Divinity II Directors Cut is about training to become a Dragon Slayer in the world of Rivellon. Battle against Damian's armies of minions and necromancers in this open-world RPG with all the bells and whistles. Level up your skills, customize your class, plunder loot, explore, slay all kinds of minions and battle against bosses.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Divinity II Directors Cut in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Divinity II Directors Cut. 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 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.2 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: divinity2
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.2
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: Divinity II
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 Divinity II
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Located Dvinity II in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait while Divinity II downloads
Click "Play Divinity II - Normal Mode"
or click "Play Divinity II - Developer Mode"
Click "Advanced Options"
- Quality Presets
Click the Red "X" to apply
- Use VSync
- Screenspace Anti-Aliasing
- Geometry High Quality
- Dynamic Geometry Distance Rendering
- Dynamic Lighting Quality
- Timeline Animation Update
- Render Shadows
- Timeline Shadow Update
- Shadow Quality
- Anistropic Type
- Dynamic Reflection
- Use HDR
- Use Depth of Field
- Render Light shafts
- Tree Quality
- Vegetation Quality
- Use Multicore
- Lockstep Mode
- FPS Cap
Click Yes to apply changes
Note: The game will ask if you want it to restart, but it won't restart on its own. Just click Play in Steam again.
Dvinity II Directors Cut ran perfectly in Wine 2.0.2 and my GTX 1060. I didn't even bother trying the staging versions of Wine. The only issue I experienced was the cutscene movies do not work. I tried setting Windows as Windows XP and installing Windows Media Player 9 & 10, but no good. Just press Esc to skip the movies.