Doom 64 is an old remake of the original Doom, but for Nintendo 64. New levels, new weapons, new monstors and new graphics engine. I never had a Nintendo 64, so this is my chance to play the entire game in Linux.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Doom 64 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.1 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0 is installed and you can close this window
Download Doom 64
Go to: https://doom64ex.wordpress.com/downloads/
Navigate to your Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: doom64
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0
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
Installing Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Extract Doom 64 to virtual drive
Click Exit on the PlayOnLinux installer
Go to your Desktop
Open the doom64ex_2.5_win32.zip with Archive Manager
Navigate to the doom64 virtual drive
path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/doom64/drive_c/Program Files/
Click the New Folder icon
Name it: Doom64
Now the Doom 64 files are in the virtual drive
Close Archive Manager
PlayOnLinux Shortcut and Configure
Back to PlayOnLinux
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name the shortcut: Doom 64
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select the new Doom 64 shortcut (left side)
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Extracting WAD files
Note: First search Google for Doom 64 ROM and download "Doom 64 (USA).n64" it should be in a zip file that you need to extract to your Desktop or virtual drive.
Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
Go to the Doom 64 folder
path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/doom64/drive_c/Program Files/Doom64
Select the .n64 file you downloaded and extracted
Launching Doom 64
Select Doom 64
Select your launch options
Select screen Resolution
In Game Options
- Depth size
- Buffer size
- Aspect Ratio
Doom 64 ran perfectly and I was surprised to see all the extra options. I initially searched for a Native port, but couldn't find one. Until then, it runs great in PlayOnLinux. With the new launcher, you can set the resolution and in-game you can save or load your game to progress.
I also tested a network co-op game, but it would play for about 30 seconds and lock up every time. I was getting a network related error, but not exactly sure why. I play LAN games all the time in PlayOnLinux.
Enjoy some classic 90's Doom in Linux