Play as Robert Cath a fugitive on the Orient Express in 1914 as you investigate the murder of your friend Tyler and avoid the French police. Interact with 30+ characters in real-time and explore the entire train in a story of murder, conspiracy and romance.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing The Last Express in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of The Last Express. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 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: thelastexpress
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
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: The Last Express
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine Version: 3.0
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
Select The Last Express
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find The Last Express in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for game to download
Check Settings for fullscreen resolution
The Last Express ran fine in PlayOnLinux. There were some blur effects and stuttering animation that seemed a bit off, but it kinda adds to the style. Otherwise, it installed and launched first time without issues.