Alien Breed 2 Assault is the next installation in the franchise. Play as Conrad the Cheif Engineer and slay swarms of aliens that have infested the ship. Can you restore power to your ship or will you hide in the fetal position until the aliens sniff you out?
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Alien Breed 2 Assault in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Alien Breed 2 Assault. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.2 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: alienbreedassault
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Alien Breed 2 Assault
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problems and the Store.
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Select Alien Breed 2 Assault
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Alien Breed 2 Assault in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
When Alien Breed 2 Assault is done downloading
Installation will fail but doesn't affect the game
Check "I accept the agreement"
Visual C++ 2008 Setup
Alien Breed 2 Assault will eventually launch
Click "Help & Options"
- Post Process Effects
- Dynamic Shadows
Alien Breed 2 Assault played perfectly just like the first game. I think the Unreal Engine Redist is for the level editor but I'm not sure why it still tried to install DirectX and Visual C++ since we already added those. Either way the game launched and played fullscreen just fine.