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Advent Rising Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 2, 2016.

  • by booman, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:50 AM
  • booman

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    Advent Rising is a 3rd person action shooter in a Halo-inspired world. Actually, everything seems to be Halo-inspired from the enemies, story, weapons and vehicles. Save the human race from Seekers in a linear action packed world as you eliminate waves of alien enemies with an arsenal of weapons, driving vehicles and flying ships.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Advent Rising in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Advent Rising. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.4

    Wine Installation
    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: adventrising
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 1.8.4
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_advent_rising_2.0.0.8.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click "Options"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "advent.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Advent Rising
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Advent Rising"
    click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.4
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Advent Rising

    Select "Advent Rising"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see bugs and errors

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics Options
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Shadows
    • Projectors
    • Distortion Effects
    • Dynamic Lights
    • Draw Distance
    • Fog Distance
    Click Apply
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    Widescreen Setting

    Open:
    Code:
    /home/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/adventrising/drive_c/Program Files/Advent Rising/SystemMydefault.ini
    Change fullscreen settings to match your Linux Desktop:
    FullscreenViewportY=1080
    FullscreenViewportX=1920

    Update the Widescreen setting to:
    Widescreen=true

    Click Save

    Conclusion:
    Advent Rising ran perfectly and at 1920x1080 once I enabled the widescreen setting. I never had any mouse/keyboard issues or graphical issues. It just ran flawlessly. The cutscenes are very low quality because they resize to fit the high resolution, but in-game its beautiful. The controls are kind of wacky, but you can get used to them.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good classic game and actually runs smoothly

    Good screens too

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    Thank you, its actually much funner than I expected. A lot like Halo

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