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Dead Space 3 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 9, 2017.

  • by booman, Jun 9, 2017 at 1:26 PM
  • booman

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    Join Issac once again in a thrilling horror action game where you eliminate the Necromorph outbreak in his home planet. Customize your weapons, suit and experience as you cut the limbs off hordes of mutated resurrected dead.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dead Space 3 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Origin version of Dead Space 3. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.1 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 2.0-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-staging
    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-staging is installed and you can close this window

    Origin Legacy Download

    Go to: www.dm.origin.com/download/legacy
    Save OriginThinSetup.exe to your Desktop

    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: deadspace3
    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-staging
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Note: This is critical otherwise Origin won't run

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktp 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
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_vcrun2012
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "OriginThinSetup" from your Desktop
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Uncheck all options
    Click Install
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    Check "I have read and accept..."
    Click OK
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    Login to Origin
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    Operating System Warning
    Click Close
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    Roll the mouse over Dead Space 3
    Click Download or "i"
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    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Click Continue
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    Check "I have read and accept..."
    Click Continue
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    Disabling Origin In Game Overlay

    Click Origin
    Click "Application Settings"
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    Click "Origin In Game"
    Uncheck "Enable Origin In Game"
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    Wait for Dead Space 3 to download
    or
    Click Origin
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Origin.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Dead Space 3
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Dead Space 3"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0-staging
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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

    Select "Dead Space 3"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Go to Games Library
    Finish downloading Dead Space 3 or click Play
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    Optimization:

    Click Settings
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    Click Visuals
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • vsync
    • display mode
    • graphic quality
    • brightness
    Click Accept
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    Conclusion:
    As long as Origin continues to support Windows XP... we can continue to use it in PlayOnLinux/Wine. Dead Space 3 downloaded and installed just fine. I had great frame rates with my GeForce GTX 1060 and there were only minimal bugs, like my character was just a severed torso or a missing NCP gun.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. HelmiUrfi
    Nice guide as always !
    btw, 2,9 staging is out, maybe using that version fix some off the graphical bugs? just asking, thanks booman!
  2. booman
    Thanks! Thats true, I could easily switch over to 2.9-staging and give it a go

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