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Alien Breed 2 Assault Guide

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  • by booman, Aug 25, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Alien Breed 2 Assault is the next installation in the franchise. Play as Conrad the Cheif Engineer and slay swarms of aliens that have infested the ship. Can you restore power to your ship or will you hide in the fetal position until the aliens sniff you out?

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Alien Breed 2 Assault in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Alien Breed 2 Assault. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
    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 2.0.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    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 your virtual drive: alienbreedassault
    No spaces
    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 2.0.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    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, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_Physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Alien Breed 2 Assault
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes any missing font problems and the Store.
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Alien Breed 2 Assault
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Alien Breed 2 Assault in your Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    When Alien Breed 2 Assault is done downloading
    Click Play
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    UERedist Install

    Click Yes
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    Installation will fail but doesn't affect the game
    Click OK
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    Click Finish

    DirectX Installation
    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish

    Visual C++ 2008 Setup
    Check "Repair"
    Click Next
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    Alien Breed 2 Assault will eventually launch
    Click Continue
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    Optimization

    Click "Help & Options"
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    Click Display
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    Adjust:
    • Fullscreen
    • V-Sync
    • Post Process Effects
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Brightness
    • Resolution
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    Alien Breed 2 Assault played perfectly just like the first game. I think the Unreal Engine Redist is for the level editor but I'm not sure why it still tried to install DirectX and Visual C++ since we already added those. Either way the game launched and played fullscreen just fine.

    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide and good screens

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    Thanks for your kind words as always!

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