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The Hobbit Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 17, 2017.

  • by booman, Feb 17, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    The Hobbit is an action platformer where you play as Bilbo Baggins living out Tolkens Hobbit books. Fight wolves, sneak around Trolls, collect gems & coins, complete tasks to help Thorin Oakenshield and the dwarves reach Lonely Mountain.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail CD ROM version of The Hobbit. 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: 1.8.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
    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 1.8.5 is installed and you can close this window

    Copy CD ROM Data

    Begin with creating a folder on your Desktop
    Name it: Hobbit
    Copy all of the CD data from CD1 into the Hobbit folder
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    Then copy all of the data from CD2 into the Hobbit folder
    Click "skip" on all duplicate files
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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 the virtual drive: thehobbit
    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 1.8.5
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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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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    Note: The desktop will resize when in-game resolutions are set

    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Installing The Hobbit

    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to the Hobbit folder on your Desktop
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Next
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    License Agreement
    Click Yes
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    Destination Folder
    Click Next
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    Shortcut
    Click No
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    Register
    Click No
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Meridian.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: The Hobbit
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "The Hobbit"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.5
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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

    Launch The Hobbit

    Select "The Hobbit"
    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
    Click Apply
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    Back to Options
    Click Performance
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    Adjust:
    • Object Detail
    • Decimation Rate
    • Effects Quality
    • Clip Plane
    • Texture Quality
    • LIghting Quality
    • Shadows Enabled
    Click Done
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    Conclusion:
    Since The Hobbit was made in 2003 it should run on just about any laptop or computer. I had no problems or graphical artifacts. It played pefectly on my GTX 950 without issues.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good non common game and good screens too

    :)
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  2. booman
    Thanks! The Hobbit is a lot more fun than I expected.

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