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Batman: Arkham Asylum & Arkham City Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Daerandin, Nov 24, 2013.

  • by Daerandin, Nov 24, 2013 at 1:12 AM
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    The Batman franchise is well known and there have been several game incarnations through the years. However, none have been as successful and well received as these games. The gameplay is a mix of action/adventure and stealth, and the games are full of content.

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    This guide will explain how to install the Steam versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Previously, these games needed Games for Windows Live, which was far from easy to get working on Linux. However, since it has been patched out of the games they are much easier to run.

    Notice

    The steam update 03.12.13 made all past wine versions unable to log in to steam, as such all steam games are forced to use the new 1.7.8 wine version, unfortunately not all games work as well with this. These two Batman games suffer from some issues, but I have found some workarounds, but far from perfect. However they are still fully playable with good performance.

    Tips & Specs

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux explained

    Arch Linux 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux 4.2.1
    Wine 1.5.18 & 1.7.8

    Important

    On some Linux Distros there is a security feature that must be disabled in order to properly install the dotnet libraries required for these games. You can easily check if your distro use this security feature by opening a terminal and typing:

    cat /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
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    If you get the output '1', that means the security feature is enabled.

    To disable this, type in:

    echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope

    You will be prompted for your password, as it requires root privileges to edit the file.

    Now you can safely continue the installation. If your output was anything other than '1' to the first command, then this is not enabled on your system.

    To enable this again later, simply type in:

    echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope

    The Ubuntu wiki explains this security feature well: ptrace Protection

    Setup PlayOnLinux

    Launch PlayOnLinux and select 'Tools' and 'Manage Wine versions'

    In the new window that appears, scroll through the 'Available Wine versions' box to find '1.7.8' and click on the right pointing arrow to install it, then find '1.5.18' and do the same, now both will be visible under 'Installed Wine versions' on the right side
    If you have a 64-bits system, make sure you have selected the 'Wine versions (x86)' tab above

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    Just close the window. Back at the main PlayOnLinux window, select 'Install'

    Click on 'Install a non-listed program'

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    Select 'Install a program in a new virtual drive' and click next

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    Name the the virtual drive "Steam_arkham" and click next

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    Select "Use another version of Wine", "Configure Wine" and "Install some libraries" before you click next

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    On the wine selection window, select 1.5.18 and click next. Make sure you select '32-bits window installation' if you are on a 64-bit system.

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    Note: We will not be using 1.5.18 for playing the game, just for setting up the virtual drive since dotnet installs perfectly on wine version 1.5.18, while sometimes failing on other versions.

    When the wine configuration window appear, select the 'Graphics' tab, and click the ckeckbox for all four options, just like in my screenshot. Then set the resolution for the virtual desktop to be the same as your dekstop resolution. My desktop is at 1920 x 1080, so I have set the wine virtual desktop to the same resolution.

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    Note: Even though the language is Norwegian in my screenshot, the layout will look the same for you

    When you come to the selection of libraries to install, select all the following:
    • POL_Install_dotnet35sp1
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_steam
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_VideoDriver
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    Then click 'Next'

    When it asks you for the install file to run, click on 'Cancel'

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    At this point you can safely enable the ptrace protection if you disabled it previously. These games do not require it disabled for playing, it was just the initial install process that required it disabled.

    The virtual drive has already been set up by this point and there is no need to run any install file. Now back at the main PlayOnLinux window, click on 'Configure', it does not matter what game shortcut is selected when you click 'Configure' so don't worry about that.

    On the left side, find the virtual drive you just set up. Look for "Steam_arkham", select it, then click on the 'Display' tab. Set 'GLSL support' to 'disabled' and then 'Video memory size' to the memory size of your GPU.

