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.
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.
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Mint 18.1 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.2 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: alienbreed
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.2
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, 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
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any font issues and store issues (Must set OS to Windows XP for store)
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Go to your Library
Find Alien Breed: Impact
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Note: UE3 Redistributable will try to install and might crash. Just continue the game launch
Click "Help & Options"
- Post Process Effects
- Dynamic Shadows
Rule of thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
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.