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I just installed Wine 1.5.24 in PlayOnLinux and made a new prefix using that.

From the shell prompt for the new prefix: winetricks d3dx9_36 vcrun2010
Winecfg from the new prefix: - manually set openal32 to native override

Notice I left off the usp10 fix. I want to see if 1.5.24 fixes that memory leak!

Oh, yeah, my fonts are fixed too. Cool.
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julus wrote:
Ok I completely remade my Mac wrapper according instructions somewhere above (use the same for the new wine-prefix), and font issue is fixed.

Make a new wine prefix
winetricks usp10 d3dx9_36 vcrun2010 riched20 # Riched20 is optional and is for fixed launcher appereance, doesn't break anything
winecfg - manualy set openal32 to native override # fixes crashes on Linux with el. arrows, mandatory for OSX to even start the game

copied game from the old prefix to new one (no install method)

and now I have fonts fixed.


That didn't work for me on my system. Perhaps I didn't do something right.

I used PlayOnLinux to create a new empty prefix. I copied the Grinding Gear Games folder from my old prefix to my new prefix and updated the shortcut I had installed. I ran the winetricks line you had above exactly and went into winecfg and set the openal to (native, builtin). I ran PoE from there, and the font issue is still there (and possibly worse?)

I'm using the PlayOnLinux version of wine 1.5.23. Let me know if there is anything I might have missed, or a better way to maybe do some of those steps in case I missed something.
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Drakier wrote:
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julus wrote:
Ok I completely remade my Mac wrapper according instructions somewhere above (use the same for the new wine-prefix), and font issue is fixed.

Make a new wine prefix
winetricks usp10 d3dx9_36 vcrun2010 riched20 # Riched20 is optional and is for fixed launcher appereance, doesn't break anything
winecfg - manualy set openal32 to native override # fixes crashes on Linux with el. arrows, mandatory for OSX to even start the game

copied game from the old prefix to new one (no install method)

and now I have fonts fixed.


That didn't work for me on my system. Perhaps I didn't do something right.

I used PlayOnLinux to create a new empty prefix. I copied the Grinding Gear Games folder from my old prefix to my new prefix and updated the shortcut I had installed. I ran the winetricks line you had above exactly and went into winecfg and set the openal to (native, builtin). I ran PoE from there, and the font issue is still there (and possibly worse?)

I'm using the PlayOnLinux version of wine 1.5.23. Let me know if there is anything I might have missed, or a better way to maybe do some of those steps in case I missed something.


I went into Tools/Manage Wine Versions and removed 1.5.23 and installed 1.5.24 before doing the other steps. Note I'm using the x86 version. Might make a difference - I would not use amd64.

Also, on the Winetricks step, make sure to access the correct prompt.
Configure button / name of your PoE virtual drive / Miscellaneous tab / Open a shell
Last edited by Sovyn on Feb 16, 2013, 1:42:01 AM
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winetricks usp10 d3dx9_36 vcrun2010 riched20 # Riched20 is optional and is for fixed launcher appereance, doesn't break anything

Well, it just broke mine...
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varemenos wrote:
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winetricks usp10 d3dx9_36 vcrun2010 riched20 # Riched20 is optional and is for fixed launcher appereance, doesn't break anything

Well, it just broke mine...
does not break anything on OSX, also it is optional... :) I just wrote steps how I get fonts fixed on Mac. You need to modify the steps accordingly for linux and method you use. I don't use linux for few years now as desktop so I cannot give you precise steps.

@Sovyn: as you get it to work, can you write step by step guide how to do it on Linux?
Last edited by julus on Feb 16, 2013, 2:14:14 AM
I installed wine 1.5.24 and the memory leak seems to be gone. I also installed riched20 and the launcher now looks perfect.

But the font issue is not gone. Tried a new wineprefix: doesn't help.
Hello all!

