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Borderlands Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 22, 2016.

  • by booman, Apr 22, 2016 at 1:25 PM
  • booman

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    Borderlands is a First Person Shooter RPG. Play as one of the 4 vault hunter classes in a comical epic story as you seek fortunes on the planet Pandora. Utilizing literraly unlimited variations of weapons as your arsenal, you can cooperatively solve quests and explore the planet while slaying minions and factions.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Borderlands

    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: 1.8

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 1.8 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: borderlands
    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 1.8
    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_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_Physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • 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

    Steam will not have any fonts due to dwrite functionality
    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: Borderlands
    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 the missing font and store problem
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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 Borderlands
    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 borderlands
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Click Finish
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    When its finished downloading, click Play

    Optimization

    Press Esc
    Click Options
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    Click "Audio/Video"
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Anisotropic Filtering
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Bullet Decals
    • Foliage Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Game Detail
    • Amtien Occlusion
    • Bloom
    Press Esc when finished configuring
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    Note: I had some problems setting Borderlands as fullscreen. Sometimes Alt-Enter worked and other times it would be invisible but still playing in the background.

    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Borderlands runs perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950. I had no issues with frame rates or artifacts. The only problems I had was setting fullscreen, which is probably a Cinnamon problem.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good title and good screens

    For disgrace aspyr dont show this borderlands in native version

    :)
  2. booman
    I hope they work on it some day.

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