Lara Croft is searching for her Mom and the secrets that surround her dissapearance. Explore underwater caves, ancient tombs and the mysterious power of Thor... but, you are not alone! This episode of Tomb Raider is filled with clever puzzles, creative jumps, hardcore splunking and lots of action.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tomb Raider Underworld in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Tomb Raider Underworld. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.
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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: 2.0-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0-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: tombunderworld
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 2.0-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
Note: Sometimes there is a problem with fonts, we'll fix that later
Name your shortcut: Tomb Raider Underworld
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font problem and the 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 Tomb Raider Underworld
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Go to Steam Library
Find Tomb Raider Underworld
Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Follow Direct X installation
Adjust your graphics settings before the initial launch
Click Display Mode Selection
Adjust Width, Height, Refresh Rate and Aspect Ration
Back to Audio/Visual Menu
Click Display Settings
- Anti Aliasing
- Texture Detail
- Texture Filtering
- Fullscreen Effects
- Water Effects
- Volumetric Effects
- Triple Buffering
Tomb Raider Underworld would only run if I used Wine 2.0-staging version. Wine 2.0 alone would not allow it to pass the initial title screen. Once I was able to run the game, everything ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950. I was able to crank the graphics up to high and had great frame rates. Underworld has a lot of great features, puzzles and visuals. It's a "must buy" in my book.