Anachronox is a classic 3rd Person Shooter JRPG at its best! Play as Sylvester "Sly Boots" Bucelli a down-on-his-luck detective who needs a new start in a sci-fi adventure. Complex characters, turn-based action, artistic cut-scenes, creative world and character development.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Anachronox in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Anachronox. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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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
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: anachronox
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, Dll's Libraries)
Check the following:
Note: All libraries will automatically download and install.
Click Next again...
Check "yes, I have read and accept the EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
When the installation is complete
Name your shortcut: Anachronox
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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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Window Options: Fullscreen
Fancy Menu Graphics: On
Download the widescreen fix:
Save it to your desktop
Double-click the ANOXwide.7z
Extract the widescreen resolution that matches your Linux desktop
I used 1680x1050
The folder will contain two files:
Copy & past these into the Anachronox game folder:
Note: username is where you put your login
It will over-write the original files
Note: Its a good idea to back up the original files before over-writing them.
I had to launch the game twice before it appeared in fullscreen.
Anachronox ran beautifully on my GeForce 550 Ti. I never had any graphical or performance problems. With the widescreen fix you can now run Anachronox in any resolution you desire. I never tried the custom executables. If you have a unique monitor setup, give it a try.