Prototype is an open-world action sandbox game where you play as Alex Mercer, a shape shifter who's abilities come in many forms like claws, blades, super jump, sprint, climbing walls and many more. Battle against zombies, monsters, military soldiers and mutated creatures as you explore Mathattan rooftops, skyscrapers and crowded streets.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Prototype in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Prototype. 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.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.
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
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: prototype
Select 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
Leave virtual desktop unchecked
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: Prototype
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and store problem
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
Strict Draw Ordering: enabled
Note: Enabling Strict Draw Ordering is very important because it fixes a bunch of graphical artifacts
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Select Prototype in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Click "I Agree"
Screen Resolution Fix
Go to: https://mega.nz/#!29MjlYRa!qt2ai0-ofJQgqbvnB1UXNjOhATlz4cPhR9FAXj4To7o
Note: I kept a copy below as well
Go to Prototype game files
Extract prototypeenginef.dll from the Prototye_All_Res.zip to the same directoryCode:movies-old.rcf
Go back to Steam
Prototype should already go fullscreen
Resolution will show "Label"
That is how you know the prototypeenginef.dll is working
- Anti-Alias Level
- Shadow Detail
- Graphic Quality
Prototype ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti once I disabled the videos, enabled Strict Draw Ordering and used the Prototype_All_Res patch. You may experience some crashing with videos and there is no way to predict which one's, but you can cancel cutscenes with Esc or Enter. The game will crash every time if you don't rename the video script file: movies.rcf
But most of the cut-scenes played fine anyways. A few flickering textures, but still played.