Darksiders 2 continues the story after War was imprisoned. Now you play as his brother to free the human race and undo the damage done by the Apocalypse. Fight minions with new weapons, loot, skills and open environments.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darksiders 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Darksiders 2. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Select "Wine versions (amd64)" Tab
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Installa a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: darksiders2
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer
Select "64 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, DLL's, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Uncheck "Check file integrity before installation"
Check "Yes, I have and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Darksiders 2
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Darksiders 2"
Wine version: 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer
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
A d3d frame limiter mod for Skyrim helps to reduce flickering
- Go To: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/2581/
- Click Files
- download "Skyrim Stutter Fix-2581-0-1.zip"
- Save to your Desktop
- Select "Extract Here"
- Open Folder
- Copy antilag.cfg & d3dx9.dll
- Paste them in the Darksiders 2 FolderNote: replace "username" with your loginCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/darksiders2/drive_c/GOG Games/Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
Launching Darksiders 2
Select "Darksiders 2"
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
To reach the options menu, you will have to pause the game during game-play
- Vertical Sync
- Video Resolution
- Ambient Occlusion
- Shadow Quality
Unfortunately there are still some artifacts and bugs with Darksiders 2. A square in the top left screen would see through scenery and objects. There is also the menu & HUD flickering from time to time just like in the first Darksiders. If you can stand these bugs, the game is otherwise totally playable on my GeForce 550 Ti and GTX 950.