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  • Kanok.3027Kanok.3027 Member ✭✭✭

    So, I reinstalled GW2 on my laptop after removing Antergos and going to Zorin. I used the installer, which was simple to use, however, not sure if this is an issue with the installer version or with the package. The Launcher shows nothing but the background. No text, no UI, nothing. Is there anything I can do to resolve that? I'm running this on a Ryzen 5 APU laptop (R5 2500U/Vega 8), if that helps.

  • @Kanok.3027 said:
    So, I reinstalled GW2 on my laptop after removing Antergos and going to Zorin. I used the installer, which was simple to use, however, not sure if this is an issue with the installer version or with the package. The Launcher shows nothing but the background. No text, no UI, nothing. Is there anything I can do to resolve that? I'm running this on a Ryzen 5 APU laptop (R5 2500U/Vega 8), if that helps.

    Install the Wine package from the repo, you won't use it directly since GW2 carries its' own version, but along with it you will install all the required libraries by Wine. For reference you can watch the video I recorded on the main page. Regardless if you choose the gui or terminal version, for the most part the installation procedure is the same.

  • Kanok.3027Kanok.3027 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 10, 2019

    Ah, right. I should have prepped first. I knew I was jumping ahead too soon. Thanks for that little tip.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Apparently Zorin has some kind of issue with wine not being an installation candidate. Might have to delve deeper into this and see what I can find out...

  • btw, I am trying Steam's ACO now. Don't see any real difference so far. But at least it is stable

  • okay, I just experienced a massive fps boost.

    this is not for everyone but:
    deinstalled pulseaudio
    reemerged alsaplugins without pulseaudio support
    installed apulse
    setup asoundrc to use dmix
    start gw2 normally
    let chromium and asorted other kitten use apulse.

    a) sound so much nicer
    b) fps so much better. 5-10fps on average

  • @DxCx.8653 said:

    @rlwilliamson.2075 said:
    Thanks so much for this. I know I am late to the party but I just found your work. I can now say I have nothing keeping in Windows anymore. It's weird but I feel like i'm getting slightly better performace on linux than when I was running in Windows.

    I can report that both on my laptop and on my friend(s) the d9vk setup runs better than windows. Fps wise its almost identical but on linux much faster loading screens and less stutters.

    Also, i would like to inform that now D9VK released its first offical version which supports gw2 completely including arcdps:
    https://github.com/Joshua-Ashton/d9vk/releases/tag/0.13

    Enjoy everyone :) :)

    Thanks so much. So this is diffrent than what I downloaded on the first page? New-ish to linux, sorry. Do I install it the same way?

  • ArmoredVehicle.2849ArmoredVehicle.2849 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 11, 2019

    @rlwilliamson.2075 said:
    Thanks so much. So this is diffrent than what I downloaded on the first page? New-ish to linux, sorry. Do I install it the same way?

    The package on the main page comprises of a set of programs which includes a custom wine, pre-set settings optimized for GW2, the d9vk components and some self made scripts. The link DxCx linked is for the d9vk component only, for comparison purposes the current d9vk inside the package is only a few features behind the 0.13 release, technically these are unrelated to GW2 since the game already worked perfectly before that, arcdps support is present as well. :)

    For the time being I will only be updating the d9vk components inside the package, as such I will upload small patches rather than a full sized installer every time. This should also make it less of a hassle for everyone.

  • @ArmoredVehicle.2849 said:

    @rlwilliamson.2075 said:
    Thanks so much. So this is diffrent than what I downloaded on the first page? New-ish to linux, sorry. Do I install it the same way?

    The package on the main page comprises of a set of programs which includes a custom wine, pre-set settings optimized for GW2, the d9vk components and some self made scripts. The link DxCx linked is for the d9vk component only, for comparison purposes the current d9vk inside the package is only a few features behind the 0.13 release, technically these are unrelated to GW2 since the game already worked perfectly before that, arcdps support is present as well. :)

    For the time being I will only be updating the d9vk components inside the package, as such I will upload small patches rather than a full sized installer every time. This should also make it less of a hassle for everyone.

    Thanks for the clarification. So I should be good to go unless I want to install the new componates for testing? Its already working great as is.

  • @rlwilliamson.2075 said:
    So I should be good to go unless I want to install the new componates for testing?

