Batman: Arkham Asylum Steam Verson 1.1

Category: Main > Games > Action Games > Batman: Arkham Asylum > Steam Verson 1.1

NameBatman: Arkham Asylum
VersionSteam Verson 1.1
License Retail
Votes 4
Wine Version1.7.12
Free Download Steam store page for Batman: Arkham Asylum
Maintainers of this version:
No maintainers. Volunteer today!
Steam retail version, currently version 1.1
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • video with graphic details set on highest values
  • sound
  • game logic

What does not

  • Game does not run in 64-bit wine prefix!
  • Mouse input is not fully working (see comments)
  • PhysX is not accelerated
  • Runs slower than on Windows, but for me still playable on highest details
  • Game runs minimized.

What was not tested

  • DLC, extended features etc.
  • Finishing game (Playing longer than hour)

Additional Comments

You need dotnet20 (.NET Framework 2.0) in order to play "Batman: Arkham Asylum", so rating can vary from garbage (on 64-bit wineprefix) to gold (on 32-bit wineprefix). Problem is that dotnet20 doesn't work on 64-bit Wine, you need 32-bit wineprefix (use WINEARCH=win32).

To move the mouse in 360ยบ you need to set MouseWarpOverride to "force". As a side effect you cannot navigate menus, map and inventory using mouse :(

You can use this registry value:

I also got three "System.NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented." at the game start, but, the game work fine even with this errors. On Windows I've got similar .Net warnings too ("Cannot cast..."). Just ignore them.

I installed Steam using winetricks, it disables gameoverlayrenderer which is causing troubles (crashes).

Tested on Core i5-4570, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (driver version: 319.60).
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 11 20141.7.12 Yes Yes Silver Konrad Materka 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 15 20141.7.10 Yes Yes Silver Artur hoOmE 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20131.7.4 Yes Yes Gold Oli 
ShowSlackware64 14.0Jun 16 20131.4 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20111.3.11 Yes Yes Bronze Jonathan 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23532 Multiple games need xlive.dll implementation (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV) NEW View
23993 Batman: Arkham Asylum demo slow frame rate NEW View

HOWTO Install and Run Batman

This requires a recent version of Wine.

You will not be able to save your progress in game.  

Using winetricks install dotnet20 and dotnet30.  

In the Steam directory containing Batman rename the installscript.vds file. 

~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/batman arkham asylum/

Install Phsyx and GFWLfrom ./redist.  The latter requires the switch /nodotnet to install successfully. 

Run BmStartApp.exe from the ./Binaries folder.  Authenticate your key (retrieve from Steam) and activate the game. 

Run BmStartApp.exe to play the game.  

If the game fails to start due to .net errors then two configuration files need to be updated as is described here.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Has anyone tested with 1.7.20?
by Ian P on Tuesday June 17th 2014, 4:15
Whenever I start the game, I hear the cutscene last for about a second, and then the sound stops and the game is frozen with a black screen.

[post new] [reply to this]

Works with Wine 1.7.8
by Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday December 17th 2013, 15:36
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.8 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)

[post new] [reply to this]

Non-xbox360 controller
by Yajo on Saturday November 9th 2013, 6:36
This game needs an XBox 360 gamepad to work.

I use another gamepad. However, I got it working thanks to .

[post new] [reply to this]

by entze on Saturday November 9th 2013, 6:04
If you habe trobules running the launcher through steam, start the game directly with ShippingPC-BmGame.exe
And if you cannot set the settings, look in the userengine.ini in the documents path. :)

[post new] [reply to this]

GFWL is dead! Batman lives!
by CaptainRedShirt on Friday October 18th 2013, 6:54
Just letting you know I bought the game myself based on the news that GFWL has been patched out of it, and it seems to work just fine for me. I've just played a couple of minutes of it so far, but looks good. No need to install GFWL, but for some reason it still wants to install dotnet35. Not sure why.

[post new] [reply to this]

Does this work better since the death of GFWL?
by Oli on Friday October 18th 2013, 5:50
Just wondering if the new updated versions work any better since they removed the dependency on Gaming for Windows Live (and that shut down).

Strongly considering buying it if it works without all the fuss now.

[post new] [reply to this]

   << Back

Page loaded in 0.17019 seconds.