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Age Of Wushu Guide

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

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

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    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.

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    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"
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    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

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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.5.19 is installed and you can close this window

    Age of Wushu Downloader

    Go to: www.ageofwushu.com
    Click Download
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    Download full game by clicking "Click here to download"
    Or Download separate .cab files to a folder on your desktop
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    Save Ageofwushu_download.exe to your desktop
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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: ageofwushu
    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 1.5.19
    Click Next

    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: Set to match the resolution of your Linux desktop
    Click OK
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    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
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select "AgeofWushu_download.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

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

    Click Next

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

    click Next

    Click Install

    Installing

    Uncheck "Launch Now"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "fxlaunch.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Age Of Wushu
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Age Of Wushu"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.5.19
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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 amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Age of Wushu

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Age of Wushu
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see console errors and bugs

    Click Confirm
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    Select a server
    Click Confirm
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    Updating/Settings

    After selecting a server Age of Wushu will probably download an update
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    Click Settings
    • Uncheck Windowed Mode for fullscreen
    • Adjust Resolution
    • Adjust volumes
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    Click Play
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    Loading...
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    Login
    Click Enter Game
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    Select Character
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    Optimization

    Press Esc in-game
    Click Video Options
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    Use presets on the left
    Or
    Adjust settings manually
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    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:
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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016

Comments

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

  1. Zergling_man
    CTD = crash to desktop. It's caused by an array index out of bounds error, but I have no idea what array.
    By "clients open" I mean I run the game multiple times. For some reason Snail won't let you have it open more than three times (as opposed to once, like every sensible game), and if it crashes it will still be considered active. I never did work out exactly what it uses to track itself, but killing the wine server and restarting it will reset the count.

    I'm currently using wine-staging-nine, which is at 2.12-1. I suppose I could try a newer version, but that would likely take me back to square 1 since it wouldn't have gal9 features.

    EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to include another error above. About 20 seconds after the launcher starts, it will slow your system to a crawl - or at least, it'll take xorg down. I don't know if it affects other terminals too.
  2. booman
    Ok, I have a feeling this is the problem with your crashing. I've never run multiple clients of a single game at the same time. I've never needed to. I'm sure that Wineserver is getting overwhelmed.

    Does it crash with a single client running?

    Oh and you are running gallium 9 too... good, I didn't realize newer versions of Wine do not implement the gallium 9 features.
  3. Zergling_man
    It does crash with a single client. See my report earlier; it takes considerably longer than with multiple.

    Using gal9 is the only way I can get the game to run. :p We spoke about this ages back; see about 8 comments ago.
    And ah, my problem isn't that newer versions lack the features, it's that the features only exist in the -nine branches; being wine-gaming-nine and wine-staging-nine. staging is supposedly the better of the two, but... gaming seems to be the more current/unstable version, at 2.14 already.
    So I suppose I could install wine-gaming-nine but it takes about 2 hours to compile (from AUR), and tends to update three days after I bother to spend that time.
    I need to learn how to install branches of wine in PoL...

    EDIT from previous post: 2.12-1, not 1.12-1.
  4. booman
    Sorry Zergling_Man, I have a lot of conversations with a lot of gamers, so sometimes its hard to remember our previous conversations.
    I can re-test Age of Wushu on my GeForce cards in Mint, but it is really a different environment. so there is a chance it might work just fine for me, but have issue with your distro, drivers and wine version.
    For example: Daerandin has tested Warhammer 40K Space Marine recently because it has failed in the past. It happened to launch just fine but when he shoots an enemy it crashes the game. So I gave it a try as well and low-and-behold the game runs GREAT on my hardware. So far we have no idea why???

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