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: 4.0-rc1

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Test Results

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What works

Everything except this game requires the MouseWarpOverride set to force which disables using the mouse for non-gameplay screens. 

What does not

As mentioned above, the MouseWarpOverride is required to play this game.

Also, there were several GPU hangs but this is probably due to continued issues with my AMD 2400g Raven Ridge graphics.  When I switched to my Radeon 570 Polaris cards, there were no more GPU hangs.


What was not tested

Playing the entire game. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I found a very easy way to get the necessary DLLs and stuff installed to get Arkham Asylum working: first play Arkham City, this installs everything Arkham Asylum needs to run and no winetricks or DLLs are necessary.  When launching the game, three popups appear but they can be dismissed and the launcher window will appear.  

Another potential source of frustration is if the "Arkham Asylum" game is launched, it pops up the SecureROM page asking for a serial number and an unlock key, the serial number is nowhere to be found BUT the Arkham Asylum GOTY link has no such problem so one must install and play the GOTY game.  

The launcher also hangs after the game is exited so a "killall BmLauncher.exe" will be required to convince Steam that the game is no longer running.

This testing has incorporated the Gallium Nine addition to Wine and seems to improve the game, without Gallium Nine, there are some slowdowns but none of this renders the game unplayable or unpleasant.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentMageia 7Dec 22 20184.0-rc1Yes Yes NoSilverAlan Richter 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 06 20182.21-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldChinaphoneOne 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20172.19-stagingYes Yes NoSilvercdoublejj 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 29 20172.10-stagingYes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 19 20172.4Yes Yes NoBronzeEmmanuel Anne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23532 Provide offline implementation of Games For Windows Live (GFWL) 'xlive.dll' -> 'XLiveless' (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV) REOPENED 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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