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Diablo 3 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 5, 2016.

  • by booman, Feb 5, 2016 at 12:54 PM
  • booman

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    Diablo 3 is the long awaited successor to Diablo 2. We all waited 12 years to see what Blizzard Entertainment would conjure up to renew the franchise. It was well worth the wait! Return to the town of Tristram with new classes, weapons, loot and beautiful graphics.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Diablo 3 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Battle.net version of Diablo 3. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Downloading Battle.net

    Go to: www.battle.net
    Click "Get the desktop app for Battle.net"
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    Click Download
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    Click Windows
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: diablo3
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Battle.net

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "Battle.net-Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Select Language
    Click Continue
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    Uncheck "Add desktop shortcut for Battle.net"
    Click Continue
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    An error about Battle.net Helper.exe will pop up
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    Battle.net installation will crash, but its still installed
    Uncheck "Send to Blizzard"
    Click Close
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Wait for the shortcut dialog to appear
    Select "Battle.net.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Diablo III
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Diablo III
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Installing Visual C 2015

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Open a Shell"
    Copy/Paste:
    Code:
    wget  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks
    Press Enter

    Copy/Paste
    Code:
    chmod +x winetricks
    Press Enter

    Copy/Paste
    Code:
    WINEPREFIX=/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/diablo3 ./winetricks -q vcrun2015
    Press Enter

    Note: Replace "username" with your login

    Close Shell

    Close Configure

    Launching Diablo III

    Select Diablo III
    Click Run
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    Click the Gear
    Click "Continue without logging in"
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    Select Diablo III
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    Click "Start Install"
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    Wait for Diablo III to install...
    Click Play
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    Login
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    Optimization

    Press Esc key or click Settings icon
    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Display
    • Resolution
    • Lock cursor
    • Letterbox
    • Vertical Sync
    • Reflections
    • Fax Foreground FPS
    • Max Background FPS
    • Texture Quality
    • Shadow Quality
    • Physics
    • Clutter Density
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Low FX
    Click Apply
    Click Accept
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    Conclusion:
    Diablo III ran perfectly once I realized Battle.net could be launched without signing in. There is a bug with something related to authenticating and I was never able to sign-in to Battle.net. So you can still download Diablo III in Battle.net and then sign-in after launching the game. Then I was able to play just fine, even co-op worked great.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. booman
    Updated the steps for installing vcrun2015
  2. Florian
    hi i have make the tutorial 1:1 with the same OS and PlayOnLinux the same configs but its doesnt work i have become 2 errors with the

    api-ms-wincrt-convert and api-ms-win-crt-time after try to self fix with manuel adding the libarys on (nativ, builtin) this i have now this problem

    [01/09/17 14:09:28] - Running wine-1.8 Battle.net Launcher.exe (Working directory : /home/crawler/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/diablo3/drive_c/Program Files/Battle.net)
    err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
    fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported
    fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub
    err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
    fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
    fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 77 STUB
    fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 77 STUB
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
    fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
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    wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x0000049c at address 0x10b489bb (thread 018a), starting debugger...
    wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x0000049c at address 0x10b489bb (thread 01af), starting debugger...
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  3. booman
    Looks like Visual C 2015 didn't install. Try this part again, make sure to copy/paste the entire line and remember to replace "username" with your Linux login name:

    Installing Visual C 2015

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Open a Shell"
    Copy/Paste:
    Code:
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks
    Press Enter

    Copy/Paste
    Code:
    chmod +x winetricks
    Press Enter

    Copy/Paste
    Code:
    WINEPREFIX=/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/diablo3 ./winetricks -q vcrun2015
    Press Enter

    Note: Replace "username" with your login

    Close Shell
  4. Florian
    ok now i have make a compleat new without my changes and i have become this:

    crawler@crawler-PC:~ > WINEPREFIX=/home/crawler/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/diablo3 ./winetricks -q vcrun2015
    Using winetricks 20170101 - sha1sum: ed948de8a10666cab5fe393765a9804c532639d0 with wine-2.0-rc3 and WINEARCH=win32
    Executing w_do_call vcrun2015
    vcrun2015 already installed, skipping

    thats come if i try this step

    and this if from the error log from PoL after start the game
  5. Florian
    some Linux Mint Versions before i have only startthe scripts from PoL whats happen that this do not longer work?
  6. booman
    You might be able to run Diablo 3 from a PlayOnLinux script, but I never used them. I prefer a manual installation because it teaches you how to setup, install and configure PlayOnLinux manually so you can update the version of Wine yourself.

