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

  • 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)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
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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 360º 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: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\AppDefaults\ShippingPC-BmGame.exe\DirectInput] "MouseWarpOverride"="force" 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).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMageia 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 Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 19 20172.4Yes Yes BronzeEmmanuel 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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