Battle Realms is a Real Time Strategy game with an Oriental Mythology theme. Turn ordinary villagers into Samurai, Bandits, Geisha and more... Defend your village from barbarians, evil magicians, and deadly ninjas.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Battle Realms in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Battle Realms. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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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 the virtual drive: battlerealms
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 drive"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following Packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing Battle Realms
Click Next again
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Check "Yes, I have read an accept EULA"
Name the shortcut: Battle Realms
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Battle Realms"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Battle Realms
Select Battle Realms
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Game Options"
Adjust Level of Detail
Battle Realms installed and played just fine in PlayOnLinux with my GeForce 550 Ti. The highest resolution is 1024x768 so you will need to set your Linux Desktop resolution first in order for the game to appear fullscreen. Otherwise, just play it windowed.