Dungeon Siege III is an Action RPG where you play as the last Legionnaire who will save the people of Ehb. Focusing on story, loot and decision-making dialog, you will hack-n-slash through linear levels with amazing skills and magical abilities.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dungeon Siege III in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Dungeon Siege III. 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: 1.7.49-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.49-staging 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: dungeonsiege3
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.49-staging
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...
Click the "X" to close Steam login, we will download the game in a later step...
Name your shortcut: Dungeon Siege 3
Click "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.7.49-staging
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
Select Dungeon Siege 3
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Dungeon Siege 3 in your Library
Click "I Agree"
After its done donwloading
Set Shader Quality to: Low
- Vertical Sync
- Anisotrophic Filtering
- Motion Blur
- Multisample Antialiasing
- Shadow Quality
- Texture Quality
- Shader Quality
- Visual Effects Quality
Anything other than "low" will result in black textures for everything
Dungeon Siege played rather well and only had a few graphical artifacts. There are some flickering textures or shaders as your character moves around the environment. Keep shaders set to Low, because Medium and High result in black textures. Otherwise, everything else works great: mouse/keyboard, load/save, frame rates, inventory and graphical user interface.