Blood Bowl is a new type of sports game base on Warhammer 40,000 strategy games. Humans, Orcs and many other monsters battle on the field in pure violence to pass the goal line. All rules are meant to be broken and even cheating, gambling, potions and killing the opposing team is permitted. Who will win? The team left standing...
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Blood Bowl in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Blood Bowl. 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 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 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: bloodbowl
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
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
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Blood Bowl
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
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 Blood Bowl
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Blood Bowl in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Blood Bowl to download
Note: Upon launch, you may have to press a key on the keyboard due to a black screen
Click "Extras & Settings"
- Refresh Frequency
- Enable Fur
- Enable Grass
- Enable Glow
- Texture Details
- Shadows Quality
- Pitch Details Level
- Shadows Version
Blood Bowl ran perfectly without any performance issues on my GTX 1060. When I ran the tutorial I experienced some UI and controlls issues, but during an actual game, it ran fine. Also when the game is launched it may wait at a black screen, but you can bypass it by pressing keys on the keyboard. Same with the options menu, it may appear to not load, but pressing some keys will allow it to continue.