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Mini Ninjas Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 7, 2017.

  • by booman, Apr 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • booman

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    Mini Ninjas is a clever toon-shaded action, stelth, platformer with an Asian theme. Play as Hiro and use Kung Fu, magic scrolls, potions and even possessing animals to stop the enemy.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Mini Ninjas. 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

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0
    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 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: minininja
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 2.0
    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
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

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

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open

    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: Mini Ninjas
    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
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font problem and the store problem
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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 Mini Ninjas
    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 Mini Ninjas 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 Finish
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    Click Play

    Optmization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Antialiasing
    • Anisotropic filtering
    • Vertical Sync
    Click Accept
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    Conclusion:
    Mini Ninjas ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950 in PlayOnLinux. No issues installing, configuring, or performance. Its actually a really cute game for kids with animals, magic and lots of action.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    very good game and good screens too

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks, I hope they eventually release a Linux version since its made in Unity

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