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[Tips] Running Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with no flickering or screen problems

Discussion in 'WINE' started by allenskd, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    I want to share this with you guys that are working hard on getting games working with WINE. Sometimes we have to look a little deeper to see what's wrong with a game and it's absolutely a very time consuming task. Luckily I've been able to run MGR almost flawless with WINE CSMT patches.

    I'm not going to make a guide on it, rather I'll just leave the build here:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37705/wine-1.7.24-CSMT.tar.xz

    How to use this?

    PlayOnLinux Instructions

    - Extract archive
    - Move folder to ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/
    - You will see 1.7.24 CSMT in the dropdown list.

    For both wrapper and without wrapper instructions:

    THIS IS REQUIRED

    - TURN ON CSMT (registry)
    - DISABLE StrictDrawOrdering (registry)

    I'll leave a post on how to use it with PlayOnLinux tomorrow (really late here)

    Remember to turn off Anisotropic filtering and MSAA as they can hit the performance badly. I know very well that you don't have to do this with vanilla WINE, however this is a very small sacrifice to what you get, a playable game where you can enjoy the cutscenes and use the menu whenever you want.

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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  2. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Awesome work Allen!
    Please more screenshots too! Looks like a beautiful game...

    Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see how to use it!
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    I'm playing it right now, haha. A really nice game!

    I can't do the guide today. I'm on college midterms exams and well, you know the drill. :) But, I'll update the thread soon now that I'm a trusted member :D (and the WINE help guide)
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Where's your priorities dude? :p
    Games always come first, then family, work and school is dead last!
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    allenskd Active Member

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    I believe we aren't in high school anymore where you could waste a colossal amount of time playing games or watching series... :p

    Life is getting more demanding haha
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Well said...
    When I was in High School, I spent most of my time Skateboarding and playing my drum set. Eat dinner, watch some TV, then go to bed.
    I play a LOT more video games now ;)
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    I updated the main post. If you have any question let me know.

    Here are more screenshots!

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    It's an incredibly fun game!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Nice screens!
    What genre is it?
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    Action, Hack Slash and lots of awesome :)
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    No way! I had no idea Metal Gear was action hack-n-slash
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    It isn't. Metal Gear Rising was a greenlight given to Platinum Games (Developer). Think of it as a total spinoff, unrelated to the main series.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Oh, no wonder... guess I don't know everything about every game
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    I don't either, haha. A lot of people I know in gaming communities knows more than me. I just like playing games, not knowing about who developed what :)
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    yeah, I can't keep track of all the developers or console games. but I've got a decent hold on PC games and gaming history. I love searching for new games and old games that I've never heard of.

    So this Metal Gear is an indie developed game?
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    As commented before on wine vanilla flickering in my test stay mainly in hud, this is some examples with wine 1.7.33 + nvidia 346.22 on linux mint 17 xfce 64bits


    at 30fps




    at 60fps*




    *for this must be use lastest internet browser aka chrome, maxthon or others

    :)
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    I tried with vanilla 1.7.32 but I couldn't even get the cutscenes working. I have to compile 1.7.33+ to see if they work. However... with CSMT patches even the menus in-game work which is a big plus if you need to restart missions or change something.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I still don't fully grasp what CSMT does. I've tried it a on a few games (with the registry edit to enable) and still didn't notice any difference.
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    CSMT as far as I remember, mind you, it's been a long time and I've moved on from definitions.

    CSMT or as we know is Command Stream is a patch that improves WINE's D3D performance, especially on games that are CPU-heavy. However, over time I've noticed that some of the patches Stefan have submitted to his github account have fixed texture problems, especially on games like Guild Wars 2 where I've noticed PLENTY of improvements regarding textures and performance.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yeah, I've used the newer Wine with a few problematic games and it seems to run much better.
    One day I'll go back and test Crysis 2, Alan Wake and some other games that just flat-out-failed

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