Killer Is Dead plays like an arcade game meets a surreal action thriller. Play as Mondo who is an agent for the state and will settle and score for a price.... or a kiss. Slay minions in a retro "Pulp Fiction" meets "Kill Bill" ambiance in a unique color scheme. Trust me, its weird and fun!
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Killer Is Dead in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Killer Is Dead. 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: 3.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.3 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: killerisdead
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.3
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. Dotnet40 may take a while, so be patient.
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Killer Is Dead
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 3.3
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 Killer Is Dead
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Killer Is Dead in your Library
Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Click "I Agree"
Wait for Killer Is Dead to download
Use the arrow keys to select Options
Left click the Mouse
Left click the mouse
Kill Is Dead ran perfectly out-of-the-box first time. I didn't have any performance issues except the mouse over compensating which might be the style of the game. No problems loading or saving and it ran great on my GeForce GTX 950 and my GTX 1060.