Hellgate London is a hack-n-slash action RPG based in post apocalyptic London after the gates of hell opened up and releases demons upon the earth. Select from many gun weilding and melee classes and level up your stats and skills. Slay demons with all kinds of weapons such as swords, rifles, grenade launchers, flame throwers and rocket launchers that inflict elemental damage like fire and electricity.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Hellgate London in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the retail version of Hellgate London. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.6
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.6 is installed and you can close this window
Copy Files to Desktop & Download Patch
Create a new folder on your Desktop
Open the DVD ROM in one window
Open the new folder in another window
Copy and paste everything in the DVD to the new folder
Go to: http://www.hellgateaus.info/files/Patch_NA_Europe_Germany_SP_1.2_1.18074.70.4256.exe
Save the 1.2 Patch on your Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: hellgatelondon
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 3.6
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
Installing Hellgate London
Select "Seelct another file"
Select "Setup.exe" from the folder on your Desktop
Click Next again...
Click "Standard Install"
Enter the KEY from game insert
Name the shortcut: Hellgate London
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Hellgate London"
Wine version: 3.6
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
Click Finish when the patch is done installing
Launching Hellgate London
Select "Hellgate London"
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click Display icon
- Triple Buffering
- Engine Version
- Shader Quality
- Shadow Detail
- Dynamic Lights
- Enhanced Weather
- Model Detail
- Model Viewing Distance
- Texture Detail
- Trilinear Filtering
- Anisotropic Filtering
Upon initial testing Hellgate London vanilla would crash when clicking Options. After installing the 1.2 patch it worked fine. Sometimes selecting resolution would be buggy, but it automatically adjusted to fit my Linux Desktop at 1920x1080 anyways. The game plays perfectly in all my tests and runs great on my GeForce GTX 1060.