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Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 23, 2016.

  • by booman, Dec 23, 2016 at 12:54 PM
  • booman

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    Freedom Force is a squad-based tactical action game. Take control of Minute Man and his team of heroes using thei unique abilities to elminiate the threatening 3rd Reich. Explore earthly levels and other dimensions to foil the plans of the Blitzkrieg and his henchmen.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Freedom Force vs 3rd Reich in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Freedom Force vs 3rd Reich. 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 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: freedomforce
    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 desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768 or 1920x1080
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Components, Libraries)

    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

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_freedom_force_vs_the_3rd_reich_2.1.0.6.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

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

    Select "ffvt3r.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shorcut: Freedom Force 3rd Reich
    Click Next
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    Seleect "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Freedom Force 3rd Reich"
    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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Freedom Force 3rd Reich

    Select Freedom Force 3rd Reich
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Detail Level
    • Character Detail
    • Object Shadows
    • Character Shadows
    • Fragment Detail
    • Low res Textures
    • Ambient Objects
    • Gloss Maps
    • Decals
    Click OK
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Freedom Force vs 3rd Reich ran really well in Mint 17.3 on my Geforce 550 Ti. I didn't have any performance issues, control issues or graphical problems. It was easy to install and easy to play.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Another non common classic game

    Good screens as always too

    :)

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