DeathSpank is a comical action RPG making fun of fantasy games with witty humor from Ron Gilbert. Play as hero DeathSpank and live out epic stories on the quest to find the Artifact. Explore a massive world, collect loot, hundreds of weapons, armor and unique items. Heroicly slay all kinds of silly minions with silly weapons.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing DeathSpank in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of DeathSpank. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8 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: deathspank
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8
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...
If Steam is missing fonts like in this screenshot click the "X" to close Steam login
If not, close Steam anyways and continue to shortcut...
Name your shortcut: DeathSpank
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and store problem
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Go to Library
Click "I Agree"
When DeathSpank is done downloading...
Click Video Settings
Select Screen Resolution
Check/Uncheck V Sync
Note: Match the game resolution to your Linux Desktop resolution for full screen
DeathSpank ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. No problems downloading, launching or playing. Frame rates are really smooth.
I can save, load and teleport from one outhouse to another.
DeathSpank is a pretty funny game and has some interesting weapons and minions.