You wake up on a mysterious island with a few survivors. Craft to survive, eat to survive, sleep to survive... oh and fight through hordes of zombies to survive.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing How To Survive in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of How To Survive. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 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: 1.8.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.2 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: howtosurvive
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.2
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
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
Name your shortcut: How To Survive
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
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 How To Survive
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Find How To Survive in your library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait while the game downloads
- Video Mode
- Window Mode
Click Play again
Check "Play How To Survive"
How To Survive ran really well once you have the proper Direct X 9 libraries installed. d3dx9 alone will result in some missing textures. I did have problems playing the animated video's that teach you how to survive. This is reported in Windows as well. The best way to skip them is pressing Enter.