Zombie Shooter 2 is a hack-n-slash action shooter with non-stop zombie slaying! Level up your character's skills, upgrade your weapons and armor at the shop, splatter or flatten zombies with a tank and grind your way through levels of the walking dead and bosses.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Zombie Shooter 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Zombie Shooter 2. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 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: zombieshooter
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
Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)
Check the Following Packages:
Note: Each package requires a "no support agreement"; click "I agree"; each package will automatically download and install.
Installing Zombie Shooter 2
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
At the end of the installation there will be a few errors
Click OK for all of them
Name your shortcut: Zombie Shooter 2
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Zombie Shooter 2"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Zombie Shooter 2
Select "Zombie Shooter 2"
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
- Film Effect
The game only runs at 1024x768 and will appear windowed
Open zombieshooter2.cfgCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/zombieshooter/drive_c/GOG Games/Zombie Shooter 2
Replace the values with desired resolution
Save and close
Now open the "Maps" folder
Open CONST.LGC with a text editor
Code:static int RT_SCREEN_X
Replace the 1280 with the desired resolution
Replace the 800 below it with the desired resolution
Launch Zombie Shooter 2 again and it should appear fullscreen in a widescreen resolution
The menu will still appear as 1024x768 but the game itsself will be widescreen.
The HUD may still appear in the middle of the screen at 1024x768
You can disable the HUD by pressing Tab
Go back to the Maps folder
Rename the .men files to your desired resolution:
Zombie Shooter 2 runs almost flawlessly. If you decide to use the widescreen hack, there are a few side effects like the screen panning strangely and the stereo audio might sound off here and there.
Otherwise, the game runs great with no performance issues on my Geforce 550 Ti.