Call on your Summoner to battle along-side minions in the free-to-play MOBA. Level up, buy upgrades from the store and play cooperative with some friends. League of Legends has a lot of competitive action and fighting as you slaughter minions, turrets and Summoners.
League of Legends has received a lot of attention in the Linux world. WineHQ's and PlayOnLinux are constantly bombarded with questions on how to run it.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing League Of Legends in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Official Website version of League Of Legends. 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
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: https://login.leagueoflegends.com/
Click "Create an Account"
Click preferred language
Fill out registration form
Click "Play For Free"
Download League Of Legends Installer
LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUW (Europe West)
LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUNE (Europe Nordic East)
LeagueOfLegendsBaseNA (North America)
Navigate to Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: leagueoflegends
Check 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 XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: Enter resolution of Linux Desktop
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
Installing League of Legends
Navigate to your Desktop
Click Next again
Check "I accept the terms..."
Uncheck "Launch League of Legends"
Name the shortcut: League Of Legends
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "League of Legends"
Wine version: 1.8
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
Launching League of Legends
Select League of Legends
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Updating & Patching
Peer to Peer disable
Click the gear at the top right
Uncheck "Allow Peer to Peer Transfer"
Check "Remember username"
- Windowed Mode
- Graphics Presets
- Character Quality
- Effects Quality
- Environment Quality
- Character Inking
- Frame Rate Cap
- Wait for Vertical Sync
League of Legends runs even better with Wine 1.8 I've read you may experience better performance with Wine 1.8-staging as well. I had no problems with my GeForce 550 Ti 192-bit 1GB RAM.