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League of Legends Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 18, 2013.

  • by booman, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:20 AM
  • booman

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    Call on your Summoner to battle along-side minions in the free-to-play MOBA. Level up, buy upgrades from the store and play cooperative with some friends. League of Legends has a lot of competitive action and fighting as you slaughter minions, turrets and Summoners.

    League of Legends has received a lot of attention in the Linux world. WineHQ's and PlayOnLinux are constantly bombarded with questions on how to run it.


    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing League Of Legends in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Official Website version of League Of Legends. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine


    Downloading Gecko


    Wine 1.8 is installed and you can close this window

    Create Account
    Go To: https://login.leagueoflegends.com/
    Click "Create an Account"

    Click preferred language

    Fill out registration form
    Click "Play For Free"

    Download League Of Legends Installer

    LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUW (Europe West)

    LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUNE (Europe Nordic East)

    LeagueOfLegendsBaseNA (North America)

    Navigate to Desktop
    Click Save

    PlayOnLinux Setup
    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install

    Click "Install a non-listed program"

    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

    Name the virtual drive: leagueoflegends
    Click Next

    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next

    Select Wine 1.8
    Click Next

    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: Enter resolution of Linux Desktop
    Click OK

    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Installing League of Legends

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "LeagueOfLegendsBaseNA.exe"
    Click Open

    Click Next again

    Click Next

    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    Select "Complete"
    Click Next

    Click Install

    Uncheck "Launch League of Legends"
    Click Finish

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "lol.launcher.exe"
    Click Next

    Name the shortcut: League Of Legends
    Click Next

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "League of Legends"
    Click Configure

    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8

    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses

    Close Configure

    Launching League of Legends

    Select League of Legends
    Click Run

    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Click Accept

    Click Accept

    Updating & Patching

    Peer to Peer disable
    Click the gear at the top right
    Uncheck "Allow Peer to Peer Transfer"

    Click Launch

    Check "Remember username"

    Click Play


    Press Esc
    Click Options

    Click Video

    • Resolution
    • Windowed Mode
    • Graphics Presets
    • Character Quality
    • Effects Quality
    • Environment Quality
    • Shadows
    • Character Inking
    • Frame Rate Cap
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Wait for Vertical Sync
    Click Okay


    League of Legends runs even better with Wine 1.8 I've read you may experience better performance with Wine 1.8-staging as well. I had no problems with my GeForce 550 Ti 192-bit 1GB RAM.

    Gameplay Video:








    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016


Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. omraf760

    • Wine Version 1.6.2
    • Elementary os luna
    • 64-bit Distro
    • Video card gt 520m
    • Video driver version 331.38
    • PlayOnLinux Version 4.2.4
    Dear all every time that I change a setting in the display tab. within POL on LOL virtual drive I get this :

    [07/19/14 13:46:27] - Running wine-1.7.19-LeagueOfLegends2 lol.launcher.admin.exe (Working directory : /home/omer/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/LeagueOfLegends/drive_c/Riot Games/League of Legends)
    fixme:msvcp:_Locinfo__Locinfo_ctor_cat_cstr (0x33f918 1 C) semi-stub
    fixme:msvcp:_Locinfo__Locinfo_ctor_cat_cstr (0x33f748 1 C) semi-stub
    fixme:msvcp:_Locinfo__Locinfo_ctor_cat_cstr (0x33f8c4 1 C) semi-stub
    fixme:ntdll:NtConnectPort (0x5b0c1170,L"\\ThemeApiPort",0x33facc,(nil),(nil),(nil),0x33fadc,0x33fad8),stub!
    fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x33fc8c (nil)): stub
    wine: Unhandled exception 0x40000015 in thread 32 at address 0x796d26 (thread 0032), starting debugger...

    only solution was to reinstall and no change the settings dose not solve this
    plz help me
  2. Valdiz777
    Are you using win 7 or xp in your wine? Pretty sure that's the problem
  3. omraf760
    I did a fresh install and its working great
    the default is XP
    should i try windows 7?
  4. booman
    So LoL isn't running at all with our without wininet?
    Don't worry about spam, I will approve your posts.... they go to a moderation queue first, then I approve them. Also, you can't edit your own posts until you have enough posts... maybe 15 or so?
  5. Valdiz777
    @omraf, don't worry, keep using xp.
    @booman, thanks! and yeah mine doesn't work without wininet...weird right?
  6. KamradKomoroski
    Been listening in, I had my out of game store working on Friday, I have tinkered without finding a fix. Do we have any clue why the store broke yet? The WineHq guys seem to think the best solution is to simply ignore certain types of textures and objects all together when they patch wine... I think. Thoughts?

