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Hellgate London Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 27, 2018.

  • by booman, Apr 27, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    Hellgate London is a hack-n-slash action RPG based in post apocalyptic London after the gates of hell opened up and releases demons upon the earth. Select from many gun weilding and melee classes and level up your stats and skills. Slay demons with all kinds of weapons such as swords, rifles, grenade launchers, flame throwers and rocket launchers that inflict elemental damage like fire and electricity.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the retail version of Hellgate London. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.6

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.6
    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 3.6 is installed and you can close this window

    Copy Files to Desktop & Download Patch

    Create a new folder on your Desktop
    Open the DVD ROM in one window
    Open the new folder in another window
    Copy and paste everything in the DVD to the new folder
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    Go to: http://www.hellgateaus.info/files/Patch_NA_Europe_Germany_SP_1.2_1.18074.70.4256.exe
    Save the 1.2 Patch on your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Run PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: hellgatelondon
    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: 3.6
    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
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

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

    Installing Hellgate London

    Select "Seelct another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "Setup.exe" from the folder on your Desktop
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click "Standard Install"
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    Click Accept
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    Enter the KEY from game insert
    Click OK
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    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "hellgate_sp_dx9_x86.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Hellgate London
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Hellgate London"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.6
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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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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Select "Patch_NA_Europe_Germany_SP_1.2_1.18074.70.4256.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Finish when the patch is done installing
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    Close Configure

    Launching Hellgate London

    Select "Hellgate London"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Display icon
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Modes
    • Windowed
    • V-Sync
    • Triple Buffering
    • Engine Version
    • Shader Quality
    • Antialiasing
    • Shadow Detail
    • Dynamic Lights
    • Enhanced Weather
    • Model Detail
    • Model Viewing Distance
    • Texture Detail
    • Trilinear Filtering
    • Anisotropic Filtering
    Click Accept
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    Conclusion:
    Upon initial testing Hellgate London vanilla would crash when clicking Options. After installing the 1.2 patch it worked fine. Sometimes selecting resolution would be buggy, but it automatically adjusted to fit my Linux Desktop at 1920x1080 anyways. The game plays perfectly in all my tests and runs great on my GeForce GTX 1060.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide of this game (rare) and good screens too

    :)

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