synchronization and Frame Rate Cap in the in-game options may greatly improve performance for some cards.
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*If there is no ingame audio with usb sound cards, installing [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?name=wine-staging wine-staging] may resolve it.
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* If the login server doesn't respond, you can try by removing wininet:
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# WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winecfg
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Access the libraries tab, find in the list of existing libraries '''wininet''', click Remove...
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*For further troubleshooting, go to [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=183860 this thread].
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==== For d3dstream patched Wine ====
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{{Warning|On some setups users may experience temporary game freezes during gameplay if using this patch, proceed with caution. If this happens to you, you may be better off using the official version of Wine as freezing is not tolerable in competitive games.}}
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* You need to add a registry key to Wine in order to apply the performance boost the patch offers, [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1321578#p1321578 read this] for more information on how.
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* If you cannot access the launcher store running d3dstream patched wine, you can bypass the problem by running the game from the default 64-bit prefix with the below command, just remember to restart the game before you try to go for another match.
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wine .wine32/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/lol.launcher.exe
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==== In-game shop crash ====
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Edit the file {{ic|Config/game.cfg}} and add {{ic|1=x3d_platform=1}} to {{ic|[General]}} section.
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[General]
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x3d_platform=1
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This option should switch to the OpenGL renderer.
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{{Warning|This may cause some moderate to severe graphic bugs and blurry textures, depending on setup.}}
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==== Store Authentication Required ====
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If clicking "Browse the Store" causes a dialog box titled "Authentication Required" with the text "Please enter your username and password: Server store.XX#.lol.riotgame.com", do not enter your user/pass. Clicking OK leads to a screen filled with black text (highlight to confirm), and clicking Cancel probably gives some network timeout error.
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A possible solution: After you log in, there is a home screen containing elements that link to youtube videos, patch notes, etc. In this home screen there are two or more elements that link to current sales within the in-game shop. If you click on one of those sales, for example, a skin that is on sale, it'll automatically authenticate and send you to the in-game shop, and as a result you won't get the session error and re-authentication bug.
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Tip via [https://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-1135-League_Of_Legends.html Play on Linux thread].
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==== Connection Error: connection failure unable to connect to the pvp.net server ====
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Authentication and logging in works, however the connection then fails with the abovementioned error. One possible solution, according to https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19141 is disabling TCP timestamps:
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# sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps=0
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For a permanent solution:
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# echo "net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 0" > /etc/sysctl.d/10-tcp-timestamps.conf
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==== Hang after champ select with AMD proprietary fglrx driver ====
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If you have the proprietary AMD fglrx driver installed, you should install trough winetricks the {{ic|directx9}} package (Not d3dx_y)
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==== PlayOnLinux Troubleshooting ====
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* '''Bugsplat opening patcher:''' To fix this you need to configure the PlayOnLinux's wine version by clicking the configure gear, change wine version to system from 1.9-LeagueOfLegends and if you have not done so already install {{Pkg|lib32-libldap}}.
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* '''Adobe air missing:''' To fix this you need to install {{Pkg|lib32-lcms2}}.
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* '''The login server did not respond:'''
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PlayOnLinux seem to be missing a symlink from the generic version of {{Pkg|libgcrypt}} to the specific version it ships.
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That can be fixed by finding the folders of the affected Wine versions and creating the links manually.
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Replace ARCH with either x86 or amd64, and VERSION with the Wine version you intend to fix.
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$ cd ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-ARCH/VERSION/lib
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$ ln -s libgcrypt.so.11.* libgcrypt.so.11
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$ ln -s libgcrypt.so.11 libgcrypt.so
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If you are still unable to login after setting up the above symlinks, {{Pkg|lib32-gnutls}} may need to be manually installed or re-installed.
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* '''No sounds:''' install {{Pkg|lib32-alsa-lib}} (for pulseaudio users: {{Pkg|lib32-alsa-plugins}} and {{Pkg|lib32-libpulse}})
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* '''Store (for runes) is all black:''' [http://forums.eune.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=571456 install IE8] in the PlayOnLinux components.
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* '''Crash after champ select:''' [http://www.playonlinux.com/en/topic-11344-1.html install directx9] in the PlayOnLinux components.

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League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and OS X. This page outlines working methods to get the Windows version of League of Legends working through Wine.


Installation

PlayonLinux Method

Note: The PlayOnLinux script is out of date and may not work. There is a beta script that is reported to work.

To install League of Legends using this method, playonlinux must be installed in the system. When you first run it, PlayOnLinux will install some necessary fonts. Afterwards, click Install, check the "testing box" and then search for "League of Legends". The rest is self-explanatory.

AUR Package

Note: You may need to add your user to games group.

leagueoflegendsAUR from the AUR is available to ease the installation of the game using the method used in the #Wine Method section. This package will download the game installer in /var/games/leagueoflegends and configure the wine environment to run the game. Additionally, it creates a bash script and a .desktop file to launch the game.

