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Doom 64 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 28, 2017.

  • by booman, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:50 PM
  • booman

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    Doom 64 is an old remake of the original Doom, but for Nintendo 64. New levels, new weapons, new monstors and new graphics engine. I never had a Nintendo 64, so this is my chance to play the entire game in Linux.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Doom 64 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    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

    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

    Download Doom 64
    Go to: https://doom64ex.wordpress.com/downloads/
    Click doom64ex_2.5_win32.zip
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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 the virtual drive: doom64
    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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    Installing Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

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

    Extract Doom 64 to virtual drive

    Click Exit on the PlayOnLinux installer
    Go to your Desktop
    Open the doom64ex_2.5_win32.zip with Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the doom64 virtual drive
    path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/doom64/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click the New Folder icon
    Name it: Doom64
    Click Create
    Click Extract
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    Now the Doom 64 files are in the virtual drive
    Close Archive Manager
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut and Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux

    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "Launcher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Doom 64
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    Display Tab
    Select the new Doom 64 shortcut (left side)
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Extracting WAD files

    Note: First search Google for Doom 64 ROM and download "Doom 64 (USA).n64" it should be in a zip file that you need to extract to your Desktop or virtual drive.

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Go to the Doom 64 folder
    path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/doom64/drive_c/Program Files/Doom64
    Select "WadGen.exe"
    Click Open
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    Select the .n64 file you downloaded and extracted
    Click Open
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    Success
    Click Ok
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    Success
    Click OK
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    Close Configure

    Launching Doom 64

    Select Doom 64
    Click Run
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    Doom64 Launcher
    Select your launch options
    Select screen Resolution
    Click Launch
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    In Game Options
    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Filter
    • Anisotropic
    • Windowed
    • Vsync
    • Depth size
    • Buffer size
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Resolution
    Click Return
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    Conclusion:
    Doom 64 ran perfectly and I was surprised to see all the extra options. I initially searched for a Native port, but couldn't find one. Until then, it runs great in PlayOnLinux. With the new launcher, you can set the resolution and in-game you can save or load your game to progress.
    I also tested a network co-op game, but it would play for about 30 seconds and lock up every time. I was getting a network related error, but not exactly sure why. I play LAN games all the time in PlayOnLinux.

    Enjoy some classic 90's Doom in Linux

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good test and non common doom game

    :)
  2. booman
    Thank you! I was unable to successfully play co-op or multiplayer in Wine. I kept getting a crash on both PCs.
    Otherwise, singleplayer runs GREAT.

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