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Assassin's Creed 2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 1, 2013.

  • by booman, Oct 1, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    Assassin's Creed II moves from Israel to Italy where we control Ezio Auditore da Firenze. As a young assassin, he learns of his ancestor Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad's and follows in his footsteps.
    Climb almost any structure in Florence, perform stealthy kills, run-n-hide from guards, ride horses, explore and complete quests.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Assassin's Creed II in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail & Uplay version of Assassin's Creed II. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/forums/playonlinux-explained.25

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.7.26

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.26
    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 1.7.26 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Uplay

    Go to: http://uplay.ubi.com/
    Click "Download Uplay"
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    Click "Download Uplay PC"
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    Save UplayInstaller.exe to your desktop
    Click Save
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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: assassins2
    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 1.7.26
    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 (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_msxml3
    • POL_Install_msls31
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010

    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install.

    Click Next
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    Installing Uplay

    Click "Select another file"
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select UplayInstaller.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click OK
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    Click Install
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    Click Close
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Uplay.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut "Assassin's Creed II"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Assassin's Creed II"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.26
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Installing Assassin's Creed II

    Miscellaneous Tab
    click "Run a .exe in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Assassin's Creed II CD ROM
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Select Language
    Click Next

    Click Next

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

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Close Configure

    Launching Assassin's Creed II

    Select "Assassin's Creed II"
    Click Run
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    Looking for updates
    Uplay may get stuck on this and you will have to close it
    Launch Uplay again
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    Updating Uplay
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    Login to Uplay
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    Select "Assassin's Creed II"
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    click Play
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    Legacy Patch process
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    Update
    Click Yes
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    Select language
    Click Next

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

    Click Next

    Click Finish

    Downloading Uplay game files
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    Synchronize
    Click Skip
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    Press Enter
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Set the Resolution to match your Linux Desktop
    Adjust Multisampling, Vsync, Environment, Texture, Shadow, Reflection, Character and Post Effects.
    Click Back to apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Wine 1.7.24 and newer has fixed the crypt32 problem and now Uplay runs GREAT. So Assassin's Creed II runs great as well.
    I recommend setting Uplay to offline so you don't have to worry about updates breaking your game.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014

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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. booman
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  2. booman
    This Assassin's Creed Guide has been updated to reflect Wine 1.7.26

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