I have recently installed MacPorts and am not having any luck getting Path Of Exile installed. I think my main issue is not understanding what commands to run in terminal. I made sure to have the latest version of XCode installed as well. I am running Mac OS Version 10.8.2

Is there anyone who has installed Path of Exile using MacPorts that can chime in? I would really appreciate it! I am definitely a novice when it comes to this so, if possible... explain this to me like I am 5 hahaha.

Thanks in advance!
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Grundgesetz wrote:
I installed wine 1.5.24 and the memory leak seems to be gone. I also installed riched20 and the launcher now looks perfect.


I can confirm the memory leak was fixed in 1.5.24.

I don't see an issue with the launcher. The fact that it disappears quickly when there is no new patch is just fine with me. I guess if someone is experiencing a delay or hang-up there, a fix could be desirable. But on my system, no problem.
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Sovyn wrote:
I don't see an issue with the launcher. The fact that it disappears quickly when there is no new patch is just fine with me. I guess if someone is experiencing a delay or hang-up there, a fix could be desirable. But on my system, no problem.


Theres no issue with the launcher, just a cosmetic thing. It's just white and without background image, riched20 fixed this for me.
Last edited by Grundgesetz on Feb 16, 2013, 3:38:50 PM
Note that this guide is now only being updated on the Wiki. Click here to go there.

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julus wrote:
@Sovyn: as you get it to work, can you write step by step guide how to do it on Linux?


Gladly, but I thought I already did, above.

I'll give it another go with some additional detail.

Guide to install PoE on latest Wine version under PlayOnLinux to fix memory leaks, crashes, FPS drops and font corruption

First, my system is:

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 64-bit
4 GB RAM
Nvidia GT 545 with GDDR5 memory video card
Nvidia proprietary driver 310.44

If your system is different, this guide may or may not solve the font corruption issue but it should get you up and running without memory leak issues or crashes.

Step 0) If you don't yet have PlayOnLinux, go get it. It's free and makes it easy to manage different versions of Wine. After installation of PlayOnLinux, you can resume this step-by-step guide.

Step 1) in PlayOnLinux: in the menu, click Tools / Wine Versions. If you have used PlayOnLinux before, remove whatever old version of Wine you were using for PoE by highlighting it and clicking the left arrow to uninstall it.

Step 2) Still in the Wine Versions window, select the latest version of Wine for installation (1.5.26 as of this writing). You want the x86 version regardless of your operating system. Follow the simple prompts to install Wine. After that finishes, close the Wine Versions window.

Step 3) Back in the main PlayOnLinux window, click the Configure button. Click the New button. In the virtual drive creator wizard, select 32 bits windows installation, the latest Wine version that you installed in step 2, name the drive (PoE, for example).

Step 4) After completing the virtual drive creator wizard, click the name of your old virtual drive where you had Path of Exile installed (if any). Go to the Miscellaneous tab. Click "Open virtual drive's directory." Then, click the name of the new virtual drive you created (PoE). Go to the Miscellaneous tab. Click "Open virtual drive's directory." You now have two file manager windows. Drag them so they are side-by-side. Open the folder drive_c, then Program Files. Right click the Grinding Gear Games folder and left click "Cut". In the other window, navigate to drive_c, then Program Files. Right click in the empty white space in the window, and left click "Paste." You have now moved your game over to the new virtual drive. Close both file manager windows. Basically, in this step we are getting a fully working Path of Exile install from somewhere and pasting it into the new virtual drive's programs directory. It does not matter where you get it from - a Windows partition, etc.

Step 5) In the PlayOnLinux configuration window again, which should still be open, click the name of the old virtual drive. Assuming you had only Path of Exile installed, it is OK to remove it, so click the remove button.

Step 6) Still in the PlayOnLinux configuration window, click the name of your new Path of Exile virtual drive (PoE in this example). Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive" Follow the wizard to make a shortcut for Client.exe. It should show as one of the options. You will need to name the shortcut, I named it Path of Exile. The wizard will ask you if you want to make another shortcut, select "I don't want to make another shortcut".

