Helldorado is a squad-based tactical strategy game with attention to detail. You can manage one character at a time or the whole group as they sneak about the enemies playground and take them out.
There won't be any run-n-gun here... take your time, save often, plan your strategy to every minor detail. If you make an error, live are a stake.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Helldorado in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the retail version of Helldorado. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 16 32-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.10
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.10 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: helldorado
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.10
Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
Always select 32-bit virtual drive
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Installing Components (Windows packages/libraries)
Check all of the following libraries:
Note: All libraries will automatically download and install.
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to your DVD
Click "I Agree"
Uncheck all except "Game Files"
We already installed these libraries
Name your shortcut: Helldorado
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.7.10
Note: Click the + to download another version of Wine. Click the arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video Memory Size - Set to match the amount of memory on your video card
Leave everything else to default
click "Configure Wine"
Click Libraries Tab
New override for library: msvcp71
Just type "m" and click the drop down
Now the msvcp71 override should be on your list of libraries
Click Video Settings
Select the screen resolution to match your Linux Desktop
This will make your game fullscreen
Adjust Texture, Quality, Shadows, Paritcles, Water and Lighting to suit your hardware.
Laptops usually need lower settings while computers with a dedicated video card can usually handle higher settings.
Rule of thumb:
Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Each time I launched Helldorado it would warn me about hardware detection.
Just click "Yes"
Helldorado ran beautifully and only required that one msvcp71 library change. I didn't play the entire game, but the tutorial and second missing played without any problems. Reports on WineHQ's were the same as well.