Difference between revisions of "Guild Wars"

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|release dates=  
 
|release dates=  
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|April 28, 2005}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|April 28, 2005}}
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|reception    =
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{{Infobox game/row/reception|Metacritic| guild-wars | 89}}
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|taxonomy    =
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/monetization      | dlc, expansion pack}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/microtransactions | cosmetic, free-to-grind}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/modes            | Multiplayer}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/pacing            | Real-time}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/perspectives      | Third-person}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/controls          | Direct control}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/genres            | MMORPG}}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/themes            | Fantasy}}
 
|steam appid  = 29720
 
|steam appid  = 29720
 
|steam appid side  = 29620, 29540
 
|steam appid side  = 29620, 29540
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==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
{{Availability|
 
{{Availability|
{{Availability/row| Steam | 29720 | Steam |  |  | Windows | unavailable }}
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{{Availability/row| Official | https://store.guildwars.com/ | Account, Online |  |  | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Steam | 29540 | Account, Online | Also available as part of [https://store.steampowered.com/app/29570/Guild_Wars_Trilogy/ ''Guild Wars® Trilogy'']. |  | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Steam | 29720 | Account, Online |  |  | Windows | unavailable }}
 
}}
 
}}
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==Essential Improvements==
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===Restore EAX support for modern hardware===
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{{Fixbox|description=Use Creative ALchemy Universal|ref=|fix=
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# Download and install [https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/28-creative-alchemy-universal/ Creative ALchemy Universal].
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# Run Creative ALchemy Universal.
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# Move ''Guild Wars'' from the "Installed Games" section to the "ALchemy-enabled Games" section.
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# Launch ''Guild Wars'', open "Options" (F11), select the "Sound" tab, and enable "Use 3D Audio Hardware" and "Use EAX".
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'''Notes'''
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{{ii}} If ''Guild Wars'' does not appear in "Installed Games", manually add it with the "Add" button. Set "Game Title" to something other than "Guild Wars", such as "Guild Wars 1". Set "Location" to "Use Game Path" and paste in the path to the directory that "Gw.exe" resides in. The settings should be fine as-is.
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{{ii}} If ''Guild Wars'' fails to start, your sound hardware may be incompatible with Creative ALchemy Universal. To undo the changes, open Creative ALchemy Universal and move "Guild Wars" from the "ALchemy-enabled Games" section to the "Installed Games" section.
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}}
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===Install high-quality and bonus music tracks===
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{{ii}} ''Guild Wars'' featured additional music tracks that could be installed to the game which were sold by the game's composer. They are no longer available for purchase, but can be downloaded and installed by following the instructions in [https://old.reddit.com/r/GuildWars/comments/8tgtou/directsong_revival_pack/ this Reddit post].
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{{++}} Replaces some of the game's soundtrack with higher bitrate versions (up to 320kbps).
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{{++}} Supplements the soundtrack with additional bonus tracks.
  
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==
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|60 fps notes              =  
 
|60 fps notes              =  
 
|120 fps                    = true
 
|120 fps                    = true
|120 fps notes              = Above 60hz the game seems more suspectible to stutter.
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|120 fps notes              = Above 60hz the game seems more susceptible to stutter.
 
|hdr                        = false
 
|hdr                        = false
 
|hdr notes                  =  
 
|hdr notes                  =  
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|acceleration option      = unknown
 
|acceleration option      = unknown
 
|acceleration option notes =  
 
|acceleration option notes =  
|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
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|mouse sensitivity        = true
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
|mouse menu                = unknown
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|mouse menu                = true
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
 
|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
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==Audio settings==
 
==Audio settings==
 
{{Audio settings
 
{{Audio settings
|separate volume          = unknown
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|separate volume          = true
|separate volume notes    =  
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|separate volume notes    = Music, Background, Effects, Dialog, UI
 
|surround sound          = unknown
 
|surround sound          = unknown
 
|surround sound notes    =  
 
|surround sound notes    =  
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|closed captions          = unknown
 
|closed captions          = unknown
 
|closed captions notes    =  
 
|closed captions notes    =  
|mute on focus lost      = unknown
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|mute on focus lost      = true
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
|eax support              =  
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|eax support              = true
 
|eax support notes        =  
 
|eax support notes        =  
 
}}
 
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|subtitles = false
 
|subtitles = false
 
|notes    =  
 
|notes    =  
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|fan      =
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Traditional Chinese
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|interface = true
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|audio    = false
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|subtitles = unknown
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|notes    =
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
 
