Velvet Assassin is a stealth assassination game where you play as British secret agent Violette Szabo during World War II. She can sneak, back-stab assassinate, set traps, and use "morphine mode" to attack in plain sight.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Velvet Assassin in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Velvet Assassin. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.4 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: velvetassassin
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.4
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: Velvet Assassin
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font problem and the store 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
Select Velvet Assassin
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Velvet Assassin in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu"
Wait for download to finish
Click "Exit Setup"
Note: If you install Physx the game will crash every time you launch it
- Screen Resolution
- Texture Quality
- Shadow Quality
- Anti-Aliasing Quality
- Shader Quality
Once I figured out that Wine needed Physx installed ahead of time instead of during the Steam installation, the game launched perfectly. Everything ran really nice without any bugs or graphical artifacts. Unfortunately its very easy to die in Velvet Assassin. You only have seconds to escape if you are spotted by the enemy. Usually its too late...