Take on the role of a Ghost Warrior, an elite sniper in a highly trained special ops unit, whose unique skills in the art of stalking, target detection, surveillance and shooting accuracy will determine mission success.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sniper: Ghost Warrior in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior. Other versions may require additional steps.
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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
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: snipergwarrior
Select 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: 1024x768
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: Ghost Warrior
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
This fixes the missing font problem
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 Ghost Warrior
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Go to your Steam Library
Find Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Sniper to download
- Material Quality
- Texture Quality
- Shadow Map Size
- Texture Filtering
- Post Process Quality
- FX Quality
- Max Refresh Rate
- Bullet Cam
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Sniper: Ghost Warrior ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce 550 Ti. I did have some issues forcing fullscreen. You may have to disable the virtual desktop. Otherwise, frame rates were great and gameplay was very smooth.