The Hobbit is an action platformer where you play as Bilbo Baggins living out Tolkens Hobbit books. Fight wolves, sneak around Trolls, collect gems & coins, complete tasks to help Thorin Oakenshield and the dwarves reach Lonely Mountain.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing The Hobbit in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail CD ROM version of The Hobbit. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.5 is installed and you can close this window
Copy CD ROM Data
Begin with creating a folder on your Desktop
Name it: Hobbit
Copy all of the CD data from CD1 into the Hobbit folder
Then copy all of the data from CD2 into the Hobbit folder
Click "skip" on all duplicate files
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: thehobbit
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 XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Note: The desktop will resize when in-game resolutions are set
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Installing The Hobbit
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to the Hobbit folder on your Desktop
Click Next again...
Name the shortcut: The Hobbit
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "The Hobbit"
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
Launch The Hobbit
Select "The Hobbit"
Note: click debug to see errors and bugs
Back to Options
- Object Detail
- Decimation Rate
- Effects Quality
- Clip Plane
- Texture Quality
- LIghting Quality
- Shadows Enabled
Since The Hobbit was made in 2003 it should run on just about any laptop or computer. I had no problems or graphical artifacts. It played pefectly on my GTX 950 without issues.