Brothers: Two Sons is a short story of rescue and survival. Discover beautiful lands and creatures as you control two brothers on an epic journey to a magical tree. Each puzzle needs to be completed with the help of both brothers, otherwise they will fail and their father will die.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.3 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: brothers
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.3
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Brothers
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font problem and the store problem
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Select "Play Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons"
Note: Brothers Launcher does not work, but the game will automatically play fullscreen and set graphics settings.
Brothers plays perfectly in PlayOnLinux. I only noticed one or two missing textures in the entire game. Frame rates were always good on my GTX 950 and the graphics are beautiful. I was able to play with the keyboard, but my old controllers were not recognized.