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Killer Is Dead Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 23, 2018.

  • by booman, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:45 PM
  • booman

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    Killer Is Dead plays like an arcade game meets a surreal action thriller. Play as Mondo who is an agent for the state and will settle and score for a price.... or a kiss. Slay minions in a retro "Pulp Fiction" meets "Kill Bill" ambiance in a unique color scheme. Trust me, its weird and fun!

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Killer Is Dead in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Killer Is Dead. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.3
    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 3.3 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: killerisdead
    No spaces
    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 3.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install. Dotnet40 may take a while, so be patient.

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    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
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Killer Is Dead
    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: 3.3
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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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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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Killer Is Dead
    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 Killer Is Dead in your Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Click Finish
    Wait for Killer Is Dead to download
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    Click Play
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    Optmization

    Use the arrow keys to select Options
    Left click the Mouse
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    Select Display
    Left click the mouse
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    Adjust:
    • Quality
    • Windows
    • Vsync
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    Conclusion:
    Kill Is Dead ran perfectly out-of-the-box first time. I didn't have any performance issues except the mouse over compensating which might be the style of the game. No problems loading or saving and it ran great on my GeForce GTX 950 and my GTX 1060.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good game and good screens too

    :)

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