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Goldeneye Source Guide

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  • by booman, May 12, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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    Goldeneye Source is a remake of Goldeneye 64 on the Nintedo 64 but with new graphics, maps, weapons and multi-player setup. Relive the nastalgia of when you were a kid playing split-screen death match with the golden gun or moonraker laser.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Goldeneye Source. 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: 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer
    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-d3d_doublebuffer is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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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 your virtual drive: goldeneye
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
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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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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

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

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    Click the "X" to close Steam login

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Goldeneye Source
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font problem
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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 size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Installing Goldeneye Source

    Go to: https://www.geshl2.com/client-downloads/
    Select one of the links at the bottom to download the game
    Save Goldeneye Source on your Desktop

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Select "GoldenEye_Source_v5.0_full.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click OK
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    Click "I Agree"
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    • Uncheck "Use Full Server List"
    • Uncheck "Desktop Shortcut"
    • Uncheck "Start Menu Shortcut"
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Play GoldenEye: Source"
    Click Finish
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Goldeneye Source
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find GoldenEye in your Library
    Click Play
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    Install Source SDK Base 2007

    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait for Source SDK to download
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    Click Play again
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    Optimization

    Rule of thumb:
    Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Click Options
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    Click Video Tab
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Display mode
    Click Apply
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    Click Advanced
    Adjust:
    • Model detail
    • Water detail
    • Antialiasing mode
    • Motion Blur
    • High Dynamic Range
    • Texture detail
    • Shadow detail
    • Filtering mode
    • Shader detail
    • Color correction
    • Wait for vertical sync
    • Multi-core Rendering
    Click OK
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    Conclusion:
    Goldeneye Source ran really well in PlayOnLinux once I tested it with Wine 1.8-d3d_doublebuffer. Wine 2.0 and newer "staging" versions would crash/freeze randomly on any map. So it appears there is some kind of memory leak depending on the version of Wine and your settings. The "doublebuffer" patched version of Wine helped with these leaks, but some maps continued to crash. If it crashes, just launch again and the map should run fine.

    I was able to play LAN games with bots too. The host will not show up in the server browser, but you can join the game by enabling the Developer console, pressing tilda and connecting to the host IP address. Type: connect 192.168.111.###

    Goldeneye Source is now available on github https://github.com/goldeneye-source so I am hoping someone will port it to Linux natively, but until then, we can still play in PlayOnLinux/Wine

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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