Wine Method

Note: The guide is written mostly for x86_64 systems, if your architecture is i686, you can skip setting up the new Wine Prefix (Just use the default wine prefix instead: .wine). You can also ignore WINEARCH/WINEPREFIX parts of commands· And to you, "lib32-lcms2" would just be "lcms2"

Create a 32-bit Wine PREFIX

Install wine on your system and run:

# WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winecfg

to create a default 32-bit prefix at $HOME/.wine. If it asks to install something (like Wine Mono or Wine Gecko or some such) just always click install. After this make sure Windows Version is set to Windows XP.

Install the dependencies

Install the required packages on your system:

Install the following windows components using winetricks:

# WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 wininet corefonts adobeair ie8

If you run into problems installing adobeair, you need to make a little change in your Winecfg.

# WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winecfg

Access the libraries tab, find in the list of existing libraries (or add a new entry for it if it does not exist) dnsapi, click Edit... and configure it for "Native then Builtin"

Client installation

Using Windows installer
Warning: The Windows installer may not work on some systems.

In order to use the installer using Wine 32bit prefix, execute the following command:

GC_DONT_GC=1 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 wine /PATH/TO/INSTALLER.exe

Follow the steps indicated on the installer menu.

Using a existing copy of the game

There are several ways to do this, the Windows version (as long as it can run the Installer which probably requires Windows XP or newer) here are a few methods.

  • Get access to a physical Windows based machine, in your home or at your neighbors/friends place, bring a 8GB USB flash drive or external HDD with you and install the game on it. (If you do not have a 16GB flash drive you can use a smaller one and make a few round trips after installing the game on the HDD instead.)
  • Install a virtualization software (like Virtualbox or VMWare Player) and set up a Windows installation inside of it. Make sure it has a network connection, then install League of Legends on it, set up a shared folder between the VM and the host machine, and move the League of Legends installation into it, then from the Host system you can proceed to the next step and move the installation from the shared folder into your Wine Prefix.
  • If you already have a Dual-Boot setup, you can just install League of Legends onto the Windows installation, load the hard drive to Linux (requires ntfs-3g, may also require you to set the exec option in /etc/fstab for the drive) then proceed to the next step and symlink the folder from your Windows drive to your Wine Prefix.
  • See if the installer works with playonlinux. If it does then install it, move the folder from the playonlinux wineprefix to the wine32 prefix and uninstall playonlinux again (or keep it if you would like)

After you get your hands on the game, either move or symlink it to your wine32 prefix, using either of these commands (assuming you have a dual boot setup and your windows partition is mounted at /mnt/windows, or you have the game on a USB flash drive mounted at /media/removable):

# ln -s /mnt/windows/Riot\ Games/ $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/
# mv /media/removable/Riot\ Games/ $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/

Compatibility Steps (Optional)

Warning: These steps may be not necessary.
  • Hostname (Fixes the game failing to run after Champion Select screen)

First you will want to find your hostname.

# cat /etc/hostname

Then you will want to make sure your /etc/hosts file uses your hostname over localhost, you can do this by opening /etc/hosts with an editor of your choice.

# nano /etc/hosts

Then replace all mentions of localhost with the hostname you got from the first command (this change requires a system restart, without this your game will fail after champion select with a "Bad Window" error)

  • Texture Patch (Fixes in-game store crashing the game when it is opened)

You now need to patch away the mipmaps of the in-game shop icons. An alternative method is to patch Wine itself.

A better method is edit the .../Config/Game.cfg and under the [General] section add "x3d_platform=1" along with the other options instead of patching either wine or the texture files. This works in wine 1.7.53.

Download

LoL-Linux-Tools

Extract the file to a location of your choosing, then edit config.py with an editor of your choice and set an absolute path.

lol_path = '/home/USERNAME/.wine32/drive_c/Riot Games/League of Legends/'

Then execute the patch with

# python2 lol_linux.py texture_patch

If all went well, you will see an output explaning what the patch is doing (unpacking a bunch of dds files from an archive, patching out the mipmaps in them, archiving them again, and then it will be done, this takes a few) And now your LoL client should finally be working!

Warning: If you use this Texture Patch rather than patching Wine itself for compatibility with the original store icons, you will need to apply the patch again every time the game is updated. This is because if Riot Games add new icons or change existing ones, they will not be compatible with Wine anymore.

You can create an alias in .bashrc to automate this process a bit.

alias lol-update='python2 $HOME/.lol_patch/lol_linux.py texture_patch'

The patch will only take long to finish the first time you run it, as it does not need to patch all of the files again, only the ones that are new or have changed.

Run the game under Wine

Create an alias to execute the 32-bit Wine installation (in ~/.bashrc) this is not really a required step, but just a good practice since you can use this to run other programs that play better with a 32-bit wine prefix than a 64-bit one.

