Re-live the 80's by saving the princess in a cavernous world of minions and bosses. In Spelunky, you can climb, jump, run, whip and explode your way through dangerous caves. Find the merchant and replenish your bombs or rope... Be careful, that is a long drop... you might want to bring along a friend.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Spelunky in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Spelunky. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.5 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: spelunky
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.5
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: 1920x1080 or 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Click OK on all errors
Name your shortcut: Spelunky
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 1.8.5
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Help & Options"
- HUD Style
- Fullscreen Effects
- Dynamic Shadows
Spelunky installed, configured and played just fine in PlayOnLinux. I was able to play co-op with a friend on the keyboard. Its actually quite a hard game and you are supposed to take your time and plan your route because its not very forgiving. You die, you start over.