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Alien Breed Impact Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 11, 2017.

  • by booman, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:38 PM
  • booman

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    Alien Breed is an action twin-stick shooter made with Unreal Engine. Your ship is on the verge of a catastrophic implosion and you only have one chance to prevent it... Your mission isn't going to be easy because aliens have infested the ship and everyone is dead.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.1 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: alienbreed
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select 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
    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
    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 font issues and store issues (Must set OS to Windows XP for 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
    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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    Go to your Library
    Find Alien Breed: Impact
    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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    Note: UE3 Redistributable will try to install and might crash. Just continue the game 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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    Rule of thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    After the UE3 Redist crashing, I was able to continue the first launch and play just fine in 1920x1080 on my GeForce 1060. I didn't have any further problems either. Fun game and very underrated.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide and good screens

    :)

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