Tomb Raider Chronicles is the 5th installment of the series. Play once again as Lara Croft solving puzzles, fending off animals and the "bad guys" and of course, jumping and climbing stunts. Take Lara through five adventures starting in Egypt, Croft Manor, then to Ireland and Werner von Croy's high tech complex.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tomb Raider Chronicles in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Tomb Raider Chronicles. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 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: tombchron
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
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
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
More updating, extracting and installing
When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Tomb Raider Chronicles
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Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and 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 Tomb Raider Chronicles
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games.
Click Steam menu
Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
Installing Tomb Raider Chronicles
Click "I Agree"
Uncheck Shortcut options
Configure Tomb Raider Chronicles
- Output Resolution
- Render Options
- Texture Bit Depth
- Sound Device
Start a new game
Tomb Raider Chronicles runs great on my GeForce 550 Ti and should run great on any laptop/netbook.
I was able to play with keyboard/mouse and Logitech dual-shock controller without any problems. The controls are difficult, but everyone who has played any Tomb Raider already knows this.