Assassin's Creed is a very unique game that combines the action and sandbox elements to create an immersive story-line in the time period of the Crusades. Not only can you climb any structure and are free to strategize how to make your kill, Assassin's Creed also gives you the freedom to save people in distress and roam massive ancient cities of Israel.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Assassin's Creed in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Assassin's Creed. 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: assassinscreed
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 drive"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Install Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing Assassin's Creed
Select a Language
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create deskcop icons"
Check "I accept the license agreement"
Name your shortcut: Assassin's Creed
Click Next again
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Assassin's Creed"
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 has
Select Assassin's Creed
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
After creating your account
Click Graphics Options
Select a resolution to match your Linux desktop for fullscreen
- Vertical Sync
- Grpahics Quality
- Level of Detail
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Assassin's Creed ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce 550 Ti. No frame lagging and great sound. Everything works just as it does in Windows. I recommend once you set the resolution, to keep it there. Wine always seems to have problems setting different resolutions vs Linux desktop resolution and virtual desktop resolutions.