}}
 
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|asynchronous notes  =  
 
|asynchronous notes  =  
 
}}{{Network/Connections
 
}}{{Network/Connections
|matchmaking        =  
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|matchmaking        = true
 
|matchmaking notes  =  
 
|matchmaking notes  =  
|p2p                =  
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|p2p                = false
 
|p2p notes          =  
 
|p2p notes          =  
|dedicated          =  
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|dedicated          = true
 
|dedicated notes    =  
 
|dedicated notes    =  
|self-hosting      =  
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|self-hosting      = false
 
|self-hosting notes =  
 
|self-hosting notes =  
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|direct ip          = false
 
|direct ip notes    =  
 
|direct ip notes    =  
 
}}{{Network/Ports
 
}}{{Network/Ports
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===API===
 
===API===
 
{{API
 
{{API
|direct3d versions      =  
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|direct3d versions      = 9
 
|direct3d notes        =  
 
|direct3d notes        =  
 
|directdraw versions    =  
 
|directdraw versions    =  
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{{System requirements
 
{{System requirements
 
|OSfamily = Windows
 
|OSfamily = Windows
|ref      = <ref>https://store.steampowered.com/app/29540/Guild_Warssupsup_Game_of_the_Year_Edition/</ref>
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|ref      = <ref>[https://help.guildwars.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000979507-Guild-Wars-System-Requirements Guild Wars System Requirements]</ref>
  
|minOS    = 2000, XP
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|minOS    = Vista, 7
 
|minCPU  = Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or equivalent
 
|minCPU  = Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or equivalent
 
|minRAM  = 256 MB
 
|minRAM  = 256 MB
|minHD    = 3.6 GB
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|minHD    = 5 GB
 
|minGPU  = ATI Radeon 8500
 
|minGPU  = ATI Radeon 8500
 
|minGPU2  = Nvidia GeForce 3 or 4 MX Series
 
|minGPU2  = Nvidia GeForce 3 or 4 MX Series
 
|minVRAM  = 32 MB
 
|minVRAM  = 32 MB
  
|recOS    = 2000, XP
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|recOS    = Vista, 7
 
|recCPU  = Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent
 
|recCPU  = Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent
 
|recRAM  = 512 MB
 
|recRAM  = 512 MB
|recHD    = 3.6 GB
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|recHD    = 5 GB
 
|recGPU  = ATI Radeon 9000
 
|recGPU  = ATI Radeon 9000
 
|recGPU2  = Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti Series
 
|recGPU2  = Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti Series
 
|recVRAM  = 64 MB
 
|recVRAM  = 64 MB
 
}}
 
}}
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{{ii}} At the game's launch, the game also supported Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, and XP. 16-bit operating system support was dropped in 2012. Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, and ME support was dropped in 2019. Windows 2000 and XP support was dropped on January 1, 2021.<ref>[https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Feedback:Developer_updates/20201109 An update on Guild Wars technology and Windows XP]</ref>
  
 
{{References}}
 
{{References}}

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Guild Wars
Guild Wars cover
Developers
ArenaNet
Publishers
NCSOFT
Release dates
Windows April 28, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 89
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Free-to-grind
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres MMORPG
Themes Fantasy
Guild Wars guide on StrategyWiki
Guild Wars on Wikipedia
Guild Wars
Guild Wars 2005
Guild Wars Factions 2006
Guild Wars Nightfall 2006
Guild Wars: Eye of the North 2007
Guild Wars 2 2012

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Steam
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Also available as part of Guild Wars® Trilogy.
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows

Essential Improvements

Restore EAX support for modern hardware

Use Creative ALchemy Universal
  1. Download and install Creative ALchemy Universal.
  2. Run Creative ALchemy Universal.
  3. Move Guild Wars from the "Installed Games" section to the "ALchemy-enabled Games" section.
  4. Launch Guild Wars, open "Options" (F11), select the "Sound" tab, and enable "Use 3D Audio Hardware" and "Use EAX".

Notes

If Guild Wars does not appear in "Installed Games", manually add it with the "Add" button. Set "Game Title" to something other than "Guild Wars", such as "Guild Wars 1". Set "Location" to "Use Game Path" and paste in the path to the directory that "Gw.exe" resides in. The settings should be fine as-is.
If Guild Wars fails to start, your sound hardware may be incompatible with Creative ALchemy Universal. To undo the changes, open Creative ALchemy Universal and move "Guild Wars" from the "ALchemy-enabled Games" section to the "Installed Games" section.

Install high-quality and bonus music tracks

Guild Wars featured additional music tracks that could be installed to the game which were sold by the game's composer. They are no longer available for purchase, but can be downloaded and installed by following the instructions in this Reddit post.
Replaces some of the game's soundtrack with higher bitrate versions (up to 320kbps).
Supplements the soundtrack with additional bonus tracks.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/29720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/29720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider does not show numerical values.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Toggle to turn on 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Above 60hz the game seems more susceptible to stutter.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Background, Effects, Dialog, UI
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Traditional Chinese

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows[1]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 8500
Nvidia GeForce 3 or 4 MX Series
32 MB of VRAM
At the game's launch, the game also supported Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, and XP. 16-bit operating system support was dropped in 2012. Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, and ME support was dropped in 2019. Windows 2000 and XP support was dropped on January 1, 2021.[2]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/29720/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (29720) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References