How-To Play Guild Wars 2 on Linux

How-To Linux

Dual-boot gamers

If you are dual-booting between your GNU/Linux and Microsoft® Windows™ operating systems, then there are extra steps to do after installing GW2 via POL and to save harddrive space.

Part 1:
  1. Go to: ~/PlayOnLinux’s virtual drives/gw2/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/ArenaNet/Guild Wars 2
  2. Move all files and folders except the “Gw2.exe” file to a temporary folder
  3. Then go to the folder where you installed GW2 via Windows
  4. Create a symbolic link (symlink) of all files and folders except “Gw2.exe” by right-clicking the files/folders and choosing “Make Link” (or the appropriate one for your distro/flavour)
  5. Cut all the symlinks and paste it on: ~/PlayOnLinux’s virtual drives/gw2/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/ArenaNet/Guild Wars 2
  6. Remove the “Link to ” prefix added by the system, eg. rename “Link to Gw2.dat” to “Gw2.dat”
Part 2:
  1. Go to: ~/Guild Wars 2
  2. Move all files and folders except the “Local.dat” file to a temporary folder
  3. Then go to your Windows profile’s Documents folder (usually in Linux it is: /media/{YOUR_MOUNT_NAME}/Users/{YOUR_WIN_PROFILE_NAME}/Documents/Guild Wars 2 ) and look for a folder named “Guild Wars 2”
  4. Create symbolic link (symlink) of all files and folders except “Local.dat” by right-clicking the files/folders and choosing “Make Link” (or the appropriate one for your distro/flavour)
  5. Cut all the symlinks and past it on: ~/Guild Wars 2

Time to test it! Run Guild Wars 2, if you can login to the game, then you can safely delete the files you copied into a temporary directory/folder, freeing up precious hard-drive space.

Watch it in action!

See you in-game!

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