Two Worlds II takes place 5 years later with an interesting ally. No longer can you fight Gandohar alone, Orcs have joined the battle to save Kyra from the tyrant.
Once again the action takes place in an open-world among many varied environments. Explore dungeons, cities, deserts, swamps and much more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Two Worlds II in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Two Worlds II. Other versions may require additional steps.
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int 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.22
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.22 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. Since Two Worlds II isn't made for Linux, we will download the 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 you virtual drive: twoworlds2
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.22
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 the following libraries:
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
More updating, extracting and installing
When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Two Worlds II
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
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Select Steam virtual drive
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and store problem
(This fixes the font problem)
Wine Version: 1.7.22
Note: click the + to download more versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
GLSL Support: disabled
Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
Select Two Worlds II
Note: Clicking Debug instead of Run will launch the game with a debug console so you can view errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games.
Click Steam menu
Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
Installing Two Worlds
Find Two Worlds II in your library
Click "I Agree"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut to Two Worlds II"
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut to Two Worlds II"
Two Worlds II will automatically download
When its completed click Play
Select "Play Two Worlds II"
There should be a pop-up in Steam with your serial number
Copy the serial number
Enter the serial number for Two Worlds II
(Because one DRM isn't enough)
Click "Internet Activation"
Optimization & Graphics Settings
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Adjust Resolution to match your Linux Desktop
Window Mode = Off
Anti Aliasing Mode = None
Anti-Aliasing Sample = 1 Sample
- Motion blur
- Draw Distance
- Grass Draw Distance
Shadows = OFF
Depth-Of-View = On or OFF
VSync = On or OFF
HD Video = On or OFF
Note: I was unable to change Anti-Aliasing settings. Some setting require restarting the game.
There is a problem with Wine and shadows, so turning off shadows is the only curren solution.
Click Accept to apply your changes
Two Worlds II ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. Its unfortunate the shadows have to be turned off because otherwise you have this buggy feint moving shadow following your character around. Its very annoying. The game still looks graphically beautiful and even runs better with shadows off.