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Hard Reset Guide

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  • by booman, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Hard Reset kinda came out of nowhere... its kind of a Doom slash Painkiller first person shooter with unbelievably detailed graphics! Most of the baddies are robots or robot human hybrids coming at you in hordes. One of the great elements in Hard Reset is shooting all the interactive objects that explore or electrocute the enemies. Really destructive and really fun!

    Does it run in Linux? Why yes, it runs GREAT and is extremely simple to install!

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    Follow this step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Hard Reset in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This Guide applies to the downloaded version only. The retail or steam version may require additional steps.

    Tips and Specs

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

    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.1.9
    Wine: 1.5.25

    Installing Wine with PlayOnLinux

    Installing different versions of Wine is necessary for running different games because one Wine doesn't work for them all. PlayOnLinux makes it possible to download, install and test your game in all the versions of Wine until you find the right one for your speicific game.

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Tools
    Click "Manage Wine Versions"

    Wine versions manager
    Select 1.5.25
    Click the right-arrow
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    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Click Next
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    Downloading...
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    Extracting
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    Complete
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    Thats it! Try downloading other stable versions like 1.41


    Setting up PlayOnLinux and Wine

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Don't bother searching for "Hard Reset" because you aren't going to find it yet...
    Click "Install a non-listed program" at the bottom left
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    Manual Installation
    Click Next
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your Virtual Drive: Hard Reset
    Click Next
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    Select "Use another version of Wine"
    Select "Configure Wine"

    Click Next
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    Version of Wine
    I only tried Hard Reset with Wine 1.5.25 but I have a feeling it will run with any Wine version since 1.4

    Select 1.5.25
    Click Next
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    Virtual Drive being created
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    ALWAYS SELECT THE 32-bit VIRTUAL DRIVE

    Wine Configuration
    Application 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

    Note: Virtual Desktop is for testing only. Once you have verified the game will run, you can uncheck "Emulate virtual desktop" for full screen gaming.

    Click OK
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    Installing Hard Reset

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your downloaded files
    Select: hardreset_setup.exe.exe

    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Setup Wizard

    Click Next
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    License Agreement
    Select "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next

    Install folder
    Click Next

    Start Menu
    Click Next

    Summary
    Click Install

    Installation Complete

    Clicki Finish
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    Create Shortcut
    Select hardreset.exe
    Click Next
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    Shortcut name: Hard Reset
    Click Next
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    Select: "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Launching Hard Reset

    Run Hard Reset

    Main Menu
    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Video Options


    These are the settings I used with my GeForce 550 Ti
    Experiment with these settings to get a decent frame rate
    Note: If you are not sure, start with everything at low and work your way up. I had no problems changing these settings in-game. hardreset28a.png


    Conclusion:
    Notice that there were no libraries installed? Hard Reset runs without any directx or vcrun libraries. This makes the installation very simple and shows us how flexible Wine can be.
    I ran Hard Reset on high resolutions, fullscreen with all the graphics cranked up.
    Also, I played through the entire game with almost no bugs or defects.

    Bugs:
    Hard Reset runs perfectly almost all the time. I've had a few crashes, but re-launching the game fixes it. Also, you may see missing textures that showup as completely black. A re-launch will also fix this too.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

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