Titan Quest has become one of my all time favorite Role Playing Games. I kinda stumbled on it and found a hidden gem.
Displaying a mysterious Greek Mythological theme, Titan Quest has everything... exploration, leveling up, melee & projectile attacks, magic & special abilities. Not to mention the monsters and enemies are unique and very fun to kill.
Titan Quest runs very well in PlayOnLinux with high resolutions and crisp colorful graphics.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Titan Quest in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Titan Quest Anniversary Guide Here
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Titan Quest. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
Mint 14 32-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.1
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
PlayOnLinux will automatically download it and save it in this directory:
Note: username is where you put your login name
Its a good idea to backup this directory to another computer because you won't have to keep downloading wine versions when you need them.
Note: PlayOnLinux may also install the compatible version of Gecko also.
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: titanquest
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.1
Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
Always select 32-bit virtual drive.
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop Size: 1024x768
Check these packages:
Note: Each package will automaticaly download and install
- POL_Install_registered fonts
DVD version: CD-ROM: Titan Quest
Download or Steam: Select another file
Titan Quest Installation
(NO screenshots because these steps are identical to Windows steps)
Enter Key from Insert
Select "I accept the terms..."
Select "No, I don't want to install Xfire at this time."
Yes, I want to view the ReadMe file
Add shortcut to desktop
Select "Titan Quest.exe"
Name the shortcut: Titan Quest
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Download 1.30 patch
Go To http://www.gamershell.com/download_18132.shtml
Navigate to your desktop
Double-click (or right-click and select archive manager) zip compressed folder
Extract to Desktop
Back to PlayOnLinux
Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
Video Memory Size: Amount of memory on your video card
Offscreen redering mode: fbo
Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
Navigate to Desktop
Click "Windows reboot"
The introduction videos are unskippable in PlayOnLinux and you have to watch them every single time you launch the game.
Navigate to: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/titanquest/drive_c/Program Files/THQ/Titan Quest/
Launching Titan Quest
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select Titan Quest
Choose a Screen Resolution
Higher Res = more detailed graphics but slower frame rates
Lower Res = less detailed graphics but higher frame rates
I was able to run all the settings on high and a resolution of 1680x1050
To fix any missing textures:
- Wine Tab
- Navigate to
- Add this key:Code:CheckFloatConstants="enabled"
Titan Quest runs great in Wine! Even Immortal Throne expansion from GOG runs great as well. I was able to play cooperative over LAN with multiple Linux computers. The only issues we experienced was a bit of lag.