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Alien Breed 3 Descent Guide

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  • by booman, Aug 24, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    Alien Breed 3 Descent is the final chapter in the Sci Fi action shooter series. Play as the ships Chief Engineer "Conrad" attempting to slay the last of the alien onslaught as the ship crashes into the frozen planet.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Alien Breed 3 Descent in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Alien Breed 3 Decent. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    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 3.0 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: alienbreed3
    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 3.0
    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
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    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 3
    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
    Wine Version: 3.0
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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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 3
    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 3 Descent in your Steam 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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    Click Play
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    Lisence Agreement
    Click Yes
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    Click Yes again...
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    Click Finish
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    Direct X
    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Optimization

    Click "Help & Options"
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    Click Settings
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    Click Display
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    Adjust:
    • Fullscreen
    • V-Sync Disabled
    • Post Process Effects
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Calibrate Brightness
    • Resolution
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    Alien Breed 3 is very similar to the first two but you will notice some over-the-shoulder 3rd person scenes and fancy menu's. I was able to run it without any issues on my GeForce GTX 1060 and experienced good frame rates. With the graphics turned down, it should run on most modern laptops as well.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    More screenshots below....
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018 at 9:49 PM

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