The Legend Of Grimrock is an indie role playing game made with absolutely professional stature. Boasting high quality graphics, close cooridors, exploration, in-your-face action, 4 classes, and all the weapons, spells, monsters your RPG heart could want.
The unique aspect of Grimrock goes back to the original RPG's of the 80's with grid-like movement & dungeon mazes. In effect its a combination of old skool & modern game engine.
Naturally I wanted to play The Legend of Grimrock in Linux.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing The Legend of Grimock in PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version only. Other downloaded, GOG or retail versions may require additional steps. Not to mention that Grimrock now has a Native port to Linux and you can run it with the native Linux Steam client.
Tips and Specs
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual:
Mint 14 32-bit
Installing Wine with PlayOnLinux
Installing different versions of Wine is necessary for running different games because one Wine doesn't work for them all. PlayOnLinux makes it possible to download, install and test your game in all the versions of Wine until you find the right one for your speicific game.
Click "Manage Wine Versions"
Wine versions manager
Click the right-arrow
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Thats it! Try downloading newer versions of Wine
Installing Windows Steam
Open your internet and browse to www.steampowered.com
Click "Install Steam" at the top right
Welcome to Steam
Note: Don't click "Install Steam Now" because it will automatically install the Linux native Steam client.
Click "Windows" instead
Save "SteamInstall.msi" in your downloads folder
Setting up PlayOnLinux
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your Virtual Drive: Grimrock
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.4.1
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 THE 32-bit VIRTUAL DRIVE
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Install some Libraries
Installing Windows Steam
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to downloads
Steam Installation Wizard
Select "I accept the license agree..."
Internet connetion speed
Select your internet connection speed
Select your language
Steam Installing Update
Create your new account or login to your existing account
Enter your login and password
Installing Legend of Grimrock
Double-click "Legend of Grimrock" to begin installation
Leave the shortcuts un-checked
Click "Finish" to start downloading
Wait for Legend of Grimrock to download
Note: The full game is less than a Gigabyte of data. My internet connection took about 30 minutes to download all the data
Installing VC Redist Package
Name your shortcut Steam
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Every time I click the Steam shortcut in PlayOnLinux I would get a "Couldn't load a PNG image - file is corrupted or not enough memory" error. Just ignore it. Steam still runs properly.
Select "Grimrock" Virtual Drive
General Tab: Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name your shortcut: Grimrock
Select "I don't wnat to make another shortcut"
Everything ran GREAT in PlayOnLinux and Wine 1.4.1
Saving, Loading, weapons, spells. I didn't bother configuring the video options because the game looked beautiful and ran perfectly. The whole game takes place in close cooridors so it should run on most computers and laptops.
This guide should also work with the GOG.com version, just skip all of the Steam installation steps.