Where's the best place to share my success?

Dungeon Siege 2, Playonlinux, Manjaro, x64, Original-Software, CDEmu, How-to

Auteur Réponses
FordPerfect Jeudi 24 Octobre 2019 à 12:50

Ladies and Gentlemen


At all I'm still a newbie linux user. But I got a lot pc experience.
How ever I decided to run "Dungeon Siege 2" (DS2) in playonlinux, because my hardware is a lot too new to accomplish this in a fair way with Win10. As for my knowledge, I also know that there is no way to play a outdated game in a Virtual Envrioment in Windows 10. Because a lot lot alot things sucks there a lot. If you know that I mean.



So my goal was/is:
- Running DS2 as best as possible (fullscreen, no missing/skipping dialoge screens, smooth and frenzy)
- No use of any 3th party programs for the game itself (like cracks, mods and so on)
- I got the 4 CD Windows Version of the Game, so it should work "out of the box". I made the deal to tranfer the original cds to images to improove the reading speed aswell as keep the data alive without cd drive.



What I did:
- Use a old USB2 HDD 3.5" Drive for Linux Test OS
- Use a old USB2 Stick for install Linux OS
- After a while of seeking I decided to go for Manjaro Linux, download and flash to USB Stick - ready to install Linux OS.
- Reboot, install Manjaro (MJ) from USB2 Stick to USB2 HDD (~450GB)
- On MJ I first installed nvidia drivers
- Then Wine and Wine-Mono
- Playonlinux
- Went trought Playonlinux with a lot of changes in settings, use ISO to install DS2
- After that there was no possibility to run DS2 because of missing CDDRIVE
- qCDEmu (tricky but went ok) - There are multiple options to HAVE to be actived
- Finally my game runs with 100% success without need of any 3th party for the game itself. Using the original cd software.

There were a lot of settings needed to accomplish that at all.


So returning to my questions:
- Was that all basics so there's no need to tell anyone what to do (what I did)?
- If not, where should I place a topic with a detailed guide?





Edit: The reason for this topic is just because I was successful and I maybe share my success to other people to be successful too. ... ;)

Edité par FordPerfect

Dadu042 Jeudi 24 Octobre 2019 à 14:27

> - Was that all basics so there's no need to tell anyone what to do (what I did)?


Unfortunally yes.


> - If not, where should I place a topic with a detailed guide?


This kind of detailed report is usually onto a personnal web site.

Perhaps this web site host this kind of reports:


FordPerfect Jeudi 24 Octobre 2019 à 16:46

Why unfortunally? I'm happy with what I did, so if you tell me that are basics and there is no need to post any guide, I'm happy with that too. :)

For me it was hard work to reach this point, so I thought sharing my experience to sb else could help.

If it's so no matter a mod can close this topic, I'm fine...


Edit: 8> Marvin ;)

Edité par FordPerfect

This site allows content generated by members, and we promptly remove any content that infringes copyright according to our Terms of Service. To report copyright infringement, please send a notice to