Play as Kate Walker and explore Western Europe all the way to Eastern Russia. Find the secret to Syberia by solving puzzles and interacting with interesting characters.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Syberia in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Syberia. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.3 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: syberia
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Confiure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.3
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: 800x600
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Created desktop icons"
Click OK on all errors at the end
Name the shortcut: Syberia
Click "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 2.0.3
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
Black Screen Bug
When Syberia launches you will hear the game running but only see a black screen.
Alt+Tab and go to PlayOnLinux Configure
Click Wine Tab
Click Task Manager
Alt+Tab back to Syberia
Press the down arrow to select Syberia
Press Enter to Focus
Now you can see the game intro and menu
The only problem I experienced was the black screen bug. Using the Task manager to focus the game works fine, but is a bit inconvenient. I tried a few recommended scripts and or console switches, but they didn't work for me. Otherwise, I was able to play Syberia just fine and even save/load without issues. I was unable to run the game full-screen without the virtual desktop because the Task Manager never appears properly to focus the game.