Mind: Path To Thalamus is an epic puzzle adventure where you play the role of a Tsunami survivor stuck in his own mind while in a coma. He searches for his daughter Sophia but finds the inner depths of his mind a surrealistic place of memories and fantasy. Experience stunning visuals, control night and day, explore many different natural environments, interact with your surroundings and solve puzzles with sight, sound and physics.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Mind: Path To Thalamus in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Humble Bundle version of Mind: Path To Thalamus. Steam and GOG versions will require additional steps.
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Mint 17 64-bit
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
Create a new folder on your desktop
Name it Mind
Download Mind: Path To Thalamus from Humble Bundle
Save the compressed zip folder in the Mind folder on your desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: mind
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32-bit 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 (Components, Libraries, DLL's)
Check the following Packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing Mind: Path To Thalamus
The compressed zip file contains the actual game
There is no installer
Extract it in the same Mind folder you downloaded it to
Open the Mind folder on your desktop
Open Program Files in
Note: Username is where you put your Linux login
Drag-n-drop the game into Program Files
Back to PlayOnLinux
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name your shortcut "Mind: Path To Thalamus"
Click Next again...
Select the Mind: Path To Thalamus shortcut on the left
Video Memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Flickering Black Textures Fix
Open UDKEngine.iniCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/mind/drive_c/Program Files/mindpathtothalamus_win_XXXXXXX/UDKGame/Config
UDKEngine.ini should open in a text editor
Use the Search menu to find: DirectionalLightmaps
Change it from "True" to "False"
Launching Mind: Path To Thalamus
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select Mind: Path To Thalamus
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "I Accept"
Click Video Settings
Adjust Resolution to match your Linux Desktop
- Post Processing
- Draw Distance
Rule of thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rate
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rate
Mind is so visually stunning that I was impressed with every level. Some maps seem to span off in the distance forever! There is a lot of reflection, rain effects and natural terrain. Wine handles it very nicely. I tried newer versions of Wine and Mind still runs great.
Just make sure to turn off the DirectionalLightmaps to remove the flickering textures. They almost ruined the game for me and then I stumbled on that setting. It doesn't seem to affect anything else in the game. I'm sure Mind will run perfectly from GOG and Steam as well. Just use the appropriate steps for installing Steam or using the GOG installer in your 32-bit virtual drive.