This guide will show you how to set up Manjaro for best performance for the game Bard’s Tale 4.
Game Mode Installation
Feral Games have made a nice little app that will tuning your Linux system for games. Fire up the konsole/terminal and type;
sudo pacman -S lib32-gamemode gamemode systemctl --user enable gamemoded systemctl --user start gamemoded
Now Feral’s Game Mode installed and ready to be used.
Installation of Steam
Installation of Steam is pretty simple, we will install both the native version and Manjaro version of Steam. You’ll never know when you need one or another for other games.
sudo pacman -S steam-manjaro steam-native linux-steam-integration sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.8 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.6 sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/libbz2.so.1.0.8 /usr/lib32/libbz2.so.1.0.6 /usr/bin/lsi-steam %U /usr/bin/steam %U
Installation of Bard’s Tale 4
Now install Bard’s Tale 4 - It’s around 35 GB download. If possible install the BT4 on SSD as it will improve the performance considerable as the game gets unpacked as you progress in the game. So running the game first time may be a bit stuttering.
Running Bard’s Tale 4
The last thing is the command to start Bard’s Tale 4;
gamemoderun steam STEAM_RUNTIME=1 steam://rungameid/1091980