    Yes, that's it pretty much. I suggest bookmarking this thread for GW2 Linux related stuff :)

  • Kanok.3027Kanok.3027 Member ✭✭✭

    After installing elementary, getting wine up and running and getting GW2 installed and downloaded (updated), I got a DirectX 9 error. Tried to install it using winetricks, now it just crashes, so I decided not to even bother with it for the time being. The installer didn't work on elementary OS due to Pantheon being the DE and not having shortcuts on the desktop like other DE's do. Oh well. I still have it on Windows, so I guess there's that. At least, for the time being. This combined with the balance patch news just put me into a stupor. Excuse me while I go drink myself into oblivion.

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 13, 2019

    Hey there Armor,

    I am back (sort of) I had for the most part deleted everything for sometime now but decided to start transitioning back to playing a little again.

    Tried the current package and it works better by a decent margin compared to the last time I was using it (not sure which version I was using last year). I am getting faster load times and better FPS. I still get a little stutter but mostly in dense areas or high population spots.

    Did you ever get your package working with Gallium-nine?

    I get lower FPS using it through straight wine-staging with NINE but I get zero stutter just a bit of lag in large events. I would love to incorporate the best of both.

    I have it running both ways still and it has become much easier to deal with Gallium-nine and wine now. Now that it is basically a stand alone you can just install Gallium-nine to the wineprefix for a specific game directly. There are some drawbacks but this ran without issue for me the first time I tried and I was guessing. I either am finally starting to remember something about linux after these last few years or this actually got easier.

    Hope things have been well and I see a lot names in the thread here that I did not before so that hopefully means that GW2 on Linux has become more popular. I have to go back and read a lot of the pages of these posts now :)

    I have been tinkering with this:

    https://github.com/iXit/wine-nine-standalone

  • I have come to the end of my wisdom. Maybe someone here has an idea.

    My system:
    OpenSuse Tumbleweed KDE
    Geforce GTX 770
    Driver 430.26.0
    DXVK 1.2.2
    Vulkan 1.1.9.9

    My problem:
    Using the vulkan package from here like it is, GW2 crashes every few minutes. Most of the time leaving the computer completely frozen, so I have to do a complete restart. Sometimes I get an error message and GW2 only crashes to desktop. Debug.sh does not give any messages or hints concerning the crashes. This happens with version 1.7 and 1.8 and no matter whether GW2 is running in fullscreen or windowed fullscreen modus.

    If I use the legacy OpenGl package, I never have any crashes at all, the game runs fine!

    The error message I get:

    --> Crash <--
    Exception: 20474343
    App: Gw2-64.exe
    Pid: 8
    BaseAddr: 0000000140000000
    ProgramId: 101
    Build: 97617
    Module: KERNEL32.dll
    When: 2019-07-12T21:28:25Z 2019-07-12T23:28:25+02:00
    Uptime: 0 days 0:01:01
    Flags: 0

    --> System <--
    Name: 06e7e29e
    IpAddr: 192.168.0.104
    Processors: 4 [GenuineIntel:6:12:3]
    OSVersion: Windows 6.1 (64 bit)

    --> System Memory <--
    Physical: 3038MB/ 7924MB 38%
    Paged: 7951MB/12927MB 61%
    Virtual: 134217727MB/134217727MB 3%
    Load: 61%
    CommitTotal: 5253MB
    CommitLimit: 12927MB
    CommitPeak: 0MB
    SystemCache: 0MB
    HandleCount: 8768
    ProcessCount: 7
    ThreadCount: 86

    --> Process Memory <--
    Private: 0MB
    WorkingSet: 2551MB
    PeakWorkingSet: 2553MB
    PageFaults: 0

    --> Memory Category Usage (Inclusive) <--
    [Category] [Size(MB)] [Count]
    Root 1500.43 1738402
    Programmer Data 1022.69 473265
    VRAM 634.27 15238
    Engine 537.17 237509
    Model-Programmer 427.04 68988
    Uncategorized 353.47 1198141
    Game 330.11 173570
    Content 212.68 55785
    VRAM - Prop Tex 171.99 1925
    VRAM - Character Tex 139.94 1128
    Collections 113.24 8197
    Dictionary 111.26 2733
    Text 96.00 14238
    VRAM - Gr Postproc 91.34 17
    Art Assets 90.26 23622
    Gr 89.05 109963
    Character Models 67.58 7136
    Composite Models 66.71 3712
    VRAM - Composite Tex 64.28 333
    Gr Umbra 43.97 1413
    Composite Tex Pool 36.15 136
    Composite Tex 36.15 136
    Collide 34.02 43374
    Composite Packfile 30.22 837

