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Black Dawn Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 23, 2018.

  • by booman, Feb 23, 2018 at 12:20 PM
  • booman

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    Renegade X is an indie-made multi-player FPS and vehicular combat game based on Command & Conquer.
    Black Dawn is the single player campaign with co-operative A.I. to introduce you to the Renegade X game, weapons, vehicles, characters and enviroments.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Black Dawn in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    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: 3.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.2
    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 3.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: blackdawn
    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: 3.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will download and install automatically

    Installing Black Dawn

    Go to: Renegade X Website
    Click "Download this file"
    Save BlackDawn.exe to your Desktop

    Click browse

    Select "BlackDawn.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    UDK EULA
    Click "I Accept"
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    Click "Install"
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    Uncheck "Launch Renegade X Black Dawn"
    Click Finished
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "UDK.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Black Dawn
    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
    Select "Black Dawn"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.2
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Black Dawn

    Select "Black Dawn"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Settings
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    Adjust:
    • Screen Resolution
    • Screen Mode
    • Graphics Preset
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Anisotropic Filtering
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    Black Dawn ran really well on my GeForce GTX 1060. There were a few moments where the frame rates are really low, but otherwise performance was good.
    Look out for Renegade X multi-player as well.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. batmanm0b1e
    Where did you get that blackdown.exe file can't find it. i went to renegade-x.com hit download but game doesn't lunch is says i need dotnet 4.5
  2. batmanm0b1e
    I'm having hard time trying to install this i get this
    [​IMG]
    Are those packages right you put in guide
  3. booman
    I'm sorry, looks like I forgot to include the Black Dawn link:
    https://renegade-x.com/files/file/2-black-dawn/

    Also, I didn't install Dotnet 45. There is a way to do it manually, but Dotnet40 should work fine if windows is set to Windows 7
  4. batmanm0b1e
    yeah I get that error for some reason every time I try and install it
  5. booman
    I'll try and re-install it again.... dotnet40 should have handled it, but maybe it didn't install right?

    Here are the manual steps for installing dotnet45, but it produces a LOT of errors.
    Installing Dot Net Framework 4.6


    Start PlayOnLinux

    Click Configure

    Select virtual drive shortcut (left side)


    Miscellaneous Tab

    Click "Open a Shell"

    Copy/Paste:

    Code:
    wget  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks
    Press Enter


    Copy/Paste

    Code:
    chmod +x winetricks
    Press Enter


    Copy/Paste

    Code:
    WINEPREFIX=/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/blackdawn ./winetricks -q dotnet45

    IMPORTANT

    Replace "username" with your Linux login name

    Press Enter

    Wait for confirmation & ignore errors
  6. batmanm0b1e
    I'm on older version of Linux Mint. 18.1. Is this why
  7. booman
    I don't think that would matter as long as you are using PlayOnLinux 4.2.12 and Wine 3.2
    You can also try Wine 2.21-staging

    I'm surprised its asking for dotnet45 because Black Dawn is an older title made with UDK. Dotnet 45 wasn't even available back then.

    Are you installing Renegade X by chance?
  8. batmanm0b1e
    its not asking for dotnet45. It just shows that error in my Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. I was just asking before how you would install it and if it actually works with games in wine. If you tried it at all. Do you know if the Renegade X one works speaking of that one.

    But i managed to install the game in my Arch install and it works. So it might be Linux Mint 18.1 if you can confirm this on another harddrive. But what i'm going to to is to make sure is copy the installed game from playonlinux to that cinnamon mint 18.1 to see if it is the game or something else.

    I was actually reading about that error i got and it was saying it had to do with windows xp sp3 pack i needed they where saying it got upgraded but not sure it runs like you had it fine in Arch. So i'm thinking its old Mint maybe?
  9. booman
    Sure I'll try Black Dawn on another computer at home. I do remember the game will not launch properly without dotnet40 installed. I crashes every time, but after installing it, you will see a UDK license agreement screen. So that is your confirmation that the correct version of dotnet is installed.

    Still strange that its erroring about dotnet45
    Glad you still got it running.

    And yes, when manually installing dotnet45 or vcrun2015 it will change your OS back to Windows XP

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