Play as Ellen Cross searching for the 15 paintings on a freighter lost at sea along with their owner Professor Vambrey, except for one painting: The portrait of Dracula
Explore high definition pre rendered enviroments in complete 360 degrees. Search for clues, interact with characters and follow of a mysterious story about Dracula.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dracula 4 & 5 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Dracula 4 & 5. 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: dracula
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: Dracula
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Dracula 4 & 5 in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Adjust your audio options
Click New Game
Dracula 4 & 5 automatically played full-screen in 1920x1080 resolution on my GeForce GTX 1060. I never had any performance issues and was able to load/save just fine. Everything worked out-of-the-box.