Just copying over my Linux install guide from the other place. This should work on 1.02 with mods and 2.0.
So you want to play Fire Pro on Arch Linux? Well great news, everything - including those great mods - works on the latest wine-staging 3.5 (or higher) and current Steam release.
We have to edit a few config settings to make the game boot, but its an easy process.
1) Back up your current FPW data
If you already have a working Windows install, do a few backups.
- backup your save
- backup DECAL, BMG, and MOD customization folders
2) Install Wine, Steam, and Fire Pro World
We are going to install Wine Staging, then use Wine to install the Windows version of Steam.
Please make sure you install the STAGING version of wine. The staging version contains patches that are not included in the base version of wine. I never got base wine to run FPW so AFAIK it doesn’t work for the game.
- $ pacman -Syu wine-staging wine-mono winetricks
- $ winetricks steam
- Open steam, add your login information, and install FPW as normal.
If you are on Ubuntu try the official Steam on Linux instructions.
3) Configure your wine prefix using winetricks
Ok this is the part that really matters. Your current setup will give a black loading screen for FPW. We can fix that.
- Run winetricks again.
- Open your wineprefix.
- Open the wine configuration.
- Select the applications tab. Then select your FirePro.exe.
- Set the Windows version to Windows 7.
- Select the Libraries tab. Add entries for the following:
- d3d11 (disabled)
- d3dx11 (disabled)
- xinput1_3 (disabled)
- xinput1_4 (native, builtin)
- Save and exit.
4) Enjoy Fire Pro World
Your game should run nearly perfect now.
5) Potential Issues
- The PGWR menus can be hard to navigate due to the way wine and mono draw the windows.
- The slower initial load of the game than a Windows installed version.
- The slower initial download of Steam Workshop items than a Windows installed version.
- Screen recording software is much harder to use without performance degradation.
- This should work on Ubuntu if you install a recent wine-staging version.
- You may need to install Windows core fonts to wine’s font folder to get the PGWR and mod windows to display text.