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Hey guys, I just managed to get PSU running on my Ubuntu laptop and thought I’d briefly share with you how to do it as well. As with all non natively-supported games, your mileage will vary. I currently use the playonlinux client to manage my Linux games, virtual drives, wine versions, etc. and will be using it in this guide. It can be a bit clunky, but it’s useful nonetheless. The first order of business is to install Wine, a compatibility layer between Windows applications and Linux. This is straightforward, thougth there is a minor setback with newer wine versions that is yet to be rectified:


Ubuntu/Debian derivative users only:

Versions of Wine 4.5+ require a package called "libfaudio0" as a dependency, which does not come with your distro or its repositories at the moment. Grab both the 32 and 64 bit versions from the following repo matching your OS version:


·         Debian Testing: https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Debian_Testing_standard/

·         19.04: https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_19.04/

·         18.10: https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Ubuntu_18.10_standard/

·         18.04 and Mint 19.x: https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/


Source: https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32192


The two files you want to install from those repositories are:

·         i386/libfaudio0 ... i386.deb

·         amd64/libfaudio0 ... amd64.deb



Downloading Wine/PoL/Clementine:

Install the latest stable branch of winehq for your distro (4.7 at the time of this post). The instructions are on these pages:

·         https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

·         https://wiki.winehq.org/Debian

·         https://wiki.winehq.org/Fedora

·         If you’re running Manjaro, grab it directly from your package manager.

·         Ubuntu 19.04 doesn’t have a stable branch at the moment for some reason, so use staging. A default experimental feature in 4.7-staging will break the game, so I’ll show you how to fix it later.


Install playonlinux through your package manager (Ubuntu), or alternatively grab the package from their website:

·         https://www.playonlinux.com/en/download.html


Download the 5GB clementine installer from the download page and unzip it:

·         https://psu-clementine.net/community/index.php?/client_download/


Installing Clementine in PoL:

Open up playonlinux and press the install button. On the bottom left of the window that pops up, click “Install a non-listed program”. Keep clicking next until you get to a box with the option “Install a program in a new virtual drive”. Select this option, hit next and type in a name for your virtual drive. Keep hitting next until you get to a window where you choose between 64-bit and 32-bit. Select 64-bit if you have it available, otherwise 32-bit. It doesn’t really matter iirc. If you don’t have wine gecko or mono (web frame and .NET compatibility layers) versions installed for your current system wine version, it will ask you if you want to install them. Select yes for all of them.


At the next screen, browse to your extracted clementine folder and select the exe. A windows installer will pop up. Proceed through it like normal, but don't launch at the end. When it finishes, you’ll get the option to choose which exe’s to create shortcuts for. Make one for the launcher.


Ubuntu 19.04/derivative users only:

If you had to install a staging winehq version earlier like I did, your game will likely freeze upon logging in. You can do two things:

·         Disable the feature causing this:

o    Right click any of your exe’s in the main window > configure wine

o    Under the tab “staging”, make sure everything is unchecked. The CSMT setting specifically is your culprit.

·         Use a non-staging wine version. 4.7 works for me, so I’ll recommend that version.

o    From the main window, select tools > manage wine versions. For both the x86 and amd64 tabs, install the non-staging 4.7 version.

o    Click once on any of your clementine exe’s and then hit the configure button at the top.

o    In the window that pops up, change your wine version to 4.7


Setting up custom resolution clients

This part is relatively straightforward. Right click on any of your clementine exe’s > open the application’s directory. Unzip your custom exe’s in here like normal. Hit the big configure button at the top with your clementine launcher exe selected > Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive. Now just open up your clementine launcher and set the resolution to 1280x720 in settings to use them.




You guys might be able to get Reshade to work using this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/b2hi3g/reshade_working_in_wine_43/

(The game executables are 32-bit, so grab the 32-bit DLLs. I haven't been able to get this working.)




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I'm kinda new on linux and learning how to use it at the best. Actually adopted Linux Mint, 19.02  the game's running perfectly, only difference for me is that i use the staggering version. But for now i wont be bothering trying install Reshade right now. Anyway thanks for the guide!

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everything seems to work but when i enter my user/pass to login it just becomes super slow? am i missing something? i am using Linux mint 19.2

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