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Tomb Raider Underworld Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 24, 2017.

  • by booman, Feb 24, 2017 at 12:22 PM
  • booman

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    Lara Croft is searching for her Mom and the secrets that surround her dissapearance. Explore underwater caves, ancient tombs and the mysterious power of Thor... but, you are not alone! This episode of Tomb Raider is filled with clever puzzles, creative jumps, hardcore splunking and lots of action.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Tomb Raider Underworld. 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: 2.0-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-staging
    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 2.0-staging 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
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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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 your virtual drive: tombunderworld
    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: 2.0-staging
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    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: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    Note: Sometimes there is a problem with fonts, we'll fix that later

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Tomb Raider Underworld
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font problem and the store problem
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Tomb Raider Underworld
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"

    Login

    Go to Steam Library
    Find Tomb Raider Underworld
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Click Play
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    Follow Direct X installation
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    Display Setup

    Adjust your graphics settings before the initial launch
    Click OK
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    Optimization (In-Game)

    Click Audio/Visual
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    Click Display Mode Selection
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    Adjust Width, Height, Refresh Rate and Aspect Ration
    Click Apply
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    Back to Audio/Visual Menu
    Click Display Settings
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    Adjust:
    • Anti Aliasing
    • Texture Detail
    • Texture Filtering
    • Fullscreen Effects
    • Reflections
    • Water Effects
    • Volumetric Effects
    • Shadows
    • Triple Buffering
    • VSync
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    Conclusion:
    Tomb Raider Underworld would only run if I used Wine 2.0-staging version. Wine 2.0 alone would not allow it to pass the initial title screen. Once I was able to run the game, everything ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 950. I was able to crank the graphics up to high and had great frame rates. Underworld has a lot of great features, puzzles and visuals. It's a "must buy" in my book.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good tomb raider game, polished engine used in tomb raider legend

    :)
  2. booman
    This Tomb Raider is AMAZING! Graphics are beautiful, animation is top-notch and the puzzles are really fun. There are plenty of secrets and sometimes more than one way to your objective. Reminds me of Darksiders II

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