Spiral Knights is a free-to-play MMO RPG with a strong emphasis on cooperative game-play. Imagine Torchlight mixed with linear dungeon rogue-like maps, encountering many fantasy enemies like ghosts, blobs, zombies, foxes who drop miscellaneous currency and power-ups. Upgrade weapons, armor and abilities to overcome a variety of bosses.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Spiral Knights in Linux
Note: This guide applies to the Java version of Spiral Knights.
Tips & Specs:
Mint 17 64-bit
Go to www.spiralknights.com
Click "Play Now!"
Don't bother playing in the browser
Click the "click here" at the bottom to download the game
Save spiral-install.bin to your desktop
Click "Make executable and run"
Press Space to scroll down the Terms of Service
To agree to the license terms
Press Enter if you already have Java 1.5.0 or newer installed
Type the path where you want to install Spiral
Press Enter for the default path
Press Return to close the window
A shortcut should have been created and added to your desktop
Double-click the Spiral Knights shortcut
Login as Guest or use your Registration credentials
Note: After logging in as guest, when you are finished playing the game will ask if you want to save the account. No email necessary. If you use your Steam account all progress will be lost.
Click Video Tab
Click "Edit Advanced"
- Vertical Sync
- Compatibility Mode
- Render Effects
- Cull Transients
Spiral Knights ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. It even ran on my Acer C710 Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 and an Intel HD 2000 video chip.
I experienced a few symptoms when logging in or taking screenshots. Sometimes when I entered my password the cursor would enter repetative text endlessly. I was unable to login, but when I switched to another desktop and back, I was able to delete the text and enter it correctly.
Another symptom was when taking a PrtScrn screenshot, the game would minimize. Sometimes I would have a hard time maximizing the game and could not navigate in Linux to restore it. Sometimes the only solution was to kill the game with Ctrl+Alt+F1 (TTY).
Its free, multi-player, cooperative, optimized and runs in free Java. What else could you want?