Build the city of your dreams or build the city you live in. In Cities XL Platinum you can select maps from continents across the world in many different environments. Micromanage the economy, workers, entertainment, marketplace and more... there is always something to build.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Cities XL Platinum in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Cities XL Platinum. 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: 2.0.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.3 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: citiesxl
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.3
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
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Cities XL Platinum
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 Cities XL Platinum
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Cities XL Platinum in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Citie XL Platinum to download
- Video Quality
- Buildings Distance
- Trees Distance
- Furnitures Distance
- Vehicles Distance
- Pedestrians Distance
Cities XL Platinum ran perfectly without any real problems. When you launch the game, be patient, it can take about a minute to start the intro videos. After that it runs GREAT on my GeForce GXT 1060. I noticed it can slow down in large cities with the distance settings cranked up to high.