1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Age Of Wushu Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 8, 2014.

  • by booman, Aug 8, 2014 at 1:44 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    7,797
    Likes Received:
    554
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Linux, Arizona
    Home page:
    Everything you want from Anime in a single game! Age of Wushu is a massive online multiplayer RPG with loads of character development, massive environments and classic Kung Fu moves all in Ancient China. Spend hours building up skills, exploring or socializing with NCP's and PVP characters.

    wushu85.png

    wushu87.png

    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Age of Wushu in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Snail Games version of Age of Wushu. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.4
    Wine: 1.5.19

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
    wine01.png

    Look for the Wine Version: 1.5.19
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

    wine02.png

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
    wine04.png

    Downloading Gecko
    wine05.png


    Installed
    wine06.png

    Wine 1.5.19 is installed and you can close this window

    Age of Wushu Downloader

    Go to: www.ageofwushu.com
    Click Download
    wushu01.png

    Download full game by clicking "Click here to download"
    Or Download separate .cab files to a folder on your desktop
    wushu02.png

    Save Ageofwushu_download.exe to your desktop
    wushu04.png

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
    wushu05.png

    Click "Install a non-listed program"
    wushu06.png

    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
    wushu08.png

    Name your virtual drive: ageofwushu
    Click Next
    wushu09.png

    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
    wushu10.png

    Select Wine 1.5.19
    Click Next

    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
    wushu13.png

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
    wushu14.png

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop Size: Set to match the resolution of your Linux desktop
    Click OK
    wushu15.png

    Installing Components (Libraries/Packages/DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_registered_fonts
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_wininet
    • POL_Install_xact
    Click Next
    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install

    Installing Age Of Wushu

    Click Browse
    wushu16.png

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select "AgeofWushu_download.exe"
    Click Open
    wushu17.png

    Click Next

    Age of Wushu launcher will run
    Click Start to begin downloading (10 GB)
    wushu19.png

    Downloading...
    wushu20.png

    Installing Age of Wushu

    Click Next

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

    click Next

    Click Install

    Installing

    Uncheck "Launch Now"
    Click Finish
    wushu26.png

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "fxlaunch.exe"
    Click Next
    wushu27.png

    Name your shortcut: Age Of Wushu
    Click Next
    wushu28.png

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Age Of Wushu"
    Click Configure
    wushu29.png

    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.5.19
    wushu30.png

    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 amount of memory your video card/chip uses
    wushu31.png

    Close Configure

    Launching Age of Wushu

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Age of Wushu
    Click Run
    wushu32.png

    Note: Click Debug to see console errors and bugs

    Click Confirm
    wushu33.png

    Select a server
    Click Confirm
    wushu34.png

    Updating/Settings

    After selecting a server Age of Wushu will probably download an update
    wushu35.png

    Click Settings
    • Uncheck Windowed Mode for fullscreen
    • Adjust Resolution
    • Adjust volumes
    wushu36.png

    Click Play
    wushu37.png

    Loading...
    wushu38.png

    Login
    Click Enter Game
    wushu39.png

    Select Character
    wushu40.png

    Optimization

    Press Esc in-game
    Click Video Options
    wushu41.png

    Use presets on the left
    Or
    Adjust settings manually
    wushu42.png

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

    The Video Options has a great Frame Counter.
    As you increase the settings watch the frame rate.
    Anything below 20 will stutter a lot.

    Conclusion:
    I originally tested Age of Wushu with Wine 1.6.2 and newer version, but kept getting a pop-up error "Speed Up" and it was very annoying. Luckily I found Wine 1.5.19 runs perfectly!
    Also, the game refuses to do high resolutions unless you set the virtual desktop first. So I set mine for 1680x1050 and it played fullscreen just fine. What a beautiful game! I was able to crank the depth of view really high on my GeForce 550 Ti and see mountains and buildings really far away.

    Gameplay Video


    Screenshots:
    wushu100.png

    wushu99.png

    wushu98.png

    wushu95.png

    wushu92.png

    wushu88.png

    wushu81.png
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Dimebag
    I just double-clicked the game installer and game is now installed. It's updating now. Let's see what happens
  2. booman
    awesome!
    Were you able to get passed the ????? screen?
  3. Dimebag
    It installed as if i was on windows, i.e. no issues. When starting, though, it was back to the way it was a week ago: game just doesn't start and is stuck at that screen before the loading bar.
  4. booman
    It mus be the EU version like you said. Did you try downloading all of the separate .cab files like I did?
  5. Dimebag
    Wulin has 2 options to download: their downloader and a torrent. I chose the torrent which gives 7 .cab and 1 .exe installer
  6. Zergling_man
    Blep. I'm still here. Not being very useful since I only just got internet and am busy updating Windows stuff.

