Survive Rapture while trying to save Andrew Ryan's family by killing splicers and Big Daddies... again, but this time in a remastered version of Bioshock. High resolution textures, 4K support, controller support and more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Bioshock Remastered in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Bioshock Remastered. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 19 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.21-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Click the 64-bit Tab also
Download Wine version: 3.21-staging
Wine 3.21-staging 32-bit and 64-bit is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: bioshock
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.21-staging
Select "64 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Type the following Libraries:
Select each one and click Edit
Select Native (Windows)
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: Each package should automatically download and install
Installing Bioshock Remastered
Click Next again...
Uncheck "Created desktop icons"
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Bioshock
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 3.21-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
Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
Click Version 0.93
Extract to your Desktop
Open the 32-bit directory
Copy all the DLLs
Paste in the same game directory as BioshockHD.exe
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click Graphics Options
- Anisotropic Filter
- Field of View
- Mouse Cursor Scale
- Windowed Mode
- Vertical Sync
- Real Time Reflection
- Water Ripple
- Maintain UI Aspect Ration
Bioshock ran beautifully with DXVK and Wine 3.21-staging. When you initially launch the game, be patient, it takes about 10-15 seconds, but it will launch. Other than that my GeForce GTX 1060 handled the game without any problems. It played just like in Windows...