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Crime Cities Guide

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  • by booman, Oct 12, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    Roam the cities of the future and take out criminals as a Mercenary of the Law. Take contracts for the police and upgrade your weapons & vehicle to eliminate growing threat of gangsters. Explore huge cities of skyscrapers and roam freely among busy public traffic.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Crime Cities. 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

    Copy Disk Data

    Create a new folder on your Desktop
    Enter Disk 1
    Copy all the data from Disk 1 to the new folder
    Eject Disk 1 (right-click icon on Desktop, slect eject)
    Enter Disk 2
    Copy all data to new folder
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    !IMPORTANT!
    Leave Disk 2 in the drive

    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: crimecities
    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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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
    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 (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

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

    Click "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to the new folder on your Desktop
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Next
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    Check "I Agree"
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next to install
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    • Uncheck "Create Desktop Shortcut"
    • Uncheck "View the readme.txt file"
    • Check "Install Intel Indeo(r) 5.0 (required for movies)
    • Uncheck "Install DirectX 9.0
    Click Finish
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    Click No
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    Click Next
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    Note: Indeo installation might crash or error, but it still installs

    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "CrimeCities.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Crime Cities
    Click Next
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    Check "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Crime Cities"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    CD Audio Hack
    Before we launch Crime Cities we need to remove the CD audio bug
    Otherwise the game with hang at loading the first level

    Nagivate to Crime Cities install folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/crimecities/drive_c/Program Files/Strategy First/ Crime Cities/Scripts/
    Rename cd.scr
    to cd.scr-old
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    Launch Crime Cities

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Crime Cities"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors

    Launcher

    Select Video Tab
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Windowed Mode
    • Visibility range
    • Disable Fog
    • Disable Extra Flares
    • Texture Quality
    • Low Video Quality
    • Use Texture Compression If Available
    Click Start
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    Conclusion:
    After I figured out how to avoid the CD Audio crash Crime Cities ran perfectly. It a very old game and should run great on just about any laptop or netbook. Unfortunately if you do not have a DVD ROM drive, you won't be able to play it, but you can always purchase Crime Cities on GOG.com

    I was surprised that Crime Cities supported 1920x1080 resolution. That is impressive for an old game.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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