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Men Of War Guide

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  • by booman, Mar 23, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Men of War Assault Squad is an real-time action strategy game where you can control a small WWII Axis or Allied platoon. Generate your troops, plan your movements, flank the enemy and take their strongholds.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Men of War Assault Squad in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Men of War Assault Squad. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Copy DVD ROM

    Enter the DVD
    Create a folder on the desktop
    Copy all the data from the DVD to the 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: menofwar
    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 4.0
    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 (Components, DLLs, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Navigate to the folder on your desktop
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Install
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    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click Install
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    Adobe Reader Install
    Click Cancel
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    Click Yes
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    Click Finish
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    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "mow_assault_squad.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Men Of War
    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
    Select "Men Of War"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
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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

    Click Run to play Men Of War Assault Squad
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Securom Activation
    Click Next
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    Enter the serial number
    Click Activate
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    Click Start
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Antialiasing
    • Fullscreen
    • Vertical Sync
    • Texture detail
    • Shadows
    • Texture filtering
    • Model quality
    • Effects quality
    • Bump Mapping
    • Specular
    • Environment
    • Water ripple
    • Water shader
    • Grass
    • Bloom
    Click Apply

    Conclusion:
    Men Of War Assault Squad ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux with Wine 4.0 32-bit and my GeForce GTX 1060. I assume it was running with Direct X 9 capabilities, but I was able to save, load, control all units, pan, zoom, rotate camera and everything else. Unfortunately I'm not very good at these strategy games, so I was only able to play the first level. As you continue playing you gain more missions.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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