Re: Steam Crashes half way through downloading Skyrim
Hi, a couple things I want to point out are that Playonlinux uses (by default) the regular wine you have installed on your system. So if performance was terrible with Playonlinux, using plain wine won't make a difference. Also, don't expect to get the same performance with wine as you do with windows 7. I lose around 10 fps in wine compared to windows7. I also have to turn down all graphical effects to low and antialaising off.
You said something about improper 3d drivers,this is very important if you want to play games in linux. Make sure you are using the fglrx propietery drivers if you want to make full use of your graphics card. The radeon driver is the open source driver, and while it is a decent driver with great 2d performance the fglrx drivers will give you a massive performance gain in 3d graphics performance.
The location of the Playonlinux installs will reside in /home/your-name/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/name of game. (.Playonlinux is a hidden folder, press ctrl+h to see hidden files and folders) There is also an option to open the games folder directly from playonlinux. Configure/select game/Miscellaneous/open programs directory.
SYSTEM-Sony Vaio VPCF13YFX CPU-Intel 740Q M quad core GPU-Nvidia GeForce GT425M 1gb dedicated RAM-8gb crucial
OS- Ubuntu 14.04, KxStudio 12.04