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Tower 57 Guide

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  • by booman, Sep 6, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Tower 57 is an 8-bit 80s twin-stick inspired action game! Every object in the game is destructible and you have 3 swappable character to slay all the baddies. Every level is designed with co-op in-mind and it shows... Tower 57 is a lot of fun and quite a challenge!

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tower 57 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Tower 57. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0.2
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0.2
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 4.0.2 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: tower57
    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 4.0.2
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Install Tower 57

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_tower_57_21.19_(22473).exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
    Errors do not affect the game installation
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "tower57.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Tower 57
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Tower 57" Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0.2
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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

    Run Tower 57
    Select Tower 57
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    In-Game Options

    Click "4 Options"
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    Click Display
    Adjust:
    • Gamma
    • Display
    • Window Size
    • Window Border
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    Conclusion:
    Tower 57 ran perfectly on the first try and performance was no a problem on my GeForce GTX 1060. I was able to play couch co-op with an Xbox controller and the game ran GREAT. I was able to save and load a game to continue our adventure. For some reason the icon didn't appear when creating the shortcut, so you can go to the game folder and convert the icon to a PNG. Then in PlayOnLinux just right-click Tower 57 and select "Set icon" and browse to the PNG.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019

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