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Assassin's Creed 2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 1, 2013.

  • by booman, Oct 1, 2013 at 2:03 PM
  • booman

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    Assassin's Creed II moves from Israel to Italy where we control Ezio Auditore da Firenze. As a young assassin, he learns of his ancestor Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad's and follows in his footsteps.
    Climb almost any structure in Florence, perform stealthy kills, run-n-hide from guards, ride horses, explore and complete quests.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Assassin's Creed II in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail & Uplay version of Assassin's Creed II. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/forums/playonlinux-explained.25

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.7.26

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.26
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-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 1.7.26 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Uplay

    Go to: http://uplay.ubi.com/
    Click "Download Uplay PC"
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    Save UplayInstaller.exe 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: assassins2
    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 1.7.26
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    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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    Installing Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_msxml3
    • POL_Install_msls31
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010

    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install.

    Click Next
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    Installing Uplay

    Click "Select another file"
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select UplayInstaller.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click OK
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    Click Install
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    Click Close
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Uplay.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut "Assassin's Creed II"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Assassin's Creed II"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.26
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Installing Assassin's Creed II

    Miscellaneous Tab
    click "Run a .exe in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Assassin's Creed II CD ROM
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Select Language
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Close Configure

    Launching Assassin's Creed II

    Select "Assassin's Creed II"
    Click Run
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    Looking for updates
    Uplay may get stuck on this and you will have to close it
    Launch Uplay again
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    Updating Uplay
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    Login to Uplay
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    Select "Assassin's Creed II"
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    click Play
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    Legacy Patch process
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    Update
    Click Yes
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    Select language
    Click Next

    Select "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Finish

    Downloading Uplay game files
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    Synchronize
    Click Skip
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    Press Enter
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Set the Resolution to match your Linux Desktop
    Adjust Multisampling, Vsync, Environment, Texture, Shadow, Reflection, Character and Post Effects.
    Click Back to apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Wine 1.7.24 and newer has fixed the crypt32 problem and now Uplay runs GREAT. So Assassin's Creed II runs great as well.
    I recommend setting Uplay to offline so you don't have to worry about updates breaking your game.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. booman
    No problem. Enjoy the game and let me know if you have any further issues.
    I was able to play through the entire game in Linux.
  2. Vitosal
    Hey @booman Thanks for your guides, I have only used two of them but they are what I like to call idiot-proof. Means I can read them. Whenever I have done guides, it's been the same so kudos.

    I got my AC2 installed, I am using the latest which I think is 6-staging. How do I get this game to run through DXVK? I tried your DXVK guide which has helped with another game but for AC2 it's confusing.

    When I add the different files
    • 3d10_1.dll
    • d3d11.dll
    • dxgi.dll
    • d3d10.dll
    • d3d10core.dll
    • d3d9.dll
    to the libraries, Ubilauncher won't startup. Also, where would I copy the actual DXVk. dll files? To the AC 2 Directory or the Ubisoft Launcher one?

    Thanks again for the guides. You're a legend.
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  3. booman
    Thank you for the encouragement! I love writing guides and posting games that run in Linux!

    There are multiple ways to use DXVK but first make sure your video card and drivers support it! You can check this guide, but its for Nvidia and Mint specifically
    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/dxvk-guide.2540/

    If you are using PlayOnLinux, you can simply install the DXVK 1.7.2 from the Components Tab. They have included it and the script handles all the over-rides and DLLs for you.

    In Lutris I think there is a button to check for enabling DXVK

    In Wine stable, you have more work to do because it won't automatically add the overrides and DLLs. So you have do place those manually or use the script that comes with DXVK download.

    I recently tried Wine 6.0 in PlayOnLinux but there isn't a feature yet to enable Vulkan compatibility in the Configure/Display settings. So until they add it, you still have to install the Components.

    I haven't tested Assassins Creed II in a Long loooong time, so I'm not sure if anything has changed since my guide. But starting with newer Wine and adding DXVK is going to really help.

    Another thing you can try is using Proton in PlayOnLinux.
  4. Vitosal
    Just an update, I got it working. I did have to copy to the launcher folder and d3d9 and dxgi to the list. The only thing that I can't figure out now is my controller. When I plug it, it work, but the camera rotates constantly, every now then the game stops, music keeps going, and then it starts again. Is this normal behavior for it running through DXVK?
  5. Vitosal
    I have wanted to try proton, do you have a guide for that? :)
  6. booman
    Yes, this guide uses the GloriousEggRoll version of Proton and I walk through how to use it in PlayOnLinux. The cool thing is when you install Proton in PlayOnLinux, you can test it with any game you install later on.

    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/outpost-glacier-guide.2982/
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  7. Vitosal
    Oh cool! Okay, I'm going to check this out now. You're awesome!

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