Simon Bunker joined the British army in World War I and finds himself in a battle against supernatural evil. Use his melee combos and authentic WWI era weapons to slay soldiers, zombies, demons and huge bosses.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Necrovision in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Necrovision. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
Mint 18.1 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.12-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.12-staging 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: necrovision
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.12-staging
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: Necrovision
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problem
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Search your Library for Necrovision
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Forcing Direct X 9
After Necrovision is finished downloading
Navigate to:Open config.iniCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/necrovision/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/NecroVision/Bin
Change "Cfg.RenderDevice = 2"
To "Cfg.RenderDevice = 1"
Back to Steam
- Screen Resolution
- Weapon Textures
- Environments Textures
- Character Textures
- Render Quality
- Dynamic Shadows
- Ambient Occlusion
- Paricles Detail
- Weather Effects
- Motion Blur
- Weather Quality
- Decals Display Time
- Texture Filtering Anisotropic
Rule of thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
I initially tested Necrovision with the Direct X 10 settings but the game wouldn't even launch. So I used the config to force Direct X 9 and it played perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060. Even though its a typical linear FPS, its pretty fun and the graphics are beautiful.