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Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tera in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Tera. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.20-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.20-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: tera
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.20-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: Tera
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Click the Store
Search for TERA
Click "Play Game"
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for 40 Gigs to download
Tera can run slow even with newer video cards due to the UI and streaming content. I found that playing in "Windowsed(fullscreen)" helped improve the frame rates. Also removing the GUI with Ctrl+Z helped to gain some frames per second.
- Screen ratio
- Auto-adjust effect level while in a group
- Effects Level
- Lurid Display
- Specific Graphic Details
- Adjust Texture resolution
- PC view distance
- PC limit
- Distan environment detail
- Effects Distance
- Background Quality
- Background Distance
- Character Effects Quality (field)
- Character Effects Quality (dungeon)
- Travel effects
- Lighting Enrichment
- Real-time Optimization
I was able to run Tera on 3 different PCs with different video cards and play co-op with my daughters. The frame rates were bearable as long as you were not in the huge city. Even then, you can crank down the Video settings to gain a few more frames per second. I ran Tera on a Nvidia 750 Ti, GTX 9520 & GTX 1060. After reading the AppDB page, some gamers noticed that the GUI was causing some processing exhuastion. So I was able to gain some frames per second by disabling it with Ctrl+Z