Alone In The Dark: New Nightmare is the fourth installment of the series and was inspired by Resident Evil. Featuring amazing lighting effects as Edward Carnby walks around with a flashlight to reveal items and secrets behind the cover of darkness. Utilize many weapons and inventory items to kill evil demons, zombies, serphents and much more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Alone In The Dark: New Nightmare in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of New Nightmare. Other versions may require additional steps.
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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
Download New Nightmare from GOG and save it in a folder on your desktop
Select "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: darknewnightmare
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
Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)
Check the following packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install.
Installing New Nightmare
Navigate to the folder on your desktop
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
After the installation is complete
Name your shortcut: New Nightmare
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "New Nightmare"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching New Nightmare
Select New Nightmare
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Video Options"
Select a screen resolution
For fullscreen choose the resolution that matches your Linux desktop
Check "High Quality"
Click New Game
New Nightmare ran extrememly well. Mostly because its an older game from 2001 and will probably run well on any laptop or netbook. I didn't play the entire game, but never experienced any artifacts, bugs or mouse problems.