# alias wine32='env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" wine'

The above alias will work with winecfg, it will however not work with winetricks (to run winetricks you need to do it like done formerly in this guide)

Create a bash script or an alias with the following commands:

Bash script example: /bin/leagueoflegends

#!/bin/sh
pushd $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/RADS/system/
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 wine rads_user_kernel.exe run lol_launcher $(ls ../projects/lol_launcher/releases/) LoLLauncher.exe
popd

Make sure to remember to make the file executable

# chmod +755 /bin/leagueoflegends

Alias example: $HOME/.bashrc

# alias League_of_Legends='popd $HOME/.wine32/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/RADS/system/ && wine32 rads_user_kernel.exe run lol_launcher $(ls ../projects/lol_launcher/releases/) LoLLauncher.exe && pushd'

Shortcut example (if you made a bash script, this can be useful for example if you want to launch the game from steam): /usr/share/applications/LeagueofLegends.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=League of Legends
Comment=Runs League of Legends through a 32-bit Wine installation.
Exec=/bin/leagueoflegends
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=LoL_Icon.png
Categories=Wine;Game;

To be able to use an Icon for the application, you need to either convert the */RADS/system/lol.ico to the png format (with imagemick or gimp), or download the icon separately and place it in the ~/.icons/ folder of your home directory. Here is a 48x48 icon you can download.

Run the bash script/alias/shortcut and you should be good to go!

To test if the game is working, create a custom Summoner's Rift match with one bot. If it loads and you do not crash upon opening the in-game store, you are golden! Congratulations!


Troubleshooting/Tips

  • In case of flashing minimap or exceedingly low FPS try disabling HUD animations in the in-game options for notable boost in performance.
  • On certain intel cards, enabling vertical sync can lead to a big boost in performance.
  • If the terrain is too dark, one solution would be to install the proprietary drivers of your graphics card.
  • Disabling Anti-Aliasing, Vertical Synchronization and Frame Rate Cap in the in-game options may greatly improve performance for some cards.
  • If there is no ingame audio with usb sound cards, installing wine-staging may resolve it.
  • If the login server doesn't respond, you can try by removing wininet:
# WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32 winecfg

Access the libraries tab, find in the list of existing libraries wininet, click Remove...

For d3dstream patched Wine

Warning: On some setups users may experience temporary game freezes during gameplay if using this patch, proceed with caution. If this happens to you, you may be better off using the official version of Wine as freezing is not tolerable in competitive games.
  • You need to add a registry key to Wine in order to apply the performance boost the patch offers, read this for more information on how.
  • If you cannot access the launcher store running d3dstream patched wine, you can bypass the problem by running the game from the default 64-bit prefix with the below command, just remember to restart the game before you try to go for another match.
wine .wine32/drive_c/Riot\ Games/League\ of\ Legends/lol.launcher.exe

In-game shop crash

Edit the file Config/game.cfg and add x3d_platform=1 to [General] section.

[General]
x3d_platform=1

This option should switch to the OpenGL renderer.

Warning: This may cause some moderate to severe graphic bugs and blurry textures, depending on setup.

Store Authentication Required

If clicking "Browse the Store" causes a dialog box titled "Authentication Required" with the text "Please enter your username and password: Server store.XX#.lol.riotgame.com", do not enter your user/pass. Clicking OK leads to a screen filled with black text (highlight to confirm), and clicking Cancel probably gives some network timeout error.

A possible solution: After you log in, there is a home screen containing elements that link to youtube videos, patch notes, etc. In this home screen there are two or more elements that link to current sales within the in-game shop. If you click on one of those sales, for example, a skin that is on sale, it'll automatically authenticate and send you to the in-game shop, and as a result you won't get the session error and re-authentication bug.

Tip via Play on Linux thread.

Connection Error: connection failure unable to connect to the pvp.net server

Authentication and logging in works, however the connection then fails with the abovementioned error. One possible solution, according to https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19141 is disabling TCP timestamps:

# sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps=0

For a permanent solution:

# echo "net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 0" > /etc/sysctl.d/10-tcp-timestamps.conf

Hang after champ select with AMD proprietary fglrx driver

If you have the proprietary AMD fglrx driver installed, you should install trough winetricks the directx9 package (Not d3dx_y)

PlayOnLinux Troubleshooting

  • Bugsplat opening patcher: To fix this you need to configure the PlayOnLinux's wine version by clicking the configure gear, change wine version to system from 1.9-LeagueOfLegends and if you have not done so already install lib32-libldap.
  • Adobe air missing: To fix this you need to install lib32-lcms2.
  • The login server did not respond:

PlayOnLinux seem to be missing a symlink from the generic version of libgcrypt to the specific version it ships. That can be fixed by finding the folders of the affected Wine versions and creating the links manually. Replace ARCH with either x86 or amd64, and VERSION with the Wine version you intend to fix.

$ cd ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-ARCH/VERSION/lib
$ ln -s libgcrypt.so.11.* libgcrypt.so.11
$ ln -s libgcrypt.so.11 libgcrypt.so

If you are still unable to login after setting up the above symlinks, lib32-gnutls may need to be manually installed or re-installed.

  • Store (for runes) is all black: install IE8 in the PlayOnLinux components.