In Risen 2 you work for the inquisition but need to secrectly join pirates to find the source of the titans. Engage in quests, loot, train, barter and obliterate all kinds of seafearing creatures. Explore the beautiful world of Risen and make your own decisions to solve any quest to unlock new skills and paths.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Risen 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Risen 2. Other versions may require additional steps
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8 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: risen2
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8
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: Enter the size of your Linux Desktop
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Name your shortcut: Risen 2
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select Risen 2
Wine version: 1.8
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Risen First Launch
Select Risen 2
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
- Refresh Rate
- Anisotropic Filtering
- Depth of Field
- Water Reflections
- Shadow Quality
- Landscape Quality
- Texure Quality
- Foliage Quality
- Shader Quality
- Object Distance
- Landscape Distance
Rule of Thumb:
Lower settings = Lower quality, higher frame rates
Higher settings = Higher quality, lower frame rates
Risen 2 Dark Waters ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. I didn't experience any bugs or crashing. Animation is really smooth and the world is very alive with vegetation moving, water, creatures and day/night cycle. Everything performed great.