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.
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.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: adventrising
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 1.8.4
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Name your shortcut: Advent Rising
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Advent Rising"
Wine version: 1.8.4
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Advent Rising
Select "Advent Rising"
Note: Click Debug to see bugs and errors
Click Graphics Options
- Distortion Effects
- Dynamic Lights
- Draw Distance
- Fog Distance
Change fullscreen settings to match your Linux Desktop:Code:/home/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/adventrising/drive_c/Program Files/Advent Rising/SystemMydefault.ini
Update the Widescreen setting to:
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.