The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition (GOG) on GNU/LinuxSo, another game. This time, one of my favorites: The Witcher 2. If you liked the first Witcher, you should really really play Witcher 2. I'm not gonna talk so much about the contents of the game, there are a lot of sites for this. I'm gonna talk about how you install this on GNU/Linux.The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition (GOG) on GNU/Linux by xeXpanderx
First of all, I use the version from GOG http://www.gog.com/, i.e. enhanced edition with patch 2.1. Now, this version is pretty difficult to install, so I try to be as informative as possible.
(1) Create a new WINEPREFIX. I create a fresh new WINEPREFIX for each game I install, hence avoiding to mix several games with one WINEPREFIX which may arise a lot of problems. Create a new fresh WINEPREFIX through terminal:
env winetricks prefix=Witcher_2 vcrun2010 d3dx10
This will install a new WINEPREFIX followed with vcrun2010 and d3dx10. Keep in mind to NOT change the order of vcrun2010 and d3dx10 cause otherwise it will fail.
(2) Install the game:
env WINEDEBUG="-all" WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefi
Diablo 3 on GNU/LinuxI will start to post journals on how to run different kind of games on GNU/Linux. I hear a lot of times people claiming that you cannot play games on GNU/Linux, well, let me show you all the opposite by starting with Diablo 3!Diablo 3 on GNU/Linux by xeXpanderx
Diablo 3 is really easy to install, by just using PlayOnLinux and the most recent Wine version. The installation process is pretty much straightforward and automatic.
After the installation, you just launch the launcher and press the big Play-button. Easy, right?
Pictures of Diablo 3 in action:
The average FPS in game is between 30 - 40, however that is basically because of using a laptop with poor graphic card, an NVIDIA 4200M with 512 MB RAM, but still enjoyable!
Dear Esther on GNU/LinuxDear Esther is a mysterious uncommon adventure game. You are on a island trying to discover what is going on by walking through a very beautiful environment followed by a powerful music background. It is not a typical game with object interactions but rather on the story whilst you walk deeper into the island. The game is a bit scary, mysterious and exciting at the same time and I really recommend it.Dear Esther on GNU/Linux by xeXpanderx
Now how do you install it on Gnu/Linux? Well, easy, just follow my steps. Assuming you bought the game with non-steam from http://dear-esther.com/?page_id=789:
(1) Create a new WINEPREFIX like this in a terminal by using winetricks:
winetricks prefix = Dear_Esther d3dx9_36
This will create a new Wine-directory on ~/.local/share/wineprefixes/Dear_Esther/ as well as installing DirectX9 for you automatically.
(2) Install the game:
env WINEDEBUG="-all" WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/Dear_Esther/" wine dearesther-windows-1.5-1337026569.exe
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