    --> Memory Category Usage (Exclusive) <--
    [Category] [Size(MB)] [Count]
    Model-Programmer 415.18 52302
    Uncategorized 353.47 1198141
    Content 212.68 55785
    VRAM - Prop Tex 171.99 1925
    VRAM - Character Tex 139.94 1128
    Dictionary 111.26 2733
    Text 96.00 14238
    VRAM - Gr Postproc 91.34 17
    VRAM - Composite Tex 64.28 333
    Gr Umbra 43.97 1413
    Composite Tex Pool 36.15 136
    Composite Packfile 30.22 837
    VRAM - DirectX Geo Buffers 28.03 1109
    Archive 26.02 91
    VRAM - Gr Img 17.52 8
    Collide Havok 15.58 32815
    Collide 13.86 9363
    VRAM - DDI Shader 13.71 10101
    VRAM - Character Geo 13.63 71
    VRAM - Terrain Tex 12.25 45
    Model Granny 11.85 16118
    Gr Shadow 11.80 4433
    Composite 11.63 1792
    Audio FMOD 10.35 4185

    --> Error Logs <--
    NULL REWARD TRACK: 5C4929DB-7CD3-E711-81B2-CD140C1287E2
    NULL REWARD TRACK: 5C4929DB-7CD3-E711-81B2-CD140C1287E2
    Content is referencing a propID that doesn't exist propId='2248714043770673416'
    Content is referencing a propID that doesn't exist propId='1972964328275477224'
    Texture missing mip chain: 0x0f8c78
    Texture '0x03539b' dimensions too small
    Loading '0x03539b' texture failed
    Model '0x20a990': Permutation 'stoweda' not found, auto selecting permutation
    Model '0x123674': Permutation 'boworange' not found, auto selecting permutation
    Texture missing mip chain: 0x1a1ed9
    Texture missing mip chain: 0x1a1edb
    Model '0x0e617c': Permutation 'sword' not found, auto selecting permutation
    Model '0x204f6e': Permutation 'holo' not found, auto selecting permutation
    Model '0x20a990': Permutation 'stoweda' not found, auto selecting permutation

    I'm using seperat folders for the vulkan package and the openGl package. I have done client repair. I have reduced the graphic settings to minimum.

  • New version of installer is done 1.8.1 :D

  • thanks for everyone's work on this! GW2 now works better than ever for me on Linux!

    quick question: so when the custom Wine or D9VK gets updated, how do I update my install correctly?

    thanks!

  • can you run GW2 with UNIX?

    or nobody likes UNIX?

  • @Nicodemus.1486 said:
    quick question: so when the custom Wine or D9VK gets updated, how do I update my install correctly?

    Wine is not updated very much, this is mostly because the changes in new versions don't affect GW2. D9VK on the other hand is constantly improving, the plan is to release small patches containing just the updated D9VK components.

    Installation of the patches will come in the form a simple zip file which you can extract in the game's folder and overwrite the older files. The schedule for these patches will be testing on Friday, followed by a Saturday release if all checks out.

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Forgive the silly question, but I was wondering since Vulkan is much more optimized than Dx9, would it make a difference on Windows PCs to run something similar?

  • @maddoctor.2738 said:
    Forgive the silly question, but I was wondering since Vulkan is much more optimized than Dx9, would it make a difference on Windows PCs to run something similar?

    D9VK can also be ran on Windows however if you come across any issues I don't think the dev will fix them. As for how it performs, I really can't tell as I never tried.

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @luzonophir.7134 said:
    can you run GW2 with UNIX?

    or nobody likes UNIX?

    I am guessing it is possible but you would probably have to do it all yourself. Compile all needed drivers, alter the system in such a way to accommodate either running WINE and all needed components or something similar. I looked for only about 5 min but did not find much on searching for data related to this.

    If you could get WINE running and your graphics drivers who know can say :)

    I am not very proficient in UNIX so maybe this has already been done actually.

