Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen is a hidden treasure among older video games. Developed with the Unreal engine you have a choice of playing 3 different characters in the same story, but the levels, missions and action is different for each character.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: thefallen
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop Size: 1024x768
Check the following:
Installing The Fallen
Click "Select another file"
Navigate to your CD-ROM
Click "I ACCEPT"
Check "Full install"
Uncheck "Yes, I want to install DirectX now"
Name your shortcut: The Fallen
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching The Fallen
Select The Fallen
Note: Clicking Debug will show you errors and bugs
Check "Show certified deviced (recommended)
Click Video Tab
Adjust resolution, color depth, textures, decals, shadows and other details
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen ran almost perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. There were some crackling audio problems, but graphically it ran just fine.
Since it didn't support widescreen resolutions, I set it for the highest 3:4 resolution and then adjusted my Linux desktop to match. Now the game will appear fullscreen.