- Installing through steam
What does not
- Opening game
- Playing game
What was not tested
Anything beyond attempting to run the game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 09 2017||2.16-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Jason Stryker|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 22 2017||2.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Deon Spengler|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jun 27 2017||2.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||Raphaël Laguerre|
|Show||Fedora 25 x86_64||Mar 20 2017||2.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Samuel Pagenkopf|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 01 2017||1.9.23||Yes||Yes||Gold||Fernando Rufino|
The use of DSFix for running Dark Souls is highly recommended. It allows for higher resolution than the native 720p, and the frame rate can also be unlocked to higher than 30hz. Note that higher frame rates will increase weapon decay, and can cause instability on certain actions such as sliding down ladders.
The only difference between using DSFix on Windows is that on Linux, in order to load the modified DINPUT8.dll extracted into the DATA folder, you must enable a DLL override for dinput8 in the Libraries tab of winecfg
Here's a basic guide to getting DSFix working:
Dark Souls does not recognize Xbox 360 controllers with the default xpad kernel driver.
Instead, the use of the userspace xboxdrv is recommended.
Assuming you use the default keybindings ('G' for gesture menu, 'Shift+Tab' for Steam Overlay, 'End' for menu) you should launch (as root!) xboxdrv with the following parameters:
xboxdrv --detach-kernel-driver --buttonmap 1=3,3=1,2=4,4=2,rt=start,lt=back,start=rt,back=lt --ui-buttonmap guide=KEY_LEFTSHIFT+KEY_TAB,rt=KEY_END,lt=KEY_G --detach --dbus disabled --daemon
The video files (including the title screen) in Dark Souls 1 are .wmv files, so Windows Media codecs are required.
This can be installed with winetricks:
winetricks -q wmp9