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Kingdoms Of Amalur Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 16, 2017.

  • by booman, Jun 16, 2017 at 1:34 PM
  • booman

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    Discovery a huge world of fantasy and epic stories... rescue a war-torn world of humans, dwarfs, elves and fairies. Create your own character and level up your own skills while crafting, smithing, looting, tinkering with alchemy and magic.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Origin version of Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning. 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: 2.0-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-staging
    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 2.0-staging is installed and you can close this window

    Origin Legacy Download

    Go to: www.dm.origin.com/download/legacy
    Save OriginThinSetup.exe to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch 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: amalur
    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 2.0-staging
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Note: This is critical otherwise Origin won't run

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktp size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_vcrun2012
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "OriginThinSetup" from your Desktop
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Uncheck all options
    Click Install
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    Check "I have read and accept..."
    Click OK
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    Login to Origin
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    Note: Don't forget to check "Remember Me"

    Operating System Warning
    Click Close
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    Roll the mouse over Kingdoms Of Amalur
    Click the "i"
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    Click "Download"
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    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Click Continue
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    Check "I have read and accept..."
    Click Continue
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    Disabling Origin In Game Overlay

    Click Origin
    Click "Application Settings"
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    Click "Origin In Game"
    Uncheck "Enable Origin In Game"
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    Wait for Kingdoms Of Amalur to download
    or
    Click Origin
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Reckoning.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Kingdoms Of Amalur
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Kingdoms Of Amalur"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0-staging
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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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    Close Configure

    Select "Kingdoms Of Amalur"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Finish downloading Kingdoms of Amalur
    Click Play

    Login to EA for Activation

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Scroll over to Resolution
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • Vertical Sync
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    Scroll over to Graphics
    Adjust:
    • Brightness
    • Shader Complexity
    • Post-Processing
    • Texture Quality
    • Vegetation
    • Shadow Quality
    • Anisotrophy
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    Conclusion:
    Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning runs beautifully on my GeForce GTX 1060 with everything set to high. I never experienced any crashes or graphical bugs. I wish it would have run this nice a few years ago. Thanks to Wine now it activates, synchronizes with EA servers and runs great.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good game with good colors and good guide too

    :)
  2. booman
    Thank you! I was so happy to see that Kingdoms of Amalur finally plays in Linux.

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