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Blood Bowl Guide

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  • by booman, Feb 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    Blood Bowl is a new type of sports game base on Warhammer 40,000 strategy games. Humans, Orcs and many other monsters battle on the field in pure violence to pass the goal line. All rules are meant to be broken and even cheating, gambling, potions and killing the opposing team is permitted. Who will win? The team left standing...

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Blood Bowl. 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: bloodbowl
    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_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    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: Blood Bowl
    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 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 Blood Bowl
    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 Blood Bowl 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
    Wait for Blood Bowl to download
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    Click Play
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    Note: Upon launch, you may have to press a key on the keyboard due to a black screen

    Optimization

    Click "Extras & Settings"
    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Refresh Frequency
    • Enable Fur
    • Enable Grass
    • Enable Glow
    • Texture Details
    • Shadows Quality
    • Pitch Details Level
    • Multisampling
    • Anisotropy
    • Shadows Version
    Click Save
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    Conclusion:
    Blood Bowl ran perfectly without any performance issues on my GTX 1060. When I ran the tutorial I experienced some UI and controlls issues, but during an actual game, it ran fine. Also when the game is launched it may wait at a black screen, but you can bypass it by pressing keys on the keyboard. Same with the options menu, it may appear to not load, but pressing some keys will allow it to continue.

    Screenshots:
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