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Warhammer 40K Space Marine Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 18, 2017.

  • by booman, Aug 18, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    Raise your hand if you want to fight Orks! Warhammer 40K Space Marine is where you can slaughter thousands of Orks forever... Slay non stop Orks with all kinds of bloody melee weapons and guns while you save the world. What could be better than that?

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Warhammer 40K Space Marine in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Warhammer 40K Space Marine. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.12-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.12-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 2.12-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: spacemarine
    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 2.12-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_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • 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

    Do not log in yet...
    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: 40K Space Marine
    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 any missing font problems and the store problem (must set Windows to XP)
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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 40K Space Marine
    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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    Go to your Library
    Select "Warhammer 40K Space Marine"
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Click Play

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video Options
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    Adjust:
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Resolution
    • Shadows
    • Visual FX Detail
    • Post Processing
    • Vertical Sync
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • Gamma
    • Brightness
    Click Accept
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    Important: Post Processing needs to be set to "OFF" because it can cause graphical artifacts

    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Warhammer 40K Space Marine ran perfectly on my GTX 1060 with a resolution of 1920x1080. Once I turned off Post Processing everything looked great. I'm happy that Wine updates finally allowed this game to run... as I had tested it years ago and it refused to launch.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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