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Is it possible to run overlay addons in WINE?
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Draconicrose 11 Jul, 2019

Hello GoL!

I play Guild Wars 2 through WINE, using the fan pack on the official forums. There is an addon that I would like to run, called TacO, which overlays itself on top of the game window.

It's a separate .exe from the game. On a different Lutris build I tried to run the exe inside the same wine prefix, but it didn't work. As I don't know much about WINE and google is failing me, I was hoping the forum goers here would have a clue as to how to do this.

Shmerl 12 Jul, 2019

I suppose it depends on the add-on. For instance Vulkan layer based overlays should work (for Vulkan use case).

Draconicrose 12 Jul, 2019

I actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Avehicle7887 12 Jul, 2019

Quoting: DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package. :)

Draconicrose 12 Jul, 2019

Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package. :)

That would be so good! Using TacO is the only thing I miss from playing on Windows.

Draconicrose 4 Sep, 2019

Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package. :)

Hey, have you had any chance to look into this?

Avehicle7887 4 Sep, 2019

Quoting: Draconicrose
Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: DraconicroseI actually have no idea what the overlay is based on.

Hi,

ArmoredVehicle here, I haven't dabbled with TacO in Linux but I'll look into it and if possible add a way to easily install it from that package. :)

Hey, have you had any chance to look into this?

Not yet, tbh I've been knee deep in PvP matches lately. I'll get around to it at some point though :)

Draconicrose 5 Sep, 2019

Quoting: Avehicle7887Not yet, tbh I've been knee deep in PvP matches lately. I'll get around to it at some point though :)

That's fine! Thank you :)

Quoting: Avehicle7887I'll get around to it at some point though :)
Hey, did you ever get around to checking this out? I think my messages are getting lost in the official forum thread! TaCo is really the ONE thing I miss.

Quoting: Draconicrose
Quoting: Avehicle7887I'll get around to it at some point though :)
Hey, did you ever get around to checking this out? I think my messages are getting lost in the official forum thread! TaCo is really the ONE thing I miss.

I tested it a few times and the overlay does work however there seems to be a transparency issue between it and the game. I checked the logs and TacO itself uses DX11 (basically an invisible window over GW2's DX9, also confirmed in an old dxvk ticket: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/1225 Not much I can do.

Here's what I get as of DXVK 1.5.1:


Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 20 January 2020 at 1:09 am UTC

Quoting: Avehicle7887Here's what I get as of DXVK 1.5.1:
Oof that's unfortunate. Thank you so much for looking into it! Could you please tell me how you got the overlay to show up? Just so I can, in the future, keep an eye on these issues and check for myself whether it will work or not.

For people coming across this post, there is a workaround for XFCE at the time of writing: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/1275884/#Comment_1275884

Last edited by Draconicrose on 14 July 2020 at 8:50 pm UTC

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