Harry Potter Goblet Of Fire is a 3rd person action puzzler based on the 4th novel. Play as Harry, Ron and Hermione in a co-operative adventure using combined spells to solve physics puzzles and cast away monsters.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Harry Potter Goblet Of Fire in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Harry Potter Goblet Of Fire. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.1 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0-staging is installed and you can close this window
Copy Disk1 & Disk2 data
Create a new folder on your desktop
Copy everything from Disk1 to the new folder
Copy everything from Disk2 to the new folder
Check "apply this action to all files"
Click "Skip" for Replace files
Important Note: Leave Disk2 in the drive
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: gobletoffire
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Uncheck "Allow the window manager control the windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 800x600
Important: It is very important to disable window manager controlling the windows. Otherwise the game will not load the levels.
Installing Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
The installer will refuse to run at this point
Note: Remember to leave Disk2 in the drive
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Installing Goblet Of Fire
Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
Navigate to the new folder on your desktop
Enter the KEY from the insert
Check "Advanced User - Select Directory
Use default path
Click Next Again
Click "Register Later"
Back to PlayOnLinux Configure
Click General Tab
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name the shortcut: Harry Potter Config
Name the shortcut: Harry Potter GoF
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Run "Harry Potter Configure"
Select a controller
Enter the buttons for each controller
Note: My configure initially had 4 controllers, two (Event) and (js) for each controller. I didn't know which ones to configure for the game, so I went into System Settings and removed two of them.
Launching Harry Potter Goblet of Fire
Select "Harry Potter GoF"
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click New Game
Click Save slot
Select characters with controllers and keyboard
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire ran perfectly in 800x600 resolution with the Virtual Desktop enabled. Initially the first level would not load due to the window manager, but we fixed that in Wine Configuration. I was able to play fullscreen even on my widescreen monitor. Both controllers worked fine after some configuration and I played on the keyboard. There are no widescreen patches or fixes for this game.