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Alien vs. Predator (2010) Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Daerandin, Apr 19, 2015.

  • by Daerandin, Apr 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM
  • Daerandin

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    What has always made AvP games interesting is that you get to play as both the Aliens and Predators. This game, like previous AvP games, feature three single player campaigns. One for each of the three warring species.


    The guide will explain how to setup Steam in PlayOnLinux so that you can install and play the game in steam.

    Tips & Specs

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

    Arch Linux 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux 4.2.6
    Wine 1.7.40

    Setup PlayOnLinux

    Launch PlayOnLinux and select 'Tools' and 'Manage Wine versions'

    In the new window that appears, scroll through the 'Available Wine versions' box to find '1.7.40' and click on the right pointing arrow to install it, afterwards it will appear on the right side under 'Installed Wine versions'
    If you have a 64-bits system, make sure you have selected the 'Wine versions (x86)' tab above, although it works well on 64-bit as well to my experience, I just will not cover it in this guide


    Just close the window. Back at the main PlayOnLinux window, select 'Install'

    Click on 'Install a non-listed program'


    Select 'Install a program in a new virtual drive'


    Name the virtual drive "avp"


    On the next window, select 'Use another version of Wine', 'Configure wine' and 'Install some libraries'


    On the wine selection window, select the 1.7.40 version and click 'Next'. Make sure you select '32-bits window installation' if you are on a 64-bit system, although as mentioned earlier, it should also work using a 64-bit virtual drive if so desired.


    When the wine configuration window appear, select the 'Graphics' tab, and click the checkbox for all four options. Make sure that you set the resolution to your desktop resolution. My desktop is at 1920 x 1080, so I set that for the wine virtual desktop resolution. Click OK to continue.


    Note: Even though the language is Norwegian in my screenshot, the layout will look the same for you

    When you come to the selection of libraries, select POL_Install_steam


    Then click Next

    You have to go through the Steam install process manually. I always prefer to install Steam by using this library in PlayOnLinux since it takes care of the missing font issue in Steam, while also installing the corefonts library so it looks better than just a manual Steam install.

    Just click Next


    This install process is pretty straightforward. Click to agree to the EULA, then just click Next through the next few screen, until you can click Install.


    When the Steam installation is finished, make sure you uncheck the box for starting Steam, we do not want to start Steam at this point.

    After you have unchecked the box for starting Steam, you can click on Finished


    When it asks you for the install file to run, click on 'Cancel'


    The virtual drive has already been set up by this point and there is no need to run any install file. Now back at the main PlayOnLinux window, click on 'Configure', it does not matter what game shortcut is selected when you click 'Configure' so don't worry about that.

    On the left side, find the virtual drive you just set up, it will be listed with the same name you typed in during set-up. Look for 'avp', when you find it make sure to select it. After you have selected it, click on 'Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive'


    Check the screenshot above for reference. It is very important that you select the virtual drive you just set up before making further changes.

    Select Steam.exe and click next. You can name the shortcut "Steam - AVP" then click 'I don't want to make another shortcut' and click next.


    Now click on the 'Display' tab on the top. Change 'Video memory size' to reflect your GPU memory.


    At this point you can close the PlayOnLinix configuration window and start Steam from the Shortcut in the main PlayOnLinux window. First Steam will update. Once this update is finished, you may encounter this error message


    This can be safely ignored, just click Next and then continue by logging in to Steam


    Now just find the game in your game library, and click Install


    This is a large game so the download might take a while. But once the installation in Steam is complete, it is ready to play.

    The game runs perfectly smoothly on my laptop with settings on maximum with 1920x1080 resolution. I have experienced no crashes or other problems, so this seems game seems to work perfectly in Wine.


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    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by Daerandin, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. booman
    Wait, did you forget the -no-dwrite argument to fix the text?
    Or does Wine 1.7.40 finally fix it?
  2. Daerandin
    The POL_Install_steam library takes care of that, as it always has.
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  3. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide, this game runs very good in my test

  4. Daerandin
    I replayed this game all the way through after doing this guide, and I have to admit that it is a bit of a let down, primarily since it is so short. The level design is overly simple, and all levels are rather small and uninteresting.

    I got an urge to dig out my old discs for AvP2, which was an awesome game. I might look into getting it running and do a guide for it next.
  5. booman
    I keep forgetting it does the -no-dwrite for you
    Yes, do a guide for AvP2
    I tried to run the GOG version in PlayOnLinux but it wasn't working. Something about Galaxy
  6. Daerandin
    Actually, AvP2 is not available on GOG or Steam. The older AvP available on GOG (and Steam as well) was the first AvP, initially released in 1999. AvP2 was released in 2001 and had an expansion in 2002. In my opinion, AvP2 is by far the best game among these.
  7. booman
    You are right, I only have the first one made with the Unreal engine.
    Is the 2010 version also made in Unreal?
  8. Daerandin
    It is made with something called Asura engine.

    I can do guides for both the earlier AvP games if I get them running well.
  9. booman

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