The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard is an RPG game developed by Bethesda Softwares. The game takes place on the island of Stros M’kai, and follows a young boy named Cyrus. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard up and running on Linux.
Download The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard is not available for installation on Steam for Linux. Currently, the only way you can get the game to work is via Gog.com, through the Windows version.
To get the game, head over to Gog.com, and create a new account for the website. After creating a new account, follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: Find the “Store” link on the page, and click on it to access the store page. Once on the store page, click on the search box using the mouse. In the search box, type in “Elder Scrolls” and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
Step 2: Look through the search results and click on the option that says, “The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard” to access it on the store page. Once on the store page for Redguard, look for the green “Add to cart” button, and click on it with the mouse to add it to your cart on Gog.com.
Step 3: Purchase the game by clicking on the cart icon at the top right section of the page. Then, go to gog.com/account to access your GOG gaming library. Once in the library, look through your collection for The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard in the library.
Step 4: After clicking on The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard in your GOG library, a pop-up window will appear. In this window, you will see two download options. Locate the “Download offline backup game installers” option, and grab the installer for Redguard for your computer.
When the download process is complete, you will have the offline installer for Redguard on your PC. From here, move on to the next section of the guide.
Installing the latest Wine
You cannot play The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard on Linux without Wine. The reason for this is that Redguard is a Windows game, and as of now, there is no known way of getting the app working on Linux natively. GOG has never released a Linux version of the game, sadly.
The Wine application is easy to install on Linux, thankfully. To get the latest release of Wine for your Linux PC, open up a terminal window and install the “wine” package on your computer.
If you’re having issues setting up Wine on your PC, head over to this guide here. It will walk you through the installation process of getting Wine 5.0.
With the Wine application set up, move on to the next section of the guide to learn how to get The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard up and running on your Linux PC.
Install The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
Getting The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard up and running on Linux means executing the Windows installer via Wine, so it installs on Linux. To launch the installer, open up the Linux terminal. Then, use the CD command to move into the “Downloads” directory.
Once the terminal window is inside of the “Downloads” directory, run the wine command on the installer EXE to start up the installation of the game in Wine, and the installer should start. If the command does not work, you may need to replace
wine setup_test_redguard*.exe with the installer’s full filename before executing it.
After running the command, the GOG installer will appear on the screen, with “Welcome. You are about to start the installation for The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard. Check the box next to “Yes, I have read and accept EULA.” Then, click the “Install” button to start the installation.
With the “Install” button clicked, the installation will start. Sit back and wait for the installation of the game. It may take a couple of minutes to complete, depending on your disk speed.
Note: if any errors appear during the installer, ignore them. The game will install despite the errors.
When the installation of The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard is complete, you will see a message that says, “The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard was installed successfully.” Select the “Launch” button to start up the game right away. Or, click on “Exit” to close the installer.
Now that The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard installer is closed, you can start up the game. The game runs in a self-contained DosBOX instance, so it may take a minute to start up. Sit back, and allow The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard to load up. When the process is complete, you will be able to start playing! Enjoy!