Firestarter is a wave based First Person Shooter where you clear areas to move forward. Every time you move to a new arena a new weapon is available and a new enemy appears. Utilize the typical FPS arsenal: SMG's, Heavy machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers and more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Firestarter in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Firestarter. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: firestarter
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some librarie
Select Wine 3.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Click Next again...
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Firestarter
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 3.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
- Color Bits
- Depth Bits
- Tex Quality
- Global Fog
- Volume Fog
- Sprite Reducing
- Level Effects
- Complex Shaders
- Post-Render Effects
- Sky Box
- Extra Glows
- Missle Glows
- Gun Shells
- LOD Range
- Bonus Flares
Open env_vars.cfgCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/firestarter/drive_c/GOG Games/Firestarter/BASE
Update both lines to match your Linux Desktop
reg ker_width INT "1920"
reg ker_height INT "1080"
Firestarter ran perfectly since its made with an older engine. It should run on pretty much any laptop or netbook. I never had an issue with my GeForce GTX 1060.