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Consortium Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 13, 2017.

  • by booman, Jan 13, 2017 at 12:31 PM
  • booman

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    Consortium is an excellent mix of Role Playing and First Person Shooter in a Sci-fi Mystery experience. You will play as "Six" the new Bishop of starship Consortium investigating a mysterious murder. This is a dialog heavy, interactive murder mystery on a single spaceship.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Consortium. 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: 1.8.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
    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 1.8.5 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
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    Name the virtual drive: consortium
    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 1.8.5
    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 drive"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080
    Click OK
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    Note: Virtual Desktop will resize to match your Linux Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Consortium

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_consortium_2.2.0.9.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

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

    Select "Consortium"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.5
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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 amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Consortium

    Select "Consortium"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Brightness
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Resolution
    • Display Mode
    • Laptop Power Savings
    Click Advanced
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    Adjust:
    • Post FX Anti-Aliasing Mode
    • Filtering Mode
    • VSync
    • Shader Detail
    • Effect Detail
    • Model / Texture Detail
    • Paged Pool Memory Available
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    Filter Removal

    When Consortium initially launched you won't be able to see anything.

    Navigate to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/consortium/drive_c/CONSORTIUM - The Master Edition/consortium/cfg/
    Create a blank file
    Name it autoexec.cfg

    Note: Replace username with your Linux login
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    Copy & paste:
    Code:
    r_signal_fx "0"
    host_writeconfig
    
    Save autoexec.cfg
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    Go back to PlayOnLinux Configure
    Select Consortium shortcut
    General Tab
    Arguments: +exec autoexec.cfg
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    Conclusion:
    Consortium ran fairly well on my GeForce 550 Ti with some minor bugs. Once you fix the overlay filter you will see everything, but I found random characters floating in the air, dead-space in dialog and other random events which apparently existin in Windows as well. Linux gamers have been waiting on a Linux port of Consortium, but until then, this is the best we can expect.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Non common game, steam gifted some time ago

    Actually works ok and good screens too

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks! Besides the bugs, it runs really nice, but definitely a slow game.

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