Are you the "bad guy" or are you the "good guy"? Maybe you just want to get even....
Play as Nathan Spencer a bionic operative in the T.A.S.C force with a mission to stop an invasion after an experimental weapon was activated in Ascension City. Use his bionic arm and grappling hook to fling yourself around the city and eliminate the threat.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Bionic Commando in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Bionic Commando. 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.
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
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: bioniccommando
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
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...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Bionic Commando
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 Bionic Commando
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Bionic Commando in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Bionic Commando to download
Bionic Commando launched and played without any extra configs or hacks. It plays perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060. I read that there is an XML file for adjusting video settings, but I haven't tried it yet. I was able to play with all the defaults at first launch. The only thing I noticed was some extremely low quality textures since it was originally a console game ported to PC.