Drakensang is free-to-play MMO RPG and only requires a few minutes to setup. The download is literally under 10 Megabytes and the game loads in seconds. If you want to play a quick game with stunning graphics, intense minion skirmishes and cooperative gameplay (PvE & PvP)... Drakensang is the best place to begin!
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Drakensang in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Drakensang Online version of Drakensang. 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: 1.7.39
Note: Try using stable Wine 2.0 and 2.0-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.39 is installed and you can close this window
Go to: http://www.drakensang.com
Click "Play Now"
Create a new account, or login with your existing account
Do not click download because Chrome will try to download a .dmg file.
Copy and paste this link:
Note: Link may not work because of the setup version. I right clicked the download button, selected "copy address" then renamed .dmg to .exe
Save "dro_setup.exe" to your Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: drakensang
Check all three options:
- Use another version of wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.39
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktp size: Set to match the resolution of your Linux desktop (for fullscreen)
Installing Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following:
Navigate to your desktop
Click "I Agree"
You will probably see this error
"Certificate import failed: Unable to add certificate to certificate store"
Uncheck "Run Drakensang Online"
Name your shortcut: Drakensang
Wine version: 1.7.39
Note: 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
Close PlayOnLinux Configure
Enter your username and password
Note: There will be updates from time to time and the game will ask if you want to install them at this screen. Click Yes and allow it to install.
Click Play on the server recommended for your location
Click the square on the tip right to set fullscreen
Click the three bars on the top right
Click the eye for video settings
- Full-screen quality
- High graphic quality
- Blood effects
Click the green checkmark to apply
I absolutely love Drakensang! I have been playing Drakensang on and off for over a year and have leveled up two characters to level 31. The graphics are amazing, the installation is quick and it runs on almost any hardware. With WINE 1.7.39 it will crash about every hour, but you just have to kill it and then launch again.
Drakensang is truly an addicting game with great boss fights, random encounters with other characters and unlimited loot.