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Risen 2 Dark Waters Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 25, 2016.

  • by booman, Mar 25, 2016 at 1:01 PM
  • booman

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    In Risen 2 you work for the inquisition but need to secrectly join pirates to find the source of the titans. Engage in quests, loot, train, barter and obliterate all kinds of seafearing creatures. Explore the beautiful world of Risen and make your own decisions to solve any quest to unlock new skills and paths.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Risen 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Risen 2. Other versions may require additional steps

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 1.8 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 your virtual drive: risen2
    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 1.8
    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: Enter the size of your Linux Desktop
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dcompiler_43
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_risen2_2.1.0.12.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Any errors
    Click OK
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Risen.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Risen 2
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Risen 2
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Risen First Launch

    Select Risen 2
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Refresh Rate
    • Sync
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Gamma
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Anisotropic Filtering
    • Depth of Field
    • anti-Aliasing
    • Water Reflections
    • Shadow Quality
    • Landscape Quality
    • Texure Quality
    • Foliage Quality
    • Shader Quality
    • Object Distance
    • Landscape Distance
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    Rule of Thumb:
    Lower settings = Lower quality, higher frame rates
    Higher settings = Higher quality, lower frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Risen 2 Dark Waters ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. I didn't experience any bugs or crashing. Animation is really smooth and the world is very alive with vegetation moving, water, creatures and day/night cycle. Everything performed great.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good rpg and good screens

    :)
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  2. booman
    Thanks as always! Your tips are always helpful
  3. Duapruis
    Did you ended up playing the whole game under this setup or tested it more? Now that GOG has it on sale I'm really curious on how did this went on the long run, on the video you posted the game seems to go a bit slow specially at some parts were the camera moves but it might be just the video.
  4. booman
    I played at least 5 hours or more. It has a slow pace because of all the dialog. Most of my video's get a lower frame rate because I'm playing the game and recording. I had no frame rate issues playing the game alone.
    Its your call because a small handful of game play fine and then crash at a certain point. Check on WineHQ's for any reports of people not able to play the entire game.
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  5. Алексей
    Здравствуйте, а как быть с русификацией? Я всего пару дней назад установил Linux "Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 wm: marco dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
    base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic"
    Пока только учусь работать с Linux.

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