Borderlands is a First Person Shooter RPG. Play as one of the 4 vault hunter classes in a comical epic story as you seek fortunes on the planet Pandora. Utilizing literraly unlimited variations of weapons as your arsenal, you can cooperatively solve quests and explore the planet while slaying minions and factions.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Borderlands in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Borderlands
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: borderlands
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
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...
Steam will not have any fonts due to dwrite functionality
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Borderlands
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Click "I Agree"
When its finished downloading, click Play
Press Esc when finished configuring
- Anisotropic Filtering
- Dynamic Shadows
- Bullet Decals
- Foliage Quality
- Texture Quality
- Game Detail
- Amtien Occlusion
Note: I had some problems setting Borderlands as fullscreen. Sometimes Alt-Enter worked and other times it would be invisible but still playing in the background.
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Borderlands runs perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950. I had no issues with frame rates or artifacts. The only problems I had was setting fullscreen, which is probably a Cinnamon problem.