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Albedo Eyes From Outer Space Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 24, 2016.

  • by booman, Jun 24, 2016 at 1:46 PM
  • booman

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    Albedo Eyes From Outer Space is a First Person Shooter Mystery Puzzle Adventure. Manipulate objects, complete mini-games, solve puzzles and attack alien enemies. Of of this with a 60's sci-fi B-movie theme.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Albedo Eyes From Outer Space in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Albedo Eyes From Outer Space. 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: 1.8.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.2
    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 1.8.2 is installed and you can close this window

    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 the virtual drive: albedo
    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 1.8.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    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"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup_albedo_eyes_from_outer_space_2.0.0.1.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Check "Yes, I have aread and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    When the installation is complete
    Multiple Errors
    Click OK on all of them
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Albedo.exe"
    Click Next
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    Click Next again...
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    Select "I dn't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Albedo
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.2
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Albedo & Optimization

    Select Albedo
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust Resolution and Preset
    Set Fullscreen
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    Note: Changing resolution applies immediately. They keys is to hold the left-mouse button as you rotate the dial to the desired resolution. Make sure to match your Linux desktop resolution. Otherwise, any resolution that is not supported may break the game each time you launch.

    Click Advanced

    Adjust:
    • Quality
    • Shaders
    • Rendering
    • Mesh LOD
    • Material LOD
    • Motion FX
    • Reflections
    • A.Occlusion
    • VSync
    • Brightness
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    Rule of Thumb:
    Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Lowere settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Albedo Eyes From Outer Space installed and ran perfectly on my GeForce 9800, 550 Ti and GTX 950. The only issues I experiences was related to screen resolution. I recommend setting the in-game resolution to match your Linux Desktop resolution.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Duapruis
    I got this one dirt cheap on a Humble Bundle and I haven't played it yet, I'll download it and test it out with this setup.

    As always, thanks for the manual Booman.
  2. booman
    Yes, please let me know if it runs on your system as well. I was able to run it on my old GeForce 9800. No problem!!!
  3. Duapruis
    Dang it, the Humble Bundle version comes with no .exe installer, just a folder with the game inside... I could do a .exe installer (with InstallForge for example) out of the files/subfolders inside it but I wonder if there is a workaround were you can set up the folder with the .exe launcher and tell PlayOnLinux to launch it with some config instead of the whole installation.
  4. booman
    Yes, just created a virtual drive in PlayOnLinux by going to Configure first. Click New and then name the virtual drive. After that you will still have to do the wine configuration and add components:
    • corefonts
    • d3dx9
    • tahoma
    Then all you do is extract all the Humble Bundle files into the virtual drive "drive_c/Program Files" directory.
    Then go back to Configure for that new virtual drive and create a shortcut to the executable.
    Last, Play!
  5. Duapruis
    Worked, I didn't knew you could do that, tsk! I'm such a PlayOnLinux rookie. Works perfectly on 1920x1080 either fullscreen or windowed.
  6. booman
    Sure can... there is more than one way to install a game... or even run a game.
    I'm glad you can setup a virtual drive and run executables without having to install them. There are a lot of games that don't have an installer, so this works perfectly.
    Enjoy

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