Scale walls and attack your prey as an Alien...
Use stealth, blades and a shoulder cannon as Predator...
Fight with an arsenal of machine guns, grenade launchers, flame throwers and turrets to slaugher the rest.
Play a single-player campaign to go head-to-head in player vs player deathmatch in starships, space stations, colonial bases and alien planets.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Aliens vs Predator in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Aliens vs Predator. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: alienspredator
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
The installation will halt at about 80%
You will see this pop-up error
Killing AvP Installer
Alt+Tab back to PlayOnLinux
Click "Kill processes"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name your shortcut: Aliens vs Predator
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Aliens vs Predator
Select "Aliens vs Predator"
Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
Click "Audio/Video Options"
Click "Video Card & Resolution"
Adjust resolution to match your Linux Desktop
Click "Use These Settings"
Note: The menu will not resize to match the new resolution, but the game will when the first level loads.
Detail Levels Menu
Click "Use These Settings"
- Number of Decals
- Light Coronas
- Decals on Characters
- Deformable Explosions
- Character Complexity
- Complex Particle Effects
Aliens vs Predator is a pretty old game and should run on any Desktop, Laptop and Netbook. I was able to run all the settings on high with my GeForce 550 Ti and my GeForce 7600 GT. I could never figure out why the installer freezes, but the game is installed and can run just fine.
There is a native installer available but requires Terminal and compiling. Using PlayOnLinux is an easy option in comparison.