Eidolon is an open-world, survival game where you explore and learn about the lost civilizations after a massive earthquake. Hunt with a bow, fish, gather berries & mushrooms, explore the remains of a city and enjoy the surreal graphical simplicity.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Eidolon in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Humble Bundle version of Eidolon. 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: eidolon
Check all three 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 the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Installing PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing Eidolon (Humble Bundle Download)
Click "I Accept"
Uncheck "Launch EIDOLON"
Name your shortcut: Eidolon
Click Next again...
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Wine version: 1.6.2
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Clicking Debug will show errors and bugs
Select the resolution to match your Linux Desktop
- View Distance
- Cloud Density
- Fauna Density
Rule of Thumb:
High settings - More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings - Less detail, higher frame rates
Eidolon ran very nice on my GeForce 550 Ti. Frame rates were great due to the fact that there is not texures in-game. Everything is solid colors and vector-based. Loading, saving, inventory, and all interactions worked perfectly in UDK with PlayOnLinux. This game is DRM Free, so you can purchase it and download the game files right from Humble Bundle.