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Orion Prelude Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 2, 2018.

  • by booman, Feb 2, 2018 at 12:10 PM
  • booman

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    Protect your bases by slaying dinosaurs in large prehistoric maps. Upgrade your weapons and abilities to get the upper-hand and cooperate with friends while you take down Dinosaur bosses. With many different multi-player modes and bots for pratice... Orino Prelude isn't your typical First Person Shooter.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Orion Prelude. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0

    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 3.0 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: orionprelude
    No spaces
    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 3.0
    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
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    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: Orion Prelude
    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 problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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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 Orion Prelude
    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 Orion Prelude in your Steam Library
    click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click finish
    Wait for Orion Prelude to finish downloading
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    Click Play
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    Optmization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
    Adjust:
    • FOV
    • Gamma
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • Vertical Sync
    • Bloom
    • Depth of Field
    • Motion Blur
    • Speed Tree Leaves
    • Dynamic Lights
    • Dynamic shadows
    • Vehicle Particles
    • Weapon Particles
    • Character Particles
    • Environmental Particles
    • Max Anisotropy
    • Antialising
    • Shadow Quality
    • Foliage Quality
    • Character Textures
    • World Textures
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    Conclusion:
    Orion Prelude ran perfectly after I installed Dotnet. Normally UDK or Unreal Engine games have a Dot Net Framework distributable bundled with the installer, but not all of the games use it. Orion Prelude definitely uses it and won't launch without it. After connecting to an online game, if you experience some frame lag, try lowing some of the settings like anisotropy or antialising.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018 at 12:44 AM

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Kaitain
    Looks like a fun game.

    Normally, I avoid Windows-only games and only get ones available for Linux/SteamOS, just to add some commercial interest in the right direction. But this one's going for less than a Pound at the moment, so... :rolleyes:
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  2. booman
    Yeah, its fun... but also a bit unrefined as well. Not exactly a AAA game, but has some fun points.
    The dinosaurs could be a LOT funner to kill. Most of the time its mow-them-down with a gun.
  3. batmanm0b1e
    Thanks it worked for me. But can you let me know which dotnet file you installed also it doesn't work under windows 7. the only dotnet works for me is 40. it switches to win xp tho if i swtich it back to windows 7 it wont load the store. Can you confirm this
  4. booman
    Actually I never installed dotnet because it always errors. I didn't realize there was a store. I am able to purchase upgrades, weapons and skills. Is that what you are referring to?
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  5. batmanm0b1e
    At the bottom you said you installed Dotnet Orion Prelude ran perfectly. So how did you get game to work. I got an error on startup
  6. booman
    Oops, sorry about that!
    I should have added it in the PlayOnLinux Packages section.
    I'll update the guide.

    I installed dotnet40

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  7. batmanm0b1e
    OK Thank you are awesome booman. no worrys. That's the one i finally installed, and for some reason it switches back to windows xp doesn't stay on windows 7 but still plays which is werid. I'm on Arch Linux not sure if this is why. check your settings back in what windows you have see if it switched for you also
  8. booman
    Yes, this happens to me as well. Some games will run in Windows XP as long as you installed them in Windows 7. Strange, but it works.
    You can actually fool some games like Assassin's Creed III to play in Windows XP because Uplay will not run properly. But Assassin's Creed III still plays even when set as Windows XP
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  9. Aremis
    Oof I wish you'd avoid asset flip games :p
  10. booman
    Couldn't avoid it because its in my Steam Library and it runs... :D

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