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    Click on the 'Wine' tab, then click on 'Registry editor'

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    We have to make some additions to the registry for Arkham City to prevent it from attempting to install dotnet on its own. In the registry editor, maximize HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> Software --> Valve


    • Right click on 'Steam' and select 'New key', name it "Apps"
    • Right click on the newly created 'Apps' and select 'New key, name it "200260"
    • Right click on '200260', and select 'New DWORD value', name it "amd", then double click on it and set 'Value data' to "1" and click 'Ok'
    • Right click on '200260', and select 'New DWORD value', name it "DotNet", then double click on it and set 'Value data' to "1" and click 'Ok'
    • Right click on '200260', and select 'New DWORD value', name it "vcredist", then double click on it and set 'Value data' to "1" and click 'Ok'
    • Right click on '200260', and select 'New DWORD value', name it "DirectX", then double click on it and set 'Value data' to "1" and click 'Ok'
    It should look just like in my screenshot now
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    Close the registry editor, and then select the 'General' tab

    Click on 'Wine version' and select '1.7.8' on the list that appears, then click 'Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"

    arkh.1.7.8.png

    Select Steam.exe and click next. Name the shortcut "Steam-Arkham". Click 'I don't want to make another shortcut' and click next.

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    Steam overlay issue

    The current version of Steam have one problem when running in wine. Games will usually crash immediately upon start, or as soon as you click on your keyboard or start playing. To solve this problem you have to disable the Steam overlay. This can be done from Steam settings, but in my experience that may cause games to not close properly, making Steam think the game is still running after you shut it down.

    So the best way to solve this problem, in my opinion, is to from the 'Wine' tab in the PlayOnLinux configuration. Just make sure you have selected the virtual drive for your Steam game, then click on 'Configure wine'

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    Don't worry about the Norwegian language in my screenshots, the layout will look exactly the same for you.

    Select the 'Libraries' tab, and under 'New override for library:' type in "gameoverlayrenderer" and click 'Add'

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    Now find and select it on the list below, then click on 'Edit'

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    In the new window that appears, select 'Disable', then simply click OK to close the wine config window.

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    Now select the 'Wine' tab again, and click 'Windows reboot'

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    Steam will automatically start now and you should see it updating

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    Then you can go ahead and log in to your Steam account

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    Now simply select Arkham Asylum and Arkham City from your games list, and click on 'Install'

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    These games are fairly large so you may want to leave the download on for some time while you do something else or even leave it on overnight to download.

    Arkham Asylum


    Sometimes you will get this crash

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    It seems to be random, sometimes crashing like this, other times not. Just click on "Don't Send", and try launching the game again. It will eventually start.

    When you start Arkham Asylum, you are going to see the error message below, when you click 'Ok' it is going to appear again. This error can be safely ignored, just click 'Ok' until you see the game launcher. Note that the error message may appear under the Steam window, so you may need to move the Steam window to see the error message.

    bmaa_error.png

    The game is going to work, so do not worry. Just click 'Ok' the 4-5 times this error pops up, then the game launcher will appear

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    Click on 'Settings' to change video options and customize keyboard controls. This game actually appear to run very well so you may want to try running it on 'high' or 'very high'. I can play it on 'Very High' on a laptop with nvidia GTX 670mx with the game running smoothly. You should make sure that the game resolution is the same as your desktop resolution.

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    This game suffer from two issues during play. One is that the mouse in not properly captured, the other is a tiny icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. There is a workaround for both issues. When the game has started and you are at the title screen (this can be done at any time), press ALT+ENTER on your keyboard and the game will switch to windowed mode, click my image below to see it full size

    alt-enter.png

    You can now click on the little icon in the bottom left corner, and drag it out so you can't see it. Then you can click on the top of the game window, and drag it up a bit so you get it well positioned, click on the thumbnail below for full size. Keep the game in windowed mode like this, and the mouse will be properly captured.

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    Arkham City

    When you first start this game, make sure you select 'Configure PC Options'

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    Sometimes you will get this crash

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    It seems to be random, sometimes crashing like this, other times not. Just click on "Don't Send", and try launching the game again. It will eventually start.

