Gabriel is on a quest to defeat the Titan Bosses with his combat cross, 50 combos and special moves. Slaying minions such as werewolves, vampires, trolls and gian spiders is not going to stop him from his ultimate goal: Lords of Shadow
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Castlevainia Lords of Shadow in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Castlevainia Lords of Shadow. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.3 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: castlevlordsofshadow
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.3
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: castlvlordsofshadow
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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
Select Castlevainia Lords of Shadow
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Castlevainia Lords of Shadow in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Castlevainia to download
- Vertical Sync
- Ambient Occlusion
Rule of Thumb
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
I had a hard time with Castlevainia Lords of Shadow because the game ran smooth and looked beautiful graphically, but there is a bug with the keyboard input that causes a lag/cache over time. This eventually forces your character to start moving by himself into danger, across the map and you have no control over him. This is a bug in Windows as well. The only resolution is to use an Xbox controller which I don't have.