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Anachronox Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 12, 2014.

  • by booman, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM
  • booman

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    Anachronox is a classic 3rd Person Shooter JRPG at its best! Play as Sylvester "Sly Boots" Bucelli a down-on-his-luck detective who needs a new start in a sci-fi adventure. Complex characters, turn-based action, artistic cut-scenes, creative world and character development.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Anachronox. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    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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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    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: anachronox
    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 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    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: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    Installing Packages (Components, Dll's Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install.

    Installing Anachronox

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_anachronox_2.0.0.28.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Check "yes, I have read and accept the EULA"
    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    When the installation is complete
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "anox.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Anachronox
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Anachronox
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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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 Anachronox

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

    Graphical Options
    Click Options
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    Video Options
    Select "Hi-Res"
    Window Options: Fullscreen
    Fancy Menu Graphics: On
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    Widescreen fix

    Download the widescreen fix:
    http://www.moddb.com/games/anachronox/downloads/anachronox-widescreen-fix
    Save it to your desktop

    Double-click the ANOXwide.7z
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    Extract the widescreen resolution that matches your Linux desktop
    I used 1680x1050
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    The folder will contain two files:
    • anox.exe
    • ref_gl.dll

    Copy & past these into the Anachronox game folder:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/anachronox/drive_c/GOG Games/Anachronox

    Note: username is where you put your login

    It will over-write the original files
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    Note: Its a good idea to back up the original files before over-writing them.
    I had to launch the game twice before it appeared in fullscreen.


    Conclusion:
    Anachronox ran beautifully on my GeForce 550 Ti. I never had any graphical or performance problems. With the widescreen fix you can now run Anachronox in any resolution you desire. I never tried the custom executables. If you have a unique monitor setup, give it a try.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide as always, this game runs without problem in my case

    :)
  2. booman
    did you test the widescreen fix? Its awesome! Works GREAT

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