  • luzonophir.7134luzonophir.7134 Member ✭✭
    edited July 17, 2019

    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

  • Blanger.3162Blanger.3162 Member ✭✭

    @luzonophir.7134 said:
    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

    Only a guess but so many people have a love/hate relationship with Windows, you hate it as a OS but everything you love only (for the most part) runs on Windows. Linux is a very modern, stable, operating system, there is lots of variety in DEs along with a ton more security, the compatibility layer that software like Wine provides is probably one of the biggest favors a Linux developer could give to the Windows community. Of course this is just my opinion.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    @luzonophir.7134 said:
    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

    Well, the question asked here is the appeal Linux has over Unix, not versus Windows.

    As far as I know, it's about history. When Linus released Linux to the community, it was with the desire to have a community developed around it, and lots of programmers around the globe decided to work on that. Unix development wasn't as open, I'd say it was even stagnant. Thus, eventually Linux gained enough momentum that it became so much more popular than Unix.

    As for the Windows versus Linux debate, pretty much it boils down to: Linux has the best OS software and better driver performance (when supported), but Windows has some programs for which there isn't a Linux version available. Hence, a lot of people who know about computers would love it if they could Just ditch Windows.

  • @jbrother.1340 said:
    Hey there Armor,

    I am back (sort of) I had for the most part deleted everything for sometime now but decided to start transitioning back to playing a little again.

    Tried the current package and it works better by a decent margin compared to the last time I was using it (not sure which version I was using last year). I am getting faster load times and better FPS. I still get a little stutter but mostly in dense areas or high population spots.

    Did you ever get your package working with Gallium-nine?

    Hey, welcome back :)

    To be honest I didn't try to get Gallium Nine working (I'm aware of the Standalone version). D9VK has been progressing so quickly and since Vulkan works on all GPU's I've been focusing on that for the most part. As for the stuttering part though, that usually happens on a fresh installation since it has to cache the shaders and saves them to the HDD, following runs of the game will be smoother since the shaders are already compiled.

    @Rhonja.5801 said:
    I have come to the end of my wisdom. Maybe someone here has an idea.

    I've had that Kernel32.dll randomly appearing when the new Dragonfall map was released, a few updates later and I never encountered it again, however on a rare occasion I do get other crashes which might not be Wine's fault, the Technical Support forum is full of game crash reports.

    Just to be safe on your end, did you increase the Max file open limit? If not set correctly it causes issue with GW2 (and on rare occasions other Windows games in Wine too). The troubleshooting part on the 1st page covers how to solve this issue (works on every distro).

  • @luzonophir.7134 said:
    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

    what unix are you talking about? And have you ever used a unix (I have btw. And I don't mean Freebsd or Netbsd. Or Apple's perversion).

    Also, I don't want ALL windows programs to run on linux. In fact, I am happy that most don't. And I am exclusively using linux on my computers at home for ca 20 years.

  • @Skotlex.7580 said:

    @luzonophir.7134 said:
    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

    Well, the question asked here is the appeal Linux has over Unix, not versus Windows.

    As far as I know, it's about history. When Linus released Linux to the community, it was with the desire to have a community developed around it, and lots of programmers around the globe decided to work on that. Unix development wasn't as open, I'd say it was even stagnant. Thus, eventually Linux gained enough momentum that it became so much more popular than Unix.

    the commercial unices moved at a glacial pace in the nineties and 2000s. That is why they are almost all dead now (Sun almost rescued Solaris, when they went OpenSolaris but Oracle put the final nail into it. AIX is a fringe product that only exists because IBM is still a pretty big shop. Unixware hasn't had any real improvements in what - 25 years? Some people are still stuck with it... and will until their hardware dies). BSD first suffered from the lawsuit and then from a) the licence - everybody come and take, nobody ever giving anything back AND a hardcore cabal at the centre who kept new people away. The linux kernel dropped into a hole. GNU was done except for the kernel, linux fit in. The development was pretty open. GPLv2 kept the parasites at bay and actually forced companies to work together. The rest is history.

    I never was a fan of MS products and when I tried Linux for the first time over 20years ago, I fell in love. Finally a system with MEANINGFUL error messages. That I could toast AND REPAIR without the need of a total reinstall.. yay! A working shell! Costumizable! Something I could change to make it fit my needs! Loved it back then, still loving it.

  • luzonophir.7134luzonophir.7134 Member ✭✭
    edited July 18, 2019

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:

    @luzonophir.7134 said:
    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

    what unix are you talking about? And have you ever used a unix (I have btw. And I don't mean Freebsd or Netbsd. Or Apple's perversion).

