Is this a leveling-bot / gather-bot / quest-bot etc. ? #
gw2cc is primarily a platform to create bots and scripts for GW2. It is not a bot in itself though! Developers can use this platform to build the aforementioned bots and much more, e.g. combat rotation scripts, or inventory scripts.
Our Shop page lists plugins and bots created by community members.
Does gw2cc work with Chinese GW2 / WeGame GW2? 支持中文版嗎？ #
No, Chinese GW2 is currently not supported as the technical hurdles are too much for us at the moment. While we might decide to support the Chinese version in the future, when this happens is not foreseeable right now.
Where can I find my bought bots / plugins? #
All plugins and bots that you buy will be automatically downloaded and updated by the launcher.
I need support, where can I get it? #
Support is provided via our Discord server. There you can also find general discussions about gw2cc and stay in touch with the community.
Make sure that you post support requests in the correct channel (support/gw2cc). Do not send private messages (PM) to administrators, unless you need support with a confidential / sensitive matter, e.g. payment details.
Please note, that we can not give support for third-party plugins or bots, such as GW2A or DAT’s plugins for instance. If you have issues with these plugins, please contact the corresponding plugin author.
What is the difference between a bot and a plugin? #
A bot is mostly meant for standalone play and will take complete control over your character doing everything fully automatic. A plugin is designed to just assist you during the game and as such mostly developed to be used in attach mode. Another difference between bots and plugins is that bots have a session limit while plugins don’t. That means that you only need to buy a plugin once and can use it with as many gw2cc instances as you want. Bots on the other hand you have to buy one license for each instance you want to run in parallel.
What does gw2cc stand for? #
gw2cc stands for Guild Wars 2 Custom Client. The term “custom client” refers to the fact that gw2cc can run completely independent and standalone of the official Guild Wars 2 client.
gw2cc is always written in lower-case, no matter the context. Gw2cc, GW2CC, or GW2cc are all equally wrong spellings.
The launcher wont let me enter my password. #
The launcher just doesn’t show your password being typed. Just type it out and hit enter.
Invalid credentials. #
You mistyped either your username or password. Remember that your username is not your email address.
Failed to open gw2.dat. Please make sure GW2 is running with -shareArchive enabled. #
Make sure to follow the installation instructions to either correctly symlink the official Gw2.dat or have gw2cc download its own copy. If you are sure you did and gw2cc starts without this error in Stand Alone Mode, make sure you start GW2 with -shareArchive active!
When I try to log in, I get the message: “Too many sessions”. #
You do not have enough active gw2cc licenses. One license allows you to run gw2cc with one GW2 account at a time. With two licenses you can run two GW2 accounts in parallel, with three you can run three, etc. . Licenses can be bought at gw2cc Licence. You can see your active licences under Account.
When using multiple GW2 accounts with the same gw2cc licence, you have to wait for 5 minutes before you can use the next account.
gw2cc just crashed, what shall I do? #
If you experience frequent crashes, you should first check your log files to see if there are any “ERROR” messages. If you don’t find any, please disable all installed plugins and bots and see if the crashes persist. If not, try re-enabling your installed plugins and bots one by one checking which one causes your crash.
If the previous steps do not help, post your log file on Discord and ask for help. Make sure to be as specific and comprehensive as possible.
I get the error: “The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.“ #
When I attach gw2cc, only a black console window appears. #
Try starting both gw2cc as well as GW2 as Admin.
Plugin “XYZ” is not working, what shall I do? #
Contact the plugin author on Discord. He will try to troubleshoot the problem with you, and should it be caused by gw2cc itself, forward the issue to us. We are not able to provide direct support for third-party plugins.
Incompatible Software #
Here is a list of software that is known to interfere with gw2cc (especially in attach mode). Note that generally anything that modifies GW2 has the potential to interfere with gw2cc even if it is not explicitly listed here.
- Blish HUD
- Razer Cortex
- gw2 launchbuddy
- G Data
Black screen / White screen #
Most graphics drivers can only make windows transparent on the graphics processing unit (GPU) that is handling the display, which is usually the integrated GPU (iGPU) on laptops. If you have both an integrated and dedicated GPU, transparent windows will typically only work on the iGPU.
However, gw2cc defaults to running on the dedicated GPU. To make it run on the iGPU, you can start gw2cc with the command line argument “–gpu-index <idx>” with the value “1” to gw2cc. If it doesn’t work with “1” try “0”. Also make sure there are no virtual GPUs installed in your device manager.
Alternatively, you can disable the iGPU in the Device Manager, but this option requires a restart of the computer after the iGPU has been disabled.
If you are running GW2 through steam you will need to switch to opengl3 mode since the new steam overlay blocks transparency for some reason. You can do so via command line
or by placing a file called “override.cfg” in your launcher folder with the following content:
[rendering] rendering_device/driver="opengl3" renderer/rendering_method="gl_compatibility"
How can I move the menu / top-bar? #
Right-click onto the “drag” icon to the very left or into the space in-between the icons and hold. Then drag the menu to the your desired location.
The top-menu bar disappeared / is out-of-bounds #
Open your settings.cfg file located in the gw2cc directory. Then search and replace the following lines to reset the position of the menu bar:
[top_menu] position=Vector2( 1, 34 )
Where can I find plugin data? #
Some plugins can store data on your disk. A plugin developer might ask you to clear this data or to check a specific file. gw2cc stores these files under
This path can change depending on how your system is configured. For instance, it could be located under C:\Users\Simon\AppData\Roaming\gw2cc . Potentially, the %AppData% directory is hidden. Make sure that your File Explorer is configured to show hidden files and folders. If you have trouble finding this folder, have a look at https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-find-appdata-on-Windows-11 .
Where can I find logs? #
Logs are located in the same directory that contains plugin data:
In this directory you will find a folder called logs that includes all log files.
The most recent log is named gw2cc.log while older logs will have their timestamp appended to their name.
What is the difference between “Attached Mode” and “Standalone Mode”? #
In standalone mode, gw2cc runs completely independent of the Guild Wars 2 client. This mode is perfectly suited for botting as gw2cc is much more lightweight than GW2. However, it can be much more difficult to tell what’s going on, as not everything happening in the game world is actually visualized.
In attached mode, gw2cc runs on top of GW2, hijacking any communication. This mode is ideal to develop bots or for assisted play. You can play GW2 regularly while scripts can help with certain tasks, such as automating combat, teleporting, or cleaning your inventory.
Not every script/bot you can buy at the Store can potentially be used for both modes. Read the description carefully to find out what modes are supported by the plugin.
What are all these plugins and bots shipped with gw2cc? #
These are foremost meant as examples and debugging tools for developers and of little interest to users (you are of course free to play around with them though). The Teleporter plugin is a notable exception to this. Importantly, the included gatherbot is not meant as a fully-fledged bot for users, but rather as an example.
Command Line options #
gw2cc supports the following command line options. However, the corresponding bot you want to start has to support them. If it doesnt, contact the developer of said bot.
--account=<gw2 acc name in settings>
--character=<character name or index>
Where is the repository? #
The repository is located here: https://github.com/gw2cc/gw2cc
How do I get access to the repository? #
Write us (i.e. any administrator) a message on Discord containing your GitHub username.
How can I get my script / bot on the store? #
Contact us (i.e. any administrator) on Discord.