Tower Of Guns was made in the spirit of old First Person Shooters where run-n-gun is the game. Take on battallions of cannons through procedurally made levels as you work your way to the boss. Upgrade your gun and purchase abilities to aid you on the way.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tower Of Guns in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Tower Of Guns. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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int 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: towerofguns
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
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 (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Installing Tower Of Guns
Note: Make sure to use the most recent version from GOG, the old version had a bug that would crash the game.
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
When Tower Of Guns is done installing
Name your shortcut "Tower Of Guns"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Tower Of Guns"
Wine version: 1.6.2
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 Tower Of Guns
Select "Tower Of Guns"
Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
Unreal license agreement
Click "I Accept"
Adjust Screen resolution to match your Linux desktop
Adjust Shadows, Occlusion, Depth of field, bloom, motion blur, anisotropic and MSAA
Click "Commit Changes" to apply
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
I had been testing Tower Of Guns for weeks because it would run perfectly after installation, then it would crash the next time I launched it. Turns out this was a problem in Windows a well. The developers released a patched version on GOG and now it runs perfectly!
If you have any problems with the mouse in the menu, just move your mouse all the way around the screen and it should work fine. Otherwise, try turning off "virtual desktop" in Wine Configuration.
Update: GOG now has the Linux version of Tower Of Guns