    Also, I don't want ALL windows programs to run on linux. In fact, I am happy that most don't. And I am exclusively using linux on my computers at home for ca 20 years.

    Well, Apple made their OS UNIX-like or UNIX compliant (and are Currently in the List).

    you can easily say that MacOS is UNIX (non-VanillaUNIX Version) coz of that..

    So looks like GW2 is only supporting 2 OS'es - Windows and UNIX.

  • and here you are failing into a trap many fell into before. They read the word 'unix' and 'apple is posix compliant' and boom, they think, macos is a unix.

    Newsflash, it isn't. Its hardcore tries to hide everything unixlike and make interaction with the system as hard as possible, is a pretty good sign it isn't a unix.

    Besides, even windows nt was posix compliant - and certainly not unix.

  • @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618
    I've had that Kernel32.dll randomly appearing when the new Dragonfall map was released, a few updates later and I never encountered it again, however on a rare occasion I do get other crashes which might not be Wine's fault, the Technical Support forum is full of game crash reports.

    Just to be safe on your end, did you increase the Max file open limit? If not set correctly it causes issue with GW2 (and on rare occasions other Windows games in Wine too). The troubleshooting part on the 1st page covers how to solve this issue (works on every distro).

    Yes, tried that too. "ulimit -Hn" and "ulimit -Sn" both print '1048576'. And as I said, your legacy packages works perfect, no crashes at all. But the vulkan package crashes every few minutes, no matter which map. So the chances are high, that something in the vulkan package triggers the crashes for me.

    Thanks for your help anyway and your great pachages.

  • eh... I had some trouble with some pre release mesa packages. could you post your mesa version?

  • @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618

    eh...

    Yes, you are right, I didn't mean to adress my previous post to you :# . Sorry, copied your name by accicdent.

    But anyway: Mesa: 19.1.2-224.1

    And now the correct adressed one ;) :

    @ArmoredVehicle.2849

    I've had that Kernel32.dll randomly appearing when the new Dragonfall map was released, a few updates later and I never encountered it again, however on a rare occasion I do get other crashes which might not be Wine's fault, the Technical Support forum is full of game crash reports.

    Just to be safe on your end, did you increase the Max file open limit? If not set correctly it causes issue with GW2 (and on rare occasions other Windows games in Wine too). The troubleshooting part on the 1st page covers how to solve this issue (works on every distro).

    Yes, tried that too. "ulimit -Hn" and "ulimit -Sn" both print '1048576'. And as I said, your legacy packages works perfect, no crashes at all. But the vulkan package crashes every few minutes, no matter which map. So the chances are high, that something in the vulkan package triggers the crashes for me.

    Thanks for your help anyway and your great packages.

  • dusanyu.4057dusanyu.4057 Member ✭✭✭

    I am at wits end on this one so asking the community. I recently updated to a AMD RX 570 on my HP Z420 (spec sheet https://www.support.hp.com/id-en/document/c03277050 )) Performed a Complete reinstall of Ubuntu 19.04 and installed the latest D9Vk wrapper from the thread.

    My issue is the Login screen is completely unresponsive. Logon feilds taking 10 to 15 minute to respond to typing does anyone have a fix for this ?

  • ArmoredVehicle.2849ArmoredVehicle.2849 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 19, 2019

    @dusanyu.4057 said:
    I am at wits end on this one so asking the community. I recently updated to a AMD RX 570 on my HP Z420 (spec sheet https://www.support.hp.com/id-en/document/c03277050 )) Performed a Complete reinstall of Ubuntu 19.04 and installed the latest D9Vk wrapper from the thread.

    My issue is the Login screen is completely unresponsive. Logon feilds taking 10 to 15 minute to respond to typing does anyone have a fix for this ?

    Have you done all the steps as shown in the video on page 1? The video I recorded shows the game's installation from start to end and it was done on a freshly installed 19.04.

  • dusanyu.4057dusanyu.4057 Member ✭✭✭

    yes i did those steps also resolved a warning about missing libncurses5

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @luzonophir.7134 said:
    what's the appeal of Linux compared to UNIX such that lots, i mean lots of people want virtually ALL Windows Programs to run on Linux?

    (given that Linux is a derivative or should I say, born because Stallman et al HATE UNIX)

    It seems like people who want to use Linux certainly would like their preferred apps to run in Linux. I found the more I used Linux over the last few years the more I wanted to use apps that were created for use in Linux rather than the MS or windows alternatives.

