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!
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
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Mint 14 32-bit
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.
Click "Manage Wine Versions"
Wine versions manager
Click the right-arrow
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Thats it! Try downloading other stable versions like 1.41
Setting up PlayOnLinux and Wine
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
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your Virtual Drive: Hard Reset
Select "Use another version of Wine"
Select "Configure Wine"
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
Virtual Drive being created
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
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
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.
Installing Hard Reset
Navigate to your downloaded files
Select "I accept the agreement"
Shortcut name: Hard Reset
Select: "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Launching Hard Reset
Run Hard Reset
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.
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.
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.