Two Worlds is a familiar Lore when it comes to dungeons, dragons and the like. Follow the main storyline or accept side quests from NCP's. Explore an open world ranging from deserts, forests, orient to dungeons and ruins.
Level up, loot your enemies bodies and combine similar weapons to increase their stats. Two Worlds can go on forever, or at least until your patience is exhausted.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Two Worlds in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Two Worlds. Other Steam, Amazon or GOG versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 16 32-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.10
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.10 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: twoworlds
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.10
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 XP
Check "Automatically cpature the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Check the following packages:
All libraries will automatically download and install
Installing Two Worlds from DVD
GOG Note: If using the GOG version, just download the game files from gog.com then use "select another file" and browse to the setup file. Install just as you would with any GOG game.
GOTY Note: If you have the "Game Of The Year" edition from Amazon downloads, "Select another file" and browse works as well.
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to your CD-ROM: TW: EPIC
Click "Install Two Worlds"
Select "Install using the default settings and run"
Click I Agree
PlayOnLinux crashed during the Retail & GOTY installations, but the game installed just fine. We'll do the shortcut manually.
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Select virtual drive twoworlds
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name your shortcut: Two Worlds
Select "I don't want to mak another shortcut"
Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
Video memory size: Amount of memory on your video card
Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
Launching & Activating Two Worlds
Select Two Worlds
Note: Clicking Debug will output errors so you can troubleshoot your game
Enter your serial number from the game insert
Note: GOG & Amazon download version of Two Worlds does not require serial number or activation if you don't play online.
Click "Activate via Internet"
Once activated, Click OK
Video Options & Optimization
Click Graphics Tab
Set resolution to match your Linux desktop resolution. This way the game will appear full screen in your virtual desktop
Adjust sliders to increase detail or increase frame rates.
Rule of thumb
Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Start a new game and create character
Two Worlds: Epic Edition ran fairly well in Mint 16 31-bit with my GeForce 550 Ti. There was some "stutter" as areas were being loaded, but it was tolerable. If you want a good laugh, enable GLSL and you will see characters replaced with huge boulders, ladders and other objects in-game.
Otherwise, I was able to complete quests, level up, loot, use inventory and alchemy just fine.