Sniper Elite V2 is a stealth action WWII shooter. You start off by killing a Nazi general and have to escape in a war demolished city. Your arsenal includes your cherished scoped rifle, sub machine guns, silenced pistol, tripwire, grenades, land mines, dynamite and even a stealth kill with your hands. When you successfully snipe enemies you will experience a random "kill cam" where the game will show you the internal damage the bullet does to their body in slow motion.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sniper Elite V2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Sniper Elite V2. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.21-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.21-staging is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: sniperelitev2
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.21-staging
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "enable CSMT for better graphic performance"
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Sniper Elite V2
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Select Sniper Elite V2
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Sniper Elite V2 in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for game to download
- Graphics Detail preset
Click Advanced Options
- Texture Detail
- Shadow Detail
- Draw Distance
- Anisotropic Filtering
- Advanced shadows
- Motion Blur
- Ambient Occlusion
- use Compute Shaders
- Reduce Mouse Lag
I was able to adjust graphics settings in game and could run it on mostly high settings with my GeForce GTX 1060. There are some bugs like the binoculars do not work and "kill cam" textures were all rainbow colors. Every once in a while a texure will "bug out" and have the wrong texture map. Otherwise, it runs really good!