Raise your hand if you want to fight Orks! Warhammer 40K Space Marine is where you can slaughter thousands of Orks forever... Slay non stop Orks with all kinds of bloody melee weapons and guns while you save the world. What could be better than that?
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Warhammer 40K Space Marine in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Warhammer 40K Space Marine. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.12-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.12-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: spacemarine
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.12-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...
Do not log in yet...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: 40K Space Marine
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problems and the store problem (must set Windows to XP)
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
Steam Server Errors
You will get a "content servers unreachable" error due to certificates
Navigate to your game's wineprefix:
Open config.vdf with a text editorCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/spacemarine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/config/
Copy this code below
Paste in a new line under the "CM" line with all the IP Addresses
Select 40K Space Marine
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Go to your Library
Select "Warhammer 40K Space Marine"
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Click Video Options
- Aspect Ratio
- Visual FX Detail
- Post Processing
- Vertical Sync
- Ambient Occlusion
Important: Post Processing needs to be set to "OFF" because it can cause graphical artifacts
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Warhammer 40K Space Marine ran perfectly on my GTX 1060 with a resolution of 1920x1080. Once I turned off Post Processing everything looked great. I'm happy that Wine updates finally allowed this game to run... as I had tested it years ago and it refused to launch.