I've just attempted to install Bioshock using playonlinux 3.8.8-1 for ubuntu 11.04. The install encountered the same "No CDROM/DVD detected" issue as in this thread
. I followed the work around but running the 1.1 patch from playonlinux hung in the same way as for the first poster, however after this process I did not have a Bioshock.exe and the
~/.PlayOnLinux/configurations/installed/Bioshock script was broken. It had:
wine "" -nointro $@
as it's launcher. So out of desperation I tried copying the Bioshock.exe from another install I had made under wine. Surprisingly it ran and ran reasonably well with this. Although it was not patched to 1.1. It tried patching it to 1.1 again using playonlinux and it failed to do anything again. I upgraded playonlinux to 3.8.12 and tried to patch again and got the same results.
I also found that the red fog issue
was still a problem with my NVidia card (8600 GT) and wine 1.3.10-64b (also on latest 1.3.19) despite saying it's been fixed since wine 1.3.2. The fix did however work.
My ~/.PlayOnLinux/configurations/installed/Bioshock script now look like this (and is probably complete garbage):
cd "/home/USERNAME/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/bioshock/drive_c/Program Files/2K Games/BioShock/Builds/Release"
nice -19 wine ./Bioshock.exe -nointro $@
Just thought I would share my experiences. Let me know if you have any thoughts.