    At this point, you will get a message that your graphics driver is outdated. You can safely ignore this message and just click 'Ok' and the game launcher will appear. Select 'Settings'

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    Here you can change video options and customize keyboard controls. This game actually appear to run very well so you may want to try running it on 'high' or 'very high' or even 'extreme'. I can play it on 'Extreme' on a laptop with nvidia GTX 670mx with the game running smoothly. You should make sure that the game resolution is the same as your desktop resolution.

    bm_ac3.png

    This game suffer from two issues during play. One is that the mouse in not properly captured, the other is a tiny icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. There is a workaround for both issues. When the game has started and you are at the title screen (this can be done at any time), press ALT+ENTER on your keyboard and the game will switch to windowed mode, click my image below to see it full size

    ac_altenter.png

    As with Arkham Asylum, you can click and drag the little icon out to the corner so it is not in front of the game window anymore. And you can click on the top of the game window to reposition it if you wish. Keep the game in windowed mode like this, and the mouse will be properly captured.

    Other Options

    There is one way you can get the mouse captured while keeping the games in fullscreen. While keeping the game shortcut selected in the PlayOnLinux window, click on 'Configure', then select the 'Miscellaneous' tab, and there you can set "Mouse warp override" to "force", and then the mouse will be properly captured in the games without switching to windowed mode. However, this will also make it impossible to navigate in-game menus with the mouse. And certain side quests in Arkham City will be impossible to complete.

    Screenshots

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Daerandin, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Daerandin
    My old virtual drive was working properly, but I now did the install again from scratch and get the same crash.

    So I will have to figure out why this happens and when I do figure it out I will update the guide, but I can't promise a quick resolution.
  2. Daerandin
    UPDATE!

    I figured out what the problem is, and it hurts. So apparently the method I've been using to install Steam in my guides no longer work. I originally used it since it seemed convenient.

    So I will either have to fix all my Steam guides, or I can try contacting the PoL devs to see if they are aware of the issue on might possibly fix it. I tried to search through the source code for PoL, but at the moment I simply don't have to patience to find it. I really want to see if this can be fixed on the PoL side instead of having to redo all my Steam guides.

    To sum it up: You need to install Steam by downloading the windows installer from the official Steam website.
  3. Daerandin
    I did some testing and discovered that the problem was that the library was using an old installer. I opened a bugreport and the devs were rather quick to fix it. So thanks to their quick work, things should be working again.

    I thankfully don't have to redo my steam guides, haha.

    There should be no problems following this guide now.
  4. SimpleSign
    I tried it again from scratch, and i get this error, steam keeps crashing on me
    this is what the debug log says.

