In Shadow Man, you play as Michael LeRoi the voodoo warrior who protects our world from the dead crossing over from Deadside. Take on "The Five" and Legion immortal warriors with the Mask of Shadows and save Liveside.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Shadow Man in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Shadow Man. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.6
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.6 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: shadowman
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 3.6
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons
Click OK for all errors
Name the shortcut: Shadow Man
Name the shortcut: Shadow Man Config
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Shadow Man"
Wine version: 3.6
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
Select "Shadow Man Config"
- ZBuffer Depth
- HW Gamma
- Use HQ textures
- Triple Buffering
In Game Options
Click "Detail Settings"
- Shadow Detail
- Dynamic Shirt
- Procedural Textures
- Sky Detail
- Fog Detail
- Environment Detail
Go to: http://www.moddb.com/mods/na22920/addons/shadow-man-re-texture-by-arkup-updated-2015
Download the 2015 re-texure rar
Extract it to your Desktop
Go to the game folder:Rename the existing "data" folderCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/drive_c/shadowman/GOG Games/
Cut-n-paste the extracted "data" folder to the same directory
Shadow Man ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux in Mint on my GeForce GTX 1060. I never had any performance issues and the re-texture mod improved the visuals as it was painful to play in the original 1999 state. I'm not sure why there are so many graphical adjustments for such an old game? Maybe it was way beyond-its-time back then.... Either way, it should run on any laptop or desktop computer.