    But I do have a question... The purpose of using Play on Linux is primarily to compartmentalise the game, right? So, assuming I don't intend to use it for anything else, I could just use wine without PoL and theoretically achieve the same results? If so, I intend to try that, because my problem at last check (which will be much more recent when I get around to updating SteamOS, PoL and other packages) was that I couldn't get wine itself to work...
  7. booman
    Yes, PlayOnLinux uses Wine and wineprefixes as a separated "sandbox" for Windows libraries and your game. You can definitely use Wine alone, but you will need to know a bunch of Terminal commands in order to run it, install and configure your games. PlayOnLinux gives gamers a GUI for achieving the same thing. It goes a step further and provides patched version's of Wine.
    This way you have a more Windows-like experience with your games. Its never guaranteed, but a LOT of games run just fine in PlayOnLinux
  8. booman
    I never use Torrent, but you may want to try downloading it again. Maybe the Torrent corrupted one of the cab files.
  9. Zergling_man
    Heh.

    Mmm, but if wine flat out refuses to work with PoL, then I ought to remove one of the factors from the equation.
  10. booman
    Yes, but I've never experienced PlayOnLinux refusing to work with Wine. I've experienced games refusing to work with Wine. 90% of the time its because:
    • DRM
    • Missing/compatible Libraries
    • 32-bit compatibilitiy
    For example, Grim Dawn worked perfectly in PlayOnLinux/Wine but when the developers updated Visual C++ with the new version, now it won't work. There is a work around with Winetricks, but it doesn't work with PlayOnLinux.
  11. Dimebag
    Retried. Nothing corrupted. Any other ideas?
  12. booman
    nope, try the US one I guess? It worked for me.
  13. booman
    Now its not working... I'm getting a "Driver Failed" error and the SGP error again.
    I'll keep messing around with it. Trying Wine 1.8.2 now since its WineHQ's "Stable" version
  14. booman
    It doesn't make any sense. I got it to work one time, but the loading page never initialized completely. There should be a red loading bar at the bottom of the screen.

    It crashes all the time with the SGP error and I was switching versions of Wine and changing from Windows 7 to Windows XP and one time worked out of about 10 tries.

    I did find some interesting information about our Permission Denied error.
    Failed to use ICMP
    About half-way down there is some information about a program trying to ping out. I think SGP anti-cheat is pinging their servers and/or the server selection screen is pinging their servers. Either way, its not working and I tried the suggested command, but it broke Wine.
    So I'm at a loss and can't find anything consistent with my success.
  15. ILoveGuro
    Hi!

    I know this guide is very old,but i tried following it to install Age Of Wushu on 26th may 2016.

    I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS and PlayOnLinux 4.2.10,But if i try to open the new installer i can't see any characters(only ?) and when i press what i think is the "install" button(i think it is because that's the point where the installer let me choose the installation folder) wine crashes and i can't go further than this.

    I installed all libraries but there's one returning "Error:File mismatch" called IE5.01sp4-KB871260-Windows2000sp4-x86-ENU.exe,maybe that's the cause.

    I tried with wine 1.5.19 and 1.7.49staging.
  16. booman
    Yes, we are all having the same problem. There is an anti-cheat program in place that is preventing Age Of Wushu from launching. Strangely I got it to work one time this month and then it stopped.
    You might have to post a bug at WineHQs bugzilla
  17. ILoveGuro
    The problem is that i can't even install the game because the installer crashes.
  18. booman
    I was able to install Age Of Wushu by using the provided client and installing it. Then upon launch the game would start downloading.
    Just like in this guide above.

    Do you have 32-bit libraries installed?
  19. ILoveGuro
    Yes,the only library i can't install is the one named above.

    But installer has changed,did you try the new one?Now you have to download data packages manually and then manually start the setup,there's not an automatic downloader.
  20. booman
    Oh really? What language are you installing?
    I'll have to try the separate packages and installer. I don't mind this either, but what will happen is the game will still update after its installed.
    So we are basically installing the base-game and then allowing it to patch up when we launch it.
    ILoveGuro likes this.

Share This Page