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RAW Realm of the Ancient War Guide

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  • by booman, Oct 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Realms of the Ancient War almost came out of nowhere...
    Not widely advertised but a small gem among all the RPG out there. Featuring your standard hack-n-slash, leveling up, armor upgrades and 3 classes to select from... but the amazing feature is the graphics.

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

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

    Tips & Specs

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

    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
    Wine: 1.7.4

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

    Look for the Wine Version: 1.5.18
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    Also install Wine 1.7.4
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    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux will automatically download it and save it in this directory:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86
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    Note: username is where you put your login name

    Its a good idea to backup this directory to another computer because you won't have to keep downloading wine versions when you need them.

    Extracting
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    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.4 & 1.5.18 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. Since RAW isn't made for Linux, we will download the Windows Steam instead.
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    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 you virtual drive: raw
    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 1.5.18
    (ignore the 1.5 in the screenshot)
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive.

    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
    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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    Install Libraries

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_directx fullsetup
    • POL_Install_dxdiag
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_xinput
    • POL_Install_xna 3.1
    • POL_Install_msvc90
    Note: PlayOnLinux will automatically download each library and install them.
    If you have previously downloaded any of them, then PlayOnLinux will automatically install it.


    Dotnet will need to be installed, but we will do that in a later step because the process can get tedious.

    Click Next

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamInstall.msi
    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
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    More updating, extracting and installing
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    Don't Login Yet
    Close Steam

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: raw Steam
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    More PlayOnLinux Configuration

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Select raw virtual drive

    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite
    This fixes the font problem in Steam
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    Install Components Tab

    Note: Wine 1.5.18 is known to install dotnet without any errors or crashing.

    Before installing dotnet launch Terminal and run this command
    Code:
    sudo echo "0" > /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
    press enter
    enter password
    press enter

    The command ran successfully if Terminal nothing

    Note: There are some security implications with this command, but it resets to "1" the next time you restart.
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    Select dotnet20
    Click Install
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    Select dotnet30
    Click Install
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    Note: I there are any error, click "OK" on them and start over with dotnet30
    Its critical to have these packages installed because raw won't run without them.


    Select dotnet35
    Click Install
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    Select dotnet35 sp1
    Click Install


    Wine Tab

    Click Registry Editor

    Note: Pre-setting dotnet, directx & window media codecs is necessary because the game will crash during initial lauch every time. Sorry, but this is the only work around.

    Maximize HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Maximize Software
    Maximize Valve
    Maximize Steam

    Adding Apps

    Right-Click Steam
    Select New
    Select Key
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    Name the key: Apps

    Adding Raw game ID

    Right-Click Apps
    Select New
    Select Key
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    Name the key: 209730

    Now you should have a folder Apps under Steam and a folder 209730 under Apps
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    Right-Click the folder 209730
    Select New
    Select DWORD Value
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    Name the DWORD: .net framework
    Double-click ".net framework"
    Change Value data to 1
    Click OK
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    Right-Click the folder 209730
    Select New
    Select DWORD Value
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    Name the DWORD: DirectX
    Double-click "DirectX"
    Change Value data to 1
    Click OK
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    Right-Click the folder 209730
    Select New
    Select DWORD Value
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    Name the DWORD: visual c++ libraries
    Double-click "visual c++ libraries"
    Change Value data to 1
    Click OK
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    Right-Click the folder 209730
    Select New
    Select DWORD Value
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    Name the DWORD: windows media codec
    Double-click "windows media codec"
    Change Value data to 1
    Click OK
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    This is how your Steam\Apps\209730 should appear
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    Now the intial launch of RAW should skip the dotnet, vcrun, wmpcodecs & directx installations.
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    Close Windows Registry

    Click "Windows reboot"
    Close Steam

    General Tab
    Now that dotnet is installed we can change the Wine version to 1.7.4
    Click the arrow and select 1.7.4
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    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Close Configure

    Installing RAW

    Select RAW Steam
    Click Run
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    Login to Steam

    Select R.A.W Realm of the Ancient War
    Click Install
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    Click Next

    Uncheck shortcuts
    Click Next

    Click Finish

    Wait while RAW downloads

    When RAW is finished downloading, click Play
    Select Play RAW - Realms of the Ancient War

    Configuration
    There is no graphical configuration in the game, you have to use "Configuration" at the launch
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    Click Configure
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    There are only 3 settings and the text may be garbled.

    Click Play

    If it still tries to install dot net framework, direct x and visual c++ then something went wrong in the Registry or you forgot to reboot Windows.
    Check those steps again.

    Once RAW launches, select your character and begin playing.
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    Conclusion:
    After all the painful installations of dotnet & setting up the Registry, RAW ran beautifully!
    If it wasn't for dotnet the installation would be very simple.
    I was able to select different characters and play their unique campaigns. RAW plays just like a typical hack-n-slash and each class has unique weapons and powers.
    Leveling ups allows you to develop which powers and abilities you want to use.


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 26, 2013.

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