Lara Croft: Guardian Of Light is an action puzzle solving game that continues the adventures of the Tomb Raider series with an arcade feel. Lara will trick jump, climb, grapple and swing around large linear levels while killing minions and bosses.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Lara Croft: The Guardian Of Light in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Lara Croft: The Guardian Of Light. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Note: Versions of Wine older than 2.0.2 and Wine 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 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 you virtual drive: laracroftgol
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
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
Check the following libraries:
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
More updating, extracting and installing
When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Lara Croft: GOL
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Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and store problem
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Strict Draw Ordering: Enabled
Note: Strict Draw Ordering has to be enabled otherwise there are some major artifacts with the in-game HUD
Select Lara Croft: GOL
Click "Login to existing account"
Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games.
Click Steam menu
Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
Select "Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light"
Click "I Agree"
Wait for the game to download in Steam
Select "Setup Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light"
Set the resolution, Refresh Rate, and Aspect Ratio
- Texture Detail
- antialiasing Mode
- Texture Filtering
- Tripple Buffering
- Volumetric Effects
- Water Effects
- Fullscreen Effects
Click Play again
Select "Play Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light"
Click Display Settings
Adjust all the same settings in-game from the intial setup
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Once the HUD graphical gliches were solved, everything looked GREAT! I could crank up the settings and it ran fine with my GeForce 550 Ti. I was even able to play cooperative with a controller as well.