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MX vs ATV Unleashed Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 2, 2014.

  • by booman, May 2, 2014 at 1:54 PM
  • booman

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    MX vs ATV Unleashed is more than just a racing game. It includes Waypoint races, Hill Climbs, Freestyle Arena's and of course, Supercross tracks. You can even choose to Free Ride and cruise around a map being creative with your own jumps or transfers.
    The maps are beautiful and the physics are down-right FUN!

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing MX vs ATV Unleashed in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of MX vs ATV Unleashed. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 16 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    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: mxvsatv
    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 1.6.2
    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 windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop Size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, Libraries)

    Check the following Packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Next
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    Installing MX vs ATV Unleashed

    Click "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to the MX vs ATV CD-ROM
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next
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    Enter User Name, Organization and Serial Number
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck all options
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "MXvsATV.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: MX vs ATV
    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: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
    Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Patching MX vs ATV Unleashed

    Go To: http://www.gamefront.com/files/MX vs ATV Unleashed v101 Patch/;4888071;;/fileinfo.html

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    Download mxvsatv_update_1.0.1.exe
    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select mxvsatv_update_1.0.1.exe
    Click Open
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    The patch will automatically install
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    Close Configure

    Launching MX vs ATV

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select MX vs ATV
    Click Run

    Click Options
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    Click Video Options
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    Adjust resolution
    MX vs ATV does not support widescreen
    Note: You will have to either set your Linux desktop to match the game resolution, or disable "virtual desktop" in Wine Configuration.
    Press Enter to accept changes
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    Conclusion:
    MX vs ATV Unleashed ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. Frame rates were smooth and controls were perfect. I didn't test with a controller, but using the keys were not that bad. Controllers can have problems in Wine, so that will have to be another guide all together.
    Besides no widescreen support, I would definitely give this game a Platinum rating.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 2, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game, mx vs atv reflex steam version also works (have minor bugs but not grave on test)



    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks for posting your success MrDeathJr!
    I would love to upgrade to the newest MX vs ATV.. looks awesome!

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