Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison is the perfect soldier for the job... any job that requires getting even with alien scum! Weild Shell's robotic arm with an arsenal of weapons tand slay the apocalyptic Alien threat on Kyron and Zeroth. Shell always gets the last word!
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Bombshell in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Bombshell. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.3 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: bombshell
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.3
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: I don't know why it has such a long file name, but make sure to select the .exe installer. The .bin files are just containers
Click Next again...
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Bombshell
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 3.3
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
- Graphics Preset
- Texture Filtering
- direct X Version
Click "Visual Advanced"
- Dynamic Shadows
- Light Env shadows
- Shadow Quality
- Character Detail
- World Texture Detail
- Detail Level
- Particle quality
- Lens Flares
- Light Shafts
- Depth of Field
- Motion Blur (recommend off)
- Ambient Occlusion (recommend off)
Visual settings can also be manually set with an .ini file
For some reason the fullscreen resolution would not be automatically inherited
Go to:Open ShellSystemsettings.iniCode:Documents/My Games/Bombshell/ShellGame/Configure
Adjust ResX & ResY to match your Linux desktop resolution
Sometimes you will get a Dot NET Framework Inistialization Error.
This error won't affect the game or installation
Bombshell ran really well with Wine 3.3 and my GeForce GTX 1060. There are times where it begins to slow down, but you can easily lower some of the visual settings to resolve this. Otherwise, its pretty fun and visually brilliant!