Magrunner is a puzzle game about magnetism and physics. Lead Dax through puzzle rooms in a tron-like world. Move platforms across lasers, use cubes to launch yourself to unreachable heights and experiment with multiple magnetic fields.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Magrunner in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG.com version of Magrunner. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: magrunner
Check 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
PlayOnLinux Packages (Windows DLLs, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All libraries will automatically download and install
Navigate to your GOG.com download
Check "Yes, I have read and accept the EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Name your shortcut: Magrunner
Select "I don't wnat to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.6.2
Click the + to download other versions of Wine
Click the down arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video Memory Size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Selecting Magrunner and click debug will display a window that outputs errors and bugs
Adjust resolution to match your Linux desktop
Default resolution config
If Magrunner refuses to match your desktop resolution use the YoshiSystemSettings.ini
Navigate to: /home/username/My Games/Magrunner/YoshiGame/Config
Open YoshiSystemSettings.ini with Textedit
Scroll down to ResX and ResY
Update the resolution to match your Linux Desktop:
Launch Magrunner again and it should be fullscreen without resetting your desktop resolution.
Note: Use Displays to find the resolution of Linux desktop
Note: Not all computers can handle games at the same resolution of Linux desktop. You may need to lower the resolution on laptops in order to get a decent frame rate.
Magrunner ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti with a resolution of 1680x1050
No gliches or slow frame rates. I really enjoyed the game until I get stuck on a puzzle.
Initially I tried setting the resolution in-game, but it had problems at next launch. I also normally use the "Virtual Desktop" in Wine Configuration, but that attributed to the full-screen problems.