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LEGO Star Wars 2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 28, 2016.

  • by booman, Oct 28, 2016 at 1:31 PM
  • booman

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    LEGO Star Wars II encompasses the first three original movies in a silly LEGO story with lots of puzzles, secrets, jump tricks, action and interactive elements. Play with a friend and defeat Darth Vader and his storm troopers with Luke, Leah, R2-D2, C3-PO, Hans Solo, Chewbacca and many more...

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing LEGO Star Wars II in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of LEGO Star Wars II. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
    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 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window

    Copy Disk Data

    Create a new folder on your desktop
    Enter the LEGO Star Wars II DVD
    Copy everything from the DVD to your new folder
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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 the virtual drive: legostarwars
    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 1.8.4
    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
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

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

    Installing LEGO Star Wars II

    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to your new folder on your Desktop
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next
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    Click "Easy Installation"
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    Installing
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "LegoStarWarsII.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Lego Star Wars II
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Lego Star Wars II
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.4
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    Note: Click the + to download more 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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    Launching LEGO Star Wars II
    Select "Lego Star Wars II"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Video Options
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    Adjust:
    • Screen Ratio
    • Resolution
    • Antialiasing
    • Bump Mapping
    • Bloomg Filtering
    • Plastic Reflections
    Click Apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings - More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings - Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    LEGO Star Wars II installed and ran perfectly. It even worked with my old Logitech Dual-shock controller. Performance was great on my GeForce 550 Ti. The only issues I had was related to controls and camera movement, but that is inherent with LEGO games.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide as always and good screens too

    Lego Games are very funny (many cliches of various situations)

    :)
  2. booman
    I wish I had more LEGO games. They are hilarious and very entertaining. Most of the puzzles are pretty simple, but there are always a few that are hard or buggy. One of these days I'll pick up Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and some of those Marvel ones.
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