Year Walk is a horror puzzle adventure based on a Swedish tradition called "Årsgång". You play as Daniel Svensson earning the love of his soon to be wife, but first he needs to complete the Year Walk as his cousin attempted... except his cousin died.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Year Walk in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Year Walk. 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 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.3 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: yearwalk
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.3
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
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
Name your shortcut: Year Walk
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 (Windows needs to be set as Windows 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
Select Year Walk
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Year Walk in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shorcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Year Walk will automatically fit to fullscreen and plays great. I didn't have any problems with my GTX 1060, just a bit of screen tearing when panning the screen. Its a pretty fun and engaging puzzle adventure with some interesting graphics. They will force you to revisit areas multiple times as most adventures do. Also, I've never seen a game with a mini-game for the title screen.