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

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Steam retail version, currently version 1.1

Application Details:

Version: Steam Verson 1.1
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.19-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

steam overlay, steam achievements, 3d rendering, menus the whole shabang. appears to work quite well but, the frames rates do NOT compare to windows by any means even with decent hardware for this game.

What does not


What was not tested

more than 10 minutes of game play.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

GTX 770 4gb w/ prop driver 384.90

Intel Q9550 @ 3.85 ghz

14gb DDR3

Lubuntu 17.10

The frames rates leave some things to be desired, even with no motion blur, no anti aliasing and disabled phys-x. also wine pops up some message when i launch the games, it's big long string of code. i don't know what it is the string gets cut off could be an error, could be some other info output.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20172.19-stagingYes Yes NoSilvercdoublejj 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 29 20172.10-stagingYes Yes Goldandy 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 19 20172.4Yes Yes BronzeEmmanuel Anne 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 19 20172.3Yes Yes GoldEmmanuel Anne 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 21 20172.0Yes Yes BronzePaul Murray 

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

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HowTo / Notes

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.

This game needs an XBox 360 gamepad to work. A user has reported getting it working with another gamepad with x360ce.


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