Darkstone is a typical Hack-n-Slash RPG with a few unique features in 1999. Explore randomly generated dungeons, hack down minions with full 360 degree camera movement and loot to your hearts desire with four classes to choose from.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darkstone in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Darkstone. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: darkstone
Check all 3 options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
When the installation is done
The name Darkstone should appear
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click Debug to see bugs and errors
Darkstone should run on any desktop, laptop and netbook
For better performance check/uncheck:
- Texture Filtering
- Use the Primary 3D card
Darkstone ran perfectly on my Desktop (GeForce 550 Ti) and my Chromebook (Intel HD 2000). It even ran on my GeForce 7600 GT as well. The only issues I had was no resolution configuration. You are stuck playing Darkstone at 640x480. I tried a hacked exe that supported high resolution widescreen but it was really buggy and didn't work. So enjoy your old school RPG in your old school resolution.