    There is stuff I don't like about some of those apps but I choose to overlook those things in that I pay MS no money at all. That is a motivating factor for me to use it. It is either pirate Windows or legally use Linux. I could certainly and easily just take what I want but why do that when I have a totally viable alternative that allows me gain better advantage?

    The appeal is also that UNIX is how far behind the curve now? Linux depending on your distro is well maintained. The kernel itself is constantly being worked on and at least for OpenSuse Tumbleweed runs great and I have almost zero issues at this point with the current packages and I just just "dup'd" it last week with zero issues and overall about 15% better performance in this round of updates.

    It is personal choice for most people in the end. I am sure others have many other reasons that I don't or am not mentioning.

    Oh and GW2 runs like a champ in here now. I run both armor's package and raw WINE that I configured using Gallium Nine standalone. Armor package runs better in large group events for me like world bosses and G9standalone runs better in open world just moving about and doing random stuff. Runs pretty well on this old PC setup with a phenom II 955.

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @dusanyu.4057 said:
    yes i did those steps also resolved a warning about missing libncurses5

    You should try this straight in WINE and not the package and see what happens. Does it error does it play? Do you get exactly the same issue?

    You might also try using the gallium nine standalone with that card.

  • @dusanyu.4057 said:
    I am at wits end on this one so asking the community. I recently updated to a AMD RX 570 on my HP Z420 (spec sheet https://www.support.hp.com/id-en/document/c03277050 )) Performed a Complete reinstall of Ubuntu 19.04 and installed the latest D9Vk wrapper from the thread.

    My issue is the Login screen is completely unresponsive. Logon feilds taking 10 to 15 minute to respond to typing does anyone have a fix for this ?

    a) use virtual desktop
    b) use a different window manager. Had horrible experiences with some. Some are better when hardware acceleration is used some are worse. Using lxqt with openbox and login screen is pretty good UNLESS I put chrome playing a video in front. That can screw things up.

  • I just wanted to say thanks for the work on this. Working on my new 3900x with 18.04 and an old 1060gt! Only real hassle was working out how to get the audio working :+1:

  • DxCx.8653DxCx.8653 Member ✭✭
    edited July 27, 2019

    @ArmoredVehicle.2849 said:

    @maddoctor.2738 said:
    Forgive the silly question, but I was wondering since Vulkan is much more optimized than Dx9, would it make a difference on Windows PCs to run something similar?

    D9VK can also be ran on Windows however if you come across any issues I don't think the dev will fix them. As for how it performs, I really can't tell as I never tried.

    Funny thing you said there.
    While this is true DXVK officially supports only linux,
    Joshua (D9VK author) is working on windows himself and takes much more care of windows issues then anything that might be related to wine XD

  • @DxCx.8653 said:

    @ArmoredVehicle.2849 said:

    @maddoctor.2738 said:
    Forgive the silly question, but I was wondering since Vulkan is much more optimized than Dx9, would it make a difference on Windows PCs to run something similar?

    D9VK can also be ran on Windows however if you come across any issues I don't think the dev will fix them. As for how it performs, I really can't tell as I never tried.

    Funny thing you said there.
    While this is true DXVK officially supports only linux,
    Joshua (D9VK author) is working on windows himself and takes much more care of windows issues then anything that might be related to wine XD

    I was clearly wrong there, Just a couple of days ago I read a comment from Joshua saying he actually cares about fixing issues in Windows too. ;)

  • jinxlaw.9467jinxlaw.9467 Member ✭✭
    edited July 28, 2019

    Once I finished installing and launched the client to begin downloading. My computer froze but the cursor is movable. I have to hard reboot, otherwise it wouldn't unfreeze no matter what. I tried launching the client a couple of times, but same thing. Are there any fixes or workarounds for that?
    I tried the same client on xfce and it worked fine.
    I'm running Manjaro kde and an amd gpu currently.

  • Nicodemus.1486Nicodemus.1486 Member ✭✭
    edited July 28, 2019

    @jinxlaw.9467 said:
    Once I finished installing and launched the client to begin downloading. My computer froze but the cursor is movable. I have to hard reboot, otherwise it wouldn't unfreeze no matter what. I tried launching the client a couple of times, but same thing. Are there any fixes or workarounds for that?
    I tried the same client on xfce and it worked fine.
    I'm running Manjaro kde and an amd gpu currently.

