Run Classic is a 3rd person hack-n-slash Viking action game. Slay minions through dark endless dungeons, keeps and volcanic caves! Pickup a huge variety of swords, maces, axes and more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Rune Classic in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG.com version of Rune Classic. 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 your virtual drive: rune
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"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Check the following packages:
Note: All packages will download and install automatically
Rune Classic Installation
Check "Yes I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
You may get an error "Unable to execute file: sdbinst.exe"
Name your shortcut: Rune
Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
Note: 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 to match your Linux desktop
Adjust Texture detail
Adjust shadows, decals, animation and lighting
Rule of Thumb:
Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Lower settings = Less detal, higher frame rates
Rune Classic is an older game so it should be able to run on most laptops or netbooks.
Select Advanced options
Have full control over all of the game options
Warning: Some settings can break Rune or make it unplayable
Rune ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti in fullscreen with all the settings on high. I was able to play for hours without any bugs or crashes. Its a fairly simple game and mostly requires quick reactions and a lot of saving.