    Code:
    [08/05/14 13:28:09] - Running wine-1.7.8 Steam.exe (Working directory : /home/andy/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Steam_arkham/drive_c/Program Files/Steam)
    fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000380, 00000000): partial stub.
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 4 0x86e644 0x86e634
    fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x32e490 (nil)): stub
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041ce8, 0x3f041ce0
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d20, 0x3f041d18
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041cb0, 0x3f041ca8
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d58, 0x3f041d50
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d90, 0x3f041d88
    fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 4 0x86e640 0x86e630
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 4 0x86e640 0x86e630
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 4 0x86e684 0x86e674
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 4 0x86e644 0x86e634
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041ce8, 0x3f041ce0
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d20, 0x3f041d18
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041cb0, 0x3f041ca8
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d58, 0x3f041d50
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d90, 0x3f041d88
    fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
    fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0x216578): semi-stub
    fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x32de2c (nil)): stub
    fixme:ole:RemUnknown_QueryInterface No interface for iid {00000019-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}
    [0805/132830:ERROR:resource_bundle.cc(417)] Failed to load C:\Program Files\Steam\bin\chrome.pak
    Some features may not be available.
    fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0xd48d53c, overlapped 0xd208ec0): stub
    fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0xd48d63c 0x00000ff0 0xd48d684) Stub!
    [0805/132830:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(126)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8
    fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x30e480 (nil)): stub
    fixme:hnetcfg:fw_apps_get__NewEnum 0x15a7038, 0xe6ee0d4
    fixme:hnetcfg:fw_app_put_ProcessImageFileName 0x15a7080, L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe"
    fixme:hnetcfg:fw_app_put_Name 0x15a7080, L"Steam"
    fixme:hnetcfg:fw_app_put_Enabled 0x15a7080, -1
    fixme:hnetcfg:fw_apps_Add 0x15a7038, 0x15a7080
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {e2b3c97f-6ae1-41ac-817a-f6f92166d7dd} not registered
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {e2b3c97f-6ae1-41ac-817a-f6f92166d7dd} could be created for context 0x1
    fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation info_class SYSTEM_HANDLE_INFORMATION
    fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x9e561ec, overlapped 0x9e561f0): stub
    fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x10098, filter=0xf4ee508,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle!
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {77f10cf0-3db5-4966-b520-b7c54fd35ed6} not registered
    err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {77f10cf0-3db5-4966-b520-b7c54fd35ed6} could be created for context 0x1
    err:winediag:wined3d_dll_init The GLSL shader backend has been disabled. You get to keep all the pieces if it breaks.
    fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags
    fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7c44518c, 0x17e6860, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000
    fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7c44518c
    err:wbemprox:wql_error syntax error, unexpected TK_NOT
    fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer unsupported flags
    fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7c44518c, 0x17e7038, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000
    fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7c44518c
    fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl The DISK_PARTITION_INFO and DISK_DETECTION_INFO structures will not be filled
    fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported
    fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported
    fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported
    fixme:wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported
    fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x1009a, 0x16e23e8): stub
    fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
    fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x100bc, filter=0x32e0b4,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32d648,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32d648,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32d738,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),1,0x32d738,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationW (hwnd=0x1011c, filter=0x1074e9a0,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle!
    fixme:win:UnregisterDeviceNotification (handle=0xcafeaffe), STUB!
    fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationW (hwnd=0x2011c, filter=0x1074e9a0,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32bde8,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32bed8,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),1,0x32bed8,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:wbemprox:client_security_SetBlanket 0x7c44518c, 0x1845ec0, 10, 0, (null), 3, 3, (nil), 0x00000000
    fixme:wbemprox:client_security_Release 0x7c44518c
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32bf08,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32c38c,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW (L"\\\\.\\DISPLAY1",0,0x32c38c,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW (L"\\\\.\\DISPLAY1",0,0x32bfd8,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW (L"\\\\.\\DISPLAY1",1,0x32c38c,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),1,0x32c38c,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32c38c,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),1,0x32c38c,0x00000000), stub!
    fixme:wgl:X11DRV_wglChoosePixelFormatARB unused pfAttribFList
    fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl Unsupported ioctl 2d0c04 (device=2d access=0 func=301 method=0)
    fixme:cdrom:CDROM_GetMediaType : faking success
    fixme:volume:GetVolumePathNameW (L"\\\\?\\C:\\", 0x32dd1c, 260), stub!
    fixme:volume:GetVolumePathNameW (L"\\\\?\\D:\\", 0x32dd1c, 260), stub!
    fixme:volume:GetVolumePathNameW (L"\\\\?\\E:\\", 0x32dd1c, 260), stub!
    fixme:volume:GetVolumePathNameW (L"\\\\?\\F:\\", 0x32dd1c, 260), stub!
    fixme:volume:GetVolumePathNameW (L"\\\\?\\Z:\\", 0x32dd1c, 260), stub!
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041ce8, 0x3f041ce0
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d20, 0x3f041d18
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041cb0, 0x3f041ca8
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d58, 0x3f041d50
    fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f0070b0, 0x3f041d90, 0x3f041d88
    fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
    fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x1051dfd0 (nil)): stub
    fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
    fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 4 0x86e640 0x86e630
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
    fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
  5. Daerandin
    Do you still get the same message that Steam can't connect to the internet?
  6. SimpleSign
    No it no longer says that it can not connect to the internet.

    its just when i start it up, i dont even need to do anything and it just crashes after a 10-20 sec
  7. Daerandin
    I have tested this install procedure myself yesterday and everything works for me. Although the very first time I launched it, Steam would not start. It just seemed like nothing happened, but I could still Alt-Tab back to the PlayOnLinux window and select:

    Tools --> Close all PlayOnLinux software

    All subsequent attempts worked without issue.

