Update: Sadly, City Of Steam is no longer online.
City of Steam is a Free to Play MMORPG where everything revolves around a steam world and steam its-self. Fight huge roaches, rats, skeletons and many other minions as you loot and level up your character.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing City of Steam in Linux with Pipelight
Tips & Specs:
Mint 17.2 64-bit
Go To: pipelight.net/cms/installation.html
Click on the distribution you are using
Add the Repository
Code:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
Code:sudo apt-get update
Install Pipelight Multi
Code:sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
Code:sudo pipelight-plugin --update
Code:sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3d
Create Mozilla Plugins
Code:sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins
A pop up should appear "Creating wine prefix"
Unity pop-up should appear "Downloading wine-unity3d-installer (1MiB)"
Check for the Unity plugin in Add-ons
Unity Player 5 should be on the list
If not, close Firefox, open Terminal again and run these three commands again:
Code:sudo pipelight-plugin --updateCode:sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3dInstalling User Agent OverriderCode:sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins
Go To: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-overrider/
Click "Add to Firefox"
Type in the address bar:
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!"Code:about:config
Right-click anywhere in the rows
Roll over "New"
Name the string:
String Value: Win32
Click the User Agent Override icon
Select "Windows / Firefox 29"
Launching City Of Steam
Go to www.cityofsteam.com
Click "Play Now"
Click "Sign In"
Click "Play Now" again
Note: Sometimes the website gets stuck on the login screen but shows "login successful" in green.
Just go back to www.cityofsteam.com
Select a server in your region
Click "Allow and Remember"
When it finishes loading press any key
Select Game Quality
Click Fullscreen Icon
Select resolution of your Linux desktop
Click the tiny gear at the top right
Click the Screen icon
- Environment Distance
- Character Distance
- Shadow Distance
- Terrain Detail
- Player Render Limit
- Global Settings
- Shadow Quality
- Bloom Effect
City of Steam performed really well except in Arkadia on my GeForce 550 Ti. There were some random crashes and I think its because of shadows and anti-aliasing or shaders. Turning the graphics settings down to medium seemed to help a bit.
The only other side-effect was seeing the bottom panel in Mint while playing full-screen. It didn't bother me very much and didn't affect game-play.