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Necrovision Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 21, 2017.

  • by booman, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:49 PM
  • booman

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    Simon Bunker joined the British army in World War I and finds himself in a battle against supernatural evil. Use his melee combos and authentic WWI era weapons to slay soldiers, zombies, demons and huge bosses.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Necrovision. 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: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.12-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.12-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 2.12-staging 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: necrovision
    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 2.12-staging
    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
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    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: Necrovision
    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 any missing font 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 Necrovision
    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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    Search your Library for Necrovision
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Forcing Direct X 9

    After Necrovision is finished downloading
    Navigate to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/necrovision/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/NecroVision/Bin
    Open config.ini
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    Change "Cfg.RenderDevice = 2"
    To "Cfg.RenderDevice = 1"
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    Back to Steam
    Select "Necrovision"
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Basic Settings
    • Presets
    • Screen Resolution
    • Weapon Textures
    • Environments Textures
    • Character Textures
    • Gamma
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
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    Advanced Settings:
    • Render Quality
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • Paricles Detail
    • Weather Effects
    • Motion Blur
    • HDRI
    • Volumetrics
    • Weather Quality
    • Multisampling
    • Decals Display Time
    • Texture Filtering Anisotropic
    Click Back
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    Rule of thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    I initially tested Necrovision with the Direct X 10 settings but the game wouldn't even launch. So I used the config to force Direct X 9 and it played perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060. Even though its a typical linear FPS, its pretty fun and the graphics are beautiful.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game and good guide, actually runs good but needs good gpu

    :)
  2. booman
    I only tested with my GTX 1060 which plays just fine.
  3. vashin
    Runs good with Direct X 10 for me thanks.
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  4. booman
    Really? I noticed there were a few Direct X 10 installers in the game folder, but I didn't bother installing them.
    I wonder if there is any visual difference or performance differences?
  5. vashin

    I guess it is DX9 I was thinking DX10 is is already installed. I added d3dx10 through install components yet I doubt that forced it in game I would test this if I knew how.
  6. booman
    There might be something in the game options for Direct X 10... otherwise it runs fine without it.

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