    But I can't be sure if this is your problem since you don't describe what happens in detail. Do you see Steam starting and then crashing? Or does it just appear like nothing happens?

    I realize this guide does not offer perfect results, but it's the closest I've been able to come, and the games run very well.
  8. booman
    Sometimes Magrunner will launch but I don't see anything other than the desktop.
    I can hear the logo sounds, but nothing on the screen.
    I have to Alt+Tab to get the game to maximize
  9. SimpleSign
    Alright this is pretty much what happends:
    Start up playonlinx then launch Steam-Arkham
    the virtual desktop shows up and steam starts updating
    then i pretty much log in and the download of Arkham City starts up again.
    i dont even need to do anything, by just logging in and leaving the computer, steam crashes after about 10-20 secs.

    im not doing anything at all, i have followed this guide everytime i reinstalled steam to be able to launch Steam.
  10. booman
    Crashes on download? That IS pretty strange.
    Or are you saying after the game downloads, it crashes when you launch?
  11. SimpleSign
    When i just installed steam i tried leaving it without installing anything, and steam crashed by itself.

    then trying to download Arkham city is impossible, after the download starts getting some speed, steam crashes.

    like this there is no way i will be able to download the game, even if by a miracle it downloaded, steam still crashes after being loged in for a few seconds.
  12. booman
    Ok, its time for a debug output.
    Please launch Steam with the Debug button instead of "Run"
    This way you can copy all of the errors and post them here
  13. Daerandin
    Just a few things I want to make sure of. When you try this guide again from scratch, I assume you erase the virtual drive first if you use the same name.

    There is one thing I would like you to test. Just to ensure if it is the POL_Install_steam library that is causing you problems or something else. Try setting up a new virtual drive and name it whatever you wish, and only install one library for this virtual drive, the POL_Install_steam library. Then just hit cancel when it asks you to select a program to install. Then go ahead and make a shortcut to Steam.exe in the new virtual drive you have set up.

    Now try starting it. This would at least help narrow down your problem. Although I don't see how it would cause problems, because all it does is install Steam, turn of dwrite so fonts show, and it also installs corefonts. Still, this would be a useful test.

    You said you have other games working, and Steam working in different virtual drives, so this issue is really weird. Still, I know the games can work, so I'm not going to give up until you are able to play the game, as long as you are willing to keep testing.
  14. Nathrak
    hey guys, everything seems to install fine for me, but when i try to start the game i get an error message that says "Batman: Arkham Assylum requires a graphics card that supports shader model 3.0 or later" Pretty sure mine does. so I'm not sure what the problem might be. I've followed alot of your guides and have never seen this error before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    System:
    Ubuntu 14.04
    AMD FX6350 6 core processor
    8GB 1600 ram
    AMD R9 270x radeon with 2GB vram.

    Debug output:
  15. booman
    Ok, that may be a driver issue with AMD video cards.
    Can you play any other games in Linux?
  16. Nathrak
    Yes, I can play other games. That's the only game i have a problem with.
    The driver is the latest from the AMD website. I've searched their forums and didn't see anything about this issue. I looked on winehq and did a websearch but still didn't find anything. I've tried reinstalling Arkham city hoping it was just something weird but i get the same message.
  17. Nathrak
    sorry, I meant i reinstalled arkham asylum.
  18. Daerandin
    I am wondering about the VideoDriver library. When I wrote this guide I referenced the PlayOnLinux script which used the library. Personally I didn't notice any difference with or without the library, except my computer actually seemed to run 8-10 degrees celsius cooler with that library installed.

    Try erasing the virtual drive and setting it up without the POL_Install_VideoDriver library, just to ensure it is not the culprit here.

    If that does not make any difference for you, then you can try a newer wine version than 1.7.8.
  19. booman
    Who what is up with the "POL_Install_Video Driver" package? I've seen that before but never tried it....
    What exactly does it do?
  20. Daerandin
    I actually don't know exactly what it does. Several PlayOnLinux install scripts make use of it, so it must serve some purpose.

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