Ghost Master is a real-time strategy game where you manage your crew of Ghosts and scare the begeezee's out of sorority girls, red-neck families, fraternaty boys and many other victims. Customize your ghosts's powers to create spine-tingling effects and terrorize them to death.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Ghost Master in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Ghost Master. 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: 1.8
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8 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: ghostmaster
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8
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
Note: Ghost Master only supports 4:3 resolutions. You will have to set the virtual desktop to 1600x1200 later on if you want to play at the highest 4:3 resolution. Otherwise, leaving it at 1024x768 will always play in windowed mode.
PlayOnLinux Packages (Dll's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All libraries will download and install automatically
Installing Ghost Master
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
When the installation is done
Name the shortcut: Ghost Master
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select Ghost Master
Wine version: 1.8
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
Running Ghost Master
Select Ghost Master
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Click Display Tab
- Graphics Quality
- Texture Quality
Note: Set your Linux desktop to 1600x1200 and then set the game at 1600x1200 for fullscreen
Ghost Master played perfectly in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce 550 Ti. No performance issues or input issues at all. When setting the fullscreen resolution, I had some issues getting the game to set at 1600x1200, but it eventually worked.