Bastion is a wonderfully narrated action role-playing game. The narrator describes everything your character is doing in order to fill the story with life and yet can be ironic or funny as well. Shoot arrows, smash everything with a massive hammer, slice-n-dice with swords, use granades, pets and many other weapons in your upgrade-able arsenal.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Bastion in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOL version of Bastion. 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: 1.7.51-staging
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.51-staging 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: bastion
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 1.7.51-staging
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically catpure the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
In order to install dotnet35 libraries this command has to be run in Terminal
Launch Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T
Press EnterCode:echo "0"|sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following packages:
Navigate to your Bastion download from GOG
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Unecheck "Create desktop icons"
Check "I accept the terms in the License Agreement"
Name your shortcut: Bastion
Check "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 1.7.51-staging
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
Click Help & Options
Select the resolution of your Linux Desktop for fullscreen
- Vertical Sync
Bastion ran perfectly after tediously installing dotnet35 packages. Without dotnet it refuses to run at all. Even the GOG installer doesn't install the packages with the installation. Once in-game everything ran pefectly on my GeForce 550 Ti.