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.
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.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: alienbreed3
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Alien Breed 3
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
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)
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Select Alien Breed 3
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Alien Breed 3 Descent in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Click Yes again...
Check "I accept the agreement"
Click "Help & Options"
- V-Sync Disabled
- Post Process Effects
- Dynamic Shadows
- Calibrate Brightness
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.
More screenshots below....