Discover a disturbing world in the mind of a crash survivor. In this psychological thiller you will explore creative worlds of horror in an interactive point-n-click adventure. Interact with spooky mangled characters, explore areas and objects, solve puzzles and try to keep your sanity.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sanitarium in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Tips & Specs:
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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
Search for Sanitarium and download it from the various abandonware sites
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: sanitarium
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
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL, Libraries)
Check the following packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Select Sanitarium executable
Name your shortcut: Sanitarium
Click Next again
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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 has
Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
Navigate to: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/sanitarium/drive_c/Sanitarium
Close PlayOnLinux Configure
Back to PlayOnLinux
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Naturally the game played perfectly due to being a simple point-n-click scrollable interface. Audio and animation ran flawlessly.
Sanitarium will only run fullscreen in an 800x600 Linux desktop. Make sure to set your desktop resolution first, or just run in windowed. Unfortunately there is no way to play in higher resolutions.