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Bloodrayne Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 24, 2017.

  • by booman, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:42 PM
  • booman

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    Bloodrayne is the original GothPunk vampire bloodsucking action game that takes place in 1993. Play as Rayne taking out vampire minions, zombies and bosses as you search for her father.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Bloodrayne. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 2.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0
    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 2.0 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: bloodrayne
    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 2.0
    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
    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 (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Installing Bloodrayne

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_bloodrayne_2.0.0.5.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    When installation is complete
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "rayne.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Bloodrayne
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Bloodrayne
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0
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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 Bloodrayne

    Select Bloodrayne
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Launcher Setup Options

    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Color Depth
    • Renderer
    • 3D Card
    • Texture detail
    • Bump mapping
    • Dynamic shadows
    • Water reflections
    Click OK
    or
    Click Play
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    Note: Bloodrayne does not support widescreen resolutions. If you want fullscreen, match your Linux desktop size to the resolution you set in the launcher

    Errors
    Bloodrayne may act like its crashing, but if you click "OK" and wait it will continue to launch

    Conclusion:
    Bloodrayne runs perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950. I didn't have any performance issues. I get errors if I do not set my Desktop resolution to 1600x1200 before launching. Otherwise, its an old classic that runs great in Linux.

    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Splendid classic game and actually runs smoothly in many machines

    Good screens too

    :)

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