    They also apparently know about the Windows7 no longer working but XP does, my guess is that this is related. (Shop worked with windows 7 but not with xp compatability, now that the launcher fails without xp, we don't have the store again.)
    Valdiz777 likes this.
  7. Valdiz777
    Yeah I have no idea what next to do abt the shop
  8. plazma
    yes black screen again on Suse 13.1 64bit
  9. booman
    Did you guys try the TuxLoL patching?
    I found that it fixes the store beautifully, but if League of Legends gets an update, you have to apply the TuxLoL patch again.
  10. booman
    Post you debug output in our PlayOnLinux forum please.
    I'll take a look and see if there is anything significant in it. Make sure to paste the entire debug from when you launched the client/game
  11. KamradKomoroski
    The in game shop is fine, the out of game store has problems. I have tried appling tuxlol a few times, it think there is something they've done with the store recently. The most recent version of wine apparently has improved cookie and crypto support, would it be worth it to investigate running on the more recent dev version of wine?
  12. booman
    Strange, I didn't even know there was a difference. I always get a crash from either shop, but the LoLtux fixed it for me. So, not sure at this point. Keep checking in at the PlayOnLinux website and WineHQ's
    Thats where I find the most solutions to games
  13. SimpleSign
    Hey i was wondering about the Wine version 1.7.18-CS-0.8-f1cf438
    i tried that version, just start up league and get into a custom game, i was on constant 90 FPS, and it did not decrease no matter what i did, however when i tried opening up the league shop it crashed.

    i was wondering if you knew any way to fix that ? because that wine version seems to increase the performance by a lot.
  14. booman
    I'm not familiar with that version of Wine. Sounds like it might be a good choice for performance. Just make sure to add the Tuxlol patch to fix the store.
    It has been reported that Tuxlol doesn't fix the in-game and out-game stores
  15. SimpleSign
    TuxLol did fix the ingame shop, thanks
    and the FPS is amazing, the lowest i have seen is 50-60 otherwise its around 80-100 at all times.
  16. booman
    Awesome! Thanks for posting that it works now
  17. Valdiz777
    OK so I went ham again and decided to destory everything and start from scratch in an attempt to fix the out of game store bug with a patch a made...sadly I failed in that aspect but I learned a lot about the current system and can now contribute something to this post that will be not only valuable but easier than my original post.
    First my specs:
    Processor : 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    Memory : 8085MB (2227MB used)
    Operating System : Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

    Resolution : 1600x900 pixels
    OpenGL Renderer : AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation

    Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH
    Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI

    -Input Devices-
    Razer Razer DeathStalker
    Logitech G500

    -SCSI Disks-
    ATA Hitachi HDS72105
    ATA Hitachi HDS72105

    Operating System
    Kernel: Linux 3.13.0-32-generic (x86_64)
    Default C Compiler: GNU C Compiler version 4.8.2 (Ubuntu 4.8.2-19ubuntu1)
    Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
    -Current Session-
    Desktop Environment: LXDE (Lubuntu)

    Load Average: 1.14, 1.07, 1.12

    version 4.2.2

    -League of legends-
    Patch: 4.13
    1st modification to the booman post: Wine version
    Pro: league of legends performance is incredible, it fixes the in-game store problem, fps issues, alt-tabbing issues
    Con: out of game (Skin store etc) is still broken--I am still working on fixing this I promise :/

    2nd modification: Windows version
    Windows XP
    3rd modification: Libraries
    • Adobe Air
    • corefonts
    • d3dx10
    • POL_install_d3dx11
    • POL_install_d3dx9
    • POL_install_directx9
    • POL_install_gecko
    • POL_install_internet-explorer-8
    • POL_install_tahoma
    • POL_install_vcrun2005
    • POL_install_vcrun2008
    • POL_install_winhttp
    • POL_install_wininet
    • POL_install_wintrust
    Possible bug: directx9 and sometimes ie8 will not completely install. So after you install league and before you run the client:
    a. You will have to go back and use terminal to run: winetricks --force directx9 then winetricks --force ie8
    b. Go back to wine configuration and change your 1. wininet to builtin, native 2. dnsapi to builtin, native

    4th modification: while on league, select borderless instead of fullscreen, this will allow you to alt-tab as freely as possible without bugging you out in game

    If you do this, with the current patch and with this wine version you wont need to bypass with dbghelp, tuxlol patch or any of my video card witchcrafting

    Currently, my fps is in the +60 range ^_^ and I experience no lags... much better than when I had my windows :D

    Whence again I hope this helps anyone,

    PS. I feel very confident in helping other people encountering run-time errors with other wine versions, I have fought them all successfully this weekend so fire away with your questions--make sure oyu have your debug logs xD
  18. Valdiz777
    still need to use tuxlol to patch...my bad! (forgot to test in aram)
  19. booman
    Thanks for all the details in your reports Valdiz777!
    Yeah, the TuxLoL patch fixes the in-game store, but apparently not the out-of-game store.
    League of Legends always has some kind of problem with Wine, specially when they patch the game.
    This is one game that would make the Linux community very happy if there was a Linux client.
  20. Valdiz777
    I completely agree. They gave mac user a client we need one too :/

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