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Lineage 2

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Game Info

Game version Current
Installer Varies (see below)
Game No longer works - broken by a recent game update (see below)
Patch Game uses an autopatcher - unsure if currently working properly
Download patch N/A
Demo works No demo
Download demo N/A
Requires no-cd patch No
Multiplayer works -
Works with Cedega version(s) None known
Tested with Cedega version(s) 4.2.1, 4.0.1, 4.0, 3.3.2, custom CVS build
Supported by TransGaming No
URLs Lineage2 Official Site
Lineage 2 Custom CVS

Issues

  • As of the most recent update, the game will not work at all now. GameGuard is a utility that has recently been integrated into Lineage II and is supposed to prevent the use of bots and the like. It tries to lockdown various things that Linux will most likely not allow it to do. Ever. Please feel free to correct me and show a way to play L2 in its current state.

With custom CVS:

  • Installer does not work properly with CVS.
  • Graphics Cursor crashes game.
  • Water does not reflect.

With Cedega binaries:

  • Gamma on Buildings and Rocks is extremely bright.
  • Gamma on some armour types is extremely dark.

GameGuard problem

Game guard is an anti-cheat/bot system used in many games.

  • At install time, it installs a driver which runs at kernel level
  • When the game starts, an update of the GameGuard scanner is downloaded from the gaming site
  • The scanner uses the driver to scan whole system for some applications, the driver works like a "backdoor" to bypass process restrictions
  • the driver hide itself from control panel and is used to hide the Game and GameGuard processes (rootkit behavious)

The problems with Wine/Cedega come from the following :

  • driver runs at ring 0 and gives ring 0 access to Game Guard
  • lots of things are checked (including, for example, the hosts file). Some system files may be checked in the process (and trigger an alert under Wine/Cedega)
  • Game guard changes internal structures to hide GameGuard and Lineage 2 from process list

Notes

  • There is a custom library for gamma with Cedega Binaries that I will see about getting up here.
  • Video does not initialize in FC3 with nVidia Forceware drivers 66.29 (have not rolled back to 6111 to test)
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