Painkiller is a FPS inspired by old school shooters where you take down hordes of minions. Play as Daniel Garner stuck in purgatory and makes a deal with an angel to kill satans generals. Equipped with many clever weapons, you can literally slaughter all of satans minions, earn coins, use power-ups and slaughter some more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Painkiller Black Edition in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Painkiller Black Edition. Other versions may 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
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: painkiller
Select two options:
- Use another version of wine
- Configure Wine
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 "Yes, I have read and accept the EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
When GOG is done installing Painkiller
Name your shortcut: Painkiller
Click Next again
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download more 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: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Select a resolution that matches your Linux Desktop
Adjust texture quality
- Weather effects
- Dynamic Lights
- Texture filtering
- Clip plane
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Not only did Painkiller run flawlessly on my GeForce 550 Ti, I didn't install any libraries at all. It ran out-of-the-box, which is very rare for PlayOnLinux and Wine. Painkiller has a lot of achievements for each level, like destroying all objects, collecting coins, finding secrets, killing all monsters. Then there is higher achievements like kill all mosters with melee claw. So there is some replayablility.
The Black Edition includes the expansion Battle Out Of Hell.