Step 7) Make sure you have the latest version of Winetricks installed. I just edited my copy which was located at /usr/bin and cleared the file, pasted in the latest Winetricks code (20120912 as of this writing) from the link above, then saved the file. In a system terminal type: sudo gedit /usr/bin/winetricks

Back in the PlayOnLinux configuration window again, click the name of your new Path of Exile virtual drive (PoE in this example). Go to the Miscellaneous tab. Click "Open a shell." From the shell prompt, type: winetricks d3dx9_36 vcrun2010

You will see a couple of downloads and installations reported in the window. Don't be alarmed if there are what appears to be a few error messages sprinkled in. When it's done, close the window.

Step 8) Fixing the crashes: Still in the PlayOnLinux configuration window, once again click on the name of the virtual drive that we made (PoE).

- Click the "Wine" tab.

- Next, click "configure wine".

- When the Wine configuration opens as a new window, click the "Libraries" tab.

- Under "New override for library" select "openal32" and click "add".

- "openal32 (native, builtin)" will now appear in the "Existing overrides" box below the *d3dx9 and *msvcr100 entries that should be already in there from step 7.

- Click apply and OK.

That's it!

For Nvidia Graphics Card Owners only - FPS drops fix:

In the PlayOnLinux configuration window, once again click on the name of the virtual drive that we made (PoE).

- Click the "Display" tab.

- Next, select "disabled" in the drop-down box next to "GLSL Support".

- Close the PlayOnLinux configuration window.

- Enjoy graphics free of FPS drops.

For ATI/AMD Graphics Card Owners only - I recommend that you buy, beg, or borrow a decent Nvidia card, but if you must, here is a possible improvement for the extreme FPS drop issues on AMD/ATI graphics cards, at least on my test system (Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 LTS AMD64, ATI HD 4770, 4 GB ram, Samsung SSD).

First, I removed the AMD proprietary drivers (FGLRX), if present. In a system terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*

I then rebooted just in case.

In a system terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update

Then I went to the Update Manager as I wanted to see exactly what packages were being updated.

I installed everything suggested.

Then I rebooted again.

In a system terminal:

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

....Now reads Mesa 9.0 instead of 8.x.

Basically this mini guide reverts from the proprietary driver back to the free open source (FOSS) driver, and then updates the FOSS driver to a newer version than available from the default sources.

The average FPS is not super, but I think overall the game is more playable than with the 'faster' proprietary driver with its more extreme hesitations in PoE.

Intel Graphics Owners - Intel Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge graphics (HDxx00) needs the latest Linux kernel for best performance. Older Intel graphics chipsets (GMA series) are too problematic and/or slow for PoE to be playable.

Optional Fix for Launcher Window Appearance

In the PlayOnLinux configuration window, click the name of your Path of Exile virtual drive (PoE in this example). Go to the Miscellaneous tab. Click "Open a shell." From the shell prompt, type: winetricks riched20

Possible fix for the LONG Allocating Space issue. Credit to FeepingCreature and Drakier

I'm running a Debian based 64-bit system so I had to "apt-get install eatmydata:i386" from a terminal (since wine is 32-bit, you need the 32-bit version of the lib). Normal users on 32-bit installations should be able to "apt-get install eatmydata" (or whatever the relevant command is for your distro - for example it would be "emerge libeatmydata" on Gentoo).

Once that was done, I had to track down where it put the lib, which I found on my system at the following location: /usr/lib/libeatmydata/libeatmydata.so

I then went into PlayOnLinux and clicked Configure on the Path of Exile shortcut, then under the Miscellaneous tab the bottom box is a command to exec before running the program, and I put in there
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libeatmydata/libeatmydata.so

I closed the dialog. Then to test it, I renamed my old Content.ggpk to a backup and launched the Path of Exile shortcut. Allocating Space took only a few minutes rather than the HOURS it was before.
Last edited by Sovyn on Sep 11, 2013, 8:02:56 PM

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