Styx Master of Shadows is a steal sandbox game where you sneak from A to B as you complete objectives. Utilize your dagger and amber clone to assassinate or distract guards. Careful to not bring any attention to yourself because guards will call out for help and it will be the end for you. Patience and timing is the real challenge as you have little defenses against multiple enemies.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Styx Master of Shadows in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Styx Master of Shadows. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.15-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.15-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: styxMOS
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.15-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 (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: Styx Master of Shadows
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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 Styx Master of Shadows
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Styx in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Styx to download (About 9 Gigabytes)
- Global Settings
- Full Screen
- Sync. Vertical
- Light Shafts
- Quality of Textures
- Dynamic Shadows
- Depth of Field
- Motion Blur
- Distant Objects
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Styx Master of Shadows is made with the Unreal Engine and (as always) plays well in Wine. I didn't have any major issues configuring graphics in-game or problem playing on my GeForce GTX 1060. I did have to turn down the Anisotrophy a bit, but otherwise... performance was GREAT.