Star Wars The Force Unleashed is about Darth Vaders apprentice who goes rogue and escapes Vaders grasp. Harness the power of the dark side with lightsaber combos, force grip, force repulse, lightning, and more...
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.9.13-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.9.13-staging 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: forceunleashed
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.9.13-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
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Click Next again...
Check "I accept the agreement"
Click "Advanced Mode"
Uncheck "Automatically configure Windowsd Firewall for leaderboard tracking"
Name the shortcut: Force Unleashed
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Force Unleashed"
Wine version: 1.9.13-staging
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
Launching Force Unleashed
Select "Force Unleashed"
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click Apply Changes
Click Graphics Details
- Dynamic Shadows
- Motion Blur
- HDR Rendering
- Global Ambient Lighting
- High Detail Texture
- Anisotropic Filter
- View Distance
Rule of thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rate
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rate
Star Wars The Force Unleashed ran surprisingly well on my GeForce 550 Ti. I was able to crank all the settings to high and the game graphics are stunning. I initially used Wine 1.8.3 and the game ran fine, but there were some missing assets. But Wine 1.9.13-staging fixed the problem. I would also experience random crashes when trying to save the game or make changes in the menu during game-play. This was far and few in-between.