Consortium is an excellent mix of Role Playing and First Person Shooter in a Sci-fi Mystery experience. You will play as "Six" the new Bishop of starship Consortium investigating a mysterious murder. This is a dialog heavy, interactive murder mystery on a single spaceship.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Consortium in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Consortium. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.5 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: consortium
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.5
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
Desktop size: 1920x1080
Note: Virtual Desktop will resize to match your Linux Desktop
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Consortium
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 1.8.5
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
- Aspect Ratio
- Display Mode
- Laptop Power Savings
- Post FX Anti-Aliasing Mode
- Filtering Mode
- Shader Detail
- Effect Detail
- Model / Texture Detail
- Paged Pool Memory Available
When Consortium initially launched you won't be able to see anything.
Create a blank fileCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/consortium/drive_c/CONSORTIUM - The Master Edition/consortium/cfg/
Name it autoexec.cfg
Note: Replace username with your Linux login
Copy & paste:
Save autoexec.cfgCode:r_signal_fx "0" host_writeconfig
Go back to PlayOnLinux Configure
Select Consortium shortcut
Arguments: +exec autoexec.cfg
Consortium ran fairly well on my GeForce 550 Ti with some minor bugs. Once you fix the overlay filter you will see everything, but I found random characters floating in the air, dead-space in dialog and other random events which apparently existin in Windows as well. Linux gamers have been waiting on a Linux port of Consortium, but until then, this is the best we can expect.