Space Hack defends the last bioshpere by unknown alien species. Take down up to 80 different alien creatures with 40 different weapons. Use mind control, holograms, teleportation, invisibility and enhance your hero with 45 bio-chips.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Space Hack in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Space Hack. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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 17.2 64-bit
Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.51-staging
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.51-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: spacehack
Select two options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
Select Wine 1.7.51-staging
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
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click "Login to existing account"
If the fonts are missing
Continue with PlayOnLinux shortcut
Add the -no-dwrite argument in PlayOnLinux Configure
Installing Space Hack
Find Space Hack in your Library
Note: If you don't have it on your list, the Store has been known to not work in PlayOnLinux. Use your native Steam to add Space Hack to your library.
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Space Hack to download
PlayOnLinux Configure & Shortcut
Back to PlayOnLinux
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Name your shortcut: Space Hack
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Space Hack
Select Space Hack
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click Video Mode
- Dyn. Lights
Select a resolution that matches your Linux Desktop for full screen
Note: Click the down arrow to select more resolutions
Space Hack runs perfectly fine on my GeForce 550 Ti and my GeForce 7600 GT.
And its a totally free game. So you don't even have to launch Steam to play it which is why the shortcut points directly to the Space Hack executable.