    The script does everything for you, but if it doesn't work, you are stuck with a broken game.

    Per your error:
    Wine is still complaining about Visual C 2015... I'm not sure why?

    I'm pretty sure this "api-ms-win-crt-time" is related to Visual C 2015, but I'm not sure why it is erroring.
  7. realitydroid
    To those who may still be having trouble getting this to work: I had to use the 32-bit version of WINE 1.9.23 via PlayOnLinux. For some reason, WINE 2.0 causes the game to crash for me. But it plays perfectly on the slightly older version. Even if you are using 1.8, try 1.9.23 and see if that works.
  8. booman
    Thank you for the tips. I haven't tested Diablo 3 in a while. One good reason to stick with PlayOnLinux is those older Wine versions.
  9. booman
    I purchased two copies of Diablo III and am now able to run them in Wine 2.0.3

    The guide has been updated to reflect some of the changes like:
    • Can't log into Battle.net
    • Installation Crashes
    • Logging into Diablo III
  10. George Law
    Running this on Mint 18.3 - I was getting endless popups about battle.net helper.exe
    I finally had to chmod 000 to it to make it stop :)
    The main battle.net window is still running along and downloading the game so it does not appear to be preventing anything as far as I can tell ... yet anyways
    glaw@fedora Battle.net.9799 $ pwd
    /home/glaw/PlayOnLinux's virtual drives/D3/drive_c/Program Files/Battle.net/Battle.net.9799
    glaw@fedora Battle.net.9799 $ chmod 000 Battle.net\ Helper.exe

    (yeah, my mint system name is fedora ;) )
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  11. booman
    I'm just ignoring the pop-up because it only appears once, unless you close it, then it will continuously re-appear.

    Then I would open Battle.Net without logging in.
  12. Nicolas Straub
    Fiddling around with Process Explorer on my Windows partition, I noticed the battle.net app depends heavily on chromium.

    So I installed gecko on the virtual drive and I can now log in.
    Also, the helper crashes once for me now, and after closing it everything works fine. I've played Starcraft, Diablo and even Hearthstone on the thing without much issues.

    With that said, I've been using POL for about 14 hours, so I'm not entirely sure that's the only step needed to fix the issue. Could someone test and get back to us? Also, if you tell me how, I could provide you with a list of everything done on the drive before getting it to work (I actually threw everything I could think of at it, so it might need gecko + some other package I bombarded it with).

    Hope it works! please let me know :)
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  13. booman
    That is GREAT news! I'll try installing Gecko as well an see if I can finally login to Battle.net client.

    I only use what the guide recommends, but was never able to login to battle.net
    So I have the minimum:
    • corefonts
    • d3dx9
    • d3dx10
    • d3dx11
    • tahoma
  14. Mhancock2
    I have gone through this guide step by step to install it. It seems to have installed, but still isn't working. I click on the play button and it just sits there. Says is loading then the play button appears again. It never gives me the Diablo logon. I have a fresh copy of linux mint 18.3 installed. Apparently I am missing something but not sure what.
  15. booman
    Welcome to the forum!
    Make sure you are using a "staging" version of Wine.
    In my initial tests regular Wine worked until there was an update.
    Now only "staging" versions work like: 2.21-staging

    Sometimes Battle.net needs an update or needs to be restarted. Try closing it and then killing all processes:
    1. PlayOnLinux
    2. Select "Diablo 3"
    3. Click Configure
    4. Click Wine Tab
    5. Click "Kill processes"
    Then launch Battle.net again. Once you get a "play" button then it will launch Diablo 3 and you will get a login screen.
  16. Mhancock2
    That fixed it. It runs like a champ!!!!
  17. booman
    Awesome!
    I don't know why Wine processes hang like that when you close or update a game?
    But its a quick fix
  18. Bruh
    Hey its me again (i love your tutorials :D)
    Trying to get Diablo3 installed. battle net installs as its supposed to (but i dont have the whole bug report actions) but when i click the start install button on the dialog box nothing happens... Tried with and without dx10 and 11 and on staging and not staging versions of wine
  19. booman
    I am only able to launch Battle.net but was never able to sign in. With Diablo this isn't a problem because you can still run Battle.net and download/launch Diablo then sign in later.

    Did you install Visual C 2015?
    Try launching with Debug instead of Run, then you can post the log here:
    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/forums/playonlinux.9/

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