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Velvet Assassin Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 21, 2016.

  • by booman, Oct 21, 2016 at 1:34 PM
  • booman

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    Velvet Assassin is a stealth assassination game where you play as British secret agent Violette Szabo during World War II. She can sneak, back-stab assassinate, set traps, and use "morphine mode" to attack in plain sight.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Velvet Assassin. 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: 1.8.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
    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 1.8.4 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: velvetassassin
    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 1.8.4
    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_Physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    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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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Velvet Assassin
    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 Velvet Assassin
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Velvet Assassin in your Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait for download to finish
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    Click Play
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    Physx Installation

    Click Cancel!!!
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    Click "Exit Setup"
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    Click OK
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    Note: If you install Physx the game will crash every time you launch it

    Optimization

    Click Settings
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    Adjust:
    • Language
    • Screen Resolution
    • Texture Quality
    • Shadow Quality
    • Anti-Aliasing Quality
    • Shader Quality
    Click Save
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    Click Play
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    Conclusion:
    Once I figured out that Wine needed Physx installed ahead of time instead of during the Steam installation, the game launched perfectly. Everything ran really nice without any bugs or graphical artifacts. Unfortunately its very easy to die in Velvet Assassin. You only have seconds to escape if you are spotted by the enemy. Usually its too late...

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
  2. booman
    Thanks as always!
    I actually didn't install anything except Physx from the PlayOnLinux packages. The Physx installed from the Steam version would only crash the game.

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