The First Templar is a cooperative action RPG where you will investigate a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Templar Knights while searching for the Holy Grail. Level up skills, select multiple characters in real-time combat, discover sets of armor and weapons and ultimately plow through Templars and Saracens. Explore Castles, Forest, Arabian cities, Monastery's and more...
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing The First Templar in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of The First Templar. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 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: 1.8
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8 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: The First Templar
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8
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: The First Templar
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and store problem
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 The First Templar
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Go to your Steam Library
Select "The First Templar"
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for the game to download
- View Distance
- Scene Resolution
Rule of Thumb
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
The First Templar ran great on my Geforce GTX 950 and my GeForce 550 Ti. I was able to crank the Video settings to high and run it at 1920x1080. If you poke around the game files, you will notice dotnet3 and vcredist files, but Steam never installs them, so you don't need them. The detail problem in my video was a memory bug while recording. I never experienced that while playing normal.