    I'm experiencing the same issue on one of my machines.

    Endeavour OS
    Kernel 5.2.3-arch1-1-ARCH
    KDE Plasma 5.16.3
    i5-4690k
    AMD RX 570
    8 GB RAM

    If I can somehow manage to kill the launcher, I can regain control of my machine. Otherwise, I need to hard reboot. It doesn't freeze up all the time, but maybe every third time or so.

    I'm NOT experiencing the issue at all on my other machine.

    Antefree
    Kernel 5.2.3-arch1-1-ARCH
    KDE Plasma 5.16.3
    R5 1600X
    AMD Vega 56
    16 GB RAM

    it works perfectly on this machine with no issues.

  • jinxlaw.9467jinxlaw.9467 Member ✭✭
    edited July 28, 2019

    @Nicodemus.1486 said:

    @jinxlaw.9467 said:
    Once I finished installing and launched the client to begin downloading. My computer froze but the cursor is movable. I have to hard reboot, otherwise it wouldn't unfreeze no matter what. I tried launching the client a couple of times, but same thing. Are there any fixes or workarounds for that?
    I tried the same client on xfce and it worked fine.
    I'm running Manjaro kde and an amd gpu currently.

    I'm experiencing the same issue on one of my machines.

    Endeavour OS
    Kernel 5.2.3-arch1-1-ARCH
    KDE Plasma 5.16.3
    i5-4690k
    AMD RX 570
    8 GB RAM

    If I can somehow manage to kill the launcher, I can regain control of my machine. Otherwise, I need to hard reboot. It doesn't freeze up all the time, but maybe every third time or so.

    I'm NOT experiencing the issue at all on my other machine.

    Antefree
    Kernel 5.2.3-arch1-1-ARCH
    KDE Plasma 5.16.3
    R5 1600X
    AMD Vega 56
    16 GB RAM

    it works perfectly on this machine with no issues.

    I'll try the lutris version of guild wars 2 and see if it does the same.

    Update: never mind, the lutris version freezes just as well. At this point there's nothing I can do other than switch DE or wait for a fix.

  • ArmoredVehicle.2849ArmoredVehicle.2849 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 28, 2019

    The launcher issue has been a bit of a mystery, a few people suggest to try running the game in a virtual desktop.

  • good to know!

    @jinxlaw.9467 how much RAM do you have? and do you know if there's any difference if you disable KWIN before you run the launcher?

  • jinxlaw.9467jinxlaw.9467 Member ✭✭

    @Nicodemus.1486 said:
    good to know!

    @jinxlaw.9467 how much RAM do you have? and do you know if there's any difference if you disable KWIN before you run the launcher?

    @Nicodemus.1486 I have 16gb ram. I don't know if it makes a difference.

  • jinxlaw.9467jinxlaw.9467 Member ✭✭
    edited July 28, 2019

    @ArmoredVehicle.2849 said:
    The launcher issue has been a bit of a mystery, a few people suggest to try running the game in a virtual desktop.

    By virtual desktop they mean something like virtualbox?

  • Virtual Desktop is a setting you can choose in winecfg.

    thanks for letting me know your RAM. i'm just trying to rule out any discrepancies.

    for the time being i've applied the maximum open file limit fix from the first post just in case. let's see how it does.

  • Regarding the system lockups - In many cases you don't need to do a full reset, if you setup SSH you can access the PC's terminal remotely and kill the offending process from there. My preferred method is from the phone since it's always close by.

  • Nicodemus.1486Nicodemus.1486 Member ✭✭
    edited July 29, 2019

    note that since applying the maximum open file limit fix from the first post i've been able to start the launcher multiple times without issue. could be coincidence, but previously it would have hung up by now, at least once a day. so maybe try that, @jinxlaw.9467 . couldn't hurt!

  • @Nicodemus.1486 said:
    note that since applying the maximum open file limit fix from the first post i've been able to start the launcher multiple times without issue. could be coincidence, but previously it would have hung up by now, at least once a day. so maybe try that, @jinxlaw.9467 . couldn't hurt!

    The max open file limit is something that should be done even if the launcher works fine without, without it the game may freeze or crash at any other point. Also note that this is something useful for Linux gamers using Wine with the ESync feature, GW2 just happens to hit the system's default limit rather quickly.

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