Darksiders 2 continues the story after War was imprisoned. Now you play as his brother Death who attempts to free the human race and undo the damage done by the Apocalypse. Explore huge maps and traverse complex jumping/platform puzzles. Gain loot from hacking and slashing all kinds of demons and bosses on earth. Level up Death and interact with demi-god-ish NCPs who will point you in the direction of the enemy or angels who will try an stop you.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition in Linux with PlayOnLinux and DXVK.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Wine: 3.14 Staging (64-bit)
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.15
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Install the 64-bit version as well
Click "Wine versions (amd64) Tab
Wine 3.15 32-bit and 64-bit are 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: darksiders2
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.15
Note: We will download Wine 3.14 staging in a later step
Select "64 bits windows installation"
windows version: Windows 7
Enter the following libraries:
Click Edit on each one and select "native (Windows)
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Darksiders II
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Go to: https://lutris.net/files/runners/
Save to your Desktop
Extract to the PlayOnLinux linux-amd64 folder
full path:Click ExtractCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64
Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
Download version 0.72
Save to your Desktop
Open the dxbk-0.72/x64 folder
Copy all the files
Paste into the Darksiders II Dethainitive Edition Folder
Full Path:Code:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/darksiders2/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/GOG Games/Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition/
Here is the Full DXVK Guide in PlayOnLinux
Select "Darksiders II"
Click the down-arrow to select Wine 3.14 staging
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launch Darksiders II
Select Darksiders II
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click Video icon
- Vertical Sync
- Video Resolution
- Ambient Occlusion
- Shadow Quality
- Anti-Aliasing = Off
Note: Turn off Anti-Aliasing to reduce graphical artifacts
Darksiders II runs much better with DXVK implemented. There are still some graphical flickering in the sky, but its not a "game breaker". I was able to play on my GeForce GTX 1060 with great frame rates and no other noticable issues. Previously when I played Darksiders a few years ago, I played through the entire game with a few annoying graphical bugs. But those are now gone and it runs beautifully.