Are you afraid of drowning? Play as Kate and help her to survive in a submerging city when Extremists try to rule with terror. Make use of water, fire, electricity and interactive objects to protect yourself. Experience water physics and use it to your advantage in this puzzle, platform action game.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Hydrophobia in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Hydrophobia. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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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: 1.8.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.3 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: hydrophobia
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.3
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: Hydrophobia
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font problem and the 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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Hydrophobia in your library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
After it is done downloading
- Particle System Quality
- Shadow Quality
- Character Shadow Quality
- Water Detail
- Display Mode
- Depth of Field
- High Detail Textures
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Hydrophobia installed and launched properly after adjusting the display settings. The only graphical artifacts I experienced was some missing textures on Kate and in the environments. They would turn completely white and eventually come back. Otherwise, the game, physics and graphics worked great on my GeForce GTX 950 with everything on high.