Warlock Master of the Arcane is a Role-Playing Strategy game similar to Heroes of Might and Magic. Your minions will level-up, heroes will visit to be hired, and you can build your cities in any fashion you desire. Combat many different types of enemies like Spiders, Roaches, Skeletons, Bears and much much more.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Warlock: Master of the Arcane in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Warlock: Master of the Arcane. 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: 1.9.16-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.9.16-staging 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: warlock
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.9.16-staging
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
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: Warlock
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font problem and the 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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Warlock in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
After Warlock has finished downloading
- Windowed Mode
- Video Quality
- Shaders Quality
- Clouds Quality
- Landscape Quality
- FX Quality
- Water Quality
- Texture Quality
- Model Quality
Warlock installed and ran perfectly once I tested with Wine 1.9.16-staging. Any earlier or non-staging versions would crash the game. Then it ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti.